How to root Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (SM-G860P) with CF-Autoroot

Following the AT&T wireless which releases the rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, now Sprint also launched a phone with similar concept, although the case design is quite different from the ‘GS5 Active’, Sprint named it as the Galaxy S5 Sport. This smartphone is a match for those who have an active lifestyle, the phone is IP67 certified with a full-sealed design, which can protect this beast from dust and moisture, you can try to run in the rain or even climb a mountain with this smartphone by your side. To make it become more powerful, you can begin by gaining root access on the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport for Sprint.


By gaining root access, you could get the most of this phone, one of which is by enhancing the Samsung TouchWiz UI (User Interface) with Xposed Framework and it’s modules, so you will have a stunning mobile design as well as the a beautiful UI . Of course, not only that, you can also do a full backup with the Titanium Backup app so that you will feel protected when something bad happens to your phone while on outdoor activities.

Also read: Add more supported apps to GS5 Multi Window feature.

Thanks to Chainfire, a well-known developer from xda who make the CF-Auto-Root compatible with our Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport. With the help of this tool we can get superuser privileges with a fairly easy and can be completed in a matter of minutes.

  • Sprint Samsung GS5 Sport device.
  • The most recent version of Samsung Mobile Phone USB drivers.
  • A computer running Windows XP or later.
  • A stock USB cable that came with your box.
  • Get the CF-Autoroot, make sure to pick a package for a phone with SM-G860P model number.
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Easily gain root on Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport (SM-G860P) with CF-Autoroot

But there is one thing you have to consider, this method will trip the KNOX counter in your phone, and it might void the device’s warranty.

  1. Unzip the package ( on your computer hard drive.
  2. You’ll notice an executable file (*.exe) called Odin, just double-click on it to run the flash tool.
  3. You need to put your GS5 Sport into download mode (Vol down+Home+ Power button), you’ll see a warning message, just choose continue.
  4. Connect your phone to the computer via USB cable and your phone will be identified immediately if there’s no driver issue.
  5. Ensure the Repartition options on Odin not checked.
  6. Choose the ‘PDA or AP’ button on Odin, then locate the *.tar.md5 file from the extracted package.
  7. Now hit the ‘Start’ button and the rooting process will take place. Your phone will reboot into stock recoveries (with red Android logo as a background) to gain root, once done, it will restart once again.
  8. A new app will be installed, titled SuperSU, open it and follow the su files installation. When it asks to disable Knox, consider to disable it, or root on Galaxy S5 Sport (SM-G860P) might not work properly.


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4 Responses

  1. steven
    September 7, 2014 at 11:58 AMReply

    Hey do you have the driver to root my phone with the recovery driver too

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      Robbie S.
      September 7, 2014 at 10:50 PMReply

      Have you try the Samsung KIES?

  2. Jeff
    April 17, 2015 at 12:49 PMReply

    Will this still work after the lollipop update?

  3. kingmany
    May 26, 2015 at 12:01 PMReply

    Hello guys I want to know if this work in the new update 5.0?

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