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Root [Sprint] Sprint s5 rooting with towelroot.

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  1. alpha2k

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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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    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 ;)
     
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    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?!
     
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    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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    I used Towelroot to root the S5. No issues.
     
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    Towelroot has now been patched, right?
     

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