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The Samsung Galaxy S5 and many of its variants have been receiving the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.  variants like the Galaxy S5 SM-G900M, SM-G900F and the Korean variants like SM-G900S/L/K are some of the devices running Android M in many regions. The latest ones being the South Asian region, Europe, Korean regions. Now, Chainfire, the developer who brought root access to Android devices, has stepped into releasing a CFAR root procedure for the Galaxy S5 just like other Samsung devices including the Note 5, the Galaxy S6 (Edge, Plus), Galaxy S7 (Edge) and Note 4 with CF-Auto-Root. All these devices run on the latest TouchWiz firmware and the CF-Auto-Root is one of the safest option available to gain root privilege.

However, the CF-Root file is available only for the SM-G900M and Korean variants for the Android 6.0.1. Soon the files may show up for other variants as well. So stay tuned. This procedure is simple and will help you root your device with ease. If you are just looking just for root and not a custom recovery, then all you need to do is download the CFAR file from below and flash it via Odin software and add the CFAR into AP. Before you proceed, take a note that CFAR may sometimes prove unstable for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This means that after flashing with ODIN, the device may reboot a few times and may also take around 5 minutes to boot. So you may see some inconsistency at first. The CFAR binaries are regularly updated and you should see a more stable version each time. If it still doesn’t boot, then something has gone wrong, and you should probably reflash your stock boot.img and recovery.img or just restore the full stock firmware onto your device. UPDATE: Galaxy Note 7 apps and features port is now available for S7, S6, S5, Note 4, Note 5, etc.

Download CFAR Files To Root Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Root on Marshmallow:

  • CFAR for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900M → Download | File: CF-Auto-Root-klte-klteub-smg900m.zip
  • CFAR for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F → Download | File: CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip
  • CFAR for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900S → Download
  • CFAR for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900K → Download
  • CFAR for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900L → Download
  • CFAR for Galaxy S5 SM-G900I → Download | File: CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltedd-smg900i.zip

Check out the Repository for latest CFAR Files → Autoroot Repository

Warning: Once you root or install a custom package, your warranty may be void and may trip Knox for Samsung. We at AndroidSage won’t be liable for any damage to your Android device. Reader’s discretion is advised.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 On Android 6.0.1 TouchWiz Update For SM-G900F, G900M, G900S/K/L, G900I

Prerequisites

1. Verify your device for compatibility. The listed firmware is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F, G900M, G900I, G900S/K/L, G900I devices only

2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. To do so, go to Settings>About Phone> Tap on the Build Number several times until you get a new Developer Options in the Settings. Open Developer Options and enable USB Debugging from there. Trust the connection by allowing it when you connect it to your PC for the first time.

3. “Enable OEM Unlock” from Developer Options before you proceed. this is important.

4. Make sure you have latest device drivers setup on your PC for a better connection. Get it from the download section official from the manufacturer.

Installation Instructions

Step 1: Download the exact CF file for your for your Galaxy device. Extract the zip file to get the firmware with .tar or .tar.md5 extension and place at a location where you can easily locate it in your PC. 

Step 2: Now boot your device into Download/Odin Mode. To do so, turn off your device completely and then press and hold Power button + Volume Down + Home keys for a few seconds. If you see a warning sign press Volume up/ Volume down to get the Odin screen.

Step 3: If you already have Odin software on your PC then simply run the Odin3_3.10.7.exe file. If not, then download the Odin3.zip file from the download section and extract it. Run Odin software as administrator.

Step 4: While your device is still in the Odin Mode, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.

Step 5: After a successful connection, the ID: COM in the Odin should turn Blue and an Added!! message should be displayed in the Log tab. In case your device doesn’t show up in Odin, then you can troubleshoot it with the steps given at the end of the tutorial.

Step 6: Now click on AP button and add the firmware file by navigating to the file path. Once added, it should show like this — File Path\CF-Auto-Root-klte-klteub-smg900m.zip

Step 7: Take care that only Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time are selected in the Options tab. Do not check Re-Partition.

Step 8: Once done, verify everything and proceed with installation by selecting Start button.

Step 9: When you get a PASS! message in the Log tab on your Odin software, that means firmware has successfully been installed and the device will restart itself. If not then reboot manually.

That’s it. Boot your device normally and grant root access with SuperSU app. If the system doesn’t boot up for a long time, then go to this link to troubleshoot. Follow and like us on social media. For queries comment down below or leave a message in the forums.

Thanks: Chainfire

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