How to root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 LTE

A safe step by step tutorial to root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 with image. After root you can install custom Rom, App and Setting in your phone.

This is a tutorial of root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8. This root guide is working on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. In this guide you will find all steps with image, therefore it is safe and easy method of root Galaxy S5 SM G900W8.

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 is powered by Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor With andreno 330 GPU and Super AMOLED capacitive 5.1 inch touchscreen with resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels. Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 runs on 5.1.1 Android Lollipop and it has 2GB RAM and 16GB Rom.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 has superb performance. It must be rooted, because root gives us a power to use maximum of your phone without any restrictions. After root you can install custom Rom, custom setting and apps in your phone. Read Root Advantage and Disadvantage by this post then follow these steps and root your phone.

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Preparations of Root: –

1. Take a backup of your phone.
2. Your phone battery should charge 80% minimum.

Download tools for root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8:

File Name Download link
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 Odin Tool Download
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 USB Driver Download
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 CF-Auto-Root Download

Follow these steps to root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8:

Step 1: Download and install your phone USB driver on your PC. Now download Odin tool and CF-Auto-Root file and extract both file in a same folder.

Enable USB debugging mode on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8

Step 2: Enable Developer Mode and USB debugging mode on your Smartphone by this guide. Look for OEM unlock option and tap the toggle to enable OEM Unlock. Now if you find Verify Apps Via USB option in the Developer Mode, then tap the toggle to disable Verify Apps Via USB.

Step 3: Now we will go to Downloading Mode, So Switch off your phone. After then press and hold volume down key with Home key, while pressing these keys, then press and hold power button for a while and release all keys when you see ODIN Mode or Download Mode. see in this image.

Go to Downloading mode on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8

Step 4: You will see a warning massage on your phone screen see in first image after then press Volume up key to continue or entering Download Mode. Now your phone entered in the Downloading Mode.

Step 5: Now double click on Odin.exe for run Odin tool and connect your device to PC via USB cable in Downloading Mode. When you connect your phone to PC then Odin tool detect your phone automatically and show COM port and give massage in massage box. See in this image.

Connect Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 with Odin tool

Step 6: Now click on AP or PDA button in the Odin tool window and select CF-Auto-Root file. When you click on the PDA button Odin will ask you CF-Auto-Root file location, So browse it and select your CF-Auto-Root file from Odin folder or where you save this file.

Step 7: After select CF-Auto-Root file, click on Start button in the Odin tool.

Click on Start button to root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 with Odin tool

Step 8: Now Root process start and it take few second to root Galaxy S5 SM G900W8. When root process will complete, then you will see green box in the Odin. see in this image.

Step 9: In this process your phone automatically reboot and you will get a massage pass in the Odin tool window. Now disconnect your phone and start your phone then go to Application Menu where you will see SuperSU app. If you want check your phone is rooted or not, then use this app click here.

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How to Unroot Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 :

It is must for you to know how to unroot your phone. When you feel that you don’t want rooted phone then you can easily un-install root app and unroot your phone. Here is simple steps to unroot your device. You can also see unroot process in this image.

Open Su App >>> Setting >>> Full Unroot that’s all


This is simple and easy root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900W8 process for your device. I can try to make it easy and make all steps clear to understand and try to make image all step for you. If your feel any problem then please comment us. I try to best resolve your problem.

Thanks and Credits : Chainfire


  1. Hey, I’m trying to root my Galaxy S5 on the same Model. But as it says, this guide works on 4.4.2, 5.0.1 and 6.0.1. I’m running stock ROM on 5.1.1. I would like to know if this guide works on my version.

  2. How come I dont have PDA on my odin? My only options are BL, AP, CP, CSC and UMS(Wont allow me to click on it)

  3. Hi. All isntruction were followed and i have full root on my device but for some reason netqin antivirus still asks me to root my device. Any reason for this and any ideas on how to rectify. ? Thanks Pee

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