Here’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo SM-G903F and SM-G903M variants. Either which version you have, the Europe version SM-G903F or the SM-G903M in Latin America this rooting approach will work flawlessly. The simple thing about this root method is that it uses the CF-Auto Root that is developed by Chainfire to which has been proven very easy to use for gaining root on many devices. This rooting technique has been already tested and it worked well on the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo’s latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, to which this particular device has been running at since its released.
But then again, rooting may void the warranty of your device and there are some extra precaution you must be aware of. Here are some reminder that you may need to know before you engage into rooting your Galaxy S5 Neo. These are just some of the few main things you may consider if you are new about rooting.
Disadvantages of a Rooted Galaxy S5 Neo:
- It may void the warranty of your Galaxy S5 Neo.
- It tripped the KNOX apps in your Galaxy S5 Neo and you couldn’t use it again
- Your may not be able to receive the OTA update unless you unroot your Galaxy S5 Neo once again by restoring back the stock firmware.
What do I need to do before rooting the Galaxy S5 Neo?
You may learn to unroot the device just in-case you want to upgrade to the latest OS. Samsung will release an update from time to time, to which an update that includes new features, bug fixes and further improvements to the device. You may read our tutorials on how to remove root or unroot the Galaxy S5 Neo.
- Fully recharge your Galaxy S5 Neo before rooting.
- Make a back-up of all important data stored in the phone’s memory like contacts, photos, videos, messages, and etc.
- Enable OEM unlock by going to Settings > Developer options > Enable unlock by OEM.
- Use a PC computer as this process will not work on MAC.
- Use the supplied USB data cable of your Galaxy S5 Neo
Grab the CF-AUTO-ROOT for your Galaxy S5 NEO, according to its model number. To check the model number of your Galaxy S5 NEO, just simply tap on Settings > About device, then check either if you have the model number SM-G903F or SM-G903M.
Procedures: Root the Galaxy S5 Neo SM-G903F & SM-G903M
- Extract or unzip the downloaded CF-Auto-Root-s5neolte-s5neoltexx-smg903f.zip for SM-G903F or the CF-Auto-Root-s5neolte-s5neolteub-smg903m.zip for SM-G903M so that you’ll get the Odin flashable file.
- Run Odin3_v3.10.6 click the AP button and browse to the folder where you have unzipped and keep the file.
If you have the Galaxy S5 Neo SM-G903F variant, just load the ‘CF-Auto-Root-s5neolte-s5neoltexx-smg903f.tar.md5′
And for the Galaxy S5 Neo SM-G903M will also loads the ‘CF-Auto-Root-s5neolte-s5neolteub-smg903m.tar.md5′ in the AP button.
- Reboot the Galaxy S5 Neo into download mode. Turn the power off, then just press and hold the Volume Down, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously. Then press the Volume Up until you will get into the Download mode screen.
- Connect your Galaxy S5 Neo to your PC.
- Wait a couple of seconds as Odin reads the MD5 check-sum.
- Click the “START’ button if it all seems good to start flashing the root file.
- Wait until your Galaxy S5 Neo completely rebooted and you’ll see the word PASS! appeared in Odin.
Once the rooting process is done, you may then verify and confirm if you have successfully rooted your Galaxy S5 Neo using the Root checker app from Play Store.
If you may read a message that reads something like “SuperSu has stopped” this is basically normal since the KNOX apps interfere the root access. All you need is uninstall the SuperSU then re-install or update to latest SuperSU from Playstore.
That’s it! Just let me know if this method has perfectly and flawlessly rooted your Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo.