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Almost two weeks back we reported that well known Android developer and modder Chainfire had come up with a method to root Samsung galaxy S5. At the time, this method was only good for the international GSM-LTE variant a.k.a the SM-G900F. Since then he has made considerable progress and has been able to achieve root for six more Galaxy S5 variants. T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular and Metro PCS variants are now supported.

Chainfire has also been able to root the SM-G900, SM-G900M and SM-G900W8, the international Exynos, Middle East and South America and Canadian variants. Users who have a supported variant can easily root Galaxy S5 through Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool. Its available for free and takes mere minutes to complete the entire process.

The process itself is very easy. All that’s needed is the CF-Auto-Root tool, which can be flashed on the device through Samsung ODIN tool. Once it has been installed, the tool flashes a temporary modified recovery and then install SuperSU. Then it reflashes the smartphone back to the stock recovery.

You’ll notice that major carriers, Verizon and AT&T, are missing on this list. Both carriers are big fans of locking bootloaders, thus effectively rendering CF-Auto-Root useless. But its not all doom and gloom. It may just be a matter of time before someone comes up with a method to root Galaxy S5 on these carriers.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy S5 and Samsung.

Key SpecsGalaxy S5
Size (Diagonal, Inches)5.1"
Processor NameSnapdragon 801
2.5 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity160 GB
Megapixels16 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)2800 mAh
Street Price$590
Complete product dataSamsung Galaxy S5 Full specs
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