- I had to use Odin 1.85 and Philz Touch Recovery (philz_touch_6.26.2-klte.tar) to root my device.
- I could not get Odin 3.x and TWRP to flash my device. I followed the instructions otherwise and they worked great.
- I installed Chainfire SuperSU from the Playstore.
- I installed the Xposed framework and the Xtether module
- I'm good.
Installing a Custom Recovery and Rooting the Verizon Developer Edition Galaxy S5
This only applies to the Verizon Developer Edition Galaxy S5, NOT the regular Retail Verizon Galaxy S5.
Given that is a Developer Edition device I would assume a basic understanding of Android, adb and other tools needed.
Let’s install a custom recovery (in our case TRWP), then install Root (in our case SuperSU), then make sure we do a backup of the whole device, just in case.