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How To Root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active [Guide]


Rooting a Samsung Galaxy device has become a hot-favorite topic among many people, your stock Galaxy S4 Active out of box comes with numerous settings that you can customize but with many limitations, here Galaxy S4 Active root take place to cross all of limitations you face against your manufacture Samsung. Root enables you dive into deep level of software’s tweaking but keep in mind that it voids the warranty of phone.

If you own a Galaxy S4 Active I9525 or AT&T’s SGH-i537 and looking for a way to again root access over phone, you have landed on a good place to get your wish. The below guide walks you through how to root the Galaxy S4 Active GT-I925 (international variant) and AT&T Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537.

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.

How To Root Galaxy S4 Active GT-I9525

Note: Make sure you have unlocked bootloader on your phone.

Step #1: Download the CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.zip file from here.

Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into a folder on computer.

Step #3: Make sure phone is not connected with computer.

Step #4: Open up the folder where you have unzipped the above file and fire up Odin3-vX.X.exe.

Step #5: Hit the PDA button and locate CF-Auto-Root-….tar.md5 file from the folder where you have unzipped the above file.

Step #6: Turn off phone and reboot into download mode by holding down volume down, home and power buttons. Follow all of message appear to enter in download mode.

Step #7: Plug phone to PC using a USB cable.

Step #8: Make sure the Repartition is not checked on Odin and then hit “start” button to start root process.

Step #9: Once the process is completed, phone will reboot. Then unplug the phone from PC.

How To Root AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-I537

Step #1: Pick up your Galaxy S4 Active I537 and go to Setting.

Step #2: Navigate to “more” and check “unknown sources” from security tab.

Step #3: On your phone, head over to GetHot and click on lampda picture to download the apk file.

Step #4: Tap on downloaded apk file and start installation, it may say you that you have root access, it should work instantly.

Step #5: Download and install SuperSU (only) from Play Store.

Step #6: Launch the SuperSu app, manage superuser permissions and update binaries.

You should be aware of AT&T’s OTA updates. Rename or delete wssyncmldm.apk using any root-enabled file manager from /system/app/. You can delete or rename KNOXAgent.apk to get rid of AT&T’s nannying nagging message. You should use App Quarantine to disable AT&T updater from its setting.

That’s it, you have now a rooted Galaxy S4 Active. If you experience any error, leave a comment below. You can visit the original XDA thread to donate the developer against this great effort.

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