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Default Status on Root/Custom Recovery/Bootloader

I'd like to make this particular thread about the current status of root, bootloader, and recovery. Feel free to post here or PM me so I can keep this thread as up to date as possible.

Keep in mind our devices will likely take longer to gain these mods due to Verizon locking us down more than other carriers usually. We likely won't have an unlocked bootloader ever.

This is for the Verizon Galaxy S5 ONLY! And now AT&T S5, please welcome our brothers!

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Root: Geohot has rooted our phones and if you pledged a donation please think about finding a way to get it to him. It is the right thing to do, but also not mandatory.
http://www.towelroot.com

Recovery: We have Safestrap at the time being
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2793891


Bootloader: Unknown

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DO NOT FOR ANY REASON USE THIS THREAD TO COMPARE THE GS5 TO THE M8 OR ANY OTHER PHONE
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Thanks for starting this.

I know The T-Mo version has been rooted with CF-Auto-root by Chainfire. I think as of now that voids the warranty and trips the KNOX security so i do not think paypal fingerprint auth will work.

I am really just looking for root and hopefully on that doesnt throw Knox haywire.
 
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Thanks for starting this.

I know The T-Mo version has been rooted with CF-Auto-root by Chainfire. I think as of now that voids the warranty and trips the KNOX security so i do not think paypal fingerprint auth will work.

I am really just looking for root and hopefully on that doesnt throw Knox haywire.
Yes I think you're right. It trips Knox. I have no association with any of the developers, I just plan on updating the statuses of these areas and including links once there are finally informational threads.

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Have any of you tried Kingo Root yet?

Just Google it, not allowed to post the link here (site rules).




 
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Have any of you tried Kingo Root yet?

Just Google it, not allowed to post the link here (site rules).
Interesting. Who's going first?
 
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Anybody try Kingo? Will rooting definitely ruin Knox?
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You could claim to have done it and say it works fine, just to get some other poor soul to try it, and if they don't come back wanting to kill you, should be safe to try....unless they realize what you did, and tell you it's fine just to brick you S5 too. On that note, it worked fine.
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Guys, something very weird just happened to my phone... I reinstalled all of my apps to my phone.. put my phone on charge and I noticed my phone rebooted and was stuck on the Verizon red boot logo.. I did a battery pull and turned it back on and this was what I saw.. Custom with the custom lock logo...
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Guys, something very weird just happened to my phone... I reinstalled all of my apps to my phone.. put my phone on charge and I noticed my phone rebooted and was stuck on the Verizon red boot logo.. I did a battery pull and turned it back on and this was what I saw.. Custom with the custom lock logo...
What did you do? Try to see if Kingo works or something? Reboot to recovery, wipe the cache and reboot. Or factory reset if you have to. Is your Knox counter tripped?
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You can see this thread : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2611971

i think it will help you to rooting knox

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