Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 via Chainfire Auto-Root tool

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 is still a hot topic among smartphone users. Which is why we took it under out radar for this tutorial. If you want to root it, then we recommend a tool called Chainfire Auto-Root. It is all described in today’s post and we are committed to instruct you on both requirements and steps to be mindful of for a great procedure.

Requirements

Which will start with a few pre-requisites to keep in mind from now on: use the S4 GT-I9505 which should use XXUAMD2 firmware, make a backup of all the most important data you have on this phone, turn on USB debugging on it and fully charge the battery that’s inside the body of the handset.

Important instructions

  1. Our guide provides the following prompts for step one: download CF-Auto-Root Package together with a second file known as Odin tool. If they are downloaded and installed on your laptop without an issue, then prepare to extract their content. Samsung-Galaxy-S4-GT-I9505
  2. The second step will need you to operate the following couple of easy tasks: turn the Galaxy S4 I9505 off, then be sure to boot it into Download Mode. The most appropriate way to enter it in the aforementioned mode is like this: press and hold together the keys labeled Home, Volume Down and Power; now see if the smartphone switches on and, when it does that, press Volume Up to complete the operation.
  3. Step three was long overdue; this one has the following instructions for you: plug the phone to the laptop with the USB cord, then wait till Odin finds your handset; should one of the ID:COM icons quickly become yellow and “Added” is sure to pop on the display, then everything went as planned. If there are problems, though, install drivers again.
  4. Step four will tell you to click on PDA next.
  5. For the fifth step you will be required to opt for the CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.tar.md5 file which is on your laptop and then don’t forget to verify if these two options are checked: F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot; should they be opted for, then simply uncheck Repartition and then click on Start.
  6. Step six will have you do this: wait until the rooting of your Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 commences. When you notice that it starts, wait for it to end, then unplug the devices from each other.
  7. Step seven is ready with these tasks: allow the smartphone a couple of minutes until it boots on its own. Shortly afterwards, you will see that the handset sports the Chainfire Auto-Root we said we’d use for this tutorial.

Our piece of advice for you now is to run along and flash something called Root Checker; this is an app that is on Google Play. After you’ve downloaded it on your Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, it will tell you whether or not the rooting went smoothly. If it didn’t, you should go over the steps one more time; start it with step one and continue all the way to the last one.

Posted In How To - By Catalin Nichita

  • Rune Austad Visth

    I did this three times. The first time i failed. And now I thought it went smooth… but still not rooted. What shall I do?

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