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[OutDated!] Working Root Method For 5.0 Lollipop Roms [OE1] [OG5] [OK3] [PB1]

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jrkruse

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THIS IS AN OUT DATED METHOD. A MUCH EASIER METHOD CAN BE FOUND
HERE
Scroll Down To This Post#3 For Instructions​


This is the main thread for rooting (and installing safestrap) on VERIZON Galaxy S5's running

OE1
OK3
OG5
PB1

If your firmware is NOT listed above, you MUST FIRST Follow the section that says "Flashing PB1", This will upgrade/downgrade depending on if you are on any other versions of Android. Yes it will downgrade from marshmallow, so don't ask.

Important Information

One of the apps in this thread "Supersu-me" Is required to complete this process, otherwise you will be stuck with the Kingroot Superuser Manager(which blocks alot of actions we need). You can buy the App here. Supersu-me Pro The new version MAY NOT WORK ANYMORE!!! If you have issues, please message the developer of the app @gatesjunior, we cannot help.

If anyone wants to make a donation make a donation to @GeTex
[email protected]

A Special Thanks To @GeTex For Mods to the root.bat and updating the old instructions
A Special Thanks Also To @be free for the new simple method


WARNINGS
This Is Very Important!!! Once Your Rooted Do Not Flash Any Firmware Zips Found In My Other Threads Unless They Specify NO_BOOTLOADERS In The File Name!
Reactivation lock MUST BE TURNED OFF!!!
Before Doing Anything Please Install The Latest Samsung Drivers SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.45.0.exe
YOU MUST DO THIS

General Information
This is confirmed working on BOK3 Rom with BOK3 Bootloaders, BOG5 with BOG5 Bootloaders, BPB1 with BPB1 Bootloaders and BOE1 with BOE1 Bootloaders!, that were previously unrootable! Just make sure in bottom directions you flash the kernel that matches your firmware!
These files were provided to me by @voices! the files are by CDMA YEMEN TEAM.
I provided the method and editing of files and last but not least @alnazef34 he was the first to tell me about this.
Also would like to thank @gatesjunior for making the Supersu Me app. Please goto his thread and thank him donate to him and go buy his Super-Sume Pro at the playstore and keep a copy for future.
A Special Thanks To @GeTex For Mods to the root.bat and updating the old instructions
A Special Thanks Also To @be free for the new simple method

Understanding the process
So alot of confusion has surfaced from this thread and how it works and I'd like to explain most of whats going on hopefully without error. When verizon updated the bootloader they made it impossible to downgrade the system back to Kitkat so we could abuse towelroot. Later it was found that while we cannot flash our Systems back we could flash the kernel, allowing us to run the same basic exploit via an ADB terminal remotely and install a root exploit. The end result is that we can then flash our kernel back to Lollipop and then use the exploit to allow kingroot to install it's root method, and then shortly after, we are able to use supersu me to remove kingroot and install SuperSu. Your original kernel is important but for the most part you should all do this on PB1 anyways. NI2 or NK2 are both kitkat kernels and can be used(one is included in the zip)to accomplish this process. because you clearly are not on a Kitkat system it will FREEZE while booting because it's not supposed to boot a lollipop system. So In order for root.bat to work(or root2.bat) you MUST flash a kitkat kernel(NI2 or NK2) and once it succeeds you must flash your original kernel(probably PB1)


Installing PB1
(You will lose all of your app data and apps installed, your internal storage will be fine, backup is recommended anyways
1. Download G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_VZW.zip and unzip it
2. Reboot to recovery (Power+Volume Up+Home Button) and wipe data from recovery, reboot to bootloader
3. Plug In your phone and open Odin located in the OK3_ROOT folder
3a. Make sure your phone is recognized (In the Odin Screen Under ID:COM the box under will be blue with your com port id #)
4. Click the AP button in the Odin Screen and locate and click on the G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_G900VVRU2BPB1_HOME.tar.md5 this is the file that was unziped from the G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_VZW.zip(Everything you do will be flashed via AP!!!!)
4a. This will take a few minutes for odin to load and verify MD5. When done in the odin message box it will say
Code:
 Enter CS for MD5..
 Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
 Please wait..
 G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_G900VVRU2BPB1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
 Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
 Leave CS.
5. Under options DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING (Previously I had you check NandErase but this was part of the problem with root not finishing)
6. Now click on Start
7. When finished you will get a green box that says PASS!
8. Phone will reboot automatically to recovery and finish updating then it will restart
9. When Phone has finished loading and has booted up go through setup and do not add any google accounts or samsung accounts or anything


