How To Root Your US Galaxy S4 [Qualcomm-based]
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of very special smartphone for Android development community, so the first thing is root to gain super user rights over phone, worry not as they didn’t take long, recently three US variants were shipped officially that comes with Qualcomm processor and now they have a simple root tool.
A recognized XDA developer has released Motochopper root tool for Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4, it’s especially optimized for Motorola devices but seems to work for US Galaxy S4 variants even so many users have reported that their Galaxy S4 is rooted successfully with Motochopper. However keep in mind that this tool works on just AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile variants as for, so don’t try over Verizon SGS4.
Read on how to root Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4 using Motochopper tool. It’s important to note that root will void the warranty of phone. If you’re using Windows, ensure that Android ADB and USB phone drivers are installed on your PC, check out this guide to install Android ADB drivers and use Samsung KIES to install phone drivers. Turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
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. Since there are no custom recoveries and stock images are available for phone, you may not able to repair phone if you accidentally damage the phone, so think carefully.
Step #1: Download Motochopper root tool for Samsung Galaxy S4.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip files into a folder.
Step #3: Plug phone to PC using a USB cable.
Step #4: Open up the folder where you’ve unzipped above zip file, there navigate to the extracted directory and execute “run.bat” for Windows and if you are using Linux or OS X, navigate to the extracted directory in a terminal and execute “./run.sh”.
Step #5: Confirm ADB connection from your PC on your device.
Step #6: Let it make your life easy.
That’s it, your Galaxy S4 should be rooted now. You can download and install the Root Checker app from the Play Store to confirm the root access. If you experience any issue, leave a comment below.