Even though the Samsung Galaxy S5 is just now touching down to retailers across the globe, the handset has actually had a root method in place for nearly a month thanks to the efforts of well-known developer Chainfire!
When we first reported on Chainfire’s root method, it only directly supported Galaxy S5 model SM-G900F. Fast-forwarding to today, Chainfire has now formally added a few other models to the support list: SM-900H (International Exynos), SM-G900M (Middle and South America), SM-G900R4 (US Cellular), SM-G900T (T-Mobile US), SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS) and SM-G900W8 (Canada).
So what’s involved here? Chainfire’s method is designed to be as beginner friendly as possible and utilizes the latest version of the CF-Auto-Root tool. Once downloaded, the tool can be flashed to your device using Samsung’s ODIN on your PC. The process works by temporarily modifying your device’s recovery, it then installs the SuperSU app and re-flashes your recovery back to stock form.
For more detailed instructions and to grab the proper files, you’ll want to head on over to the XDA developer forum. Has anyone already tried out Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root method on any of the above-model Galaxy S5 devices? If so, let us know how it went.