Rooting Instructions
Please read EVERYTHING ABOVE BEFORE CONTINUING


This is the BlackCat Update, Hopefully it's better
1. Download this zip GS5_LOLLIROOT_BLACKCAT.7z
2. Unzip folder.(You need a unzip application like 7z or Winrar)
3. Open The Folder and click Bat file #1, Install APKs, plug in your phone and follow directions
All the Steps for the main rooting process are done ON THE BAT FILES, READ THEM!!!!

If the root process hangs Close the bat, unplug phone pull battery and reboot phone to recovery (VolUp+Pwr+Home). In recovery wipe cache only and reboot. If phone reboots back to recovery instead, pull battery and manually reboot. Now plug phone back in and Launch Bat #3.

IF you get into android and cannot get root, Open bat file #2 and start from there again

If your phone wont reboot, use Bat #4 and try and enter download mode manually(VolDown+Pwr+Home)


4. Open KingRoot.apk Click The Up Arrows a couple of time until you get to Try It and click Try It and that's it don click nothing else just close Kingroot. You should now have root. If It says Root not available and the bat said your were rooted Reboot Phone and open KingRoot You should now be rooted(otherwise reboot phone and check again)

5. Optional: If you Dont want to use SuperSu Me Skip To 6 and try but if it doesnt work then you will have to use SuperSume . Now open SuperSU-Me app (This app is now a paid app so setup Google Play and buy and it will remove kinguser and replace it with SuperSu. If you can't get the Paid version to work. The SuperSu Me 6.7 version worked. So you may have to hunt that one down by asking the Dev of the app) After this process SuperSu will ask to update binary click update normal

6. Copy this G900V_Fix Safestrap.zip (It may come in handy later on) to your SD Card and Internal Storage Copy Safestrap_Flashable_Kernels and Safestrap_Flashable_Firmware and anything else you want to install like the below rom

7. Now open Busybox Installer Allow KingRoot permission click on install

8. Click on Safstrap Allow KingRoot permission then click Install Safestrap after it installs reopen Safestrap and click on install again

9. Reboot phone open Safestrap app and Click Reboot To Recovery. If during this process you every get stuck on samsung screen.
Pull battery reboot phone to bootloader (VolDwn+Pwr+Home) Plug phone into computer open Odin In the AP Slot Flash VZW_BPB1_KERNEL_ONLY.tar.md5 Located in the LOLLIROOT Folder

10. Install This zip Knox_Removal_SU_BB_INIT.D.zip If you dont want a custom rom your done!

11. If you want to flash a custom rom make a backup In safestrap. Then in safestrap Click Wipe then Click Advanced Wipe Then Wipe System,Wipe Data,Wipe Cache Then Install any rom of your choosing as long as it is a Verizon S5 TocuchWiz Based Rom CM builds will not work! If you want you can try this it is stable. If for some reason you get an error flashing zips install this zip G900V_Fix Safestrap.zip in safestrap then you will be able to install roms. That zip wipes system and formats it so you will need to install a rom or backup before leaving safestrap
VZW_BPB1_ODEX_DEODEX_V8.zip This is a fully stock rom just like you had except it is Pre Rooted Knox free Deodexed with Tethering Fix, SDWrite Fix. Other than that all the bloat is still there but now your rooted you can remove it or flash different rom whatever

12. After flashing any rom I would head over to my Safestrap Thread and flash the latest version of Safestrap



Extra Information
Extra Information

If you soft brick your device and you made a backup in safe strap, flashing the NK2 kernel will get you back into safestrap, allowing you to restore your backup

THIS DOES NOT UNLOCK YOUR BOOT LOADER!!! To Unlock the bootloader look at the Sticky in the Development Forum. You cannot flash anything through the stock recovery. Do not try to, you will softbrick!

If you try and flash a rom or anything else, make a backup first, it saves many headaches.

If you cannot flash roms with the error "set_metadata_recursive failed" or something, you likely need to start from scratch BUT with the S5 PIT file(matching your size, there's a 16GB pitfile floating somewhere)

Realize your phone warranty is likely gone after doing this, should anything arise, you can try and get to download mode and flash the stock image again and it may go back to normal status but we cannot encourage fraudulent warranties, no matter how pathetic Samsung's policies are.
 
