Root Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) with One Click CF Auto Root Tool

Name CF Auto Root One Click Tool
Warranty Voids Warranty.
Stability Stable without any issues.
Root Manager App SuperSU. It manages root permissions for apps on the device.
Credits Chainfire


Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.


Before you begin with the instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.


To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be SM-G900F!

This guide is specifically for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with model no. SM-G900F. Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other device of Samsung or any other company. You have been warned!


Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.



You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully root your Samsung Galaxy S5.

In case you’re not sure, follow the link below for a definitive guide for installing driver for your Samsung device on your computer.




Download the CF Auto Root file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your computer (just to keep things tidy, that is).


DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: (21.36 MB)


  Example video: If you haven’t used Odin before to flash a file on your phone before, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. The video demonstrates flashing of a Recovery on Galaxy S3, but since the procedure is same, the video will helpClick here to watch the video

Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after flashing the CF Auto Root, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

  1. Extract/Unzip the CF-Auto-Root file,, on your computer (using 7-zip free software, preferably)You’ll get the following files:
    • Odin3-v3.07.exe
    • Odin3.ini
    • CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.tar.md5
    • tmax.dll
    • zlib.dll
  2. Disconnect the Galaxy S5 from PC if it is connected.
  3. Double-click the Odin3-v3.07.exe file to open Odin.
  4. Boot your Galaxy S5 into Download Mode:
    • Power off your phone first and wait for 6-7 seconds after display is off.
    • Press and hold these 3 buttons together until you see Warning! screen: Volume Down + Power + Home.
    • Press Volume Up now to continue to Download Mode.
      How-to-Boot-Samsung-Galaxy-Devices-to-Download-ModeFor further help on booting into download check out our detailed post on → How to Boot into Galaxy S5 Download Mode.
  5. Connect your Galaxy S5 to PC. Odin window will show an Added!! message in bottom left box. Odin’s screen would look like this:
    If you don’t get the Added! message, here are some troubleshooting tips:
    • Make sure you have installed driver for Galaxy S5 as said above in ‘Before you begin..’ section.
    • If you have already installed driver, then uninstall them and reinstall back.
    • Connect using a different USB port on your PC.
    • Try a different USB cable. The original cable that came with your phone should work best, if not, try any other cable that’s new and of good quality.
    • Reboot your phone and PC and then try again.
  6. Load the firmware file (extracted in Step 1) into Odin as instructed below:
    • Click on the PDA button on Odin and select the CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.tar.md5 file (from step 1). Your Odin window should look like the screenshot below:
  7. Now in the Option section of Odin, make sure that Re-Partition box is unchecked. (Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes remain checked, while all other boxes remain unchecked.)
  8. Double check the above two steps.
  9. Click the Start button to begin flashing, and wait until you see a PASS! message in Odin’s top left box.
  10. When you get either of RESET! or PASS! message, your device will restart automatically. You can then disconnect your phone from PC.

If you see FAIL message instead of the PASS or RESET in Odin’s top left box, that’s a problem. Try this now: disconnect your Galaxy S5 from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 2 of this guide again.

Also, If device is Stuck at setup connection or on any other process, then too, try this: disconnect your Galaxy S5 from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 2 of this guide again.

That’s all. If you need help regarding this, feel free to ask us in comments below.


It was easy to root your Galaxy S5 with CF Auto Root tool, right? Let us know how you plan to use root privileges on your Galaxy S5.

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed!

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  • hassan hassanine

    That’s smart however why tip off the carriers before the release? Next factor you recognize they will have a patch and can need to put in it on phones bought at brick and mortar sites before customers leave and possibly while not even asking.

  • AdrianC

    Been trying to root the SM-G900F but I always get a fail message. Even after taking out the battery and putting it back in, It goes to a screen that says ” FirmwareUpgrade encountered an Issue. Please elect recovery mode in Kies and try again”

    Any advise?

  • rickbon

    My question is also about rooting the SM-G900F, using the CF Auto Root tool CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.tar.md5 – but in my case for the second time.

    I had successfully rooted the phone in order also successfuly to be able to gain R/W access (via an app called SDFix). Important with 60GB of maps / pics / pod casts music and other own data!

    Probably my mistake as a novice rooter was to assume that for each firmware, there would always be a root option, so I happily yesterday upgraded the firmware to the latest Samsung i.e from G900FXXU1ANCE (as I think the rooted firmware was still called, to G900FXXU1ANE2. I couln’t do this OTA, as it was recognised on the phone that I had rooted the device and the uprade was refused. However, Kies also recognised this but allowed me to continue which concluded successfully.

    So, I am now able to explore the improvements stated for the new firmware – camera / apps? / gallery / finger-print sensor / memory management?

    But I also see not unsuprisingly that I have lost root, so my apps with SD data do not work.A root checker also confirms no root.

    My question is simple: is my existing saved CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.tar.md5 program “universal” for the G900F ?

    In other words, can I use it to root my upgraded Samsung firmware now G900FXXU1ANE2 ? Or, would it try to restore my rooted firmware to the earlier version, which I do not now want ?

    Or is there any other reliable straightforward way to root G900FXXU1ANE2 ? Extensive searching reveals nothing that seems suitable. Maybe I have done the Samsung update too early.

    THis might all be a silly question, but what is the answer ? Thanks.

    • The G900FXXU1ANE2 firmware is a minor update for performance improvements and bug fixes. So I guess the CF Auto Root that you used previously would work just fine on this latest update as well. And no, root packages don’t restore the firmware to previous versions.

      However, in case things go wrong (which won’t IMO), you can always manually flash the G900FXXU1ANE2 update by yourself, check this page for information on that —

      • rickbon

        Thanks Shivam for the essential knowledge & your view of my situation. So, yes, I have just re-instated root access by re-using the same package and I finished by re-gaining proper file access with the other app on my external SD card. Your help appreciated.

  • ashok

    my phone is stuck in odin mode and not rebooting plzz help

  • Robin chowdhury

    Sir, It’s worked.thanks a lot………..

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