The Samsung Galaxy S5 Gets Rooted Before It Goes On Sale


The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn’t officially available for another two weeks, but a lucky few have gotten their hands on it already. One of those people is recognized developer Chainfire, who has already developed a root for the international (SM-G900F) version of the device.

The hack uses Chainfire’s popular “CF-Auto-Root,” which is the  “root for ‘rooting beginners’ and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible.” It’s used alongside Samsung’s pre-installed Android firmware, and it is applied quickly and easily using the ODIN application for PC.

There are some caveats, though. Rooting with CF-Auto-Root will increase the Galaxy S5’s flash counter and trip the KNOX warranty flag. That means Samsung can easily detect it — even after it has been removed — and it will void your warranty.

Unless you really can’t live without root access, then, you may want to avoid this method for now. If you want to know more, follow the source link below to visit Chainfire’s thread on the XDA Developers forum.

Source: XDA Developers