How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
The Samsung Galaxy S4 hasn’t been released yet to hit shelves, however some markets have started taking pre-orders such as Carphone. But Android development community seems very excited for the phone as they’re showing more and more facts about the phone even a senior XDA developer member as i9000 has managed to gain root access over the phone.
Rooting will make you able to full customize your newly purchased Samsung Galaxy S4 even you’ll able apply any hack over it but as always it’s really important to note that rooting voids the warranty of device, so stay away if you can’t afford this lose for your cute SGS4. You should also keep in mind that this rooting method is well-matched with just Galaxy S4 having model number GT-I9500 that packs Exynos 5 Octa chip, so don’t apply it over Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 as it packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip.
I don’t encourage you to apply this root method because it’s very initial even hasn’t been tested, but if you’re still interested, here’s step-by-step guide to learn how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500. All you need is installation of rooted Galaxy S4 firmware.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the I9500XXUAMC6 ROOT_ODEX firmware for Galaxy S4 from here [File Name: I9500XXUAMC6_I9500OXAAMC6_ROOT_ODEX.zip].
Step #2: Download Odin3 v3.04 to your PC.
Step #3: Unzip both downloaded zip files into a folder.
Step #4: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3 v3.04.exe.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode, to do this, reboot phone by holding down volume down, home and power buttons until screen turns on, then press the volume up button to enter in download mode.
Step #7: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #8: Click on PDA Button and locate I9500XXUAMC6 ROOT_ODEX file from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 3. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again).
Step #10: Unplug phone from PC.
That’s it, you’re done. Your Samsung Galaxy S4 is rooted now, if you experience any error during rooting, leave a comment below.