Here is the root guide for those users who have already updated their Samsung Galaxy S5 to XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware. If you have not updated your device then check out our update guide and then you can go for the root guide. So, today, in this post, we are going to show you the simplest and quickest guide on how to root Samsung Galaxy S5 on XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Note: This guide is only for those users who have the XXU1ANG3 baseband version.
Prerequisites to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 :
1. Your mobile should have 70 – 80% charging.
2. Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging (All apps > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)
3. Ensure you have backed up your important data.
4. Remove your external SD card.
5. Make sure you have installed USB drivers on your PC.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 on XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Step 2: You have to extract both the downloaded files on your desktop.
Step 3: Now, switch off your phone to boot it into Odin/Download mode by pressing and holding Volume down + Home Key + Power Button, till you see the Android Construction Logo on screen. And then press the Power key to enter download mode.
Step 4: Open the “Odin.exe” and then connect your phone to computer via USB cable.
As soon as you connect, ID:COM box in Odin turns light green/blue/yellow.
Step 5: Click on “AP/PDA” button and select the file “CF-Auto-Root-k3g-k3gxx-smg900h.tar.md5“ from the extracted folder.
Step 5: Make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot boxes are checked on Odin. Don’t check any other boxes.
Step 6: Click on Start button on Odin to start installation process. It will take upto 5 – 8 minutes, so please wait for the installation to finish.
Step 7: Finally, you will get PASS! notification on the ID:COM box and then your device will reboot automatically.
Hurray! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S5 running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with XXU1ANG3 baseband. If you want to cross check that your phone is rooted or not then you can download Root Checker application and verify by yourself.