Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, announced in March 2013 has some very impressive specifications. It has a Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 processor, Adreno 320 GPU, Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 Chipset, 2 GB of RAM. To top it off, it runs on the latest JellyBean 4.2.2 OS. It’s market availability is rumoured to be in late April 2013.

However, XDA member Chainfire has already found a Rooting method to this device. Like most Samsung devices, Root is obtained by using the Odin flashing utility. This root mechanism works only on Qualcomm-base Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505, with the firmware XXUAMD2. It should not be tried on any other firmwares or variants.


Steps :

  1. Download the files from the above links and unzip them on the computer.
  2. Put your Samsung Galaxy S4 in the download mode using the button combination.
  3. Launch Odin3 on your computer, and connect your device in download mode to the PC using USB cable. Odin3 will detect the connection and indicate a COM port on top.
  4. Under PDA, select the .tar.md5 file that was extracted from Chainfire Auto-Root package. Make sure that “Re-Partition” is unchecked, and don’t change any other settings.
  5. Hit the “Start” button to begin flashing the new PDA.
  6. Once the process is completed, the device will automatically reboot with a Red Android logo, after which you’ll have Root access.
  7. If the boot happens without the red Android, manually reboot into recovery to initiate the process, and you’re good to go!

Note: Perform this procedure at your own risk. The writer or the owner of this site should not be held responsible for damaged devices!

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