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!
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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:
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 Down, Power 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.