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Root Android 5.0 Lollipop XU1BNL3 on Galaxy S5 G900FD Duos Official Firmware

Samsung pushed out the latest Android Lollipop for most of its flagships and Galaxy S5 G900FD Duos is one of those lucky devices that tasted the sweetness of Lollipop. Android 5.0 Lollipop was previously rolled out with build numbers G900FDXXU1BNL9 and G900FDXU1BNL3 for Russian and Malaysian users respectively for Galaxy S5 G900FD Duos. Every Android user wish to get the latest update either via OTA or with custom firmwares manually. So if you have not installed your device to this firmware then we’ve already shared a guide on How to Update Galaxy S5 Duos SM-G900FD to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but if you have upgraded to this Android OS version that comes with major update especially changes in design and performance then I am sure that you’ll be looking for its root method.

After getting Administrative privileges over the phone, you can enjoy third-party apps to enhance the flexibility and customizability of your device. Here we’ve a detailed guide on how to root Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy S5 G900FD official firmware with build number XU1BNL3 by flashing the latest SuperSU package from ChainFire (compatible with this version). This CF-Auto-Root method has been tested by many users on their Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD devices running the official XU1BNL3 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware.

Root Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD on Android 5.0 Lollipop


This guide containing the instructions can be used to root Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD only. Do not try to attempt this guide on any other device or Galaxy S5 Duos LTE variants. As a result the device might gets damaged. You can check the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to the device during or after the rooting process of Android 5.0 Official firmware on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Take a proper backup of all your important data and settings using a recommended custom recovery like TWRP before proceeding to the rooting guide. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
  • An official Android 5.0 firmware by Samsung should be installed on the device.
  • Make sure that a custom recovery should be already installed on your Galaxy S5.
  • Download and install correct Samsung Galaxy S5 G900FD USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Verify the battery level of the device, it should be charged at least about 70% before proceeding to prevent unexpected shutdowns while rooting the phone.

Required Files:

Steps to Root Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD on Android 5.0 Lollipop with SuperSU Package:

Follow the given step-by-step guide to root Galaxy S5 G900FD on XU1BNL3 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware using ODIN with SuperSU:

1:- First, plug the Galaxy S5 to your PC using its USB data cable.

2:- Then transfer the file that you have already downloaded on the desktop of your PC, to the root folder of your SD card.

3:- Disconnect the device from the PC and turn it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.

4:- Turn ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power keys at the same time.

5:- While your Galaxy S5 is in Recovery Mode, navigate to “flash zip from SD card” > “choose zip from sdcard”.

6:- Navigate to the file which you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card in Step No 2. Now select it using the Power button and confirm the installation process to begin.

7:- Go back to the main menu of Recovery after the installation is finished.

8:- From the recovery menu, select “reboot system now”. Your Galaxy S5 Duos LTE will be restarted.

Done! You’ve successfully rooted Galaxy S5 on Android 5.0 official firmware. Navigate to apps list to verify that the SuperSU app is installed. Download and install the Root Checker App from the given link to check that either your device has been properly rooted or not.

Root Checker
Root Checker
Developer: joeykrim
Price: Free

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any trouble or question while rooting the Galaxy S5 G900FD Duos on Android 5.0 Lollipop software update.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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  1. will this work on the later build? The one that came out in March 2015? Will it trip Knox and void the warranty?

  2. I havethe UAE Duos version of SM-G900FD with OTA Android 5.0 build LRX21T.G900FDXXU1B0E2. I tried to root with Only indications were unverified zip signature. It auto rebooted without setting root access. Is there a functioning root method for this XXU1B0E2 G900FD on Lollipop? Should I try to revert to the ANH2 Android 4.4.2 to root? Yes, I am concerned about knox. Is there a better solution on the horizon? My main reasons for wishing root are to get rid of samsung bloatware and anti privacy software and to install a custom rom. Cheers, M

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