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No disrespect intended but I am not going to flash up to stock locked from where I am to test it !! Come on people !!! If you have a locked phone and want root, here's your chance to contribute to a potential major break through on our phones ...

Edit: Confirmed Working!!
Notice I didn't either, but it should work since all you have to do is flash the NI2 kernel which you can still do on the oe1.og5 and ok3 firmwares. They just wouldn't let you flash the ncg system.img
 
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Yes it works. However my unknown mistake after achieving root with my bok phone was that I immediately installed titanium backup and a message came up saying something about an unauthorized action. My phone rebooted and now says start up failed . Use the verizon softwair repair assistant on a computer to repair your device. Of course this is impossible. I suppose if I had installed busybox and safestap first and placed a rom on the phone I would have been ok. Fortunately the phone was a spare but I'm still not happy.
 
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Yes it works. However my unknown mistake after achieving root with bok was that I immediately installed titanium backup and a message came up saying something about an unauthorized action. My phone rebooted and now says start up failed . Use the verizon softwair repair assistant on a computer to repair your device. Of course this is impossible. I suppose if I had installed busybox and safestap first and placed a rom on the phone I would have been ok. Fortunately the phone was a spare but I'm still not happy.
Flash the BOK3 kernel it should boot
If it doesnt, Here is the Odin Factory tar image just flash in odin G900VVRU2BOK3_G900VVZW2BOK3_VZW.zip. This does not have the BOD5 bootloaders so it will flash fine for you
 
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Thank you JK. How you stay up with all of these threads impresses me. Flashing the bok3 kernel worked. Now to continue I should install the bb and ss because apparently using the phone just rooted with rooted apps won't work?
Also, in the process of rooting as advice to anyone who wants to do it; when using the bat program, I found if it doesn't work right away close it then reopen it and it starts right away.
With titanium backup still installed the unauthorized app messge remained so I uninstalled tb and rebooted the phone with no problem
 
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Thank you JK. How you stay up with all of these threads impresses me. Flashing the bok3 kernel worked. Now to continue I should install the bb and ss because apparently using the phone just rooted with rooted apps won't work?
Also, in the process of rooting as advice to anyone who wants to do it; when using the bat program, I found if it doesn't work right away close it then reopen it and it starts right away.
With titanium backup still installed the unauthorized app messge remained so I uninstalled tb and rebooted the phone with no problem
I added the apk above that will work with lollipop
 
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So it seems this works!. The only thing you will want to do is make sure the kernel you flash after you root matches your firmware so you dont get the unauthorized actions message!. And I would get a custom rom flash asap because the stock verizon rom still has knox. I posted in the OP the files you should need to get busybox and lollipop safestrap installed

Edit Root_OG5_V2.zip contained a folder called SafeStrap Flashable Firmwares please dont use these as they contain older bootloaders and may brick your phone. So if you downloaded Root_OG5_V2.zip before i pulled it please dont use those zips
Edit Root_OG5_V3.zip Contains all the files you will need
 
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Tried it, and got stuck after the NI2 kernel update. The batch file would never recognize the device again... ended up having to wipe and recover... more than happy to try again though

***my bad, tried the old method... didn't realize it was updated.

---------- Post added at 07:20 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:29 AM ----------

confirmed working! You guys rock!
 
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We have a winner! I followed the steps exactly and poof ROOT!
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Thanks millions
 
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Mine does not reboot after the .bat file fails the first time. I continue on, and when I get to the samsung screen, and I run the .bat once more it gets stuck at 'installing root now' and does not proceed. Help would be appreciated!
 

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Awesome job @jrkruse.
I don't personally need this because I never updated my bootloader but for all of the people out there who updated via OTA or bought a phone that was already updated, you are a life saver.
As always, great work.

---------- Post added at 07:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:27 AM ----------

Actually, I'm quite curious if I may just want to do a full stock Odin flash of OK3 (bootloader and all) since I never plan on going back to kitkat and I can just gain root and deodex the ROM myself for Xposed afterwards.

I've noticed that using the old bootloader with new updates causes my phone's screen to do weird things when I try to charge it while it's off. Using the correct bootloader may fix that.
 

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so once more, I have installed every package for the SDK. Modded my paths correctly so that adb is usable.

flashed phone back to the OK3 .tar provided.

