Root Android 5.0 Lollipop XU1BNL3 on Galaxy S5 G900FD Duos Official Firmware

  • Samsung pushed out the latest Android Lollipop for most of its flagships and Galaxy S5 G900FD Duos is one of those lucky devices that tasted the sweetness of Lollipop. Android 5.0 Lollipop was previously rolled out with build numbers G900FDXXU1BNL9 and G900FDXU1BNL3, for Russian and Malaysian users respectively, for Galaxy S5 G900FD Duos. Every Android user wishes to get the latest update, either via OTA or with custom firmwares manually. So if you have not installed your device to this firmware, we’ve already shared a guide about How to Update Galaxy S5 Duos SM-G900FD to Android 5.0 Lollipop but, if you have upgraded to an Android OS version with major updates, especially with changes in design and performance, I am sure that you’ll be looking for its root method.

    After getting Administrative privileges over the phone, you can enjoy third-party apps to enhance the flexibility and customization of your device. Here there is a detailed guide about how to root Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy S5 G900FD official firmware with build number XU1BNL3, by flashing the latest SuperSU package from ChainFire (compatible with this version). This CF-Auto-Root method has been tested by many users on their Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD devices, running the official XU1BNL3 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware.


    The instructions contained in this guide can just be used to root a Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD. Do not try to attempt this on any other device or on Galaxy S5 Duos LTE variants. If you do so, the device might get damaged. You can check the model number of your device by accessing to Settings > About Phone.

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    We are not responsible for any kind of damage occurred to the device during or after the rooting process of Android 5.0 Official firmware on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD.

    Before Getting Started:

    Take a proper backup of all your important data and settings using a recommended custom recovery, such as TWRP, before proceeding to the rooting guide. In case anything went wrong, you would be able to restore your data.
    An official Android 5.0 firmware by Samsung should be installed on the device.
    Make sure that a custom recovery should be already installed on your Galaxy S5.
    Download and install properly the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900FD USB Drivers on the PC.

    Verify that the battery level of your device should be, at least, around 70% before proceeding, to prevent unexpected shutdowns while rooting the phone.

    Required Files:
    Download SuperSU Root Package on the desktop of your PC.

    Steps to Root a Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD on Android 5.0 Lollipop with SuperSU Package:

    Follow the given step-by-step guide to root your Galaxy S5 G900FD on XU1BNL3 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware, using ODIN with SuperSU:

    Step No 1: Plug the Galaxy S5 to your PC using its USB data cable.

    Step No 2: Transfer the file, that you have already downloaded on the desktop of your PC, to the root folder of your SD card.

    Step No 3: Disconnect the device from the PC and turn it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.

    Step No 4: Turn ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power keys at the same time.

    Step No 5: While your Galaxy S5 is in Recovery Mode, access to “flash zip from SD card” > “choose zip from sdcard”.

    Step No 6: Go to the file that you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card in Step No 2. Select it using the Power button and confirm the installation process to begin.

    Step No 7: Go back to the main menu of Recovery once the installation is finished.

    Step No 8: In the recovery menu, select “reboot system now”. Your Galaxy S5 Duos LTE will be restarted.

    Done! You’ve successfully rooted your Galaxy S5 on Android 5.0 official firmware. You can go to the apps list to verify that SuperSU has been installed. Download and install a Root Checker App from the given link to check if your device has been properly rooted.

    [appbox googleplay id=com.joeykrim.rootcheck&hl=en]

    Finally, you can let us know if you have any question while rooting your Galaxy S5 G900FD Duos on Android 5.0 Lollipop software update.

    Source: Android Geeks

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