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[Sprint] Sprint s5 rooting with towelroot.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alpha2k, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. alpha2k

    alpha2k Android Expert
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    I currently have a sprint s4 and as soon as the s5 goes to free out the door I will re-up my contact again. Just a question before I do this though, can it be rooted with towelroot, and if it's anything like the s4 it will need a specific firmware, what version firmware version on sprint would I need of that's the case??
     



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  2. spicaalex

    spicaalex Member

    CF-Auto-Root
    find SM-G900P (S5 Sprint) - d/l the file, flash with ODIN. (it's even included in zip package from there) you will have root with SuperSU app installed. PM if you have any ?
    good luck ;)
     
  3. notgadgetcat

    notgadgetcat Lurker

    Hi Spicaalex -

    I downloaded this CF Auto Root for the Sprint S5 and try to run it in Odin, Odin recognizes my device but when I click start it fails after the "NAND Write Start" part.

    <OSM> Enter CS for MD5..
    <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    <OSM> Please wait..
    <OSM> CF-Auto-Root-kltespr-kltespr-smg900p.tar.md5 is valid.
    <OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    <OSM> Leave CS..
    <ID:0/003> Added!!
    <ID:0/003> Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    <ID:0/003> File analysis..
    <ID:0/003> SetupConnection..
    <ID:0/003> Initialzation..
    <ID:0/003> Get PIT for mapping..
    <ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
    <ID:0/003> recovery.img
    <ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
    <ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.
    <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    I can't reboot into the actual phone, if I boot normally it gives me an error screen in "Odin Mode" and has some other info:

    ODIN MODE
    Product Name: SM-G900P
    Current Binary: Custom
    System Status: Official
    Knox Warranty Void: 0x1 (4)
    Qualcomm Secureboot: Enable (CSB)
    RP SWREV: S1, T1, R1, A1, P1
    UDC Start

    "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again"

    I've tried using Kies but the newer version says it is not compatible and the old version does not recognize my device. Any ideas?!
     
  4. spicaalex

    spicaalex Member

    oh f**k! seems Sprint has also locked BL. that's why you can't flash.. so, you phone boots normally or what?
    1st, get latest fw and flash with ODIN. Firmwares | SamMobile tap there into search box sm-g900p (the one which is not on top, there are written "search device here", not just "search"). you need a free registration to get d/l link, too.
    flash process is the same - in odin click ap/pda button to select fw file. do not touch anything other!

    then, here are some news: How to Root ANY Samsung Galaxy S5 Variant (Even AT&T & Verizon) in 20 Seconds Flat
     
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  5. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat

    I used Towelroot to root the S5. No issues.
     
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  6. blksith0

    blksith0 Well-Known Member

    Towelroot has now been patched, right?
     

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