I run the .bat, it sees the phone and attempts to install root.

I now get 1 of two results.

first, it will hang at 'installing root now' and never proceed, or it will error out "error; device not found" and fail. Neither of these options promp a reboot.

as I mentioned earlier, if I proceed to install the kernal provided, the screen gets stuck at samsung, and the .bat once again hangs at 'installing root now'
 

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so once more, I have installed every package for the SDK. Modded my paths correctly so that adb is usable.

flashed phone back to the OK3 .tar provided.

I run the .bat, it sees the phone and attempts to install root.

I now get 1 of two results.

first, it will hang at 'installing root now' and never proceed, or it will error out "error; device not found" and fail. Neither of these options promp a reboot.

as I mentioned earlier, if I proceed to install the kernal provided, the screen gets stuck at samsung, and the .bat once again hangs at 'installing root now'
Maybe try using a different port on your computer. Did you goto developer options and enable usb debugging? After that did you accept the Allow USB debugging dialog
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Maybe try using a different port on your computer. Did you goto developer options and enable usb debugging? After that did you accept the Allow USB debugging dialog
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I have enabled debugging, and have tried different ports. Must've gone over every detail about 6 times total. For now, I just flashed back to factory. Will try again in a few hours if I get some decent replies..
 

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Juust brought my spare to work. Seeems I was on boe1. Is there a kernel for that? I don't think it will do a software update to bok while rooted.
 

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    THIS IS AN OUT DATED METHOD. A MUCH EASIER METHOD CAN BE FOUND
    HERE
    Scroll Down To This Post#3 For Instructions​


    This is the main thread for rooting (and installing safestrap) on VERIZON Galaxy S5's running

    OE1
    OK3
    OG5
    PB1

    If your firmware is NOT listed above, you MUST FIRST Follow the section that says "Flashing PB1", This will upgrade/downgrade depending on if you are on any other versions of Android. Yes it will downgrade from marshmallow, so don't ask.

    Important Information

    One of the apps in this thread "Supersu-me" Is required to complete this process, otherwise you will be stuck with the Kingroot Superuser Manager(which blocks alot of actions we need). You can buy the App here. Supersu-me Pro The new version MAY NOT WORK ANYMORE!!! If you have issues, please message the developer of the app @gatesjunior, we cannot help.

    If anyone wants to make a donation make a donation to @GeTex
    [email protected]

    A Special Thanks To @GeTex For Mods to the root.bat and updating the old instructions
    A Special Thanks Also To @be free for the new simple method


    WARNINGS
    This Is Very Important!!! Once Your Rooted Do Not Flash Any Firmware Zips Found In My Other Threads Unless They Specify NO_BOOTLOADERS In The File Name!
    Reactivation lock MUST BE TURNED OFF!!!
    Before Doing Anything Please Install The Latest Samsung Drivers SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.45.0.exe
    YOU MUST DO THIS

    General Information
    This is confirmed working on BOK3 Rom with BOK3 Bootloaders, BOG5 with BOG5 Bootloaders, BPB1 with BPB1 Bootloaders and BOE1 with BOE1 Bootloaders!, that were previously unrootable! Just make sure in bottom directions you flash the kernel that matches your firmware!
    These files were provided to me by @voices! the files are by CDMA YEMEN TEAM.
    I provided the method and editing of files and last but not least @alnazef34 he was the first to tell me about this.
    Also would like to thank @gatesjunior for making the Supersu Me app. Please goto his thread and thank him donate to him and go buy his Super-Sume Pro at the playstore and keep a copy for future.
    A Special Thanks To @GeTex For Mods to the root.bat and updating the old instructions
    A Special Thanks Also To @be free for the new simple method

    Understanding the process
    So alot of confusion has surfaced from this thread and how it works and I'd like to explain most of whats going on hopefully without error. When verizon updated the bootloader they made it impossible to downgrade the system back to Kitkat so we could abuse towelroot. Later it was found that while we cannot flash our Systems back we could flash the kernel, allowing us to run the same basic exploit via an ADB terminal remotely and install a root exploit. The end result is that we can then flash our kernel back to Lollipop and then use the exploit to allow kingroot to install it's root method, and then shortly after, we are able to use supersu me to remove kingroot and install SuperSu. Your original kernel is important but for the most part you should all do this on PB1 anyways. NI2 or NK2 are both kitkat kernels and can be used(one is included in the zip)to accomplish this process. because you clearly are not on a Kitkat system it will FREEZE while booting because it's not supposed to boot a lollipop system. So In order for root.bat to work(or root2.bat) you MUST flash a kitkat kernel(NI2 or NK2) and once it succeeds you must flash your original kernel(probably PB1)


