Chainfire, a talented developer Chainfire from Xda finally managed to build an exploit to root the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 runs a G900TUVU1ANCH software version from the first OTA. Previously it was reported that the T-Mobile models will come with locked bootloader, so there are many folks who doubt that this device will get root access in a short time. But today Chainfire show his skills with the release of CF-Auto-Root for TMO Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T).
However, you should keep in mind that this method would trip KNOX, so there’s a chance that your device’s warranty will void. If you desire to take the risk you can continue to use this method. To this day, Autoroot is the only method that work, however, did not rule out one day there will be a root exploit that can help us gain root without tripping KNOX, such as Saferoot or Kingo app, which successfully gain root for the Galaxy S4 and Note 3, but you should need wait little longer for it.
The process of root T-Mobile Galaxy S5 with G900TUVU1ANCH software using CF-Auto-Root is fairly easy, but for those who never try it before, you first have to understand every step clearly.
- The most recent version of Samsung USB Drivers, to make sure that the Galaxy S5 can be recognized by the computer.
- Grab the CF-Auto-Root here, which specially built for T-Mobile Galaxy S5 look for “SM-G900T” model.
- Get the latest version of the Odin flash tool, this tool is optional, if your computer has a trouble with the built in Odin.
T-Mobile Galaxy S5 (G900TUVU1ANCH) root by using CF-Auto-Root
- Extract the package you’ve downloaded (CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t.zip), you will find several files there, the most important is “Odin3-v3.07.exe” and “CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t.tar.md5”.
- Execute the Odin v3.0.7 by double-click it, the app will ask for administrator right, then choose Yes.
- Once the Odin window is opened, click PDA button and look for “CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t.tar.md5”.
- Now switch off your phone, once completely turned off, press this key combination (Vol down + Home + Power), when you see a warning screen, just choose continue to straight into download mode.
- Link up the T-Mobile Galaxy S5 to the PC via USB cable, for stability purpose try to use EOM cable and plug it to USB 2.0 port instead of 3.0 ports. When there is no drivers problem, Odin will be recognized your phone.
- Before flashing, on the Option section make sure only Auto reboot and F. Reset Time are checked.
- Now is the time to start the root process, just click on the Start button. The process is quite short, just a couple of minutes. Once completed and show PASS message, your phone will reboot automatically.
Once fully boots up, you will notice new app installed called SuperSU, open it, then let it install the su binaries, your T-Mobile Galaxy S5 successfully rooted now. The SuperSU offers you an option to disable KNOX, the selection is up to you, but you could try to not disable it.