Samsung Galaxy S5 Root Guide

Root G900IDVU1AND2 4.4.2 Galaxy S5 SM-G900I (Australia)

Here’s how to root the new 4.4.2 G900IDVU1AND2 update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900I, Australia’s  unbranded SGS 5 variants.  This root method has been tested and it worked on the old 4.4.2 G900IDVU1ANDC6 but still it will perfectly worked on the latest build version 4.4.2 G900IDVU1AND2.

“This root method will work on Android 4.4.2 KitKat software build number KOT49H.G900IDVU1AND2″

Rooting your Galaxy S5 SM-G900I 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 Australian Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900I only. You may proceed at your own risk.

Step by Step Guide on How to Root G900IDVU1AND2 Galaxy S5 SM-G900I 4.4.2 Update

Download CF-Auto root for Australia Galaxy S5 SM-G900I:

Download CF-Auto root for Galaxy S5 SM-G900I (Australia): CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltedv-smg900i.zip
Download Odin and USB driver:
Odin3_v3.09 download
Galaxy S5 USB Driver  download

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-G900I

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-G900I – 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 G900I – 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-G900I – 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 Australia’s mobile networks and or SIM cards. To do this just head-over to your phoneSettings>>About Device>>Then look for the Model number.  It should be SM-N900I 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-G900I 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-G900I 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 “CCF-Auto-Root-klte-kltedv-smg900i.tar.md5″ that you have previously downloaded and then select and load it.
Odin should look like this picture below.

Root Australia Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

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-G900I.

Do not ever interrupt your computer and your Galaxy S5 while the 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-G900I running 4.4.2 G900IDVU1AND2, just simply look for the ‘SuperSU’ on the apps menu.

Read: How to Install TWRP Recovery Australia Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

From here you can also install the CWM or TWRP recovery so you can flashed any custom ROM of your choice.