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[Guide][How to Root Lollipop GT-I9500/i9505][5.0.1]

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By RubbaBand, Senior Member on 1st February 2015, 08:47 AM
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This guide will show you how to root Lollipop 5.0.1 for the GT-I9500/i9505 ONLY!
With NOOBS support
Method 1 (GT-I9500)
Steps:
1 - Download cf-auto-root: Click Me
2 - Connect your phone to pc
3 - Open odin
4 - Go to download mode by holding the volume down + home key+ power key at the same time, then press volume up
5 - Extract and Flash the file via odin (AP or PDA)
Method 2 (GT-I9500/GT-I9505)
Steps:
1 - Download philz touch recovery GT-I9500 : pCloud Dropbox
Download philz touch recovery GT-I9505 : pCloud Dropbox
or Download CWM recovery: Click Me
2 - Connect your phone to pc
3 - Open odin
4 - Go to download mode by holding the volume down + home key+ power key at the same time, then press volume up
5 - Flash the recovery via odin (AP or PDA) (if you are on i9505 uncheck auto-reboot)
- After the device reboots
6 - Download the SuperSU or Dropbox
7 - Go to the recovery by holding the volume up + home key + power key at the same time
8- Flash the SuperSU file from recovery (Select "Install zip") and locate the file
9 - Reboot.
Method 3 (GT-I9500)
Steps:
1 - Download philz touch recovery GT-I9500 : Click Me
2 - Connect your phone to pc
3 - Open odin
4 - Go to download mode by holding the volume down + home key+ power key at the same time, then press volume up
5 - Flash the recovery via odin (AP or PDA)
- After the device reboots
6 - Go to the recovery by holding the volume up + home key + power key at the same time
7 - Now go to Philz settings --> Re-root System --> Yes Apply SuperSU
8 - Download SuperSU from Play Store
9 - Open the SuperSU and he should ask you, how do you want to update binary? select NORMAL
Have Fun.


If you dont get philz touch recovery on both i9500 & i9505 then flash the cf-auto-root and follow the steps.
cf-auto-root gt-i9500: Download
cf-auto-root gt-i9505: Download
cf-auto-root credits for method 1 goes to @Chainfire

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im not responsible about any soft or hard brick or your phone!

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1st February 2015, 02:01 PM |#2  
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Wonderful! Does anyone know if how compatible xposed modules are with the new update?
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1st February 2015, 02:37 PM |#3  
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Wonderful! Does anyone know if how compatible xposed modules are with the new update?

Xposed is incompatible with the ART runtime. That means it won't work on Lollipop.
2nd February 2015, 08:50 PM |#4  
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guys how did you install official lollipop? i installed the russian 4.4.2 on my s4 and then downloaded the update via OTA on my phone. after i pressed install it switched off the phone and started installing. at 29%, it gave me an error (happened with many other people too). is there any way to fix? i dont want to download it again ( it was extremely slow given that i have 34mbps connection. for now, im on chinese aurora again.

UPDATE: odin flashable file is out on sammobile. just installed
3rd February 2015, 12:36 PM |#5  
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This thread doesn't belong in Original development,not even in Android development.
Moved to General section.
3rd February 2015, 04:07 PM |#6  
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my experience:
installation failed ----> reboot ----> stuck at samsung logo
3rd February 2015, 05:29 PM |#7  
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my experience:
installation failed ----> reboot ----> stuck at samsung logo

Exactly the same happened to me .... !!!!
3rd February 2015, 05:43 PM |#8  
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samsung bootloop
i followed all the steps here and my phone got stuck on boot logo.

didnt have enough time to find a proper solution except doing a factory reset delete and cache delete.

didnt work out for me so i flashed the rom again and now it's working.

is there any other way to root my device without any bootloops?
3rd February 2015, 06:09 PM |#9  
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@Rando81 @davie088 @username0101
it works fine with me, but...
try going to a higher version with the recovery
or ill find a another way to root after some tries
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Thank u bro...
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3rd February 2015, 09:46 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RubbaBand

This guide will show you how to root Lollipop 5.0.1 for the GT-I9500 ONLY!
Steps:
1 - Download philz touch recovery : Click Me
2 - Connect your phone to pc
3 - Open odin
4 - Flash the recovery via odin
- After the device reboots
5 - Go to the recovery by holding the volume up + home key + power key at the same time
6 - Now go to Philz settings --> Re-root System --> Yes Apply SuperSU
7 - Download SuperSU from Play Store
8 - Open the SuperSU and he should ask you, how do you want to update binary? select NORMAL
Have Fun.


Your Warranty will be voided!
im not responsible about any soft or hard brick or your phone!

i followed your method and it kinda worked. installed recovery, system re root. installed supersu from play and it asked me to update binary. i accepted but it failed to update for some reason and asked me to reboot. i clicked reboot and got stuck at bootloop. i tried clearing dalvik and wipe data from recovery, still bootloop. so i guess it tried to modify a system file which did it wrongly and caused it to fail. either the binary isnt compatible with this rom, although it was compatible with chinese aurora 5.0.1. for now, im back to aurora. has anyone had any success rooting this? ill try tomorrow morning again. thanks
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