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By J.Guido85, Senior Member on 29th July 2014, 07:09 AM
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With so many threads and models and root methods, Its a little confusing. I was wondering what is the most popular/easy way to root the GSm on VZW?

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29th July 2014, 12:47 PM |#2  
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With a 1 second search I returned 'Towelroot' as the only option available for rooting the VZW S5 retail...

With an additional minute of searching I found this.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sy9467evy6h7i89/tr.apk
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30th July 2014, 12:22 AM |#3  
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Towelroot is the ONLY method to root the Vzw variant of the S5... Also, if you go to Geohots thread under general you'll see a link for the download. I never randomly download drop box links when the Dev posts their own link.

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Towelroot is the ONLY method to root the Vzw variant of the S5... Also, if you go to Geohots thread under general you'll see a link for the download. I never randomly download drop box links when the Dev posts their own link.

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Believe I posted this already, and the link GeoHot provided only lets you DL v1, not v3 like is needed.
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Believe I posted this already, and the link GeoHot provided only lets you DL v1, not v3 like is needed.

Where can I find v3?
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Where can I find v3?

Read back to post #2. It's the DropBox link there and it also shows you already saw it. At the bottom of that post.
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Read back to post #2. It's the DropBox link there and it also shows you already saw it. At the bottom of that post.

I saw your post, but forgive me if I don't trust your link 100%. I've been told to always dl links from the dev and not random drop box links.

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I saw your post, but forgive me if I don't trust your link 100%. I've been told to always dl links from the dev and not random drop box links.

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Well the Dev is now working for Google. He's not going to have the link posted anymore. You have to get it from 3rd parties now... Good luck.
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Well the Dev is now working for Google. He's not going to have the link posted anymore. You have to get it from 3rd parties now... Good luck.

Ok, I will use your link. To clarify, the link you posted is v3 that should work on the VZW s5?

Thanks for all your help.

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Ok, I will use your link. To clarify, the link you posted is v3 that should work on the VZW s5?

Thanks for all your help.

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v3 should work yes, it is the last version he released. It can also be used for other kinds of phones to try and root them. make a copy of the .apk and keep it safe somewhere, just in case.
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