Root Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M running Android 4.3 VLUEMK6 Firmware
Rooting is something every tablet or smartphone out there needs, particularly your Galaxy S4 (Canadian) SGH-I337M. So stick around and find out how to do it!
What you need to do first before you root your handset is this: check what sort of firmware it’s running. If it’s VLUEMK6 (the version for Bells, Virgin Mobile, Telus, Fido, Rogers, SaskTel and Koodo), then you can use our tutorial. If it’s not, use another one. Also, don’t apply our steps on a handset that’s not the Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M. The reason for that is easy: you will brick it as soon as you’re done rooting it via today’s guide.
As soon as you are done checking the above on your device, only then may you discover the way to root it. What we are using for today in terms of rooting tool is called CF-Auto-Root. This firmware came out thanks to XDA Developers Chainfire. Which is to say that you’ll soon enjoy your smartphone in a whole new light thanks to what it will be capable to do once it’s fully rooted.
The VLUEMK6 firmware works with both the Android 4.3 JB OS as well as all the other versions released in the upcoming future. But in order to root your Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M (the Canadian version), the latter will lose its warranty.
Rooting your handset will bring many novel things. Ever wanted to flash root-only apps? You will be able to do so if you follow this tutorial. The rooting of your phone also means that you can get different custom ROMs installed on it any time you want. You will also be able to customize your device thanks to various tweaks, help the battery last more (again, via numerous tweaks) and so on.
A rooting will always require some actions to be performed beforehand (just like in the case of an update). Here are the requirements for this phone:
- find USB drivers compatible with the phone;
- make sure your laptop has Odin v3.07.exe (from this location) and the CF-Auto-Root archive (file name CF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.zip, 18.76 MB) downloaded on it;
- turn on USB Debugging (by opening Settings on your smartphone and then tapping Developer Options to gain access to the option that needs enabled);
- create backups of the phone’s most important content;
- flash them on your notebook or comp;
- fully charge the handset’s battery;
Step by step instructions
- We’re now done with the prerequisites. Let’s perform the very first task to begin the rooting tutorial: make sure you unzip, with WinZip or WinRar, the content of the Odin3 v3.07 and the CF-AutoRoot package.
- Then, once the files inside them are extracted to your laptop or PC, continue by powering your smartphone off to enter it in Download Mode like this: press and simultaneously hold Volume Down, Home and Power, let go when the Android icon and a triangle containing a warning are displayed, then press Volume Up.
- Move on by opening, on your notebook (or computer), the Odin as Admin, after which do the following: plug your phone to your other device.
- To obtain a successful connection, you need to use the handset’s USB cable for the plugging. The Odin is going to look for the Galaxy S4 I337M; as soon as it locates it, you will see an “Added!!” message and a light-blue ID:COM box containing a COM port number.
- In case you don’t, you should use another USB port or flash the USB drivers once more on your PC or laptop.
- The next step includes the following tasks: tap PDA, choose the CF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.tar.md5 file and then check these three boxes: F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot.
- If the Re-partition box is also opted for by default, uncheck it, then tap “Start” so that the flashing of the rooting tool can begin.
- You won’t have to wait long for that. Once it’s done, the handset is going to restart and then its touchscreen will have this message in green: “Pass”.
- Unplug the devices from one another after the rooting firmware is installed on your Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M running Jelly Bean 4.3 VLUEMK6.
With this last step, your smartphone is rooted, which means that you can begin to use all of the goodies which come with such a procedure. In case you aren’t sure whether the handset really is rooted, you can use, from Google Play, an app called Root Checker.
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