CF-Auto-Root is the root tool created by Chainfire and very popular among Sammy users. This tool has frequently become the first tool that able to give root access to the new released Samsung devices, including the latest Samsung Galaxy S5. For those who have no idea about it, CF Auto Root is an ODIN-based rooting method, the concept behind it is uncomplicated: it flashes an altered recovery.img and cache.img into the modified recovery image. After that it puts SuperSU on the system partition, re-flashes back the stock recovery image, and wipes the cache.
On the other hand, since it uses a custom-made recovery image, this tool will trigger the security protection known as KNOX. To uncover the KNOX status you should head to download mode by turning off your device first, then press the magic key combination (Vol down + Home + Power), when you see a warning just choose contiunue.
Before performing this method to root your Galaxy S5, you’ll this “WARRANTY VOID KNOX: 0×0”, then after rooting with CF-Auto-Root it changes to “WARRANTY VOID KNOX: 0×1”. For those who really want root access, KNOX is not an obstacle, since this tool is the only tool that works to gain superuser privileges.
Here is the CF-Auto-root tool created specifically for several variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5.
|No||Model No||Carrier||Software Version||Download|
|5||SM-G860P||Sprint (Galaxy S5 Sport)||G860PVPU1ANG2|
The CF-Auto-root package was made differently for each device model number, so do not ever try to use a package that isn’t created for for your devices or you will experience difficulties afterwards.