Recently, Samsung launched its Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship device with robust features and running on Android 4.2.2 Jellybean. But, in order to unleash the beast we have to root Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung is frequently releasing updates for Android OS, if we update then root access has been removed. So, again to acquire administrative privileges, we have to root Samsung Galaxy S4. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 running on Android 4.2.2 Jellyebean having XXUAMDL baseband version, then only follow the below procedure.
So are you ready to root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 XXUAMDL Android 4.2.2 Stock Firmware, then proceed further. Before that, you have to read the disclaimer and prerequisite section. So, let’s start our journey.
Disclaimer: Rooting will void your phone Warranty. We are not responsible if anything happens to your phone. This article is purely to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500, applying these steps on another device may produce troubles. Don’t miss any of the steps, firstly read and understand the whole tutorial then go for the actual process.
1. Your mobile should have 70 – 80% battery
2. Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging (All apps > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)
3. Ensure you have backed up your important data.
4. Remove your external SD card.
5. Install USB Drivers from here.
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S4
Step 1: Download CF-Auto-Root & ODin v1.85 to your computer and extract it on desktop.
Step 2: Now, switch off your phone to boot it into Odin/Download mode by pressing and holding Volume down + Home Key + Power Button, till you see the Android Construction Logo on screen. And then press the Power key to enter download mode.
Step 3: 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.
Step 4: Click on “PDA” button and select the file “F-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gtI9500.zip“ from the extracted folder.
Step 5: Make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot boxes are checked on Odin. Don’t check any other boxes.
Step 6: Click on Start button on Odin to start installation process. It will take upto 5 – 8 minutes, so please wait for the installation to finish.
Step 7: Finally, you will get PASS! notification on the ID:COM box and then your device will reboot automatically.
Hurray! You have successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. If you want to cross check that your phone is rooted or not then you can download Root Checker application and verify by yourself.