    Installing PB1
    (You will lose all of your app data and apps installed, your internal storage will be fine, backup is recommended anyways
    1. Download G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_VZW.zip and unzip it
    2. Reboot to recovery (Power+Volume Up+Home Button) and wipe data from recovery, reboot to bootloader
    3. Plug In your phone and open Odin located in the OK3_ROOT folder
    3a. Make sure your phone is recognized (In the Odin Screen Under ID:COM the box under will be blue with your com port id #)
    4. Click the AP button in the Odin Screen and locate and click on the G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_G900VVRU2BPB1_HOME.tar.md5 this is the file that was unziped from the G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_VZW.zip(Everything you do will be flashed via AP!!!!)
    4a. This will take a few minutes for odin to load and verify MD5. When done in the odin message box it will say
    Code:
     Enter CS for MD5..
     Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
     Please wait..
     G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_G900VVRU2BPB1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
     Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
     Leave CS.
    5. Under options DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING (Previously I had you check NandErase but this was part of the problem with root not finishing)
    6. Now click on Start
    7. When finished you will get a green box that says PASS!
    8. Phone will reboot automatically to recovery and finish updating then it will restart
    9. When Phone has finished loading and has booted up go through setup and do not add any google accounts or samsung accounts or anything


    Rooting Instructions
    Please read EVERYTHING ABOVE BEFORE CONTINUING


    This is the BlackCat Update, Hopefully it's better
    1. Download this zip GS5_LOLLIROOT_BLACKCAT.7z
    2. Unzip folder.(You need a unzip application like 7z or Winrar)
    3. Open The Folder and click Bat file #1, Install APKs, plug in your phone and follow directions
    All the Steps for the main rooting process are done ON THE BAT FILES, READ THEM!!!!

    If the root process hangs Close the bat, unplug phone pull battery and reboot phone to recovery (VolUp+Pwr+Home). In recovery wipe cache only and reboot. If phone reboots back to recovery instead, pull battery and manually reboot. Now plug phone back in and Launch Bat #3.

    IF you get into android and cannot get root, Open bat file #2 and start from there again

    If your phone wont reboot, use Bat #4 and try and enter download mode manually(VolDown+Pwr+Home)


    4. Open KingRoot.apk Click The Up Arrows a couple of time until you get to Try It and click Try It and that's it don click nothing else just close Kingroot. You should now have root. If It says Root not available and the bat said your were rooted Reboot Phone and open KingRoot You should now be rooted(otherwise reboot phone and check again)

    5. Optional: If you Dont want to use SuperSu Me Skip To 6 and try but if it doesnt work then you will have to use SuperSume . Now open SuperSU-Me app (This app is now a paid app so setup Google Play and buy and it will remove kinguser and replace it with SuperSu. If you can't get the Paid version to work. The SuperSu Me 6.7 version worked. So you may have to hunt that one down by asking the Dev of the app) After this process SuperSu will ask to update binary click update normal

    6. Copy this G900V_Fix Safestrap.zip (It may come in handy later on) to your SD Card and Internal Storage Copy Safestrap_Flashable_Kernels and Safestrap_Flashable_Firmware and anything else you want to install like the below rom

    7. Now open Busybox Installer Allow KingRoot permission click on install

    8. Click on Safstrap Allow KingRoot permission then click Install Safestrap after it installs reopen Safestrap and click on install again

    9. Reboot phone open Safestrap app and Click Reboot To Recovery. If during this process you every get stuck on samsung screen.
    Pull battery reboot phone to bootloader (VolDwn+Pwr+Home) Plug phone into computer open Odin In the AP Slot Flash VZW_BPB1_KERNEL_ONLY.tar.md5 Located in the LOLLIROOT Folder

