Root Korean Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-N906K, SM-N906S and SM-N906L


In the following guide you will be able to get root access on your Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Korean variants including SM-N906K, N906L and N906S. The root procedure is almost same and simple as we are using for other Galaxy devices, the root package is not recovery flashable SuperSU zip instead we are using Noble Kernel file to root Galaxy S5 LTE-A. You will download seperate Noble Kernel files according to your device model and flash it using Odin tool.

The rooting process is never recommended by the device manufacturer as it’s a custom process and wipes all the instructions set for your device itself by the manufacturer. By gaining root access you take administrative control of your Android device and lets you enhance your device performance and can add more tweaks and mod. Before we proceed and start the rooting process of Galaxy S5 LTE-A lets have a look at benefits of a rooted device.

Benefits of Rooting Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-N906K, N906L and N906S

Overclock CPU frequency: By gaining root access on your device you can overclock the CPU frequency for example, if your device has maximum of 1000 MHz processor speed you can enhance it too 1200 MHz and you can feel a difference in performance. But it is not always recommended to overclock CPU more then it’s maximum power.

Bloatware kill: Rooting allows you to remove non usable pre-installed apps by provided by device manufacturer. Removing these apps will give you more RAM and free storage space.

Modification in System: Rooting allows you modify the system settings and add or remove the system files. Advance file explorers with an ability to gain root access are used in this operation, even you can also made the third party apps permanent in the system files directory.

Now let’s move forward and follow the tutorial to root your Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-N906K, N906L and N906S.

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)

Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%

Download these files:

Download and Extract Odin3_v3.10.6

Download Samsung USB drivers

Download Noble Kernel Files for respected Galaxy S5 LTE-A Models

Download Noble-kernel-N920K

Download Noble-kernel-N920L

Download Noble-kernel-N920S

How to root Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-N906K, N906L and N906S

Just follow the below steps in sequence to obtain root on your Galaxy S5 LTE-A.

Click Odin3.10.exe to run the Odin tool.

Now boot your device into Download Mode, to do so turn off your device properly and turn it on again by pressing and holding Home Button + Volume Down + Power Key simultaneously until you see a warning now press Volume up to enter Download Mode.

Connect your device to PC via USB cable.

If everything goes well Odin will detect your device and the ID:COM box should turn blue which indicates that your device has been successfully added.

Please make sure “Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time” options are checked in the Options Tab in Odin screen.

In Odin click the AP tab and select the downloaded Noble Kernel files for your device.

Hit the start button at the bottom and wait for the installation process to complete.


Once the process is completed you will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box.

Your device will automatically reboot.

Once the reboot process is completed, visit Play Store and download SuperSU

Install it and you are all set.

Also View: Install TWRP recovery on Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-N906K, N906L and N906S.

That’s it! You have successfully rooted Galaxy S5 LTE-A SM-N906K, N906L and N906S. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section.

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