Samsung has unleashed Galaxy S4 flagship device with robust features such as 5.0 inch Super AMOLED HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 with Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Chipset and 2GB RAM, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU to avail best gaming experience, Eye tracking feature, etc. The device is running on the latest version of Android, i.e. XXUAMDL Android 4.2.2 Jellybean.
The device is loaded with predefined Samsung apps and other bloatwares which can’t be removed without root access. By rooting, you can also install Custom ROMs, tweaks, mods, etc. So, in this post we have explained how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 running on XXUAMDL Android 4.2.2 Jellybean. You must read and understand the full article before proceeding the rooting. If you don’t understand anything ask us in the comments.
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Things to Remember
- You will be voiding your manufacture warranty by rooting the device, but you can un-root it any time.
- Be careful! You may brick your phone if not followed the steps properly.
Things to Do
- Ensure you have backed up your important data.
- Make sure you have enabled USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy S4.
- Should be charged 70 to 80% battery
- Install the Samsung USB drivers on your computer. You can download USB drivers directly or download Samsung Kies which has the drivers included.
- Download “Odin” on your PC and extract in on the desktop.
- Download “CF-Auto-Root“
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S4
Step 1: Open the “Odin.exe” from the extracted folder.
Step 2: Power off your phone and then boot into download mode by pressing and holding “Home + Power + Volume down” buttons together.
Step 3: A Warning message will appear, ignore the message and press the Power key to enter to the ODIN mode. Then connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer through USB cable.
Step 4: Switch to the ODIN, if the phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn to yellow color.
Step 5: Make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot options are checked.
Step 6: Click on “PDA” button under the Files [Download] and then select CF-Auto-Root zip file you have downloaded earlier.
Step 7: To begin rooting process, click on the “Start” button.
Step 8: Keep an eye on the ODIN message window. You will see a “PASS” message once all the process are over and the device will reboot. Unplug your device from the computer.
Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy S4 is a rooted device now! I know, not all the Android users are tech savvy so if you face any problem while rooting feel free to contact us through comments. We will provide you the best solution for your problems!