    10. Install This zip Knox_Removal_SU_BB_INIT.D.zip If you dont want a custom rom your done!

    11. If you want to flash a custom rom make a backup In safestrap. Then in safestrap Click Wipe then Click Advanced Wipe Then Wipe System,Wipe Data,Wipe Cache Then Install any rom of your choosing as long as it is a Verizon S5 TocuchWiz Based Rom CM builds will not work! If you want you can try this it is stable. If for some reason you get an error flashing zips install this zip G900V_Fix Safestrap.zip in safestrap then you will be able to install roms. That zip wipes system and formats it so you will need to install a rom or backup before leaving safestrap
    VZW_BPB1_ODEX_DEODEX_V8.zip This is a fully stock rom just like you had except it is Pre Rooted Knox free Deodexed with Tethering Fix, SDWrite Fix. Other than that all the bloat is still there but now your rooted you can remove it or flash different rom whatever

    12. After flashing any rom I would head over to my Safestrap Thread and flash the latest version of Safestrap



    Extra Information
    Extra Information

    If you soft brick your device and you made a backup in safe strap, flashing the NK2 kernel will get you back into safestrap, allowing you to restore your backup

    THIS DOES NOT UNLOCK YOUR BOOT LOADER!!! To Unlock the bootloader look at the Sticky in the Development Forum. You cannot flash anything through the stock recovery. Do not try to, you will softbrick!

    If you try and flash a rom or anything else, make a backup first, it saves many headaches.

    If you cannot flash roms with the error "set_metadata_recursive failed" or something, you likely need to start from scratch BUT with the S5 PIT file(matching your size, there's a 16GB pitfile floating somewhere)

    Realize your phone warranty is likely gone after doing this, should anything arise, you can try and get to download mode and flash the stock image again and it may go back to normal status but we cannot encourage fraudulent warranties, no matter how pathetic Samsung's policies are.
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    Totally Foolproof ROOT

    OK, I just started from scratch with this. Wiped my phone and verified this works STEP by STEP as written. I edited my content to show WHERE phone gets stuck and what to do when it does. Once again, I have FULL root.
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    COMPUTER
    ------------------
    1st... DOWNLOAD THESE FILES: (ALL located on 1st page of this thread/guide)

    1-SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.45.0.exe
    ---if you dont have the newest USB drivers installed, remove them and reinstall the above file, then reboot PC

    2-OK3_ROOT_V5.exe
    ---run OK3_ROOT_V5.exe and remember where it is on your hard drive.
    ------------------------------
    PHONE
    -------------
    1- open app tray
    2- hit settings
    3- scroll to bottom to ABOUT PHONE
    4-touch ABOUT PHONE
    5- look at Build Number.
    6- IF build number is NOT OK3 or PB1 then GOTO "PREPARE RHONE FOR ROOT"
    7- IF build number IS OK3 or PB1 then GOTO "OK3_ROOT"

    -----------------------------------------
    PREPARE PHONE FOR ROOT
    ---------------------------------------

    COMPUTER
    ------------------
    1- DOWNLOAD G900VVRU2BRB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_VZW.ZIP
    2-UNZIP G900VVRU2BRB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_VZW.ZIP
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------


    PHONE
    -------------------
    1-Boot into RECOVERY via VOL UP & HOME & POWER
    2-Factory RESET phone wiping data & cache

