How to Root Galaxy S5 SM-G900M (Vodafone) – Easiest Method

Samsung – world most recognized mobile manufacturer recently unveiled its flagship device Galaxy S5and it is available in 125 countries worldwide. SamsungGalaxy S5 is the most anticipated android smartphone of the year. Samsung GalaxyS series is known for its big screen, Specs, hardware and software tricks. So is theGalaxy S5. Many updates along with number of new features are introduced in Galaxy S5 over its predecessor S4.

Anticipating its sales hit, almost all US carriers have got their variants along with their various offers. Vodafone is also offering its Samsung Galaxy S5 model i.e. SM – G900M with exclusive packages. Actually it doesn’t make much difference which carrier model you are using. As long as you have S5 smartphone you are able to enjoy its features beyond any boundaries.  However, when it comes to do certain kind of tweaking to mobile software, every carrier model has its own restrictions and to knock off these restrictions carrier specific methods are required. So in case you are buying (or you already have) Vodafone Galaxy S5 – model number SM- G900M and you want to get more freedom over the choices you made on your smartphone you will obviously go for rooting.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900M

Rooting your android device will give you independence in installing various custom ROMs, you will access more apps, preserve battery life, better performance, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth tethering, and get access to many blocked features. Rooting is quite risky process as you risk your device that can turn into heavy weight paper if anything goes wrong. So it requires a little bit of technical knowledge. Don’t get bother if you are new, we are here for you to guide how to root your latest Vodafone Galaxy S5 SM-G900M in the safest way.

Here we are going to guide step by step how to root your Galaxy S5 SM-G900M 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 newcomersand 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.

There are certain points that you should keep in mind before rooting:

  • The provided rooting guide is just for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900M (Vodafone) model.     (Check your S5 model number by going to settings > about pone > 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.

How to Root Galaxy S5 SM-G900M (Vodafone) – Stepwise tutorial

Step 1: First of all you need to download relevant 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. – You will wouldn’t need it as CF auto root file have always included Odin)

CF Root Auto Root Galaxy S5

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!

odin pass screen_thumb

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.