How to root T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1

Hey, what’s up? Pro Geeks here with another step-by-step Android 5.1.1 root guide for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5.

A number of Galaxy S5 users were having issues to gain root access on Android lollipop for Galaxy S5 until ChainfireXda has released custom kernel compatible with the latest version. I saw a number of users were complaining having their devices bricked or continuous boot loop using Cf-auto root method but now issues have been fixed and you can use the instructions to get rooted.

Please note that rooting T-Mobile Galaxy S5 using auto root will voids its warranty as it trips Samsung Knox.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900T root

Galaxy S5 SM-G900T

Getting Started:

  • T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G9ooT.
  • Even though rooting does not wipe data but its always recommended to backup your device.
  • Download Cf-auto root zip package for T-Mobile Galaxy S5
  • You also need to install USB drivers on your PC.
  • Go to Phone Settings>Developers Options and Enable USB debugging.

Rooting T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Procedure

Step 1: First of all, extract the file to a new folder on your desktop.

Step 2: Next Reboot your T-Mobile Galaxy S5 into Download Mode:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and Hold down the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons at the same time till you see a warning on your screen.
  • Further hit the Volume Up button to continue.

Step 3: Connect your phone to PC via the USB cable.

Step 4: Leave the default Odin settings.

Step 5: Finally hit the AP/PDA button, browse and select the CF-auto rooted kernel file and hit the START to flash the kernel.

Step 6: Once completed, Odin will notify you via the PASS!! message in Odin and at this stage your phone will automatically reboots.

Step 7: Once normally booted, Check that SuperSU has been installed. To verify root access, Open Google Play app on your phone and install “Root Checker“. Once installed run to make sure your phone is rooted.

Congratulations!! Your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 has successfully been rooted running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

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Imran Aftab

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast using Android, iOS, and Windows. Hardware expert for Gaming & Crypto mining rigs. I have been writing on tech since 2013, starting with ohguideme, then Androidcentral. I have written and published several guides and tutorials on how to root Android, flash custom ROM, recovery, and jailbreak iPhone, and have written several guides on how to bypass FRP. I also worked in a phone repair shop, so I have pretty good experience with mobile software and troubleshooting. So, all the guides you see here have been tested and confirmed to work.

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