Geohot Releases 'Towelroot' for Samsung Galaxy S5, Other Android Devices

Geohot Releases 'Towelroot' for Samsung Galaxy S5, Other Android Devices

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Geohot, a well known hacker behind several jailbreaks of the iPhone, today released 'towelroot' to root the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Android devices.

Back in December, a leaked audio recording revealed that Geohot had been looking to sell his jailbreak of iOS 7 for $350,000. In March, Geohot won $150,000 for finding ChromeOS exploits.

Geohot says that towelroot definitely supports AT&T Galaxy S5, Verizon Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 Active, and the Google Nexus 5. He notes that the AT&T/Verizon Galaxy Note 3 are also supported but might 'have some troubles at the door'. For those with other devices, Geohot says that towelroot should support all Android phone with a kernel build date before June 3.

To install, navigate to http://www.towelroot.com, click the lambda, install the apk, and run towelroot.

It's unclear if Geohot is also working on a jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1 or iOS 8; however, there already have been several jailbreaks demonstrated. Those of you waiting for news on a release can follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Geohot Releases 'Towelroot' for Samsung Galaxy S5, Other Android Devices

Geohot Releases 'Towelroot' for Samsung Galaxy S5, Other Android Devices

Geohot Releases 'Towelroot' for Samsung Galaxy S5, Other Android Devices
Zach Dahlin - January 15, 2016 at 3:15pm
Hello i appreciate the way you root your android device. But i'm concerned about the safeness of the phone and how user friendly is it. Being an android user it would be good if you guys use search4roots for rooting.
Badoodles - June 29, 2014 at 3:27am
Hello, is O USA Air running on Android Kitkat 4.4.2 supported? BASEBAND VERSION: MOLY.WR8.W1315.MD.WG.MP.V34.P4, 2014/04/28 KERNEL VERSION: 3.4.67 BUILD NUMBER: AIR_V8_0_7 Please reply. Anyone? Thank you! :)
Dawson - June 18, 2014 at 2:17pm
S5 rooted!! Brilliant and so simple. Also found a video of the process which may be useful to some. http://mobile2mobile.net/rooting-jail-breaking/samsung/root-samsung-galaxy-s5/
JimboPCDude - June 16, 2014 at 5:17pm
Used it on my Verizon Note 3 android 4.4.2 Baseband Version N900VVRUCNC4 and it worked great. Thanks Geohot Kernel version on my phone is 3.4.0 dated April 28 2014
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ken - June 16, 2014 at 4:55am
Great and super easy process to root your device. Thanks to iClarified for their hard work. Just wish they'd clean up the comment section with junk users. Geohotz, great work! You helped me jailbroke my first iPhone 2G circa 2007 and now my Nexus 7 2013_Confirmed. Thank you.
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