Chainfire’s root now works with seven additional versions of the Galaxy S5
Chainfire has managed to root the international version of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) even before the launch of the handset. Today, the developer announced that he has rooted seven additional variants of the Galaxy S5: SM-900H (International Exynos), SM-G900M (Middle and South America), SM-G900R4 (US Cellular), SM-G900T (T-Mobile US), SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS), SM-G900W8 (Canada) and SM-G900P (Sprint). All these versions can be easily rooted by using the latest version of the CF-Auto-Root tool. Chainfire noted on Google+ that rooting seems to break Knox warranty and increases the flash counter. Private mode functionality also seems to have been disabled.
To download the files from Chainfire’s site, go here. Head over to the official discussion thread from the source link below for instructions on how to root the Galaxy S5 using Chainfire’s utility. Be advised that you use the firmware that is designed for your model number, as using a different one might brick your device. Has anyone successfully managed to root their Galaxy S5 using Chainfire’s Auto Root? If so, let us know.