Root Samsung Galaxy S4

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Like all Android devices, you will only get the best from your phone if you root it. Samsung Galaxy S4, currently one of the most powerful hand-held devices on the planet, is not exemption to this. Below are the steps on rooting a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. Just follow the steps religiously and you should have your Samsung Galaxy S4 rooted.

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Make sure that your phone is recognizable by your computer.
    You may need to download the correct drivers on your PC for your Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung Kies will automatically install the correct drivers for your phone. Download it at Samsung.com/us/Kies/
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  2. 2
    Download the files that we will be needing for rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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    1. Download CWM Recovery for Samsung Galaxy S4 at http://galaxys4root.com/clockworkmodtwrp-recoveries/
    2. Download ODIN at http://stockroms.net/file/Tools/ODIN/Odin3v185.zip
    3. Download Super SU Zip Files at http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/tools/SuperSU/CWM-SuperSU-v0.99.zip
    4. Once downloading of the files are complete. You may now proceed to the next steps
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  3. 3
    Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S4
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  4. 4
    Press and hold together for 5 seconds the following button combination Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons.
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  5. 5
    When phone shows a warning screen, release all buttons and press Volume Up.
    This should take you to ODIN Download mode.
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  6. 6
    Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your PC via USB cable.
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  7. 7
    Unzip ODIN.
    Open the Unzipped folder and execute odin3 v1.85.exe
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  8. 8
    You should see a yellow highlighted box.
    If you cannot see it, try to disconnect your phone and reconnect it again. If the problem persist, check if you have the latest driver for your phone. Samsung Kies should help you update them.
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  9. 9
    Choose PDA and browser for the CWM Recovery file downloaded on Step 2-1.
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  10. 10
    Click on Start and CWM flash recovery for your Samsung Galaxy S4 should commence.
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  11. 11
    PASS!
    should appear and we are successful with flashing.
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  12. 12
    Your phone should automatically reboot.
    Once it has rebooted, copy the SuperSU file downloaded on Step 5 to an accessible location on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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  13. 13
    Once done, turn off your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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  14. 14
    Press and hold together for 5 seconds the following button combination Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons
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  15. 15
    Samsung logo should show.
    Once it does, let go of the Power Button but continue to hold the other two buttons until you are on CWM recovery mode.
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  16. 16
    On CWM Recovery mode.
    Use Volume Down (or Volume Up) to navigate to CHOOSE ZIP FROM SD card.
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  17. 17
    Press Power Button to confirm action.
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  18. 18
    Using Volume Down (or Volume up) highlight "0/" directory.
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  19. 19
    Press Power Button to choose directory.
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  20. 20
    A dialog should show, choose YES.
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  21. 21
    Press Power Button to confirm action.
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  22. 22
    SU binaries and SuperSU app should start installing.
    Rooting will also commence.
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  23. 23
    Once done, go back to main menu.
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  24. 24
    Highlight "Reboot System now" by using Volume Down (or Volume up).
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  25. 25
    Press Power Button to confirm action.
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  26. 26
    Your Samsung Galaxy S4 should reboot and you should be able to see SuperSU app on your application drawer.
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  27. 27
    Run SuperSU and update the binaries.
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  28. 28
    Congratulations!
    You have just rooted your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Make sure that your battery is at least 50% before you do this procedure.
  • Rooting your phone would void your warranty.
  • There are un-rooting procedures that can be done should you want to unroot your Samsung Galaxy S4

Questions and Answers

Galaxy S4 black says Android system recovery 3e on top?

Then 6 options in blue to choose from by pressing the volume button

In order for me to fully assist you I will need more detailed information on your problem. If you are referring to a Hard Reset then you will need to move through the menu with the volume keys and select it using either the power or home button. Now if you are having problems with something else please provide me with as many details as possible.

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Downloaded [Mobile] SCH-I545 properties to PC?

Still have not seen anything from Kies

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Problem with its Galaxy S4?

Hello Galaxy S4 T-Mobile M919 with Android 4.3 operating normally but the sound stops and it no longer supports the extension after each renit after he once again bug. I tried the flush with ODIN but it works no more because nothing suppresses. I work under the Orange network Tunisia even has the Samsung home not Tunisia software for its reference: / I find no safe solution net. Thank you for your help

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As I understand it from your question, your Galaxy S4 from T-Mobile was recently updated to Android 4.3 and it no longer play sound files or sound notifications. If this is correct, there may be a couple fixes you can try. You mentioned using ODIN so I assumed you were trying to get back to stock or an older firmware. You might want to go ahead and take an over the air update to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat that was already released for the S4 for T-Mobile. Go into settings>about phone and tap on system updates.

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If the new firmware update does not fix your sound issues, you might have to do a Factory Reset and restore the settings. Go into settings>backup and reset and then choose the factory data reset option.

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I missed the part where I have to download apps before pressing: "Power off you Galaxy S4 and hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 5 seconds." and now my S4 is frozen at the ODIN MODE?

I just want to Root the S4 because I want to access the S4 system files.... I have tried: I pressed the sequence of buttons on the S4: "Power off your Galaxy S4 and hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 5 seconds." and now it seems to be frozen on the screen that says on the top: "ODIN MODE". I think it was caused by: I did not download the required apps before pressing the sequence of buttons...

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Am I supposed to unzip the CWM recovery file before browsing for it?

It says I need to choose PDA and the browse for the CWM recovery file. I did, clicked start and it failed. Am I supposed to unzip it before browsing? In step 9, it does not say weather you should unzip it or no, so I didn't, but when I uploaded the CWM recovery file, it didn't pass, it said:

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<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

WHAT AM I TO DO? Thank you. I have tried: Uploading the Recovery file without unzipping. I think it was caused by: I do not know!

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