*Note – Before installing a custom ROM, you will need to root your Samsung Galaxy S5 first.
Don’t know why or what is rooting Galaxy S5? Please see this video explanation first.
Don’t know what is a custom ROM and what it can do for you? See What is An Android Custom ROM.
If you are wondering what rooting does for you, see Why root Galaxy S5?
How to Root Galaxy S5
For rooting Galaxy S5, please first see How to Root Galaxy S5!
After rooting Galaxy S5, please make sure to make a backup ROM at least once!!! See How to Backup/Restore ROM on Rooted Galaxy S5!
Don’t know how to install custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S5!
Currently, all Galaxy S5 models can be rooted except AT&T and Verizon models, which have locked bootloaders. When a root exploit is found, we will update the site and send you an e-mail so don’t forget to sign up for our e-mail list to be alerted first!
Troubleshooting Rooted Galaxy S5
Bricked your Galaxy S5? Need to return your phone for warranty? Want to re-install stock firmware?
How to get OTA updates after rooting?
We recommend you install rooted stock ROMs instead (so you don’t have to re-root) but if you want to take OTA, you can re-install stock recovery.
Custom ROMs for Galaxy S5
Did you know that you can install international custom ROMs on T-Mobile/Canadian Galaxy S5?
Did you know you can install international custom ROMs on AT&T S5 with Safestrap? If there’s AROMA installer, you can also remove AROMA installer.
Have Korean Galaxy S5 such as SM-G900S, SM-G900L, or SM-G900K? See How to Install Custom ROM on Korean Galaxy S5!
Free Wifi Tether Hotspot for Galaxy S5
For Sprint Galaxy S5, see Hotspot Mod here.