Towelroot is a rooting tool which was developed by George Hotz aka Geohot. This tool is mainly used for unlocking AT&T and Verizon Android OS devices. Geohot is a famous renowned hacker. He is the primary hacker of the 1st generation iPhone in 2007 and is the same person who was the first to unlock the PlayStation 3 game console to allow users play and install pirated and third party games which are not legalized by Sony.
You should note that, the only Samsung Galaxy S5 device which is compatible with this tool is the AT&T Galaxy S5 Active running the Android v4.4.2 (Kitkat) version.
This brilliant tool actually acts as an “Android bug” since it takes full advantage of the Linux Kernel loopholes. Most of the Linux Kernel older versions were somehow unsecure thus making them prone to vulnerability such as hacking.
When it comes to rooting Samsung Galaxy S5, you should make sure that you are fully aware of the “pros and cons” involved. You should also understand that since your Samsung device is fitted with a KNOX security program, the S5 root will automatically void your warranty.
A tutorial on how to root Samsung Galaxy S5 using the Towelroot tool
- The first step is to download the Towelroot program from its official com website and install it in your device.
- Make sure that you have enabled your device to download programs from unknown sources. You can activate this through clicking on the settings then security.
- An image will appear in your homescreen. Tap at the centre of the image to initiate download.
- When the rooting is in progress, you might receive alerts notifying you that the file isn’t safe for download. Ignore the alert and click on install to continue.
- After a successful rooting process, open the Towelroot app and tap on the button written “make it ra1n.” this command will automatically reboot your device which will be a clear sign of a successful rooting process.