Root G900VVRU1ANE9 Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V OTA update, Towelroot works

Good news! For those who got a rooted Galaxy S5 SM-N900V before but now lose it after the OTA update G900VVRU1ANE9. You folks can still regain root even your Galaxy S5  now runs on G900VVRU1ANE9 4.4.2 update. Well, the very  good thing is that the previous G900VVRU1ANCG and G900VVRU1ANE9 have the same *aboot qfuse counter of "1"*,  it may sound so technical but it simply means that you can still be able to downgrade to the previous kernel version.  In addition, the root can be achieved only when you can revert back to G900VVRU1ANCG kernel version as *Geohot's Towelroot* only covers any software build that does not exceeds on June 3rd 2014.

Our fellas at XDA-developers have confirmed that root can be achieved on G900VVRU1ANE9 4.4.2 KitKat update with just some simple workarounds. All you need is install back the older kernel version then grab the *Towelroot*, then simply flash back the new G900VVRU1ANE9 4.4.2 kernel then you can have root again on Verizon Galaxy S5. It's so easy though, so read on.



Originally Posted by BadKarma81
Wellll... I did what was asked, took OTA update, flashed back to NCG kernel (now on ANE9 build with mar 31st kernel). Ran towelroot, rebooted. Used root checker to verify root, installed SU, updated binaries, disabled knox and rebooted... SU and root checker are still saying I'm rooted. Also ran titanium backup pro.. it works, but uh...

1. Phone is acting 'special', Either a) apps take 5 minutes to install, or b) take 5 minutes to download (even the TiBU pro key which is 37 KB)
2. It took TiBU 5 minutes to ask for SU privileges.
3. Wi-Fi settings are being lost upon reboot, I have to keep inputting my WPA 2 key to get back on wifi.
Definitely don't recommend this route, and I'm afraid any patch to the stock NCG may have the same issue. This OTA also includes the "speed and stability" enhancements from the European variant G900, system RAM has decreased to 1.67 GB total. Hope this helps someone

"I attached the NE9 kernel to post#68. Flash that and you should be golden with root."

Freaking awesome muniz... just like you said, flashed the NE9 kernel and I'm golden!
Oh, Wi-Fi, play store and root auths are all good again too

Just got home from work - read through the thread and followed muniz_ri's instructions, and the only glitz I had was to restart the phone twice after flashing the NCG Kernel in order to get root. As FlairDevil mentioned, Towelroot "said" I had root when I didn't. But after the second restart, it worked. Then flashed the NE9 Kernel, reinstalled (from within the app) SafeStrap and I'm good to go!
Note: After first rooted in Stock NCG, SuperSU could not kill KNOX, so I left it alone. After everything was finished, I used SuperSU to kill KNOX and it worked. So I'm also KNOX free.
Now on to getting rid of all the bloat

Thank you to
misterxtc for the back to stock (using Odin) instructions and files
muniz_ri for the NE9 Kernel and figuring out the methodology to follow
open1your1eyes0 for the NCG Kernel and other valuable input
FlairDevil for testing, which saved all the rest of us the aggravation
and everyone else who posted today

You guys made my day

The process:


1. Take the OTA update NE9.

2.) You need to install back the NCG kernel.

3.) Re-root using towelroot.

4.) Re-install back or Flash the NE9 kernel.

Just head-over at XDA-developers original thread for the step-by-step instructions.

Make sure to give thank's to all of our XDA-Developers fellas for providing the necessary files and those who risk their devices as guinea pigs. Drop some word below if this work out for you, so others might also know.