[How to] Root Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 running on Android 5.0.1

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.

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[How to] Update the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 to Android 4.4.2

The Galaxy S4 i9500 is Samsung’s flagship device for 2013. The S4 ups the ante of its predecessor thanks to a 5″ 1080p Super AMOLED display (PenTile 441 ppi), an octa-core Samsung Exynos 5410, 2 gigs of RAM, up to 64 gigs of storage, LTE connectivity, and a 2600 mAh battery. Furthermore, the device features additional features such as floating touch and a 13 MP shooter featuring a revamped camera interface.

It ran on Android 4.2.2 earlier and was upgradable to Android 4.3. Now Samsung has started to push the official Android 4.4.2 update for the S4. The update is available as an OTA. Many regions are yet to receive the update. They can manually install the update. Follow the instructions given below.

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[How to] Root and Install CWM on Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500

Galaxy S4 i9500

Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 was launched only a few weeks ago. But the developers have started to experiment with the device. We have already seen that Galaxy S4 i9505 has been successfully rooted. Now developers have found out the way to root the Galaxy S4 i9500 also. Rooting of this phone will take place using the Odin flashing utility. Make sure that you are using the Galaxy S4 i9500 and not any other phone.
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