Root Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870W

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Here is a post that will help you to root Galaxy S5 Active and that too within a few clicks, using an automated one click software in which you will have to just follow the simple instructions given in this post. And after that you can go ahead and increase the performance by those customizations and the tweaks you were looking to do on your android device. So what are you waiting for?

Before you Root Galaxy S5 Active:

Before you begin with the tutorial to root Galaxy S5 Active you need to have at least a basic knowledge about the android rooting and that what really are you doing to your device. So that you really know that what affects and changes it brings in your android device and you are not root in your device just for the sake of it. So if you already know about it in detail and have a good knowledge about this stuff then you can skip this part of the tutorial and move onto the next one. But on the other hand if you don’t, then you should really get into it before you begin with it and then move forward. Below is a brief intro part which explains and rooting, it’s merits and demerits. So you should really give it a read at least if this is your first time.

Android Rooting is a basic process, which gets you the root access on the device and in turn root access allows you to control your android device better than ever before. It lets you perform many tweaks and customizations on the device which you cannot do by default. It lets you interfere and alter the core functioning of the device. It is like running a windows system in administrator mode and in a nutshell you are the super user of the device and completely on the driver seat. This very concept of android is so and vast that we cannot discuss it all here right in this post, so if you wish to know more about it then you can refer to this detailed post on android rooting here.

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As said above that there are many tweaks that you can perform on your android device. And not only the tweaks there are many more ways in which you can take advantage of rooting your android, you can read about them here. And to list a few tweaks that you can perform on the device, you could increase the RAM, Play HD Games, overclock processor, Custom ROMs, and also you could install increase the internal memory. And there are many more tweaks that you can perform on an android device too, once you root it.

Unfortunately it is not only the advantages, rooting also has some disadvantages as well. Like many of the users might also know about it that when you root an android device you lose the warranty on the device that has been provided by the manufacturer. Also there are many technical things too, which we cannot explain it right here in this post. So if you wish to read and study more about it, click here.

About this Tutorial:

Let us have a look that what method we will be using in this post to root galaxy s5 active. We will use flash toil named as odin which has been provided by Samsung for the flashing purposes itself. We will run it on a computer or a laptop and then we will connect the device to it and flash a root package on the device which will get us the root access. Now this method is a bit long and would take a bit more time than the other tutorials using one click softwares. But this is authentic and really easy to follow, just refer to the instructions given to you. Also note that you need to proceed at your own risk as we would not be responsible for any damage that might occur to the device.

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Pre Requisites:

Before you. Rush to then tutorial to root Galaxy S5 Active, you will have to do some things in the first place. Below is a list that you can follow to do so.

  •  You will need a laptop or a. Computer for the procedure and proper drivers installed on it.
  • If you don’t have the drivers for your device, then you can download it from this page here.
  • Backup all totem important data on the device, though it won’t get deleted but still it is better to be on the safer side.
  • You can refer the guides mentioned below to backup the important stuff on the device.
  • Backup and restore Contacts
  • Backup Apps for Unrooted Devices
  • Backup and Restore SMS and WhatsApp Chats
  • Make sure that you have enabled the USB Debugging Mode under the Developer Options.
  • enable-usb-debugging-mode
  • If you don’t see any developer options in the settings then. You tap on the build number of the device about 7 times in About section in Settings.
  • Charge the device to at least 70 percent as we don’t want that it should go low on power in the middle of the procedure and then interrupt you in the middle of the procedure.
  • Lastly also download the files from the download section below.


The first step in this procedure would be to download the root package from the download link given below. It is important that you download the file as it is essential to root galaxy s5 active and also before you can use it you will have to perform the things mentioned below in order to unlock it.

How to Root Galaxy S5 Active:

To begin with the procedure follow the store by step instructions given below to root s5 active. Now before you further proceed make sure once again that downloads are in place and also you have gone through the pre requisites section.

  • Extract the root package to get the root files to a suitable location on your computer.
  • You now have to boot your phone into download mode. To do this, first turn off your phone and then press and hold the home button + power button + volume down button for about 10 seconds till you see a warning message on the screen with a yellow triangle. Then press the volume up button to continue.
  • Now go to the folder where you extracted the files and launch the executable Odin file.
  • Once Odin is launched, connect your phone in download mode to the computer using a USB cable. Odin will then automatically recognize your device and you will see an Added message on the lower left panel of the screen.
  • Once the phone is successfully connected, click on the PDA field and select the CF-Auto-Root.tar file from the extracted root files.
  • Add-PDA-Odin-3.07
  • All you have to do now is to click on the Start button to begin the rooting process. The process usually takes about 50 seconds.
  • Once the process is complete, your phone will automatically reboot following which you will see a Pass message on a green button in the Odin window. You can then disconnect your phone from the computer.
  • Odin3.07-Flash-Completed-for-Samsung-Galaxy
    To make sure of the root, look for the SuperSU app in the app drawer. If you find this app, your phone has been successfully rooted. You can also download the Root Checker app from the play store to do the same.
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So this was a short tutorial that helped you to root Galaxy S5 Active one click. In case you faced any issues or any problems in the above mentioned steps or any other part of the tutorial, then you can contact us or also reach out to us in the form of comments below. Any one from our team or in fact any user might help you out too. So this is it, I hope this post helped and solved your purpose.

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