I hope you have updated your Galaxy S4 I9505 to XXUBMG5 Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean and you like it too. However after updating to the newer version, the root access is no longer available on the device. In case, if you want to gain root access again then you must root Galaxy S4 I9505.
The post covers the complete guide on “How to root Galaxy S4 I9505 running on XXUBMG5 4.2.2 Jelly Bean“. Before going through the whole process, you must read the requirements and a disclaimer.
Disclaimer: Rooting voids your phone warranty. We are not responsible if any damage happens to your device, so follow at your own risk.
Requirements to root :
1. Charge your battery up to 70%.
2. Enable USB debugging. For Android 4.2.2 version:
- All Apps > Settings > About Phone > Navigate to Build number > Tap “Build number” 7 times and you’ll get pop-up as “You are now a developer”.
- All Apps > Settings > System > Developer Options and Android Debugging – check box)
3. Backup your phone data.
4. Install Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 USB drivers from here.
5. Download file .
Easy Steps to root :
Step 1. Install drivers on your computer.
Step 2: Extract “Odin” and “CF-Root Package” on the desktop to root Galaxy S4 I9505.
Step 3: Now, switch off your phone to boot it into Odin/Download mode by pressing and holding Volume down + Home + Power Key (long Press), till you see the Android Logo on screen. And then press the Power key to enter download mode.
Step 4: Open the “Odin.exe” and then connect your phone to computer via USB cable. As soon as you connect, ID:COM box in Odin turns light green/yellow color.
Step 5: Now, click on PDA button and select PDA file (.tar.md5) from the extracted folder.
Step 6: Make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot boxes are checked on Odin. Don’t check any other boxes.
Step 7: Click on Start button on Odin to start installation process. It will take upto 5 – 8 minutes, so please wait for the installation finish.
Step 8: Finally, you will get PASS! Notification on the ID: COM box and then your device will reboot automatically and now you can unplug your phone from computer.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Galaxy S4 I9505. In case, if you face any difficulty in understanding or performing rooting procedure on Galaxy S4 I9505, then feel free to contact us via comments and we will try to solve your all the difficulties. Don’t forget to leave your feedback. Do share with your friends and hit “g +1“, if you find this guide useful! [Via]