Guide to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 G900I on Android 4.4.2 KitKat – How to

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Apr 28, 2014

After the guide to root Galaxy S5 G900F on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, here is a similar tutorial to help you root Galaxy S5 G900I. Rooting helps you get the system access of your smartphones opening a wider range of capabilities and customization. Enjoy rooting and gaining super access of your very latest and very powerful Samsung Galaxy S5!root Galaxy S5 G900I

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Prerequisites to root Galaxy S5 G900I on Android 4.4.2 KitKat:

  • Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5 in your computer.
  • Make sure to take backup of any important files on your smartphone.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S5 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to root Galaxy S5 G900I Android 4.4.2:

Required files: download Odin3 v3.09 for installation from here; also download Chainfire root tool for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I from this link.

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Here are the steps to root Galaxy S5 G900I on Android 4.4.2 KitKat:

  • Unzip Odin on your computer and install it.
  • Unzip Chainfire zip file and retrieve the .tar.md5 file.
  • Switch your Galaxy S5 off and turn it into Download mode: press and hold Volume DownPower and Home keys.
  • Run ODIN and connect your SGS5 while in Download mode. When connected successfully, you will get a message in Odin saying Added!!(In case you don’t get it, try another USB port. If that doesn’t help either, then re-install USB drivers).
  • Click on the ‘PDA’ / ‘AP’ button and select the root file CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltedv-smg900i.tar.md5 downloaded earlier.
  • Ensuring that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are selected, click on Start to initiate the root process.
  • When the root process is successfully completed, you will get a PASS message. Galaxy S5 will turn in to Recovery mode and start installing root packages.
  • You can disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S5 when you see the Home screen on.

Note: In case your device gets stuck at boot screen after installation of leaked firmware, perform data wiping tasks: turn off SGS5 and reboot it into recovery mode. In recovery, select the wipe data/factory reset. Go back and reboot your smartphone.