Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the recent flagship Android device launched by Samsung earlier this year. This device is packed with amazing features, sensors and hardware that provides it a buttery smooth experience and makes it one of the most advance smartphone ever launched. Although this device provides us with a tons of feature, advance users never love a device, no matter what it offers, unless it’s Rooted.
Since the Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched under AT&T and Verizon carriers, rooting it was not easy. Both of these carriers are known to lock their bootloader and on top of that provide extra security which makes rooting next to impossible. Just like other devices under AT&T and Verizon, it was very hard to root this device and XDA forum (one of the largest Android forum with thousands of advance Android developers) had announced a $18,000 bounty for any developer who found a exploit and root the Galaxy S5 for these two carriers. Finally, it seems like geohot, a senior XDA developer, will be claiming this prize since he has finally found a way to root Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5.
According to the developer, Towelroot (rooting app created by him) is a simple one-click application that will root your Galaxy S5 in one click, without writing any complicated commands. This app will not only root Verizon & AT&T Galaxy S5 but also work on the AT&T Galaxy S4 Active and Nexus 5 devices. However, those devices with kernel build date older than June 3, 2014 will find that this app may not work for them.
If you are about how to Root Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5? Then don’t worry, rooting procedure is very simple. Since it is an one-click application, after installing this app you just have to tap the make it ra1n button and the rooting process will start. After few seconds, your device will be rooted. Although the developer claims that this procedure doesn’t trip the KNOX Security i.e. even after rooting, the Knox shows KNOX WARRANTY VOID:0x0 which means that you are still in warranty. However, rooting will always void your warranty so don’t go to Samsung claiming your warranty even if your Knox code is 0. To claim warranty, you must remove the SuperUser app and other SU binaries.
If you currently own Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 and want to root your device then wait no more, download the Towelroot apk and enjoy the pleasures of having a rooted device.
If you used this app to root your Galaxy S5 then please post a review about if you found this app perfect for rooting or does this app really offers a one-click rooting procedure ?