Gain root on Roger, Bell, Telus, Fido, Koodo, Wind and all other Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 variants. This root method has been proven as an effective root method for Canada’s Samsung Galaxy S5. To root your phone you may now use Chainfire’s CF-Auto Root that is basically built for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8. This guide will show you on how to root your Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8. Through rooting you can gain super user access and gives you the full privileged to control your phone.
The Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 are not actually comes with a locked bootloader, so rooting is easy as it was on devices without compromising the bootloader that may sometimes resulted into undesired outcomes. Once you gain root on your Samsung Galaxy S5 G900W8, you can managed and or customized it’s system appearance, you can install a custom recovery, a customized firmware, you can also install a wide variety of apps that eventually requires you to have rooted phone first. These are just a few freedom you can have if you have a rooted phone.
“This root method will work on Android 4.4.2 KitKat software build number KOT49H.G900W8VLU1AND1”
Rooting your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 is fun indeed, but you must also be aware that if you modify your phone your warranty will be gone for good. There is now a new security policy that has been implemented by Samsung and your carrier providers. This is so-called KNOX warranty counter hidden inside the Android ecosystem in your phone. Once this KNOX counter tripped it will automatically void the warranty of your Galaxy S5. So if you are completely a beginner without any knowledge of what the risk involved on this method, you should make a careful research first before attempting to root your phone. This process will void your phone’s warranty, so please be aware with that before you proceed.
Note: Rooting will trip KNOX counter from ‘0×0’ to ‘0×1’. Once the KNOX security flag counter tripped you will lose your phone’s warranty. The counter cannot be reset by any means and maybe only Samsung technicians knows it. Again, this root method is intended and can be used on Canadian Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900W8 only. You may proceed at your own risk.
Step by Step Guide on How to Root Canada’s Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Variants
Download CF-Auto root for Canada Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 :
Install the USB Driver
Simply run the downloaded USB driver to install. Without the USB driver your computer will not recognize your Galaxy S5.
Unzip or extract the downloaded files – compressed file can be extracted using 7zip, winzip, winrar or any unzipping program in your computer.
Getting Started on Installing CF-Auto Root on Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8
Back up all of important data files – You should make sure that you have a back up copy of all of your irreplaceable data stored from your phone. If you hadn’t make any back-ups then its now the best time to do it.
Recharge your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 – Also recharge your phone right now if the battery power is getting too low, a power failure while installing the firmware to your phone may caused undesired outcomes.
Prepare a Windows base OS computer or laptop – Odin flasher tool will not run on MAC and other OS.
Use the supplied USB data cable of your Galaxy S5 G900W8 – A bad USB cable will be causing flashing errors.
Enable USB debugging mode – if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable the this option. In your Samsung Galaxy S5, go to Settings>> About device>> then look for the firmware build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-ups that says something “congratulations you are now a developer”.
Remove the external micro SD card – if you have one, to avoid any failures and error during the flashing process.
TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – This is only needed if you already turned-it-ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON. Just tap on Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on.
Confirm that you have the Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 – This may sound awful but risk from messing-up the phone also started here. What if you have an unlocked Galaxy S5 that comes from other countries like US and Europe and then now simply works on any Canadian mobile networks and or SIM cards. To do this just head-over to your phone Settings>>About Device>>Then look for the Model number. It should be SM-N900W8 indicated from there or else if you have the other model number, this will not work and it may ended-up into bootloops or otherwise resulted into soft-bricks.
Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ and the ‘AUTO-REBOOT , just leave alone the ‘F.RESET TIME’ check-box remained checked.
Reboot your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 into Download Mode
To reboot the Galaxy S5 into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut off, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.
You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!”
Connect your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 on your computer or Laptop
Once you already reboot the phone in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. USB port numbers in Odin download mode starts from zero to seven. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or went wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.
Simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where you put the “CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8tar.md5″ that you have previously downloaded and then select and load it.
Odin should look like this picture below.
Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the CF-Auto Root on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8.
Do not ever interrupt your computer and your Galaxy S5 while already in flashing already started, such as disconnecting the USB data cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finishes, it may takes around a minute to flash the CF-Auto root.
You may then check if you successfully rooted your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8, just simply look for the ‘SuperSU’ on the apps menu.