How to Root Galaxy S4 I9505 running on XXUBMGA 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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I hope you have updated your Galaxy S4 I9505 to XXUBMGA 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.

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The post covers the complete guide on “How to root Galaxy S4 I9505 running on XXUBMGA 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]

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  1. kh4xtor says

    Hello, the check box for F. Reset time is shaded along with all the rest under options. only Auto Reboot is checked, how do I fix it?

  2. Chris says

    Fails every time i try, i correct the coding so that F. Reset is checked(replaced a “0” with a “1” checked PDA and .tar.md5 file. fails within a few mins. didnt brick the phone though. one thing im not really sure about though is under ‘Build number’ in ABOUT DEVICE. there is something that say SELinux status: Permissive. would that have anything to do with it?
    *please help first time rooter*

  3. Chintan Patel says

    Hi Sohil, need ur help for my i9505. It shutsdown on its own. Bettery gets drained rapidly (Thou ive got a new battery as well). Phone is very slow.Please help what shld i do.Samsung india cannot help as i got this phone from HK, Im not going back to HK now.

  4. Wim says

    I have problem to flash recovery of CWM with latest firmware of Galaxy S4 I-9505 after rooting with auto-root
    Do you have the solution
    firmware I9505XXUDMGG_I9505VFGDMG3_VD2 Germany Vodafone released in August 2013

  5. Edwin says

    All worked as described, but it only took max 30 seconds. Could it because of USB 3.0 on the PC ?
    How can i check if the root was succesful ?

    Greetings from Belgium

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