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Topic # 143863 29-Apr-2014 21:15
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Has anyone managed to successfully root a Telecom NZ branded Samsung Galaxy S5? Model SM-G900F 

Getting a FAIL message using Odin Odin3-v3.07 with the file CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.tar undecided

I have enabled the developer mode, ticked USB debugging, and installed the USB drivers for Windows.

The phone is Telecom branded but not network locked as I won it from Telecom but am using my Vodafone SIM in it.

Is there anything I am missing, I had no trouble rooting my HTC Desire and then Galaxy S3

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  Reply # 1033485 29-Apr-2014 21:18
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This might be a silly question, But are you in Download mode?

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  Reply # 1033496 29-Apr-2014 21:24
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Have you asked in the official thread on XDA? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696537

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1033525 29-Apr-2014 22:05
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I have the same problem. I was wondering if Telecom NZ has locked the bootloader of their Samsung Galaxy S5's. Whilst in download mode it shows " QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE ". This is why I believe Odin 3.07 displays error "<ID:0/020> FAIL! (Auth)". Hopefully I'm wrong! 



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  Reply # 1033533 29-Apr-2014 22:11
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Yabanize: This might be a silly question, But are you in Download mode?


Ha, yes. As I mentioned, this isn't my first rodeo. I have rooted my previous 2 Android phones, including the S3 which uses the same method and Odin software. Both were trouble free, this one is perplexing me.




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  Reply # 1033534 29-Apr-2014 22:11
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Lots of people are reporting the QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE on the Xda thread and rooting Ok.

You may new a newer version of Odin.



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  Reply # 1033538 29-Apr-2014 22:13
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bradstewart: Have you asked in the official thread on XDA? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696537


No, as this is a Telecom NZ phone, I am seeking local experience first.
Thanks for the link, I will try there if I don't get any joy here.

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  Reply # 1033539 29-Apr-2014 22:15
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Kiwi1971:
bradstewart: Have you asked in the official thread on XDA? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696537


No, as this is a Telecom NZ phone, I am seeking local experience first.
Thanks for the link, I will try there if I don't get any not here.


I think Xda is likely to be your best bet, lots of people rooting their S5's there and the G900F seems to be the model most people have.



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  Reply # 1033541 29-Apr-2014 22:15
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bradstewart: Lots of people are reporting the QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE on the Xda thread and rooting Ok.

You may new a newer version of Odin.


I found 2 guides for the S5,one with the latest Odin and one with an older version. Both behaved exactly the same.

I will look on XDA at the posts regarding secureboot.
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  Reply # 1033547 29-Apr-2014 22:27
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Secureboot is enabled on the S4 too I believe and that didnt affect anything when rooting

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  Reply # 1033592 30-Apr-2014 01:23
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Which root are you using?

I've successfully rooted my Telecom device with CF root.



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  Reply # 1033626 30-Apr-2014 08:34
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OMGpjay: Which root are you using?

I've successfully rooted my Telecom device with CF root.


Yes CF Auto Root.  From my OP  "Getting a FAIL message using Odin Odin3-v3.07 with the file CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.tar"

Will investigate the SECUREBOOT stuff on XDA and see how I get on.


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  Reply # 1033751 30-Apr-2014 10:17
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Re download it to make sure its not corrupt?

Redownload it here to make sure

http://download.chainfire.eu/397/CF-Root/CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip

Also theres a video here of a guy doing it. (Its not telecom but yeah) He does however say to try using a USB 2.0 cable instead of the USB 3.0 one http://youtu.be/xMWzMbM5SCk?t=10m16s

 
  Are you using the version of odin from inside the zip file?

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  Reply # 1034492 1-May-2014 08:44
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Okay so I know what the issue is. You have to disable Reactivation Lock in the security settings as this prevents you from rooting your device. After disabling this you won't get the "<ID:0/020> FAIL! (Auth)"". 
After you have rooted your phone as described at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696537&page=1 then you can re enable the Reactivation Lock.

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