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PHONE
    -----------------------
    1-Reboot phone into BOOTLOADER by holding VOL DOWN & HOME & POWER.
    2-Once in bootloader push VOL UP to continue to DOWNLOAD MODE.
    3-Open ODIN (located in the ok3_root folder I told you to remember location)
    4-Press the AP button and load the G900VVRU2BPB1_G900VVZW2BPB1_G900VVRU2BPB1_HOME.tar
    5-WAIT for MD5 to be verified
    6-Plug USB cable into phone, a COM PORT ID# will show up in ODIN.
    7-The only things that should be checked in checkboxes in ODIN are: Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time.
    8-Hit START
    9-When finished it will be a BLUE RESET message in ODIN, once phone reboots it will be a GREEN PASS message.
    10-Once phone boots, go through setup by hitting SKIP on EVERY option that comes your way. DO NOT SET UP ANY ACCOUNTS.
    11-When finished with the initial reboot setup GOTO OK3_ROOT
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    OK3_Root
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    PHONE
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    1-open App Drawer
    2-Hit SETTINGS
    3-GOTO About Phone
    4-Tap on Build Number multiple times really fast til it says DEVELOPER OPTIONS ENABLED
    5-GOTO Developer Options
    6-Turn ON Developer Options
    7- Make sure checkbox is CHECKED by USB DEBUGGING
    8-Make sure checkbox is UNCHECKED by Verify apps via USB
    9-Click the REVOKE USB DEBUGGING AUTHORIZATIONS, then click OK.
    10-Connect USB cable.
    11-Debugging window will popup.
    12- Check the CHECKBOX that says ALLOW CONNECTIONS FROM THIS COMPUTER, then hit OK
    13-Unplug USB cable.
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    COMPUTER
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    1-Open a File Explorer window
    2-Plug in phone via USB cable and WAIT for SM G900V to show up in the Explorer window.
    3-NOW run ROOT.BAT in the OK3_ROOT folder (the one i told you to remember where you put it)
    Follow ALL directions it says to the LETTER!!
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    ROOT.BAT
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    AFTER flashing the NK2 Kernel, the phone will get STUCK at samsung logo. At this point, (have patience and wait for a while) if the root process doesnt complete successfully, CLOSE the ROOT.BAT script, unplug phone and reboot into RECOVERY and wipe CACHE only. Then reboot. Plug phone in and run ROOT2.BAT. After ROOT2.BAT runs and finishes with a SUCCESS message, flash the VZW_BPB1_KERNEL_ONLY.tar.md5 file. After phone reboots proceed to installing APK's as listed below.
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    (snipped from jkruse post)

    1. Open KingRoot.apk Click The Up Arrows a couple of time until you get to Try It and click Try It and that's it don click nothing else just close Kingroot. You should now have root. If It says Root not available and the bat said your were rooted Reboot Phone and open KingRoot You should now be rooted(otherwise reboot phone and check again)

    2. Optional: If you Dont want to use SuperSu Me Skip To 3 and try but if it doesnt work then you will have to use SuperSume . Now open SuperSU-Me app (This app is now a paid app so setup Google Play and buy and it will remove kinguser and replace it with SuperSu. If you can't get the Paid version to work. The SuperSu Me 6.7 version worked. So you may have to hunt that one down by asking the Dev of the app) After this process SuperSu will ask to update binary click update normal

    3. Copy this G900V_Fix Safestrap.zip (It may come in handy later on) to your SD Card and Internal Storage Copy Safestrap_Flashable_Kernels and Safestrap_Flashable_Firmware and anything else you want to install like the below rom

    4. Now open Busybox Installer Allow KingRoot permission click on install

    5. Click on Safstrap Allow KingRoot permission then click Install Safestrap after it installs reopen Safestrap and click on install again

    6. Reboot phone open Safestrap app and Click Reboot To Recovery. If during this process you every get stuck on samsung screen.
    Pull battery reboot phone to bootloader (VolDwn+Pwr+Home) Plug phone into computer open Odin In the AP Slot Flash VZW_BOK3_KERNEL_ONLY.tar.md5 Located in the OK3_ROOT Folder

    7. Install This zip Knox_Removal_SU_BB_INIT.D.zip If you dont want a custom rom your done!

    8. If you want to flash a custom rom make a backup In safestrap. Then in safestrap Click Wipe then Click Advanced Wipe Then Wipe System,Wipe Data,Wipe Cache Then Install any rom of your choosing as long as it is a Verizon S5 TocuchWiz Based Rom CM builds will not work! If you want you can try this it is stable. If for some reason you get an error flashing zips install this zip G900V_Fix Safestrap.zip in safestrap then you will be able to install roms. That zip wipes system and formats it so you will need to install a rom or backup before leaving safestrap
    VZW_BPB1_ODEX_DEODEX_V8.zip This is a fully stock rom just like you had except it is Pre Rooted Knox free Deodexed with Tethering Fix, SDWrite Fix. Other than that all the bloat is still there but now your rooted you can remove it or flash different rom whatever

    9. After flashing any rom I would head over to my Safestrap Thread and flash the latest version of Safestrap

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    Edit: Its confirmed Working!!
    Need some testers to confirm!
    6
    Maybe I should be the one to write out the instructions . And explain for the process works as I got it to work.

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    Wow, seriously? Lousy instructions get made and now we issult the intelligence if the users?
    Almost everyone here is going to question you since thousands of us got it working on our own. So if you cannot, then it doesn't mean much in terms of broken instructions. We don't get paid, we don't have all day to do this. And we don't get any thanks, support, or praise for our work. You wonder why most devs are quitting, that's the real death of the android community