Many geeks prefer going for the Neo variants of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and not the traditional S5 flagship. Many of those same geeks might enjoy the Network Log application that is available for all Android owners with root access to the internal system. Once you complete the guide below and root the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo smartphone, the Network Log can give geeks advanced statistic and deep insights into their network behavior.
While many traditionalists prefer the likes of the Onavo Count app for tracking the data usage, it and its competitors do not give the same network details as the network Log application that is available for free for all of you guys with root access. With the Network Log application set up properly, users will find real-time logs on display coming to you with the source and destination ports. The app can even track your usage of single apps.
Here is everything you need to root the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo smartphone running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update so you can do things like install the Network Log application as well as other root apps:
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Auto-Root file for the S5 Neo SM-G903F on Android 5.1.1 from here.
- Chainfire provides us with a firmware build number on the official Chainfire repository page for this device. That build number does not need to be flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo smartphone. Instead, it is to be used as an indicator.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo SM-G903F running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy S5 Neo device.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root file to the desktop of the computer and it will give you the rooting file ending in tar.md5 and the Odin flashing tool application files on the desktop.
- Right-click the mouse on the Odin flashing tool application and choose to run the file as an administrator.
- Do not change any of the settings coming from the Odin buttons when the Odin application opens on the desktop.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo device by long-pressing the Power button or by visiting the Device Options menu.
- Choose to boot the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo smartphone in download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for roughly ten seconds and then look at the ID: COM port for a yellow or blue box lighting up on the top left side of the Odin application on the computer. No light means your drivers are not detecting your device properly and you will need to install the universal Windows ADB driver.
- Click the AP button from the Odin application’s user-interface and follow it through to browse the desktop location for the rooting file for the S5 Neo ending in the tar.md5 extension.
- Click the Start button and do not touch any buttons until the flashing completes.
- The Odin flashing application will now install the SuperSU on your S5 Neo, clean up the cache partition and then re-flash the stock recovery back on your device.
- Look for the green box with the pass message inside when the three files are flashed.
- Now look over at the display of your smartphone for it to reboot to recovery mode after the three things are flashed on your device during the above steps.
In conclusion, that’s all you need to root the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo smartphone with the SM-G903F model number. Any device that does not get into recovery mode automatically by the CF-Auto-Root tool after flashing the SuperSU, cleaning up the cache partition and restoring the stock recovery can be booted to recovery mode using the hardware buttons instead. Either way should result with your S5 Neo now being fully rooted and having SuperSU available from your app drawers.