How to Root Verizon and At&t Samsung Galaxy S5 with Geohot’s Towelroot

Many variants of Samsung Galaxy S5 have already got root access but two variantsAt&t and verizon were left behind because of blocked bootloader. These two variants are largest carriers in America and inability to get root access on them left many GS5 Android users in pickle but thanks to XDA that brings awesomely simple root method that will work well for both variant. Means now you can easily root Verizon and At&t Samsung Galaxy S5

A well-known developer from XDA- Developers forum Geohot has come up with amazing application “Towelroot”. It is simple one click APK root method that would definitely go to work well with Verizon and At&t Galaxy S5 variants. Along with these two it will provide rooting freedom on Galaxy S4 Active and Nexus 5 also. Most impoprtantly “Towelroot” doesn’t void the KNOX warranty counter on the device’s bootloader, so you don’t need to unlock anything.

US carriers S5

Now let’s move to tutorial on how to root your Verizon and At&t Samsung Galaxy S5using towelroot but first note down Pre-requisites


  • Enable “unknown sources” on your Galaxy S5. (for this go to settings > security)
  • Download tr.apk for your phone  (or go to, click lambda to download apk)

How to Root Verizon and AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5

Follow these steps carefully to root your Samsung Galaxy S5 Verizon and At&t variants

Step 1: First of all place the download APK file to your mobile and install the app.(to install simply tap on file, after the towelroot pops up, click install)

Step 2: Launch application after it is installed.

Step 3: Then select “make it ra1n”.

Step 4: It just take almost 15 seconds, your phone will reboot and it will be rooted.

Step 5: To check either you successfully rooted your device or not, download and installroot checker application from Google Play store and confirm it.

That’s all. Now your Verizon and AT&T is rooted and you can enjoy more freedom over your phone.