How to root Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P

This step-by-step tutorial will help you to root Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware.

Sprint Galaxy S5 users have now received the stock official 6.0.1 Android update and so the recognized Xda developer, Chainfire has released an updated root kernel compatible with the latest update. You can now gain root access on your device by flashing the cf-auto root kernel using Odin. Keep in mind that rooting your device using this method will trip Samsung Knox counter voiding your device warranty, but obviously as of now your phone warranty should have been expired.

Sprint Galaxy S5

Sprint Galaxy S5


How to root Sprint Galaxy S5

These steps to root your device using cf-auto root method.

Step 1: First download the required packages to your PC and unzip the files to a suitable location.

Step 2: Run Odin3 v3.10.

Step 3: Reboot your Galaxy S5 into Download mode using the steps explained below:

  • Power off
  • Press and hold the Volume down+Home+Power buttons simultaneously until warning message appears on the screen.
  • Hit Volume up to continue.

Step 4: Connect your Galaxy S5 to PC via the USB data cable and check that Odin3 detects your device.

Step 5: Click on the AP button and select the CF-Auto-Root-kltespr-kltespr-smg900p.tar, rooted kernel file from the unzipped folder.

Step 6: Next, Click the Start button to flash the cf-root package on Sprint GS5 which will ultimately install SuperSU app.

Step 7: Wait for a while, Once it completes, Odin3 will notify you via the PASS!! message and your phone will automatically reboots.

Congratulations!! Your Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 has successfully been Rooted on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.


If your phone is continuously rebooting after flashing the cf-auto root you can follow the steps to fix Android boot loop.

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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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