How to Root Galaxy S4 Mini SPH-L520

Galaxy S4 Mini SPH-L520 is the Sprint model we’ll introduce to our rooting guide below. If getting root access for it sounds good, allow us to show you how it’s done!

1 year has passed since your phone’s first release. Bringing new stuff to its list of already good specs is what SRSRoot is all about. This app is stoked with many goodies that are very useful. You should expect ways to improve the Galaxy S4 Mini SPH-L520, too. The SRSRoot doesn’t claim money; also, it doesn’t contain bloatware. You’ll definitely not have to worry about problems about viruses and other such security threats.

With root access, the phone will say hello to various new additions. These are the first of them: root-only apps. The novelties include custom ROMs as well as this: superuser permission. The moment you have root access, you’ll also get new features. Solutions to personalize the device are also present; the SRSRoot offers many customization options. It also allows your phone’s battery to last more. Admin permission is delivered, too.Galaxy-S4-Mini-SPH-L520

The benefits of this procedure

All of the goodies we just introduced come from an app that’s powered by an SRS Server.A Build ID will make things even better; our choice of such a tool is JDQ39.L520VPUANA7. Fortunately, you may choose another Build ID if you don’t agree with our pick. A faster 1700 MHz CPU such as your phone’s will make things so much better. As will the fact that your handset’s Android 4.2.2 JB will still be available at the end of the rooting. The dedicated app is available for as many gadgets as you own; it won’t erase their OS versions, either, since it supports every single variant.

To unroot the Galaxy S4 Mini SPH-L520, you have the same tool at your disposal. If, however, you decide to root the smartphone, its warranty will say bye bye. But this element won’t stay away from your handset for too long. To be able to fully restore it, you have many guides to choose from; use the one that best fits your phone.

When a rooted product is upgraded via certain firmware, its root access is going to be revoked. Another downside to updating the device: its system partition is going to be deleted. The internal and external SD cards won’t be subjected to the same ordeal. The important data that your smartphone’s holding will still be there after the rooting’s completion.


There comes a time in every rooting guide when pre-requisites are needed. By applying all of the upcoming instructions, you’ll have a handset that’s fully ready for the procedure. Here is our batch of requirements:

  • your laptop needs to contain Windows as the main OS;
  • USB drivers for this smartphone need to be downloaded and flashed on your laptop from this location;
  • regular backups have to be performed;
  • then be sure to go and create a full NANDroid backup;
  • the handset’s battery has to be fully charged before you follow our steps below;
  • those security programs used by the Samsung SPH-L520 need to be turned off;
  • the security programs doing their job on the notebook should also be turned off;
  • your phone’s USB Debugging will have to be activated.

Step by step instructions

  1. The device will now go through a series of crucial steps. Let’s begin with the first: download, from this place on your notebook, the SRSRoot.
  2. The download shall begin after you’re on that page and click on a dedicated button on it. When the app’s on the right product, it has to be installed there. After that’s done, open the app.
  3. You will now be asked to enable, from Settings, this: Unknown Sources. Should you have forgotten to activate USB Debugging, you have the possibility to turn it on here.
  4. The notebook and your phone must now enter a connection. The smartphone’s USB cord is what makes this happen. The plugging once established, you’d better begin the rooting. You have Root Device (All Methods) for this part; look for this option, then tap it.
  5. As far as a rooting goes, you should wait approximately 13 minutes for the procedure to finish. Once you notice that the rooting is still not done after 15 minutes, redo the steps.
  6. You’ll need to tap the following option next: Reboot System Now. By doing this, the SPH-L520 will be able to enter the rebooting stage.
  7. That’s all; the phone is finally a rooted one! Find all those novelties and test them. There’s always the SRSRoot app to turn to if you don’t agree with the root access.

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