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[HOW TO][UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER] Gain root, custom recovery, prep for modding on your S5

30th March 2014, 08:31 AM   |  #1  
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Gaining root and recovery on your S5
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As you know, the S5 development community has been booming these last few days, turned out i found a guy with the device(@leoaudio13), so we were able to help gain root from CF and a working custom recovery from @PlayfulGod, in addition to these i made a version of my app to backup the EFS for this device and add support to my rom kitchen for this device.
So lets cut the crap.
This is an extremely easy procedure.

Recovery
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Step 1. Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC
Step 2. Download Odin 3.07 on your PC
Step 3. Download an ODIN flashable recovery onto your PC
Step 4. Open odin, click the PDA button, navigate to the recovery file(tar file) you just downloaded, MAKE SURE only F. Reset Time and Auto reboot are selected.
Step 5. Boot into download mode(hold the menu button, power button, and volume down button all together simultaneously until the device reboots)
Step 6. When you see that odin detects your device(a colored indicator will turn on) click start

Root
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Follow this guide, its a universal root method by me. S5 Universal Root method

Backup device
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Step 1. Boot into recovery(hold the menu button, power button, and volume up button all together simultaneously until the device reboots)
Step 2. Select the backup button and confirm backup

Backup EFS
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Step 1. Download my app the Samsung Tool onto your device
Step 2. Install it as a normal app
Step 3. Open the app and grant root
Step 4. Select backup EFS, choose what storage to backup to, and start backup(will be in the storage of your choice in a folder called "SamsungTool")

CREDITS
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@leoaudio13 - Leaked device
@Chainfire - Root
@PlayfulGod - Being as his name states and building a working recovery
@ricky310711(me) - Samsung tool app and supporting S5 in my kitchen

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30th March 2014, 08:32 AM   |  #2  
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1) will this wipe the device?
2) does it work on all variants?
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Originally Posted by km8j

1) will this wipe the device?
2) does it work on all variants?

it will not wipe the device, and please read the title, its only for G900F for now but will be updated soon!
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Is the 900F the general international model?
On Kogan they stated their will be shipping the G900, not specifying any letter, so i am wondering what the differences are.
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Is the 900F the general international model?
On Kogan they stated their will be shipping the G900, not specifying any letter, so i am wondering what the differences are.

not sure if it will be the int' version, my guess is either g900f or g900d
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Originally Posted by ricky310711

not sure if it will be the int' version, my guess is either g900f or g900d

gsmarena posted this list, don't know how accurate it is or if i should take it seriously or not :S

Samsung SM-G900F/SM-G900H - for Europe
Samsung SM-G900I - for Asia
Samsung SM-G900K/G900L/G900S - for Korea
Samsung SM-G900M - for Vodafone
Samsung SM-G900A - for AT&T
Samsung SM-G900T - for T-Mobile
Samsung SM-G900V - for Verizon
Samsung SM-G900R4 - for US Cellular
Samsung SM-G900P - for Sprint
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gsmarena posted this list, don't know how accurate it is or if i should take it seriously or not :S

Samsung SM-G900F/SM-G900H - for Europe
Samsung SM-G900I - for Asia
Samsung SM-G900K/G900L/G900S - for Korea
Samsung SM-G900M - for Vodafone
Samsung SM-G900A - for AT&T
Samsung SM-G900T - for T-Mobile
Samsung SM-G900V - for Verizon
Samsung SM-G900R4 - for US Cellular
Samsung SM-G900P - for Sprint

could you link me to the thread?
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could you link me to the thread?

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s5-6033.php

here ya go!
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http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s5-6033.php

here ya go!

thanks mate, as for the G900F variant im not sure if its from europe but the leaked one is in singapore!

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