How to Root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T

The Next Big Thing, Samsung Galaxy S5’s variant has already come up for most of the carriers in the US and other countries. T-Mobile’s Galaxy S5 is modeled as SM-G900T and is already there, so if you’re planning to get your hands on T-Mobile Galaxy S5, you may want to break it’s boundaries and unleash the true power of Android OS installed on your latest Beast, the Galaxy S5. The famous developer, Chainfire has already come up with his wide-spread CF-Autoroot for almost all the variants of Galaxy S5, that means it won’t be a hitch anymore to root your T-Mobile Galaxy S5.

In the following post, we are going to root the T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T. All you need to do is, follow this comprehensive guide carefully. Before we head towards the root instructions, I’m assuming that many of you are newbies and have no idea about what is root access and why you should root it, to make it clear, we will first have a look on the brief introduction of root access

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. There is a laundry list of things you can do after having your device rooted and installed the custom recovery, now once you’re rooted and have installed custom recovery, go ahead and enjoy it on your phone. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

Here are the pre-installation instructions:

  1. This guide is only for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T. Do not try this on any other device, please check your device’s model number in Settings > General > About Device.
  2. Your phone’s battery must be charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the flashing process.
  3. Make sure that you backup your important media content, ContactsCall Logs & Messages. This is highly recommended just in case something goes wrong and you need to reset your phone.
  4. Use only OEM data cable to establish connection between your phone and PC. Turn off your Anti Virus and Firewall to prevent any connection issues. Also enable USB debugging mode on your phone if you face connection issues.
  5. Alright! Go ahead, follow this guide to the letter.

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom ROMs and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Files you need to download/Install:

Files you need to download: 

  1. Download and extract Odin PC – Get it here
  2. Download and Samsung USB Drivers – Get here
  3. Download & Unzip Cf Auto Root Package file once on your desktop, you will get a .tar.md5 file.

 How to Root T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T:

  1. Open Odin3.exe from the extracted folder.
  2. Put your T-Mobile SGS 5 in download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power key at the same time, you should get a screen showing a warning and asking to continue, press Volume Up to continue.
  3. Now your phone should be in downloading mode. Connect your phone to your PC.
  4. As soon as Odin detects your phone the ID:COM box will turn light blue.
  5. Click on the PDA tab and select the CF-autoroot file that you extracted above.
  6. In case you’re using Odin v3.09, you will put the .tar.md5 file in the “AP” tab, rest of the settings should remain untouched in Odin v3.09 as well.
  7. Your Odin screen should look like exactly as shown below.
  8. odin_explained
  9. Click Start and the root process should start showing you a process bar in the first box above ID:COM.
  10. The process is quite fast and will finish in a few seconds, as soon as it ends, your phone will restart and you’ll see the CF Auto root installing SuperSu on your phone.
  11. Congratulations you have your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T rooted now!

How to check if the device is properly rooted or not?

      1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Galaxy S5.
      2. Find “Root Checker” and install it.
      3. Open Root Checker.
      4. Tap “Verify Root”.
      5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
      6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
      7. That’s All!

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Once you’re rooted, make sure that you Backup EFS Data on your Galaxy S5.

Also, Install CWM or TWRP Recovery on your Galaxy S5.

That’s all. In case you have some queries or you’re facing some issues regarding this post, feel free to stop by the comment box below and drop us your words. We surely will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks all.


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