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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Billy Hughes, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Billy Hughes

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    I am completely new to rooting and am seeing mixed reviews of whether or not my phone can be rooted.
    Galaxy s5
    Sm g900v
    Version 6.0.1
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     

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    Welcome to AF, Billy :).

    If anyone knows if your device can be root it'll be the folks here in the SG S5 root area where I've just moved your thread (pretty sure it can, though).

    Cheers!
     
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    Hello and welcome to Android Forums Billy Hughes :)

    I am afraid that the Verizon variant of the Galaxy S5, G900V, on Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1, is un-rootable at present. :(

    Whilst a root method was eventually found for Lollipop, Android 5.0, the little beggars at Verizon closed the exploit off and prevented downgrading.
     
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    Thank you and Im sorry for posting in the wrong forum
     
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    Well that's disappointing. Oh well. I'm sure someone wiser than me will figure it out. Thanks for the warm welcome and response
     
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    No worries, Billy--we just wanted to get you the best help possible (and @ironass is one of your very best :)).

    Also, Verizon is indeed notorious for locking their devices down again root :(.
     
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