How to root my Samsung Galaxy s5?

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  1. Deatinglly

    Deatinglly New Member

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    Does anyone know how I top root my Samsung galaxy s5? It is android version 5.1. I have tried both zroot and gingerbreak, both with no success. Any other root programs suggest?
     
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    I'm sure someone will pop in here to help ...in the meantime can you tell us what carrier and exact 5.1 version


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    Any help?
     
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    As @bkdodger asked, who is your carrier, and what version 5.1?

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    it's T-mobile, I tried many root tools like iRooter, Kingo and other data, but not successed. I also tried AnyRooter to root my Android, it works fine but not free.
     
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    If you were a tech guide, then have a look at XDA forum, there are solutions out there. Or you can try some easy rooting apps, such as iRoot, KingRoot or AnyRooter, which has a clean user interface and easy to deal with.
     
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    1. How to Root ANY Samsung Galaxy S5 Variant (Even AT&T & Verizon) in 20 Seconds Flat. ...
    2. Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources. ...
    3. Step 2: Download Towelroot. ...
    4. Step 3: Root Your Device. ...
    5. Step 4: Verify the Root Was Successful (Optional) ...
    6. Step 5: Install a Root Management App (Recommended) ...
    7. Step 6: Update the Superuser Binaries (Recommended)
     
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    You have to disable all AV apps before rooting any device.
    Also, I don't think Towelroot was updated to work on anything past KitKat on the S5. I think Kingroot works on Lollipop, but you'd want to double check that on the XDA forum as I haven't been following it lately.

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    Try Root Genius, Kingo Root, SuperRoot, iRoot
     
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    just make sure to read the instructions carefully with each root method. Last I heard you still couldn't root if your S5 is on Marshmallow, at least this is the case with the Verizon model. However, this may have changed recently, so just be aware of that.

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