Odin is a Windows only program, designed by Samsung themselves, used to root, flash, upgrade, and restore Samsung phones using special firmware files specific to your model. Ready to start rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4? For those of you with the GT-i9500 model GS4, this quick video will walk you through the entire rooting process using Odin and CWM.
Pre-requisites to Rooting
Before we get started, you’ll need to make sure that your device is compatible with this rooting process. These are the models of the Galaxy Note 2 that will work.
- International (GT-N7100 / GT-N7105)
- AT&T (SGH-I317)
- T-Mobile (SGH-T889)
- Canadian models (starting with SGH-I317 or SGH-T889
How to root Samsung Galaxy S5
- Switch your Samsung Galaxy S5 completely and boot into Download Mode – check this post to see how to enter into Download mode.
- Launch Odin on your PC and connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 with the computer.
- On the Odin menu on your computer, click the AP button and locate the downloaded chainfire root tool with .tar.md5 extension.
- Do not mess up with any settings in Odin, and hit the Start button to initiate to root Samsung Galaxy S5.
- When the process completes successfully, your Samsung Galaxy S5 will reboot automatically.
- You can disconnect your Galaxy S5 from your PC when the SGS5 boot logo appears on the screen.
Check”Auto Reboot” (Reboots your phone automatically after flashing) and”F.Reset Time”(Resets the flash counter after upgrading the firmware). Other options (Re-partition, LED control etc) are selected upon requirement. PIT stands for partition information table, if you press the PIT button, the .pit files can be browsed in the firmware upgrade folder / package files folder, otherwise leave it as it is if there is no .pit files.
A kernel is a system file which controls the CPU and GPU. As such, custom kernels are modified versions of official kernels, or are completely rebuilt depending on your source. It can increase performance, overclock your device’s CPU, and more. It needs root access, so make sure you’ve established that for your device.