Samsung Galaxy S5 G900T1 (Metro PCS) was recently launched and now the rooting method is available for the device. Thanks to Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool which is now available for the device, With the help of this free tool you can easily the root the device and enjoy all the benefits of rooting on your new phone. If you have got your Galaxy S5 from the US network provider Metro PCS and looking for the way to root your device. Here is the complete tutorial which you can follow on your phone and PC. After this you can get the root access on your new Samsung Phone.
The guide is only for the Metro PCS Galaxy S5, don’t follow this on any other Galaxy S5 models. The guide is pretty simple and all you need to flash the CF-Auto-Root package using Odin on your GS5.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T1 (MetroPCS) android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO ROOT GALAXY S5 SM-G900T1
Step 1. Download the Chainfire’s rooting package for the Metro PCS Galaxy S5 here ( CF-Auto-Root-kltemetropcs-kltemetropcs-smg900t1.zip) and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 2. Download the ODIN flash tool here and extract the folder on your desktop. In the Folder you will see the ODIN.exe file, you need this application to flash the rooting package.
Step 3. Turn off your Galaxy S5 and boot it into the Download Mode. To do this press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button, and Power button. You should see a warning triangle sign, press Volume Up to continue.
Step 4. Now connect your device to PC with USB cable. Now run the ODIN.exe file on your desktop that you downloaded on Step 2. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box of ODIN screen will turn “Blue” with the COM port number and “ADDED” message appears in Odin. See the screenshot below:-
Step 5. From the ODIN screen click on the PDA or AP button and browse the CF Auto Rooted package (CF-Auto-Root-********.tar.md5) that your downloaded on Step 1. And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check boxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 6. Hit the Start button to flash the root package on your device. The flashing process will take some time, once the installation is done you will see the “PASS” message with green background on the ODIN application.
Step 7. Now you device will reboot automatically. Wait till your Galaxy S5 boots up and when it does, you will see the SuperUser app there. Now run the app and update the su binary if its prompts you. Your Galaxy S5 SM-G900T1 now has root access.
That’s It. Now your device has the root access. If you experience any roadblock, leave comments and we will try to help. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.
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