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

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RubbaBand

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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

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

MENTION ME IF YOU USE ANY OF MY LINKS!!
Receive OTA again and keep your data : http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s4/general/guide-t3024497
 
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username0101

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Jan 27, 2015
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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?
 

RubbaBand

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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

i dont know bro, it worked for me and some of members as well!
im trying some methods but i cant confirm that it will work with all of you, but try flashing this with odin download
tell me if you rooted your phone!
 

Millenium3

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May 22, 2012
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Had the same problem, this is how I fixed!

I followed the instructions in OP, but was stuck in boot animation.

This is what I did to finally get root.

1. Flash CF-Autoroot through ODIN.
2. It should boot, but the SuperSu app is really outdated.
3. Update SuperSu.
4. It should ask you to update the binary.
5. Try updating through the Normal method.
6. For me it failed, and the app told me to reboot and retry.
7. I rebooted the phone, but the phone was stuck in boot animation (just like with the instructions in OP).
8. (Without wiping anything) I flashed Philz Touch recovery through Odin.
9. I downloaded SuperSu app that is flashable through recovery.
10. Rebooted and finally got root!
 

Raziman

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Feb 4, 2015
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wta

I followed the instructions in OP, but was stuck in boot animation.

This is what I did to finally get root.

1. Flash CF-Autoroot through ODIN.
2. It should boot, but the SuperSu app is really outdated.
3. Update SuperSu.
4. It should ask you to update the binary.
5. Try updating through the Normal method.
6. For me it failed, and the app told me to reboot and retry.
7. I rebooted the phone, but the phone was stuck in boot animation (just like with the instructions in OP).
8. (Without wiping anything) I flashed Philz Touch recovery through Odin.
9. I downloaded SuperSu app that is flashable through recovery.
10. Rebooted and finally got root!

are u keep the zip. file (update superSU v2.45) in the sd card n then install it with philz touch recovery ??
 
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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

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

    MENTION ME IF YOU USE ANY OF MY LINKS!!
    Receive OTA again and keep your data : http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s4/general/guide-t3024497
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    Had the same problem, this is how I fixed!

    I followed the instructions in OP, but was stuck in boot animation.

    This is what I did to finally get root.

    1. Flash CF-Autoroot through ODIN.
    2. It should boot, but the SuperSu app is really outdated.
    3. Update SuperSu.
    4. It should ask you to update the binary.
    5. Try updating through the Normal method.
    6. For me it failed, and the app told me to reboot and retry.
    7. I rebooted the phone, but the phone was stuck in boot animation (just like with the instructions in OP).
    8. (Without wiping anything) I flashed Philz Touch recovery through Odin.
    9. I downloaded SuperSu app that is flashable through recovery.
    10. Rebooted and finally got root!
    5
    Woking Steps!!

    Steps confirmed working:
    1. Download and place superSU app into internal or external memory , from http://download.chainfire.eu/695/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.45.zip
    2.Flashed Philz Touch recovery through Odin. from https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZs3BkZPWCE8hherxXnBPFJJc7ubQdC3Fv7
    3. Boot into recovery, by 3-button combo .
    4. Flash superSU app through recovery.

    Done !! rooted :D

    Hit Thanks if usefull
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    So... you say this is noob friendly... Apologies for the ignorance.

    In method 1, step 5:

    5 - Extract and Flash the file via odin

    What file?

    Thanks :)

    extract CF-Auto-Root-ja3g-ja3gxx-gti9500.zip to a folder of your choice, open that folder, run Odin,
    add the file CF-Auto-Root-ja3g-ja3gxx-gti9500.tar.md5 to the PDA or PA section (depending on your odin version), wait a moment, then click start. voila. doesn't get any noob friendlier than this.
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    Is only i9505 NOOBS required to press Home key in addition to vol- and power to enter download mode?


    Yes, anyone including the noobs is required to do this, lol