How To Root Verizon Galaxy S5: Easy Method For You

How To Root Verizon Galaxy S5: Easy Method For You – Another “dated” smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced in February, 2014 and made available in April of the same year. The mobile has a candy bar form factor which measures 5.59 inches (L) x 2.85 inches (W) x 0.31 inch (T). It weighs in at a light 5.11 ounces. The phone is dust and water-resistant (IP67 certified) and can withstand being immersed up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

The mobile phone has a 5.1 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 pixels per inch). The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protected display can show up to 16 million colors. The smartphone runs on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) but can be upgraded to Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) and has Samsung’s TouchWiz UI over the operating system.

Inside, the handy mobile has a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 central processing unit (CPU) with a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset. Graphics and video needs is handles by an Adreno 330 GPU.

The mobile device has 2 gigabytes of RAM and 16 gigabytes of internal memory. For expandability, it has a dedicated microSD Card Slot which can accommodate up to 256 GB of external memory.

The smartphone offers decent cameras for mobile photography buffs. It has a 16 megapixel primary (back-facing) camera which can capture video (2160@30fps/1080@60fps/HDR/Dual Video Recording) and has the following features:

The 2 megapixels secondary (front-facing) camera can shoot 1080p@30fps video and has dual-video call functionality.

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Other notable features for the smartphone include:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot)
  • BlueTooth 4.0 (A2DP/EDR/LE/aptX)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS with A-GPS/GLONASS)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Infrared Port
  • MicroUSB 3.0 (MHL 2.1 TV-out and USB Host)
  • Sensors (Accelerometer/Barometer/Compass/Fingerprint/Gesture/Gyroscope/Heart Rate/Proximity)

The Galaxy S5 has a user-removable 2800 mAh Li-Ion battery to power all of these.

For this article, you are going to learn how to root Verizon Galaxy S5 using quick and easy methods. Time and again, this site will not be responsible for any lost data/files or bricked smartphones. Rooting will void your mobile’s warranty which means you agree to take all responsibility.

It is good practice to always have a backup of your smartphone’s data just in case something goes awry. Check out our Galaxy S5 backup guide here to save your data/files first before proceeding. Now we can start with the main topic of this post: How to root Galaxy S5.

How To Root Verizon Galaxy S5: Easy Method For You

We will be using Towelroot to gain root access on your smartphone. Just follow the steps below to successfully root your Verizon Galaxy S5.

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Step 1. Unlock the “Developer Options” on your smartphone by going to “Settings“>”About Phone” and tap the “Build Number” repeatedly until a message appears saying “You are now a developer“.

Step 2. Go to the “Developer Options” and turn “USB Debugging” on.

Step 3. Now go to “Setting“>”Security” and toggle “Unknown Sources” on.

Step 4. Using your Smartphone’s browser, visit the towelroot website.

Step 5. Tap the “Lambda” icon to initiate the Towelroot app download.

Step 6. Open the “File Manager” on your phone and look for the Towelroot apk. Tap it to begin installation.

Step 7. Launch the Towelroot app after installation.

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Towelroot app – Make It Rain!

Step 8. Tap on the “Make it rain” button to start the rooting process.

Step 9. Wait for towelroot to finish rooting your smartphone.

Step 10. You can now install SuperUser and BusyBox on your newly rooted Galaxy S5.

The video below shows Towelroot rooting the Verizon Galaxy S5.

If you were able to gain root access on your Galaxy S5 using Towelroot, you can thank Geohot for creating the root tool.

Please share this port if you found it useful and leave a comment below to let us know what you think. Happy rooting!

 

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