Easily root your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5 with Geohot’s towelroot

Easily root your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5 with Geohot’s towelroot

If you’ve been waiting for a way to root your AT&T or Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5, the wait is over. Today developer George Hotz, aka Geohot, released a solution that’s as easy as sideloading an APK and clicking “make it ra1n.”

The towelroot APK is said to work with the not only the AT&T and Verizon GS5, but also the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, LG Nexus 5 and every phone with a kernel build date before June 3, 2014. It was noted in the XDA thread that the AT&T and Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may have some issues though.

Geohot said that some known bugs are that if the /proc/version on the Note 3 includes 3.4.0-722276, it doesn’t seem to work, the su binaries don’t seem to update, but this may not be the root’s fault. Also, Motorola and HTC devices don’t currently work because /system is write protected.

To install towelroot, head over to towelroot.com and click the lambda to download the APK and before you install, although everyone should know this, make sure you click to allow apps from Unknown Sources. After that, all you need to do is click the root button.

If you’re wondering if this will trip the Knox security system, this will more than likely void your warranty, but you already knew that, right? Geohot said that when he ran the root method, his device said “KNOX WARRANTY VOID: 0x0.”

One last thing, if you come across any bugs, be sure to report them. Geohot plans to release a new version later today that will hopefully squash them.

Enjoy the freedom of your newly rooted device!

VIA: XDA

Source: towelroot 

UPDATE: The Note 3 with kernel 3.4.0-722276 is fixed, so if you had downloaded it before, please redownload.Current known bugs include the Note 3 with kernel 3.4.0-257432 not working, but updating to 722276 should fix it. The newest Motorola and HTC devices still don’t currently work because /system is write protected.

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11 Comments

  1. Javel Gomez
    June 15, 17:24 Reply

    Is there a custom recovery that can be installed while being rooted?

  2. Dre
    June 15, 19:51 Reply

    Doesn’t work for AT&T S4

  3. fukermcfukerton
    June 16, 06:31 Reply

    Bullshit! You lie that it works with att galaxy s5! What if I had bought one because you said this would work, try it and it doesn’t? Your a real jerk geohot

  4. Lynn Kelly
    July 22, 10:05 Reply

    worked perfectly on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy s4

  5. Camron
    September 15, 17:33 Reply

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 G900A from ATT and the method didnt work. Device isnt supported. Any suggestions?

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