How to Root Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P

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If you have just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S5 recently and have been used to enjoying root access on your older Android devices, it is but natural that you would be looking for a way to root your all new phone. Chainfire, who is also know as root god in the world of Android, has recently released his famous CF-Auto-Root exploit for various models of the Galaxy S5.

Since the CF-Auto-Root is also available for the Sprint variant of the phone, it has now become possible to gain root access and enjoy the benefits of owning a rooted device. Rooting in Android opens the gates of ultimate customization and breaks the barriers put by OEM on the system files.

If you have bought your S5 from Sprint and want to root your phone, using Chainfire’s CF-Root you can now root Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P very easily. However, before you actually proceed to root your new phone, it’s time to warn you that the procedure described below is considered risky. It has been tested successfully by many users yet there is no guarantee that things will turn up the same way in your case too. All we can say is, follow the guide carefully, but at your own responsibility.

Getting Prepared

Root Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P

Having download the CF-Root package and taken care of other things, follow the steps given below to root your Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P:

  1. Unzip CF-Auto-Root-kltespr-kltespr-smg900p.zip and open the extracted folder.
  2. Put your Galaxy S5 in Download Mode:
    1. Turn it off.
    2. Press Volume Down+Home+Power keys at the same time for 2-3 seconds.
    3. Release the keys when the warning screen appears.
    4. Then press the Volume Up key to continue to the Download mode.
  3. Now connect your phone to computer using USB cable.
  4. Launch Odin provided with the CF-Root package.
  5. Make sure Odin has detected your phone. This is shown at the ID:COM port that turns to light blue.
  6. Click the PDA button and select CF-Auto-Root-kltespr-kltespr-smg900p.tar.md5 file.
  7. Finally click the Start button and wait till CF-Auto-Root is flashed to the device.Root-T-Mobile-Galaxy-S5
  8. At the completion of installation, you’ll see PASS! message on Odin followed by automatic device reboot.

Wait till your Sprint Galaxy S5 boots up. Open the app drawer and look for SuperUser app there. If it is preset, your phone has been rooted successfully. To very root access on your phone, you can install Root Checker app from the Play Store and run it.

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  • Alan Francisco Jiménez Díaz

    I did everything the way it says the tutorial, but instead of “PASS!” i got “RESET!”, then when the device rebooted and i open the drawer, effevtively it is the SuperSU app, but when i try to check if its rooted with Root Checker, i got that my phone is not rooted. Any help here please?

  • mike

    i was very nervous, but i wanted root so badd for my sm-g900p version boost mobile galaxy s5 and i did it! got to make sure your device drivers are installed so odin will recognize your phone. took me a bit too learn that. go to samsung to get the device drivers or install kies and click tools and get the drivers. omgosh im still kinda shaking. i was nervous about bricking the phone. make sure to look up the root for your model number in about device and search for how to root and then put in the model number and find it that way. like how do i root sm-g900p model with lollipop? thanks it worked.