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ATT S5 (g900a) root possible?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bnichols23, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. bnichols23

    bnichols23 Newbie
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    Been toying with possibly rooting an ATT s5 (g900a). I saw some info (3-4 yrs old) on a developer site that said it can only be done on this phone if it's running the stock kitkat rom, not if it's been upgraded.

    I flashed the rom a while back to marshmallow 6.0.1. Does anyone know if I can root it currently? Or do I need to revert to stock before I can do that? Info below. TIA!
    Bill

    Product Code: SM2G900AZWAATT
    PDA: G900AUCU4DPH2
    CSC: G900AATT4DPH2
    Baseband: G900AUCU4DPH2
    Bootloader: G900AUCU4DPH2
     



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  2. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    [GUIDE] Root, ROMs, and Other Cool Stuff - Rooting the G900A



    ironass motto... "Root in haste... repent at leisure!" ;)
     
  3. ElmTree

    ElmTree Lurker

    I have not rooted anything in years. When I did, I found very good info on the XDE site referenced in the previous post.

    I was not happy with my AT&T S5 and thought often about rooting it. I would be very interested in following in your footsteps if you are able to get it done properly. I am on a different platform now, but would consider going back if I could fully un-AT&T it by rooting it.
     
  4. -I have Straight Talk Galaxy S5, sm-s903vl with 6.0.1 firmware on it ... I've read that if there were a couple revisions to the 6.0.1 making it impossible to downgrade to 4.4 .. a once possible way of rooting the S5
    -I attempted to flash the 4.4 firmware anyway, with Odin, and failed everytime, BRICKING in the process. Fortunately, still had download mode.
    -To get there, I had to drop the battery in, while pressing, volume down+power+home.
    -If I put the battery in, without holding the buttons, a bright green error screen was immediate. Battery pull was only way to get off this screen.
    -Anyway, back to download mode I went ... installed latest firmware for my device hoping it would take and it took it no problem , system is back up and running, full stock.
    -I will attach this file for anyone that might need it ... I have to upload it to Google Drive first ....
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e7oPL6V_qkBUatXkAiU6bJKEDCxsCj03/view?usp=drivesdk
     
    #4 Charles Lanham, May 15, 2018
    Last edited: May 16, 2018

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