Root XXU1ANH4 Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F – How to

Shaikh Rafia
Posted 2 years ago

Updated your Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F with the latest official XXU1ANH4 Android 4.4.2 firmware? Here is how to root XXU1ANH4 on Galaxy S5 to get the super access of your beautiful flagship smartphone.

– Update guide: Download and Update Official G900FXXU1ANH4 Firmware for Galaxy S5

– Relevant tutorial: Flash Shohat Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom Firmware for Galaxy S5 – How to

Prerequisites to root XXU1ANH4 on Galaxy S5:

Please check these prerequisites before going forward to the root steps.

  • 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 XXU1ANH4 on Galaxy S5:

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

Here are the steps to root XXU1ANH4 on Galaxy S5 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat:

  • Unzip Odin on your computer and install it.
  • Unzip Chainfire zip file and retrieve the .tar.md5 file.
  • Run ODIN, and click on the PDA button.
  • Select the .tar.md5 file downloaded earlier.
  • Switch your Samsung Galaxy S5 off and put it in Download mode: press and hold Volume Down, Power and Home buttons together.
  • Connect your smartphone with computer. 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).
  • Ensuring that re-partition is disabled, click on Start to initiate the root process.
  • When the root process is successfully completed, you will get a PASS message.
  • You can now disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S5 and reboot it to enjoy the super access!

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.

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