The news of the arrival of a new android smartphone to the market is of course exciting but when the news meet your ears that now the device has even been rooted than it is even more ecstatic. And therefore we can say that the fascination for the release of Samsung Galaxy S4 has now been overtaken by the report that you can even root it before it’s actually available!
Root Samsung Galaxy S 4 GT-I9505
Though the developers succeeded quite early in finding out the method to root Samsung Galaxy S4 but as the device wasn’t present so it was hard to confirm whether the method worked or not. However, the issue was resolved by XDA forum member ‘Chainfire’, who confirmed the access of the root.
So here we are going to tell you the easiest way to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-19505. But before you go for it keep few things in your mind that this root method seems to be working for the GT-I9505 (Qualcomm LTE) version of the S4, but not for the Exynos 5 variant. Also make sure that your GT-I9505 is running the XXUAMD2 firmware.
In order to perform this root you would be needing the following things.
- Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-19505 running XXUAMD2 firmware.
- Kies installed for USB drivers.
- Root package.
- ODIN multi flasher tool.
Steps To Root Samsung Galaxy S4
Step 1: First of all, download the root package and open it.
Step 2: Run ODIN and then inside the package that you have unzipped, click the ‘PDA’ button to select the file with the ‘.tar.md5’. While doing all this make sure that ‘Repartition’ is unchecked.
Step 3: Now you have to bring your phone to the download mode. To do this first, switch off your phone and hold down together the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons to boot it back up. Once the booting up of the device is done, release the Power button and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
Step 4: And now comes the time to connect your phone to your PC. As the ODIN detects your device, click the start button to begin the flashing process.
After these few easy steps your device would be rooted. As a confirmation sign you will see a red Android on the screen when booting up. But if you don’t see the sign then you have to perform the third step again and this time hold down the Volume Up button instead of Volume Down.
That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy S 4 has now been successfully rooted.
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