Rooting the Korean Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update can now be carried out by using an updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool by the developer, Chainfire. Chainfire is the guy behind the CF-Auto-Root tool since the very beginning of when it all started. The CF-Auto-Root tool has its own repository and it’s up to us to distribute those files or you guys to understand what you can do with them. The new file that is available for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone from Korea has been specifically made for the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates, so this will work for all your firmware versions as long as they are based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 from Korea has its rooting method based on the MMB29M.G900SKSU1CPB9 firmware which rolled out to some regions around the world as part of an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software update. The firmware doesn’t need to have arrived for your region because you do not need to be running the firmware. The developer of the CF-Auto-Root method, Chainfire, says that some of the Samsung devices will not boot older images. You only need to use this firmware build number as an indicator for is you need to update yours to something newer.

Android Marshmallow

Files You Need

  • Download the Korean S5’s CF-Auto-Root file for the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update from here.
  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S5 on the computer from here.

New software updates that update the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to new versions of Android can bring new bootloaders with them. When that happens, Chainfire needs to update the files, so they start working again. You are to report to the official CF-Auto-Root thread on the XDA-Developers website with the new recovery image file that Chainfire needs. Once he applies the updates, the guide will start working again, and those changes will automatically be reflected in our guides.

You must have the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone from Korea that comes with the SM-G900S model number, or else the device will get bricked. Each model that is unique comes with its version of the Odin flashing application. You can check your model number from the settings by pointing to the Settings app > About Device > Model Number.

Marshmallows Android

Rooting the Korean Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone with the SM-G900S model number that is running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates

  1. Enable the USB Debugging Mode for the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900S smartphone from the Settings on your device.
  2. Extract the CF-Auto-Root package for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to the desktop of the computer.
  3. Install the Samsung USB Drivers for your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone on the computer so the phone can be detected by the flashing application in a few steps.
  4. Double-click and open the Odin app that is on the desktop and wait for the user interface to open.
  5. Do not make any changes from the default settings of your Odin app user interface.
  6. Press the Power button and turn off the Galaxy S5 smartphone completely before reboot it again in download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Wait around five to ten seconds for the blue or yellow ID: COM port color coming from the Odin user interface letting you know that the device is now connected to your flashing tool.
  8. Click the AP button from the Odin user interface and browse the desktop for the Galaxy S5’s rooting file that is sending in the tar.md5 extension.
  9. Click on the Start button and then wait for the S5 smartphone to get rooted.
  10. Look at the display of the S5 smartphone and wait until you can see it saying that it is flashing the SuperSU application, clearing the cache partition and then reflashing the stock recovery.
  11. Look up at the computer screen and check that the Odin user interface is giving you a green box with a pass message inside letting you know that it is complete.

In conclusion, that is how to root the Korean Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone running the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates using the newer version of the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire.

Anyone who does not find the guide works for them can check the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone got into recovery mode during the end of the flashing. Chainfire states that no recovery mode at the end of the guide means your device will not be rooted. You can fix that by booting into the recovery mode manually after the flashing completes. Moreover, you can try installing one of the other versions of the Odin flashing tool from our downloads page and check if that helps.