Today in this article we’ll guide you step by step that how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat (I9505XXUFNAD). You may know that Android 4.4.2 KitKat test based firmware leaked online for Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 some days ago. By rooting your Android device you can get a root access to run any apps, install custom ROMs and much more.
So those people can root their Samsung Galaxy S4 devices and install custom ROMs who have already updated their devices to the latest I9505XXUFNAD firmware.
After rooting an Android device, a user can get a full access to hardware resources and push the restrictions that come with the stock firmware on Android.
Please note that rooting will void the warranty of your Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505. But, by re-installing the official firmware update again you can reclaim the warranty. The following given process is time-tested and safe for millions of users, but still, you are doing this at your own risk. We will not take any responsibility for resulting damage to your device via following these instructions.
Before performing the rooting process on their devices, here are some important factors that you need to be aware of:
i. The following guide is only for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-Core CPU with LTE). So you should not try it on other GT-I9500, or any other variants.
ii. It is recommended to back up all data before rooting the device.
iii. The Samsung Galaxy S4 should be fully charged before starting the process.
iv. Device must be running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUFNAD.
v. USB Debugging mode enabled on the phone.
v. Proper USB drivers must be installed in your PC.
How to root Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S4
Step No 1:- First of all download CF-Auto-Root Android Package from this link for your Samsung Galaxy S4.
Step No 2:- Extract the zip file after downloading to the computer. You will get a .tar.md5 file.
Step No 3:- Now download and extract ODIN v3.09
Step No 4:- After downloading the above files, power off your device and put it in Download mode.
How To Put in Download Mode?
You can put your device in download mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. When a warning screen appears, press the Volume Up button to enter Download mode.
Step No 5:- Run Odin3 v3.09.exe as an Administrator.
Step No 6:- Connect the Galaxy S4 to the PC via USB cable.
Step No 7:- Click on the AP button, and select the CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.tar.md5
Step No 8:- Now check the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options in Odin .
Step No 9:- Star the installation process by pressing the Start button in Odin.
Step No 10:- The Galaxy S4 will restart and a PASS message with green background will appear in the left-most box at the top of Odin after completing the process.
Step No 11:- Now unplug the USB cable and disconnect the Galaxy S4 from the computer.
Done! – Once your device powers back on normally, you should have root access on your Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat.