It is known that the international variant of Galaxy S4 with model number GT-9505 has received the Android 4.4 Kitkat update recently with build number I9505XXUFNA1. It is an official update and so most of the users might have already updated their devices. The users who have updated their device to this version of Android can now root their devices to install custom ROM’s. The Android dev group Chainfire has come up with an auto-root package to root Samsung Galaxy S4.
Rooting Samsung Galaxy S4 will lets you gain access to the root and you can install custom ROM’s which overcome the limitations of the phone. You should remember that rooting voids the warranty of your device. Of course it can be gained by unrooting the phone. So, users are here by warned that you should continue with the rooting process at your own risk.
Root Samsung Galaxy S4 on Android 4.4.2
- This tutorial is only to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 running on I9505XXUFNA1 Android 4.4.2 official firmware. So, do not attempt to perform this rooting process on any other model of Galaxy s4.
- Backup all the important data like Messages, Call logs, Contacts, App settings and any other data you consider to be important.
- Enable USB debugging on Galaxy S4 by following the path below
- Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC to support connectivity via USB.
- Make sure that the device is at least 70% charged so that phone may not run out of battery while rooting it.
Disclaimer: Either Fussed Blogger team or Chainfire developers are not responsible for any losses that occur to your device while rooting. You are suggested to proceed at your own risk.
Step 1: Download both the files from the above sources and extract the files to your desired folder in computer.
Step 2: Turn off your device and let it enter download mode by holding Volume down+Home+Power buttons together. Use Volume buttons to overcome the warning screen. Press volume up button to enter the download mode.
Step 3: Now run ODIN v3.09 on your PC and connect Galaxy S4 to it via USB. If it is connected properly, a success message appears on the Odin screen as “Added”. You should make sure that the device is connected to the PC in download mode. Further, if Odin V3.09 fails to run on your PC, choose run as a administrator option.
Step 4: Once the setup is complete, click on AP button in ODIN v3.09 and choose the CF-Auto Root Android 4.4.2 package extracted previously. Now check “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” options in ODIN.
Step 5: Now click “Start” button to begin the flashing process which installs the rooting package on to your device.
Step 6: After completion of rooting process the device will restart and a success message appears on the first box of ODIN with a green background. You are suggested to maintain patience until the success message appears on ODIN screen. Do not interrupt the flashing process by unplugging the device.
After the success message appears, unplug the device and your device is now rooted and is ready to support installation of custom ROM’s.
In this article, you have learnt to root Samsung Galaxy S4 on Android 4.4.2. Soon, we would be post more number of Android tutorials to install custom ROM’s which lets you use your device to an extreme level. So, to receive information regarding those articles, subscribe for our mail updates.