How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (International Exynos) – Easy Guide

Samsung world renowned smartphone manufacturer released its flagship device i.e.Galaxy S5 at the start of this year. It was the most anticipated android smart phone of the year and it brings a lot of up-gradations & additional features over its predecessor Galaxy S4.Galaxy S5 got different variants and one among them is octa-core version bearingExynos chipset. Exynosversion is modeled as Galaxy S5 SM-G900H.

If you have (or intend to) bought international Exynos variant SM-G900H of GalaxyS5 then now for sure you want to get freedom over the limitations put by Samsung on your smartphone by gaining root access. Rooting your android device will give you freedom in installing various custom ROMs, you can access more apps, preserve battery life, better performance, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth tethering, and can reach to many blocked features. Rooting is quite risky process and it requires bit of technical knowledge, as you risk your device that can turn into heavy weight paper if anything goes wrong. Don’t worry; we are here for you to guide how to root your latest International ExynosGalaxy S5 SM-G900 in the safest way.


Here we are going to guide you stepwise how to root your Galaxy S5 SM-G900H in the safest and easiest way with CF–root. CF auto-root tool is developed by Chainfire, a recognized member of the XDA Developer forum. It is the root for Rooting neophytesand for those who want keep as close to stock as possible. CF-root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the easiest and quickest way for your first root.


Before starting rooting please bear in mind following points:

  • The provided rooting guide is just for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H(International Exynos) model.(Confirm your S5 model number by going into settings > about phone > model number)
  • You will lose your device warranty once you done rooting.
  • Although CF auto root developers claim that it will not affect any stored data or app but we recommend you back all necessary files, docs, photos and other stuff as a precautionary measurement just in case if anything goes wrong.
  • Check device battery. It should be atleast 60%  or more.
  • Disable antivirus and firewall apps that can disturb Odin.
  • USB drivers must be installed on the computer with USB Debugging enabled on the device to transfer files between the phone and computer
  • Most importantly do it at your own risk.

Root Galaxy S5 SM-G900H – Stepwise tutorial

Step 1: First of all you need to download CF-Auto root file – Click here to download

Step 2: Download Samsung Kies (Click here) and install them. Make sure it is not running in the background and you quit it.

Step 3: Now go to the downloaded CF auto root file, right click on it and extract it. You will have Odin included in the file. (If by chance you don’t have Odin there you can download Odin – Click here. You will wouldn’t need it as CF auto root file have always included Odin)


Step 4: Turn your phone off and then hold on Volume down, home and power buttons at the same time. Once a warning screen is displayed, hold volume up button to enter into download mode.


Step 5: Once you enter in the downloading mode, connect your phone to the PC with USB cable.

Step 6: After connecting your device, go to the PC and right click on the Odin, Select run as administrator and now as long as you have driver installed properly Box in Odin window will turn Blue (as Shown in picture)

The drivers get installed once you installed Samsung Kies. If it does not turn blue make sure you check to see if Kies is running in the background, if it is then go ahead and exit it, close Odin and re launch it. If not then uninstall Kies, reboot your PC, reinstall Kies and your galaxy S5 will get detected.


Step 7: Then Click on PDA and select CF auto root (a .tar.md5 file) that was just extracted and Click Start.


Step 8: Once you get the coveted “PASS!” in Odin, your Galaxy S5 should reboot by itself. Your phone should then enter a special recovery with a red Android logo. You don’t have to make changes in anything else, just wait out the procedure and you’re done!

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Once the installation is done, your device will reboot in modified recovery mode and install SuperSu. If it stuck at boot screen, power off it and reboot into recovery mode manually by holding down volume up button along with power button. Once the SuperSU is installed, your phone will restore to store recovery and reboot into Android.