Easy Root AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A on 4.4.2 G870AUCU1ANE4

Do you need root on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Active? Here's the simplest root method without even using a computer and you may then have a rooted phone in just a few minutes. This root method uses Geohot's Towelroot that has already tested  with Galaxy S5 flagship but also works on AT&T Galaxy S5 Active.

In addition, all you need is grab the towelroot.apk file and install it on your phone. You also need the latest SuperSU app so you can update the SU binary and so you a have a working root.

Note: Rooting your phone will void it's service warranty. So if you care enough about your phone’s warranty don’t touch it. This guide is intended for advanced users only. Use this guide at your own risk.

How to Root G870AUCU1ANE4 4.4.2 KitKat on AT&T Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A


The root may only work on the firmware build number 4.4.2 G870AUCU1ANE4, as there is a limitation to the Towelroot and it may or may not work on any latest software updates ahead from June 3rd 2014. This means that the towelroot was only build on firmware builds not exceeding to the said date. If you forcefully do so, then it's up to you.


As I mentioned, this root method is so very easy,  all you need is run your the browser app like Google Chrome on your AT&T Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A then you can simply go to towelroot website and download the towelroot apk. Install it and decline what the warning message tells you. Once downloaded run the the towelroot.apk then  hit the button called “Make It Rain”. From there you may then manually install the SuperSU so you can update the SU binary. Grab it from Chainfire or at Play Store. If you need more tweaks, you can also install Busybox and Xposed framework. If you want to confirm that the root was properly installed you may then use the Root checker app from Play Store.

Step by step guide:


1.) enable the "Allow to install apps from unknown sources" by going to Settings>>Security and then check the box next to Unknown Sources.
2.) Open your phone's intenet browser, then type the website address towelroot.com.
3.) Tap the Lambda sign from the website to begin downloading the towelroot.apk
4.) Locate the towelroot.apk  run it then then  simply click the button called “make it rain”. Wait until it finishes and the phone reboot.
5.) Update the SuperSU app from chainfire website and lastly install it.

So that’s it! Just let us know if this root method perfectly worked on your AT&T Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A running on Android 4.4.2 G870AUCU1ANE4 KitKat update. For further information if this root method truly worked then head-over to the

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Source: XDA-Developers