How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

By | October 11, 2014
galaxy S5 Mini

The Galaxy S5 Mini is mini variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship device. Only the size of the phone is smaller but the features are not smaller, this Smartphone is also packed with lots of features like built-in finger sensor, water and dust resistant and much more. You can also add couple of new feature, after rooting this Android based Smartphone. Once you rooted the device then it can only able to install the rooted apps and it also depends on your choice. So here are steps which can help you to rooted your Galaxy S5 Mini.

galaxy S5 Mini

Benefits of Rooting of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

  • With the help of rooting you can able to remove the apps which were pre-installed by your network provider or by manufacturer from your Samsung Android Smartphone.
  • Because of rooting you can also get the free  storage space (because of the above benefit).
  • This rooting is also able to increase the battery life of the Smartphone (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
  • The performance of the Smartphone is also be increased(after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).
  • After rooting user can also update its phone into the latest version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • It provide customization’s option when you use your new found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).

Requirements for Rooting of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

  • Always remember rooting is ended the warranty of your device. We won’t be held responsible if you end-up bricking your device. Do it at your own risk.
  • This only works for the SM-G800F variant of the device.
  • This procedure should only work on Windows Operating System based PCs.
  • You should havve required drivers installed on your PC. If you don’t, go ahead and get the latest drivers installed  from here!

Require Files to Download

  1.  Download Odin and save it to your desktop. You can download from here!
  2. You have to also download the CF-Root and save it to your desktop.You can download from here!

Steps of Rooting of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

  1. Your first and important step is you have to extract files from both Odin and CF-Root into your desktop by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.
  2. And after that you have to double-click on Odin executable and it will launch.
  3. Now click on the PDA and choose the CF-Root file that you just extracted to your desktop.
  4. Now you have to un-check Repartition if it’s already checked in the tool.
  5. And then checkmark the boxes that say Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.
  6. Now you have to turn OFF your Samsung device.
  7. Now turn it back on by holding down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together.
  8. And you have to press Volume UP and you should be in Download mode.
  9. Now you can plug in your device to your PC using the USB cable.
  10. Hit Start in the Odin and it’ll start flashing the selected file on your device.
  11. When the file’s flashed, your device should automatically reboot.
  12. Now your Samsung Galaxy S5 is rooted and ready to use.