Well look at that, famed (or infamous) hacker GeoHot of Sony and Apple lore has come out with yet another great Android root exploit for the AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S5 as well as a host of older phones. The xploit, named TowelRoot, is getting things done – time to cash in on that $18,000.00 bounty!
The long wait is over. Freedom on some level is now a part of your Galaxy S5. The root method is an .apk file that when run, gives you root within about 15 seconds (following a reboot). There is a single button to press and you have root. It really is that fast and easy – superhero like, actually.
The official phone list includes the AT&T Galaxy S5, Verizon Galaxy S5, and AT&T Galaxy S4 Active. However, the root method may work for almost any Android phone with a kernel build date earlier than June 3. Many Galaxy Note 3 owners, along with RAZR HD and RAZR M owners seem to be having plenty of luck (with a bootloader unlock too).