[How to] Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

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. Continue reading