One root app all you Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone owners might not already know about is the AppOps Installer — an app that allows you to change the permissions manually for each of your apps. The AppOps Installer is a feature that we almost get coming to stock in Marshmallow updates, so we know that even Android love the idea. Having the ability to set permissions for applications is essential for anyone with a rooted device. There’s not necessarily anything that the AppOps app can do better than your stock ROM version, but some people prefer to use the app instead of what Android developers have created. The choice is yours to make as soon as you root your Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone. Like you know, there are heaps of other root apps out there that work a treat too. Some others you might be interested in checking out are the Greenify app, Titanium Backup, Ad Away, Xposed Framework, and the ROM Toolbox.
The firmware that the new version of the CF-Auto-Root tool in this guide is based on comes with the MMB29M.G901FXXU1CPE1 firmware build ID. You do not need to install the MMB29M.G901FXXU1CPE1 firmware on your Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone before you root using this guide. The build number is given by the rooting file developer for you to use as a guideline so that you know roughly what time the rooting method arrived. There may be cases when you need to update your device to something more recent because some of the old images will not boot on some Samsung smartphone like the Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone.
Files You Need
- Download the updated version of the CF-Auto-Root file that roots the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus on Android 6.0.1 from here.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone on the computer from here.
There will always be some software updated that arrive for your device in the future. At times, these software updates can cause problems for the CF-Auto-Root tool. The problems are only temporary, and once Chainfire — the developer of the CF-Auto-Root tool — gets his hands in the new recovery image files from the new software updates, he can update the file, so the guides work again. Those changes he makes to the CF-Auto-Root files will be automatically reflected in our guides because we link directly to Chainfires repository. The part where it gets tricky is there is no way for you to tell if you are about to use the file that needs updating. Two symptoms of a CF-Auto-Root file that need updating include a device that does not flash and a device that does not boot. If you are suffering from a device that does not flash the rooting file or a device that does not boot after installing the rooting file using the guide below, you are to submit the new recovery image from the new firmware you are running on the official CF-Auto-Root thread made over at the XDA-Developers website by Chainfire. Chainfire will then see your message and use the new recovery images to apply those updates.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus SM-G901F running the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android version
- Boot the Windows computer and log into an administrators account or else the flashing application will not work.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone so it can be in the right mode when you connect it to the computer during the guide.
- Extract the rooting package to the desktop of the computer so you can see the Odin flashing app and the rooting package that is going to root your device.
- Installing the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer before you get started with the flashing tool.
- Open the Odin flashing application on the desktop by double-clicking on the file.
- Press the Power button on the side of your Phone and then select the option to switch it off completely from the menu.
- Hold the hardware button combination for the download mode and then connected the phone to the Windows computer with the USB cable that you normally use to charge the battery in your device.
- Wait for about five seconds for the Samsung USB Drivers to start working and then check that you can see a yellow or blue light coming from the ID: COM port on the Odin user interface.
- Do not make any button changes from the Odin user interface and just click the AP button.
- Browse the desktop location for the rooting exploit and upload it to this location.
- Click the Start button and then focus your attention on the display of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone.
- Check that you get text on the display that says it is installing the SuperSU application, cleaning the cache and then flashing the stock recovery back on your device.
- Look back up at the display of your computer and check that the Odin user interface gives you a green box wit ha pass message inside.
In conclusion, that is all you need to root the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus SM-G901F smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by using a newer version of the CF-Auto-Root tool made by Chainfire. There will time occasions when the guide doesn’t work for some people, and we can help you solve those problems. Two of the most common CF-Auto-Root issues people have with the device not getting into recovery mode automatically during the flashing. It happens fast in real time, and it can be difficult to notice. However, anyone with a device not rooted should look to flash again and boot directly into recovery mode after the flashing has completed getting the rooting to work.
Furthermore, another common problem is that some versions of the CF-Auto-Root tool will not flash with some versions of the Odin application. The developer, Chainfire, gives us the latest versions of the Odin flashing application packaged together with the rooting exploit, but sometimes you will need to try a few versions of the Odin app to get one to flash for your device. There is evidence of this being the case from people flashing on YouTube, although I have never encountered the problem personally.
Anyone wondering if they have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone can check that by installing the root checker basic application from the Google Play Store once their devices reboot back into the normal mode, and the flashing has completed.
Rooting gives us full control over the Android operating system which allows us to install and uninstall anything we want. Rooting and installing custom ROMs and new kernels do not usually have a lot in common; we can unlock the bootloader and then flash a custom ROM or kernel from a custom recovery image without root access. However, there are times when rooting helps with custom ROMs and custom kernels. The ROM manager app is ideal for people who are interested in installing custom ROMs, and we need root access to the internal system before we can install it. Moreover, individuals who want to try a new kernel can install apps that help from that also. A new kernel helps with low-level hardware access. Anyone wanting to know more about root applications can check out our list of the best root apps available for Android operating systems and take a look.