The Galaxy S5, which is sure to be one of the biggest sellers of this generation of flagship phones, has already been rooted even before its official release on Friday the 11th of April. Much like when the Galaxy S4 was rooted days before its release, the Galaxy S5 only requires a CF Autoroot from Chainfire and ADB installed on your machine.
The usual myriad of disclaimers and cautions apply to this root kit (as with any root kit for any phone), but the firmware used to develop this particular root kit for the S5 was the international ROM for the SM-G900F which is great news for us Aussies as; barring any major changes to the code preventing it from working, it should work on the Australian released devices as long as you can unlock your bootloader first, though this can prove to be a pain in some cases.
Perhaps one day, Samsung will realise the hackers are smarter than their coders and give you the option for an unlocked bootloader and pre-rooted phone when you purchase? Nah!
Will you be getting a Galaxy S5 and rooting it straight away? Let us know if this cf-auto-root works.