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.
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.
- Our guide provides the following prompts for step one: download 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Step four will tell you to click on PDA next.
- 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.
- [sc name=”banner-jos”]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.
- 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.
My name is Mark, I am a new chief editor of this blog, freelance writer, entrepreneur, and simply a technology lover. Currently a proud owner of a Google Pixel 4a.