Samsung Galaxy S5 rooted by Chainfire ahead of phone’s launch

Even though we’re still two weeks away from a market launch of the Galaxy S5, popular Android developer Chainfire has rooted Samsung’s latest flagship phone and released his signature CF-Auto-Root root solution. According to his Google+ post, Chainfire has had access to a stock firmware for some days now, but since his “usual contact” can no longer test root on pre-release devices due to the fact that he also needs to test Samsung’s root-unfriendly KNOX, it’s only today that the root solution has actually been published after testing was done on what is supposedly a retail firmware.

Only the international model (Snapdragon-powered, model number SM-G900F) is supported at the moment, though variants of CF-Auto-Root for other models should be out shortly after the phone makes its way to consumers post April 11. You can download the necessary files at the source link and be ready to root as soon as you get yours hands on a Galaxy S5. As always, remember that rooting will void your warranty, most likely permanently as was the case with the Galaxy Note 3, by tripping your flash counter – we can expect Chainfire to release an update to his TriangleAway app to reset the flash counter, though that could take time given Samsung’s increased security measures against software modification.


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3 years 26 days ago

Knox, Knox, Knox :( Why f@&k costumers samsung ?

3 years 29 days ago

thanks its very good site brother

3 years 30 days ago

snapdragon has a powerful processor and better battery life, exynos are not that much example = note3 and galaxy s4. dont buy a crap one.

3 years 1 month ago

If he find a way to reset knox or at least to root without tripping knox, i will buy this phone the next day.

3 years 1 month ago

There is no warranty that knox flag won’t be automatically triggered at some point. Apps with root rights can do whatever they want and thus can trigger flag as well.
There are many cases potentially able to trigger the flag.
Thus either you don’t mind about the flag and root it, or don’t root at all if you care about the flag.
3 years 1 month ago

Of course no! The flag will be triggered only if you flash an unsigned file via Odin. If someone finds a way to root the phone from the stock recovery (as it was with all Samsung devices running Android 4.1.2), then the KNOX Flag won’t be triggered nor the Flash Counter will be increased

3 years 1 month ago

Today SuperSU was updated with support for the S5 firmware galaxy!