Monday, April 8, 2013

Root Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

A few days before, I have shared the method of root Galaxy S4 GT-9500 (Exynos 5 Octa), and now the US version Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (LTE Qualcomm Snapdragon 600) also gets the access to root. Following is the guide that is confirmed by the recognized Android developers and XDA forum member ‘Chainfire'.

Samsung Galaxy S4
  • The method is based on Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and firmware XXUAMD2.
  • Rooting is risky and guaranties loss of warranty.
  • Download and install Samsung USB Drivers or Samsung KIES to your PC to make the device can be detected by the PC.
  • Ensure the device is at least 60% charged, better if the device is up to 80-85% battery level.
  • Make sure you back up all the data on your device before the root process.
  • Enable USB Debugging by tapping on Settings>Applications>Development>USB debugging. When everything is completed, remember to untick USB Debugging.
How to Root Galaxy S4 GT-9505 based on Android 4.2.2 with Samsung official firmware
  • Download CF-Auto-Root Android 4.2.2 Package and ODIN v1.85 to your computer, and then unzip the files.
  • Turn off the S4. Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons+ Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Release the ‘Volume Down’ + ‘Home’ buttons and press the ‘Power’ button once to enter ‘Download Mode’.
  • Double-click the file named ‘Odin3 v1.85.exe’ to run ODIN on your computer,and connect Galaxy S4 to the computer while it stays in the Download Mode.
  • Note: The sign of succeeding connect the phone with computer is one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number.
  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select the file‘CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.tar.md5′,which should be found from the extracted files in step 1.
  • Ensure ‘Repartition’ is unchecked and make no other changes in ODIN.
  • Click the Start button in ODIN, and ODIN will begin its work. When finished, your device may reboot into Recovery Mode and install the root package / files automatically. If not, reboot it.
  • When you see the Samsung Home screen, unplug the phone from the computer.
That’s it. And to verify if your root process is succeed, you can just use Root Checker.


Related article:
Root Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 on Official Android 4.2.2 XXUAMC6 Jelly Bean Firmware

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