Samsung released in Poland the OTA Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the G900F model of Samsung Galaxy S5. So, the European version of Galaxy S5 can be anytime installed with latest Android OS, whether we are talking about the OTA roll out, or about manual update operations, as the firmware can be also flashed through Odin and Samsung KIES.
Moreover, a day after this official launch, Chainfire provided his SuperSu software for the same European Galaxy S5. Thus, you can already choose to root the stock Android 5.0 Lollipop XXU1BNL2 OS that runs on your device. But, in order to do so, you need to use a custom recovery image – SuperSu can be installed through a custom recovery so that’s why, replacing stock recovery is a must when considering in gaining root access.
Well, up until now we had almost all the ingredients needed on the root process, besides the Android 5.0 XXU1BNL2 compatible custom recovery image. Anyway, now TWRP recovery has been officially optimized for Lollipop OS and furthermore a dedicated version of the software has been released for the European model of Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900F).
This TWRP recovery file can be installed on your Galaxy S5 by using Odin, so the flashing process will be similar with an update one. All you have to do is to install Odin on a Windows powered computer, then put your SGS5 in download mode, connect it with your computer and flash TWRP recovery through Odin by selecting the “PDA” option.
Do note though that the operation will not be official, since TWRP recovery is a custom software used on custom operations – for example, and as already pointed out, TWRP recovery is a must when trying to root the new Android 5.0 Lollipop XXU1BNL2 firmware.
If you can’t manage to install TWRP recovery on your European Samsung Galaxy S5, don’t hesitate and contact us and we will bring a dedicated step by step guide for you. Until then, you can download the custom recovery image package from this page.