The new Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is just like the earlier version released in February, only with the upgraded Snapdragon 805 system chip over the earlier 801 SoC. Apart from that one feature, there’s nothing different. Don’t be thinking that means you can root the new model the same as you did the last, however, because you can’t. You must follow the new guide that we are creating here today. The method to opening the device away from the factory restrictions came out two days ago.
Before we rush into the guide, we want to show you a list of the essentials. The essential list is showing what you need for the steps, what risks are involved and other information that any Android users should find useful. Advanced users can skip ahead to the steps.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus comes with a few different names. Others know it as the SM-G901F or the Galaxy S5 4G+ depending on what part of the world you are from.
- You can back up your music by using the Playlists backup application from Google play. Now you’ll have all of your favorite playlists stored in the cloud for next time.
- Try out the new all-in-one backup application “backup Your Mobile” from Google Play. Here you can store the WiFi passwords, APNs, calendar events, SMS messages, MMS messages, user dictionary, call logs, phone contacts, settings, security settings and even your browser history.
- We are using Chainfire’s CF-Root package for completing the guide. It’s our favorite way of creating root access for most Android-based devices because it keeps users with a version of Android that’s close to stock as possible.
- Furthermore, following Chainfire’s work is always one of the easiest methods out there. Therefore, you don’t have to be an advanced user to complete the steps. However, those who are inexperienced should seek help or read over the steps carefully. We are available from the comments section for people who aren’t sure about a step.
- Enable the USB Debugging option from the Developer Options menu. You find that from the original Settings menu on the device. The developer Options is hidden in the earlier 4.2 Jelly Bean version of Android. Nonetheless, that doesn’t matter because this S5 Plus comes out of the box with Android KitKat.
- Make sure you have the up to date USB Drivers for connecting to the computer. We are using the Odin application which must be installed from a computer. We are flashing the files from the computer to the smartphone.
- The Odin app is available for Windows PC. You cannot use the same for any Mac variant or Linux machine. It’s possible to flash files by other programs but you cannot follow this guide or use the CF-root package.
- Allow for enough battery power to see through the guide. You don’t want the phone turning off before the flashing finishes or you may soft-brick your device. The USB charging feature will take care of most the battery problems since we are connecting to the computer for most of the guide.
How to use the Odin app and Root the Galaxy S5 Plus
- Download the rooting package from here.
- Download the Odin app from here.
- Download the files to the desktop of the Windows computer.
- Extract the contents of each file and run the Odin app.
- Boot the mobile in download mode.
- Connect the S5 Plus to the computer using the USB cable.
- Wait for the ID: COM port from Odin to change color and the “added” message appearing on the screen.
- Click the AP button and upload the CF-Root file.
- Leave Odin’s default settings as they are
– Auto Reboot and F Reset Time
- Do not mark the re-partition box.
- Click the Start button when you are ready for the flashing.
- Do not touch any buttons until the flashing finishes.