Tutorial – How to root a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T) on Android v4.4.2 Kitkat

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Tutorial – How to root a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T) on Android v4.4.2 Kitkat

NOTE:  There is an inherent risk in rooting your android device, if done improperly, your device can become nothing more than an expensive paperweight.  While this method has been tested and confirmed working for many people, there is no guarantee that it will work 100% of the time.  Proceed at your own risk. 

“Rooting” is a term that describes the process of gaining “privileged control” of the android operating system, allowing users to circumvent carrier and hardware limitations.


Below, you will find a step-by-step guide to gaining root access to your Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T) on Android v4.4.2 Kitkat.

1)  Download and unzip ODIN3-V3.09.zip


2)  Download and unzip CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-lktetmo-smg900t.zip


3)  Download, unzip and install Samsung USB Drivers for Windows


4)  Activate Developer Mode by navigating to Settings/More/About Device and tapping your build number 7 times.
5)  Navigate to Settings/System then open “Developer Options”.


6)  Tap the checkbox next to USB debugging then exit back your home screen.


7)  Turn off your Galaxy S4 and boot into Download Mode by holding down “Volume Down+Home+Power


8)  When you see the warning screen, press Volume Up to continue.


9)  Run Odin as Administrator on your PC.


10)  Connect your Galaxy S5 to your pc via USB cable, if the connection was successful, the Odin message box will display an “Added!” notification.  Odin does not display an “Added!” notification, ensure that you’ve correctly installed the Samsung USB drivers and try a different USB cable / port.


11)  Click the “AP” button and select the “CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t.tar.md5” from above.


12)  Ensure that “F. Reset Time” and “Auto Reboot” options are selected in Odin, and click “Start”.


13)  The remainder of the rooting process should complete automatically and be validated with a green “PASS!” box in the top left of Odin.


14)  Wait for your device to reboot, then check your app drawer for a newly installed app called “SuperSU”.  Launch the app and follow any on-screen instructions to finish up.



If all goes well, you should now have root access to the android file system.

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