Root Galaxy S5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Install TWRP Recovery

Samsung Galaxy S5 was updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow few months back. Almost all variants of the Galaxy S5 are now enjoying the Marshmallow firmware. Galaxy S5’s Marshmallow update has given this device a new life. The new UI seems quite cool, new features have freshened up this device. Android power users, who had their devices rooted prior to the Marshmallow update, they’ve probably lost the root access, custom recovery and all the custom changes after updating to official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. If you’re one of such power users and now you want the root access and custom recovery back on your Galaxy S5 then you have already spotted the right place.galaxy-s5-gold

The guide going down illustrates how you can re-gain the root access on your Galaxy S5 running Marshmallow. You will also learn how you can flash latest TWRP custom recovery so that you can flash all things custom on your device once again. The guide works for all variants of the Galaxy S5. You need to follow the guide carefully and you are all good to go with it.

Some things to keep in mind

  1. This guide is intended for the Galaxy S5s listed below 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 according to your device:- Download and Extract to get .tar file.
  • Download latest TWRP Recovery.img.tar according to your device:
    • International, Americas, and Oceanic (SM-G900F, SM-G900W8, SM-G900T, SM-G900M, SM-G900P, SM-G900V, SM-G900I):  Download
    • International Duos (SM-G900FD): Download 
    • China & China Duos (SM-G9006V, SM-G9008V, SM-G9006W, SM-G9008W, SM-G9009W): Download
    • Japan (SCL23, SC-04F): Download
    • Korea (SM-G900K, SM-G900L, SM-G900S): Download

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 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 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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  • sudeep das

    What about SM-G900H?

    • @disqus_3fq1sddhXI:disqus files not available for G900H yet.

      • Mshweshwe

        Any luck with G900H files yet?

      • ચિરાગ પટેલ

        bro klte rom works on kltedv g900i

  • @disqus_X5560odnPH:disqus yes, it will.

  • medlas

    Thanks a lot Usama M ! it worked just fine for all the way through untill step 10. Now I wanna flash my S5 sm-g9008w to marshmallow 6.0.1 I’m now running with kitkat 4.4.2 . downloaded CM -13-0-20160127-NIGHTLY-kltechnduo and gapps-600-base-20151114-1-signed how will I carry on the task? give us please the TUTO following step 10.

    • @medlas:disqus just download the stock Android Marshmallow and flash it using Odin. Best of Luck.

  • Hau Dinh

    Does this work with sm-g900t?? I tried to root from other sources but always got stuck in reboot loop after all..please help

    • @disqus_ODAvUfOKcm:disqus Still need help? I was away from the site for days. Just got back. Apologies for late response.

    • @disqus_ODAvUfOKcm:disqus Nope. It won’t work with g900t.

  • Zacky Harris

    do i have to unlock bootloader on g900i

  • The Michelin Man

    I did everything listed exactly, and everything worked great with SuperSU installed and everything… until I used root checker and the error “Sorry! Root access is not properly installed on this device” appeared and I noticed SuperSU doesn’t open and instead tells me “There is no SuperSU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem!”. Please help me!!!

    Model Number: SM-G900I
    Android Version: 6.0.1

  • Danny

    Which of the CF-Autoroot should I download if my device is G9008W? Thanks.

    • Shamim Ahmad

      My device is G9006V, Which of the CF-auto root should i download??? i am using 6.01 and it is Chinese unicom rom. Google play store missing in this rom. Can you suggest me how can i install google play services???

      • @disqus_uT6tgiAqf9:disqus I think G9006V doesn’t have a CF-Autoroot, you will have to find an independent TWRP and flash SuperSU afterwards.

        Is this a Chinese variant or a Verizon variant from some other region?

  • Orinda Xhemajli

    I have verizon galaxy s5 g900v , i cant find cf-autoroot! how to root my device ? please help im trying for days! thanks.

  • autoroot is not available for verizon phones. You will have to find a different method.

  • Abdul Salam Shah

    Assalamualaikum, I successfully rooted my S5 SM-9008W but now the problem is that the odin gets stuck when i try to install TWRP twrp-3.0.2-1-kltechn.img.tar. The log in the odin shows please wait after I select the twrp-3.0.2-1-kltechn.img.tar file and gets stuck there.

    • @abdulsalamshah:disqus it gets stuck for a minute or 2, after that it works fine. Were you able to get over it or not?

  • Abdul Salam Shah

    Odin is not loading twrp-xxxxxx.img.tar file and gets stuck.

    • @abdulsalamshah:disqus still have the issue?

      • emergy

        hi usama, I have g900f Ilo region and snapdragon. can I use twrp klte.

  • Sharif Al-Alam

    Praise Be To Allah. I just Rooted my S5 Dus SM-900FD – AV 6.0.1 (i did as you said to do) it’s worked just fine without any problem. thank you so much Friend, May Allah Bless You and your Family….

  • emergy

    hi, i have s5 sm-g900f with Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801.
    can i install twrp? is it for Snapdragon?

    • @disqus_YwNEMkBORX:disqus Yes you can install TWRP on it. It is snapdragon.

  • julio

    what about samsung g900a 6.0.1

    • @disqus_TeZa64xBvh:disqus Will look up a method for that phone and update soon. Stay connected.

  • Ali Chuy

    Where can i download the CF-Auto-Root for my SM-G900FD model?
    I want to root my s5 . Thank you and more power !

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