How to retain root on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 running NE6 update from OTA

In late May, T-Mobile has already rolled out a new update to the Samsung Galaxy S5 with G900TUVU1ANE5 software update, but shortly after the OTA released it got paused, due to the fact that it allegedly causing download speed issue, some people even experience 4G LTE reception problems. It seems that Samsung has a quick response to this problem, a few days later a new update was released with the software version G900TUVU1ANE6 to overcome the problems.


However, for rooted users, every new software update always brings a headache, root will be lost after your T-Mobile Galaxy S5 upgraded to NE6. Not many changes were brought by G900TUVU1ANE6 software updates, only bug fixes to download problem on NE5, it also provides a fix for incoming SMS/MMS failure. So, for those who have already upgraded to NE5 you should get this OTA update.

Also read: How to use icon packs to change Samsung TouchWiz icons.
  1. A Windows based computer.
  2. Update your Samsung Galaxy S5 USB drivers to avoid errors.
  3. 50% or more battery capacity.
  4. Grab the CF-Auto-Root package from, pick a file for SM-G900T model.
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Easily retain root on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 NE6 software update from OTA.

  1. Unzip the “CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t. zip” on your computer, you must see a file with.tar. md5 extension along with the Odin executable file.
  2. Run the Odin executable file by double-click on it.
  3. We need to put your phone into download mode, use this combo key (Vol down + Home + Power).
  4. Plug your Galaxy S5 to the PC via USB cable, Odin should recognize your phone if there’s no driver issue.
  5. Soon after the Odin run, click the “PDA” button, then choose “.tar.md5” file inside the extracted folder.
  6. Now hit the “Start” button, let the Odin perform the flashing procedure.
  7. Once flashing done, head to Play Store and update SuperSU (if it’s offered).
  8. Open SuperSU from app drawer, let it finish its job to install su binaries.

In some cases, the phone won’t boot directly into recovery, then gain root on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 runs NE6 firmware. When this taken place, repeat the procedure, but you should uncheck the “Auto Reboot” option on Odin, so you can take out the battery then places it again, then boot into recovery mode manually by pressing Vol Up + Home + Power.



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