Earlier we saw how to install PhilZ custom Touch recovery on the Exynos version of the Galaxy S4. A rooting tutorial is also available for the Galaxy S4 running on Android 5.0.1. This procedure is a fairly simple one and does not involve the use of the Odin software as is seen in most of the Samsung devices. This process involves the installation of the SuperSU software.
Rooting the device will have lots of advantages. Samsung devices usually come with a lot of bloatware and most of them are not of great use. They will just increase the RAM consumption and memory usage and make the device slower. If you get root access, then you will be able to delete the bloatware. Besides this, you can install many mods, custom ROMs and much more. Guide is given below to root the Galaxy S4 on Android 5.0.1.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy S4:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
Steps to root Galaxy S4 running on Android 5.0.1:
- Download the SuperSU application from the Google Play Store.
- Once the app is installed, open the app.
- It should ask you how do you want to update binary? Select “Normal”.
- That’s it! Now reboot the device and check if root access has been granted.