There are numerous dedicated hackers, developers and even modders who will appreciate being able to root their brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 but the procedure below may not be a standard practice for many device owners.
Samsung hacker called Chainfire who is very well known has developed a tool called Auto-root exclusively for the Samsung Galaxy S5 ( Canadian model : SM-G900W8 ) that takes advantage of the device’s unlocked boot-loader to push the relevant root files that facilitates access for other apps.
Users will have to use Odin which is known very well as Samsung’s Windows-only proprietary binary flashing software to perform Auto-root, but once it’s completed you should not have to touch it again. In case you would like to try something different, there is an open-source alternative called Heimdall that works with Linux and OS X, but it does not appear to be tested with the latest Galaxy devices.
Auto-root does not alter much of the device but it does trip the KNOX warranty flag which is built-in that could prevent the device from being serviced. In case you think about rooting the Samsung Galaxy S5 and succeed, do let us know your experience.
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