Chainfire just released a new version of his SuperSU app, which is now compatible with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. Moreover, the root exploit was also updated and optimized especially for the European version of Samsung Galaxy S5, model number G900F, which means that now you can consider in rooting the new XXU1BNL2 firmware. Therefore, if you have updated your Galaxy S5 with OTA / official Android 5.0 Lollipop, you can choose to follow the guidelines from below for unlocking the new OS by using Cainfire’s latest SuperSU software.
As you might know, Samsung just rolled out the Lollipop OTA Android 5.0 system in Poland for G900F model of Galaxy S5. The update can be installed (manually through Odin) on any European SGS5 smartphones and brings default and stock Android features along with Samsung’s own in built apps and UI. Now, if you have flashed the OS but you want to get rid of in built features, bloatware and factory and default restrictions, you should consider in rooting the new XXU1BNL2 system.
Thanks to Chainfire you can easily and safely do so, by using the latest version of SuperSU. The process is almost intuitive as all you have to do for completing the unlock process is to flash the root exploit on your Android device. In case you are wondering, the root software works without problems on your European Galaxy S5. This process is also safe and secured, while since the proper root operation is so easy to complete, the guide can be applied even by newbies who are on their first root experience.
Now, in case you don’t know, ensuring root access represents an unofficial operation that has nothing to do with Google and in our case with Samsung. Moreover, SuperSu is developed and offered by a third party dev and if you mess things up (by applying things without checking the guidelines from below) you can brick your phone. Bricking your device is not good, especially since after completing this guide, your phone’s warranty will get void.
So, bottom line, if you choose to root your Galaxy S5 on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, you will lose your phone’s warranty. And as pointed out, you will not be able to reclaim the warranty even if you brick your smartphone – taking your device back to service will imply in paying for the technical assistance (it can be quite expensive). Anyway, don’t panic, as software related issues can be anytime fixed using compatible troubleshoot solutions – such solutions can be checked on this step by step guide.
You must backup your Galaxy S5 before starting the root process. Do that or else you might end up in losing your data that is saved on the internal storage memory of your phone. So, at this point go to Google Play and download compatible backup and restore apps. Also, use a cloud platform and even a computer for saving everything you might need or use afterwards – basically take care of your contacts list, call logs, text messages, EFS, internet settings, market apps, images, videos, audio files and so on.
A computer is being required as you have to download SuperSU package on the same. Also, your European Samsung Galaxy S5 and your phone’s USB cable must be near you. On the computer you will use, first deactivate security protection because programs like antivirus, antimalware, and so on, might interrupt the root process. Then, on your smartphone you have to enable USB debugging option, or else you might not be able to properly connect your device with your computer – enable USB debugging by heading towards “menu – settings - developer options”.
In case your phone gets turned off in the middle of the root process, it might also get bricked. Because of that, before doing anything else, I recommend you to check the battery status. Now, if the power left is less than 50%, don’t do anything else before plugging in the charger. Of course, in the end, ensure that you apply the steps from below only for the European G900F Samsung Galaxy S5 that runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop XXU1BNL2 firmware. This guide is compatible only with the mentioned device.
How to Root European Galaxy S5 on Android 5.0 Lollipop XXU1BNL2 OS
- Your Galaxy S5 should be installed with a custom recovery image, like TWRP or CWM recovery; else you can’t complete this step by step guide.
- Good; now download SuperSU for Android 5.0 Lollipop OS from this page.
- Save the root package on your computer – on desktop.
- Don’t unzip the file.
- Connect your SGS5 with your computer through USB cable.
- Transfer the root package from desktop on your phone and in the end remove the USB cord.
- Enter your Galaxy S5 in recovery mode.
- From recovery just select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
- Pick the root exploit and flash the same.
- When done, from main menu of recovery select “reboot system now”.
- If a boot loop will be issued, return to recovery and select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. In the end choose “reboot system now” and you are done.
That’s great. You have successfully completed our step by step guide. So, now you know how to root your European Samsung Galaxy S5 that runs of official Android 5.0 Lollipop XXU1BNL2 OS. Use the comments field from below for sharing your experience with us and with other users that might want to use this tutorial.