FINALLY! Thank to XDA user GeoHot, we now have a new root method for AT&T SM-G900A or Verizon SM-G900V Galaxy S5. If you have been waiting for a long time for this root (as I have) don’t forget to donate to GeoHot for breaking the code and giving us root.
This will work on all Galaxy S5 models with Android 4.4.2 and does not trip KNOX. DOE NOT WORK WITH Android 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1, 5.1.1 Lollipop!
Currently there is NO ROOT METHOD for AT&T or Verizon S5 models with Android 5.0+ Lollipop. Sorry, you will have to take this up on AT&T or Verizon to unlock bootloaders if you want root, there will most likely no more root if you’ve update to Lollipop unfortunately. See our video on Best Carriers for Root and Custom ROMs.
Step 1. Point your browser to TowelRoot.com and hit the Lamda icon. That will download an APK file to your phone.
Step 2. Next go to your notifications and click on the APK file that was downloaded.
Step 3. You may have to go to Settings to allow installation of this APK file.
Step 4. If you get a warning, just ignore and install the app.