Two weeks ago developer Chainfire rooted the international GSM-LTE version of the Galaxy S5. These things take time, but apparently not much of it. Barely two weeks later, the modder is back after having rooted six additional variants just in time for the official commercial launch. These include the T-Mobile, US Cellular, and MetroPCS models, the International Exynos option, and some shipped to various other parts of the Western Hemisphere.
The rooting method remains the same. Chainfire has shared this XDA Developers post detailing how to get the latest version of CF-Auto-Root and flash it using a PC with Samsung's ODIN tool. The process obtains root by flashing a temporary modified recovery, installing the SuperSU app, and re-flashing back to the stock recovery.
Here's the full list of Galaxy S5 models that consumers can now expect to root with success.
Full list of currently-rootable variants:
- SM-G900F (International Qualcomm)
- SM-G900H (International Exynos)
- SM-G900M (Middle and South America?)
- SM-G900R4 (US Cellular)
- SM-G900T (T-Mobile US)
- SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS)
- SM-G900W8 (Canada)