How to root Samsung Galaxy S4! Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (Qualcomm LTE) version can be rooted with the CF-Auto-Root process by Chainfire, but not the Galaxy S4 Exynos 5 variant. Remeber that your Samsung Glaxy S4 GT-I9505 is running the XXUAMD2 firmware because the method was tested to be working on this specific firmware. Make sure to checkout Galaxy S4 specification. Now go further to see the instructions to root Galaxy S4 with CF-Auto-Root process.
Disclaimer: Rooting you device can potentially brick, if you fail to follow the instructions carefully. Follow this guide at your own risk. iPho9 will not be responsible if anything goes wrong.
Requirements To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)
- You’ll need GT-I9505 Samsung Galaxy S4 with firmware XXUAMD2
- Download Chainfire Auto-Root package
- Download Odin3 Flash Utility
- You have USB Drivers already configured for your Galaxy S4 device
Step By Step Guide To Root Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Using Chainfire Auto-Root
Step No 1: To start the rooting Samsung Galaxy S4, 1st you have to download root package and extract its all the contents on your PC or laptop.
Step No 2: Now after download root package, Download ODIN and run it.
Step No 3: Put your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Download mode.
How To Enable Download Mode (Instructions): To start your device in Download Mode, Disconnect your device from computer and turn it off. Now hold down the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together. As soon as the phone boots, release the power button and follow any on-screen instructions.
Step No 4: Now connect the your device with computer, and when ODIN successfully detects the gadget then hit the âStartâ button to begin the flashing process.
Step No 5: After completing Step No 3, Under PDA, select the .tar.md5 file that you extracted from Chainfire Auto-Root package. Remeber that Re-Partition is unchecked, and do not touch any other settings. Now hit Start button to begin flashing the new PDA.
Step No 6: When the flash process is completed, then device will automatically restart with a red Android logo.
Step No 7: But if your device booted without the red Android logo, then manually restart into recovery to start the process, and you are done.