Samsung’s flagship phone for 2014 is not yet out on the market, but, somehow, Galaxy S5 root has already been achieved. The root solution has been developed by ChainFire who provided a version of his CF-Root utility that will allow the users to root their Galaxy S5 smartphones as soon as they get their hands on them.
ChainFire, who is an XDA Senior Recognized Developer ChainFire and part for the OmniROM team, is best-known for his SuperSU app and CF-Auto-Root utility, the later one being a useful and strait-forward tool for rooting Samsung devices. Now he has achieved root for the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F using the same CF-Root tool. For the time being, the G900F is the only Galaxy S5 model that supports CF-Root, but a root solutions will most likely be achieved for other variants after they become available for purchase.
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S5 stock firmware was available for a while, ChainFire couldn’t get his hands on an actual device until yesterday, when he also managed to gain root access to it.
CF-Root is relatively easy too use. All you need to do is get your Galaxy S5 in download mode, connect it to the PC via USB cable, then flash CF-Root using Odin. If you have no idea what you’re doing feel free to check our tutorial on how to root Samsung Galaxy S5. All the Galaxy S5 models are supported by our how-to guide.
If everything goes as plan, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released globally on April 11, but we’ve heard some rumors that the Korea-based phone maker is dealing with supply shortages which might cause it to delay its market release.