Those who has been patiently waited for so long and might almost losing the hope to have their Verizon and AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S5, then those time has finally over. Today, George hot also known as Geohot, the man behind jailbreaking iOS devices and a Sony Playstation 3 has discovered and unlocked the journey of finding thr working root method on Verizon Galaxy S5 and AT&T’s Galaxy S5. Other variants like the Galaxy S4 Active, Nexus 5, AT&T and Verizon Galaxy Note 3 are also on the list while some upcoming supported devices will also get a root treatment for continues development.
Here’ is technical info about how the root exploit have been built, according to XDA-developers report.
The root exploit itself is built around Linux kernel CVE-2014-3153, which was recently discovered by hacker Pinkie Pie, and it involves an issue in the Futex subsystem that in turn allows for privilege escalation. Although expressly released for the Verizon Galaxy S5, the root exploit will realistically be compatible with practically every device with an unpatched kernel–which at this point should be nearly every device not running a recent nightly build of a custom ROM with a patched kernel. As such, it has also already been tested and found to work with the AT&T Galaxy S5, Nexus 5, Galaxy S4 Active, and AT&T and Verizon variants of the Note 3.
So those who have the AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S5 and may now want to give a try now, just head over to XDA-Developers thread to get the details on how to apply the root.
Here you go: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2783157
Source: XDA-devlopers portal