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Info 2 Root Sprint S5....Step-by-Step

Root Sprint S5 step-by-step....the following is for the Sprint SM-G900P (S5) Updated 7/14/2014

*This has been confirmed to work on the Virgin Mobile branded S5. However, do this at your own risk*

-----> If you would rather watch a video of how to root the S5 check out qbking77's here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...88&postcount=1


Please thank the owners of the threads in the links for the work put in to post the necessary files to obtain root/hotspot

**As always, I am not responsible for anything that happens to your device. Just follow the easy steps and all will be good.**


*Before you proceed, if you have not taken the official ND2 or NE5 update from Sammy yet and want to then do that now. It is easier to do the update before obtaining root.



STEP 1 - DRIVERS
Download the Samsung S5 driver and install on your Windows PC: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...SM-G900PZKASPR
--->If you are using Linux no additional driver download is required.<---

After you install the drivers, plug in your phone to the PC and make sure it detects your device and loads the drivers properly. Should be able to access your storage. If not, don't proceed because chances are Odin will not recognize the device either. If this happens, try a different usb port, re-booting PC, cable, etc.


STEP 2 - OBTAIN ROOT
There are 2 options for root. Pick whichever you are more comfortable with:

Option 1: Download Chainfire's S5 Autoroot (Odin included in package): http://download.chainfire.eu/408/CF-...pr-smg900p.zip
Then go here and just follow the steps: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...67&postcount=2

Option 2: This can be done without the use of a PC. Go here and download the towelroot apk: http://towelroot.com/ (For latest version click the symbol)
After download, install and run. Then, go to Play Store and download/install SuperSU. Run to update binary. Done.

---->For More Adventurous Users....if you want to utilize mod strings for towelroot, install recovery without a PC using Mobile Odin, etc. see HERE Courtesy of fergie716



STEP 3 - CUSTOM RECOVERY
**Disclaimer.....flashing a custom recovery will trip the Knox counter and can not be undone. This will void the warranty on your device.**
Download the latest PhilZ CWM Advanced Touch .tar.md5 file (custom recovery): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2706253
Take this .tar.md5 file and put in your Odin folder. If you don't have Odin yet then download from here: forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1168421

Then just follow the Odin directions on this page under "How to install with Odin". Just remember you are installing PhilZ and not TWRP but steps are still the same: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...56&postcount=1


STEP 4 - NANDROID BACKUP
Don't skip----> Now that you have root and a custom recovery, first thing you should do is make a backup in recovery just in case something goes wrong in the future. (hold press Vol Up + Home + Power when powered off to boot into recovery) **I strongly recommend that you backup EFS as well. Keep the backup in a safe place afterwards** Or, you can go HERE, download the tool, and backup EFS with the app. Make sure you have Busybox installed first and put the produced backup in a safe place such as PC hard drive, cloud storage, etc.


Optional:
Now that you are rooted what is a flashaholic to do?
For a comprehensive list of mods, roms, and add-ons click here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...62&postcount=1

Done. Flash away.
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Thanks man . Glad u took the time to post this for us. Makes it easier for us workaholics lol. Thanks again

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2nd the sticky. i have tried to root my phone all week. several posts here due to things going wrong. Even though these are the same instructions i have followed throughout my journey.. it didnt work til this time for some reason. Thanks for having everything I wanted in one place!
 
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Nice, weird how u had a problem, roots very quick all I have done, but atleast your rooted thats all that matters.

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Default miracast?

I have a question everybody. just wanted to know if I were to root my galaxy s5 would I still be able to connect my phone to a miracast dongle. I have a measy aws mriacast dongle and use ez cast app I have heard a lot of people saying that this feature breaks once you root and needed some advice before I did anything to my phone
 
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Does anybody know if this will work on the newly released but identical boost/virgin S5s? Maybe too early lol.
 
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Does anybody know if this will work on the newly released but identical boost/virgin S5s? Maybe too early lol.
I would post this over in the CF-AutoRoot thread. If there isn't one yet you can make a request. See post #3 for current model compatibility: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2696537
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Does anybody know if this will work on the newly released but identical boost/virgin S5s? Maybe too early lol.
The new Virgin S5 appears to be the "same" as the Sprint S5:

Model: SM-G900P
Firmware: G900PVPU1AND2

That having been said... I'd rather not be the first to confirm the Sprint root method works on Virgin as-is.

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