Galaxy S5 Prime is the newer version the Galaxy S5. The prime version comes with better features and some cool optimizations over its old brother. In this guide, we will walk through a step by step guide how to root the Galaxy S5 Prime (G9600S, G9600L, G9600K) with CF-Auto-Root. The Galaxy S5 was rooted a long time ago since it was released while the prime version was left behind since it was not so popular.
Thanks to ChainFire the developer behind the famous CF-Auto-Root tool now we can quickly root the Galaxy S5 Prime. CF-Auto-Root supports quite a lot of devices and the Galaxy S5 Prime is a new entry on the list. This tool has been available for a long time and it will be updated every time a new device or a new Android version is released.
This method will work only for Galaxy S5 Prime G9600S, G9600L, G9600K variants. Do not try it on other devices because you may end up with a bricked phone. Check your device model by going to Settings > More/General > About Device and check the model number there. Make sure the model number that is shown on your phone is the same as one of those mentioned above.
Getting things prepared
- Charge your phone up to 60% so it will not shut down unexpectedly during the process. If it does the phone may end up soft bricked and you don’t wanna handle with that.
- Enable USB Debugging. If you don’t know how to do it check our guide how to enable developer options and USB Debugging.
- Make sure to have the proper USB drivers installed on your computer.
- We strongly recommend to backup all your important files if you don’t want to lose them.
How to root Galaxy S5 Prime with CF-Auto-Root
Download the CF-Auto-Root packages based on your device model number. Extract it on your PC
Download and extract the CF-Auto-Root package on your computer. You should get a file with the .tar.md5 format. This is a flashable file for ODIN. Now open ODIN and connect your phone to computer via a USB cable. If you have installed the proper USB drivers and the computer recognized the phone then the ID:COM box on ODIN should turn blue which indicates it has recognised your device and you’re good to go and flash any file you want.
Depending on the ODIN version you should click on the AP Tab for ODIN 3.09 or PDA if you have ODIN 3.07. Then select the file you downloaded from the link above with the extension .tar.md5.
Click START and wait until it flashes the file. Once it finishes your device will restart automatically. Unplug it from the computer and wait for it to turn on.
Wait for the device to restart and that’s all. The Galaxy S5 Prime should be rooted. To check it go to Play Store and install root checker.
If the device stuck at boot logo, remove the battery, put it back, boot the phone into recovery, clear cache and reboot it normally. The issue must be fixed now.