CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy S5 - SM-G900F
Posted on 2014-03-27, 52 comments, 256 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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And then there was CF-Auto-Root for the Galaxy S5 !

In particular, this is for the SM-G900F model. There'll be a lot of models, but I believe this will be the most common 'international' model.

I was already in possession of the stock firmware for a bit, but unfortunately my usual contact who test roots on pre-release devices can no longer do so as he also needs to test KNOX facilities, and those will stop working after root. So, I had to wait for someone else to pop-up with an actual device, which happened today.

Note that the firmware on which this was tested appears to be a retail firmware, but you never know ... :)

Linked in the box below is the XDA thread, if you want to go directly to the download page, go here instead:

[SM-G900F] CF-Auto-Root - xda-developers

Or Carmi commented on 2014-03-27 at 15:35:

Join us next week when Chainfire will root devices that haven't even been announced yet. +Chainfire you're awesome ?

Pavel Tikhonov commented on 2014-03-27 at 15:38:

+Or Carmi Either I don't get your joke, or you meant "haven't even been released yet", or you are mistaken because SM-G900F is the actual codename for S5

Robert Hickey commented on 2014-03-27 at 15:39:

That was fast...

Rez Ono commented on 2014-03-27 at 15:52:

Ajaib masbro

Morten Knutsen commented on 2014-03-27 at 16:06:

+Павел Тихонов Do you really don't get the +Or Carmi joke?????????????

+Chainfire are a really fast working dev.

Not many devs release there work BEFORE the phone are released.

The ONLY possible way to bee even faster, would be to release the root sw before the phone is made.

Still don't get it???

Sai Shivankar commented on 2014-03-27 at 16:08:

Up next: +Chainfire roots the Galaxy S 10 :-)

Badih Mokbel commented on 2014-03-27 at 16:23:

How can I root the s3 v4.1.2

Morten Knutsen commented on 2014-03-27 at 16:29:

Google cf-autoroot

Craig D commented on 2014-03-27 at 16:37:

Bloody el... This ere chainy fella doesn't hang around with the updates !

Nathan Jolly commented on 2014-03-27 at 17:36:

I think the better question/comment for +Chainfire is, how do you go about rooting a phone that has not been released yet? Granted, you roughly know the hardware and software, but at the same time, you don't know if Knox will be updated, or if the KitKat version of TouchWiz will have changed in a significant way. Mind you, I'm not doubting your work, but I am curious as to the how.

Dirk Cilliers commented on 2014-03-27 at 17:46:

+Chainfire = Legend. ie. will be written down in android Folklore! :-)

Anetin Ramos commented on 2014-03-27 at 21:29:

You are the man,excelent.

Sascha Krause commented on 2014-03-27 at 22:01:

well done sir ;))

Bohmlander Waldron commented on 2014-03-28 at 04:19:

Is there a CF Auto Root for Galaxy Nexus? It'll be my first root ever and on my last, not current, phone.


Timothy Debono commented on 2014-03-28 at 04:43:

Hey +Chainfire,

Your work is amazing, I also wanted to kindly ask if you would be looking at making CF-AUTO-ROOT files for the new Note 3 model being sold here in Australia model# SM-N9007

If there are any other details I can supply to help just let me know.

Again thank you for all the incredible work you do.


ehsaan ali commented on 2014-03-28 at 07:39:
ehsaan ali commented on 2014-03-28 at 07:39:
Dmitry commented on 2014-03-28 at 16:12:

very cool but doesn't this trip knox?

HouSseM Ky KinG commented on 2014-03-28 at 18:19:

Woow awesome man ♥

한승준 commented on 2014-03-28 at 19:20:

I bought GS5 Korean model(SM-G900S) today.

and flash this file...

and my phone goes brick!!!! =(

Dmitry commented on 2014-03-28 at 19:48:

And you seriously don't know why?

Anetin Ramos commented on 2014-03-28 at 22:01:

+ehsaan ali hi my friend,thak you.

Josh Schneider commented on 2014-03-28 at 22:30:

Your the King. 

Daniel Paul commented on 2014-03-29 at 06:55:

Ihr seid Wahnsinn :-) immer Top Arbeit

sven Kraaij commented on 2014-03-29 at 11:07:

Thanks bedankt

MadeBySaints commented on 2014-03-29 at 17:02:

I hope it will work with my s5 when I have the money to get one :/

Santia Bolaños commented on 2014-03-30 at 07:50:

Que fuerte

TIn Tun commented on 2014-03-30 at 13:47:


Vijay Yadav commented on 2014-03-30 at 14:53:

Pls. How to root my mmx A115

Rey Dellosa commented on 2014-03-30 at 14:53:

nice one CF..hope to got a hold of G900F in the near future :)

X-Techi commented on 2014-03-30 at 18:19:

Wow, that was fast

Robert Armani commented on 2014-03-31 at 15:16:

Congrats Chainfire!

I knew you were gonna be one of the first. Any word on the U.S. models?

Morten Knutsen commented on 2014-04-09 at 18:46:

+한승준 If you read his Fist line... It say sm-G900F NOT s.

That is what happends when you use sw that is NOT for your model.

Duds teste commented on 2014-04-12 at 03:33:

The S5 version sold here in Brazil is the Galaxy S5 version - SM-G900M, but I noticed the processor is the same Snapdragon 801 quad core, can I make root normally?

chen cie coco uce commented on 2014-04-17 at 02:36:

I have andromax u2 from hisense...i want modified this smartphone...first step what i must doing...? What kind aplication must i download...

Frank Vyklatil commented on 2014-04-18 at 11:02:

root is OK but I can not get into recovery mode

Robert Armani commented on 2014-04-18 at 11:53:

How come Frank? Have you tried the Volume Up+Main+On method?

Frank Vyklatil commented on 2014-04-18 at 12:29:

I tried everything nothing helped

Kane K commented on 2014-04-18 at 12:42:

Frank... if you have root there are apps on play store that will boot into recovery at the touch of a button

Frank Vyklatil commented on 2014-04-18 at 12:49:

OK it works

Morten Knutsen commented on 2014-04-18 at 12:51:

Install cwm recovery / Phil's touch recovery or twrp recovery.

If you uses cf-autoroot you already have cwm installed.

Frank Vyklatil commented on 2014-04-18 at 13:09:

Ok I can not work with TWRP recovery but CWM recovery but TWRPI is installed

Morten Knutsen commented on 2014-04-18 at 13:14:

Do you have twrp installed but you can't use it?

Install cwm or phils touch and try that.

Phil's are cwm based and more up to date.

Frank Vyklatil commented on 2014-04-18 at 13:35:

ok thanks for the help

asep kusnadi commented on 2014-05-01 at 05:53:

Galaxy tab gimana mas bro

Chantz commented on 2014-05-14 at 20:39:

G900S root is not released yet, although I might have seen stock firmware somewhere

Andres Orjuela commented on 2014-05-20 at 16:26:


Benjamin Pierce commented on 2014-05-25 at 20:59:

can you please make one for the G900R7

Ron W commented on 2015-03-18 at 13:58:

U bent de goeiste weer. Super nu eerst mijn telefoon rooten. Kan ik er weer wat leuks mee veranderen.

Mag ik u hartelijk danken. Ge-wel-dig. Caselles commented on 2015-12-29 at 19:41:

Esto funciona con lollipop 5.0 g900v

Keith Weston commented on 2016-09-25 at 22:44:

Still none for 5.1.1 g900a?

IDAR Ali commented on 2017-07-14 at 08:13:

Root por S5-G900A !

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