How to root Sprint Galaxy S5 running official Android 5.0 Lollipop update (OA6)

Last but not least, Android 5.0 Lollipop has been officially released to the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 with software version G900PVPU1BOA6, the release of the update is pretty fast since it rolled out less than 3 months since the last KitKat update (NK4). It is a long-awaited update since it brings many changes from previous Android versions and claimed to run faster and smoother.


For Android enthusiast, you shouldn’t worry, because we are still able to get root access back on after Lollipop update for Sprint Galaxy S5, utilizing the same method as we are running KitKat, the CF Auto Root (CFAR) by Chainfire, however, the Knox counter will be tripped when you use this utility. To this day, the CFAR is the only method that works with OA6 updates.

In addition to the new OS (Android 5.0), the OA6 software update also brought several other changes, including Wi-Fi calling enhancements, so you can expect a better quality call after the update. Furthermore, the Lumen toolbar now removed, if you still want it back, you can download it from the Play Store.

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For those who want to get root on the Sprint Galaxy S5 lollipop after the update, based on ‘JoeFCaputo113’ thread on xda, here we sum up the guide:

  1. Grab the CF-Auto-Root package for SM-G900P model ( and extract it.
  2. Run the Odin3 app on a Windows computer, choose AP/PDA button and point to where you save the CFAR, then flash.
  3. Download and install a custom recovery of your choosing.
  4. Grab the latest SuperSU flashable zip and flash it via recovery.
  5. Root should work now on Lollipop, try any app that needs superuser privileges to verify.
  6. Optional: You can also try Knox removal and debloater by tdunham also on xda.


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