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  1. bfldworker

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    I take no credit for this. Found this on XDA developers.

    Follow the instructions word for word. The only thing you can slide on is the version of TWRP.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/tmo...l/root-how-to-root-sm-g900t-firmware-t3358190

    BACKGROUND: OK this question gets asked every day, by members of varying skill levels, so this is intended to be a one stop guide on how to root, no matter what firmware version you're running. Yes this will trip Knox, no that will have no effect on your phone whatsoever, and there are ways to reset the Knox counter. If worst comes to worst and you need to bring your phone in for warranty and they give you any sort of lip for the Knox counter, tell them Kies broke your phone and they da** well better fix it (worked for me with multiple Samsungdevices).

    That said, this will root the SM-G900T (T-Mobile Galaxy S5) no matter what version of android you're running. Make sure you read this entire post and understand everything before trying anything.

    PREPARATION: Disclaimer out of the way, now for the fun stuff. First, preparation, you need to download the following files to your PC: Odin 3.10.7 (this is Odin, it flashes stuff to Samsung android phones); twrp-3.0.2-1-klte.img.tar (this is the custom recovery we're going to use). Extract the Odin zip file to your PC's Desktop. Download the file named BETA-SuperSU-v2.74-20160519174328.zip somewhere to your phone's internal storage or external SD, doesn't really matter which. Now in your phone's settings, go to About device, scroll down to Build number. Repeatedly tap Build number until your phone tells you Developer options have been turned on. Go back and enter developer options, enable USB debugging and hit OK, also enable Allow mock locations a couple lines below it. At this point you'll want to connect your phone to your PC with USB, just to make sure it actually connects (it should). If not, you can download the USB drivers from here (scroll down to Downloads section), but most likely this won't be necessary. OK prep work done, now we get to actually get started on rooting our phone. Make sure your phonehas at least 50% battery, this is always a smart safety step.

    STEPS:
    1. Power off the phone. Boot into download mode (hold vol-, home, and power all at once in that order), then hit vol+ to continue
    2. Run Odin (double click the Odin3 v3.10.7.exe file). Click the Options tab, disable the "Auto-Reboot" option and double check that "Re-Partition" option is disabled (it should be by default), this is critical to success
    3. Connect phone via USB. Hit AP button in Odin, select the twrp-3.0.2-1-klte.img.tar
    4. Flash (click start). When it's done, the progress bar will be full and Odin should say "PASS!"
    5. Hold vol+, home, and power (all at once, in that order) to boot into recovery. THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE REBOOTING NORMALLY!. TWRP might ask if you want to let it modify your system or keep it read only. I would highly recommend you let it modify your system, you might be OK keeping it read only, but I cannot guarantee that. You will be fine letting it modify your system, that I can guarantee.
    6. Hit the install option and navigate to the SuperSU zip file that is saved to your tablet. Select it and swipe to install.
    7. Reboot system (normal reboot). If TWRP should ask you, do not let it install supersu the way it wants to (do not swipe to install, just reboot).
    8. When android is booted, run the superSU app and go into settings, disable the Mountnamespace separation option, and reboot immediately.

    Please note the first boot might take a while. If after 10 minutes or so the phone has not rebooted, you should boot back into TWRP, install the supersu zip file again, and this time wipe cache and dalvik before rebooting. Otherwise the cache and dalvik wipe is not necessary.
     

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    Can a mod sticky this please.
     
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    Let me know if this works please.
     
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    In case you haven't done it yet, I can confirm that I was able to root 6.0.1
     
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    I have done this before I posted. But I know that there are different versions of the 6.0.1 ROM that have newer patches. And some of those patches may have fixes to rooting methods.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Hey guys, not sure if I should post here or the general rooting page for Samsung s5. If my reply has to be moved the admin is more than welcome to do so.
    I recently bought a s5 and got it activated with simple mobile then got the service changed to t-mobile. However, the phone was originally from AT&T. normally choosing which root method is a simple choice for me. This time of anyone can point me in the right direction I'd really appreciate the help. I can gather all the research from there.
     
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    The answer to your question is easy. If your phone model is the U.S. carrier minority variant for AT&T, model G900A, then it is unrootable. See #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide for more details.
     
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    i found a video on youtube and few posts on xda. my phone still meetts the requirements and can still be rooted.
    My phone specs are:
    samsung galaxy S5( confirmed genuine)
    ANDROID VERSION 5.1.1
    Model: SAMSUNG-SM-G900A
    KNOX WARRANTY: OxO
    CSC code : ATT
    Bootloader G900aucu4cpa1
    PDA: G900AUCU4CPA1
    CSC: G900AATT4CPA1
     
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    Post links to these guides on YouTube and xda.
     
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    The video is for the G900A on Android 4.4.2, KitKat and not Lollipop...

    "This video will show you how to root your Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 SM900A Android 4.4.2 (AT&T)."

    The xda developers thread from August 2014, is for the old KitKat release as well.

    Use either one of those to attempt to root your G900A, on Android 5.1 and you will end up with a brick! :eek:




    ironass motto... "Flash in haste... repent at leisure!" ;)
     
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    Yeah I didn't notice since I was up late that night trying to read through the posts on here and watch a few extra visa. Was too fatigue to notice the kit kat /lollipop difference and bricked my phone for a few mins. Had to Odin and now I'm the proud owner of an att phone with so many useless apps. Gotta love it....
     
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    I just successfully rooted this exact model(G900T) as I now have a refurb bought this week. Took 1/2 hour. Guess this method still works like a charm.

    I returned a G900V when I realized it wasn't rootable.
     
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    Can I use this method on my SM-G900T1 (I moved from MetroPCS to T-mobile sometime ago).
     

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