Install TWRP Recovery on Sprint Galaxy S5 G900P and Root it

Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of those lucky devices which have tasted the Marshmallow firmware. We all know that Samsung really sucks when it comes to updating its devices to further version of Android. Keeping that in mind, we can say that the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update is not less then a blessing. This device got the update pretty late but at-least it was updated. Galaxy S5’s almost all variants have been updated to the Marshmallow firmware. Carrier branded Galaxy S5 have also got the firmware. Sprint’s Galaxy S5 is also enjoying it at the moment.maxresdefault

If you own a Sprint branded Galaxy S5 which goes by the model number SM-G900P, and you have recently updated it to Marshmallow, chances are; you have lost the root access. Now if you’re wishing to gain the root access once again, you will have to follow the root procedure from scratch. Alongside the root access, you may want to flash a custom recovery i.e. TWRP recovery on your GS5 for flashing zip files, backing up data, wiping dalvik cache and a lot more. To help our beloved users owning a Sprint GS5 G900P, we have compiled this guide to root your phone and then flash a TWRP. In the first step, we will root the device and in the next half we will flash TWRP custom recovery. Let’s go through the guide now.

Some things to keep in mind

  1. This guide is intended for the Sprint Galaxy S5 only. Do not try this on any other device or else you may result in bricking it.
  2. Charge your phone up to 50% to avoid power issues during flashing process.
  3. Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device if you have developer options accessible. If your device is stuck in a particular mode, then skip this step.
  4. Backup your important Contacts, Call Logs and SMS messages just to be on a safe side.
  5. Turn off Samsung Kies in your computer if you have opened it.
  6. Disable any Anti-virus and also your Firewall if enabled.
  7. Use OEM data cable to establish connection between your PC and your phone.
  8. Follow this guide to the letter to avoid mishap.

Disclaimer: The methods mentioned in the succeeding guide are highly custom. Such installations are not recommended by device manufacturers. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers may not be held responsible. Make sure that you’re doing everything at your own risk.

Required Downloads

  • Samsung USB Drivers – Download and Install
  • Odin3 Flashtool – Download and Extract
  • CF-Autoroot for G900P – Download and Extract to get .tar file.
  • TWRP Recovery.img.tar – Download

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 G900P Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

  1. Open Odin3 V3.10.7.exe that you extracted on your PC.
  2. Put your phone in download mode now. To do so, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key. Once your phone boots up, press the Volume Up key to continue.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC now. The ID:COM box in the top-left corner of Odin3 should  turn blue. This indicates that your phone is connected properly.
  4. Now click the “AP” tab in Odin and select the CF-Autoroot.tar file. It will take a second or two for Odin3 to load this file.
  5. If the Auto-reboot option is ticked, untick it. Leave all other options in Odin3 as they are.Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  6. Now you’re all set to flash the root file. Just click the start button in Odin3 and sit back.
  7. Once the process box above ID:COM box shows green light and flashing process is finished, disconnect your device.
  8. Reboot your phone manually now. You can do by pulling out the battery, put it back again and turn on your device.
  9. Checkout the SuperSu in application drawer. Also install BusyBox from Play Store.
  10. Verify root access using Root Checker.
  11. That’s all. You’re now set to unleash the open source nature of Android.

How to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900P Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

  1. Open Odin3 V3.10.7.exe that you extracted on your PC.
  2. Put your phone in download mode now. To do so, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key. Once your phone boots up, press the Volume Up key to continue.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC now. The ID:COM box in the top-left corner of Odin3 should  turn blue. This indicates that your phone is connected properly.
  4. Now click the “AP” tab in Odin and select the twrp-xxxxxx.img.tar file. It will take a second or two for Odin3 to load this file.
  5. If the Auto-reboot option is ticked, untick it. Leave all other options in Odin3 as they are.Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  6. Now you’re all set to flash the recovery. Just click the start button in Odin3 and sit back.
  7. Once the process box above ID:COM box shows green light and flashing process is finished, disconnect your device.
  8. Now pull out the battery of your phone to turn it off.
  9. Put the battery back and turn on your device into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up + Power + Home Keys altogether. Your device will boot up into the recovery mode.
  10. You can do whatever you wish to do using the custom recovery now. Best of luck.

Just in case you’re facing any difficulties following this procedure or you’re stuck with something, feel free to reach me out in the comment box below. Thank you.

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