Friday, 14 March 2014

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 On Android 4.4.2 KK







Good news for all owners who have a Galaxy S4 Galaxy GT-I9505 device that is running under Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and want to obtain root rights on their smartphone.
This article will show you an easy method to root Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat based firmware (I9505XXUFNA1).
This present step by step guide will use an Auto-Root package developed and released by famed developer and hacker called Chainfire.
Prerequisites:
  • This step by step root guide will void the warranty of S4 device.
  • This actual root process is time tested and safe for millions of users that have rooted their devices, but you need to know that if you want to use this guide to root your device is your decision and your own risk.
  • We Android Source team cannot be held liable or responsible for any damage or data lost on your device by applying this guide.
  • This present guide and all files presented here are fully compatible with Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 running firmware I9505XXUFNA1 the international variant only. So, by knowing that do not use the same for any other incorrect device.
  • Download and install the suitable USB drivers from here.
  • Enable the USB Debugging mode on the S4 device.
  • Backup all your data by using suitable backup applications from Google Play Store, here you can back up your SMS and MMS, call Logs History, EFS Folder, internet settings, sync your contacts with your Gmail accounts, and all your data that you think are important for you.
  • Ensure that before start to root the device the battery of the S4 smartphone is more than 85% power left.
How to root Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S4 [step by Step guide]
  • Download Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root package with SuperSU fix from here and save it in your PC.
  • Download the Odin 3 application from here and save it in your PC.
  • Power off the Galaxy S4 device.
  • Boot it into Download Mode (Press and keep holding the volume down and power buttons in the same time and then follow the on-screen instructions for entering into Download Mode).
  • Open the ODIN application on your PC.
  • Connect the device to PC while it is into Download Mode by using a USB cable.
  • Wait until the ODIN application will recognize the device and the COM boxes and the Com port number together with “added” message is displayed.
  • From ODIN application click PDA button and then select the CF Auto-Root file that you’ve downloaded above.
  • Ensure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Tome boxes are ticked from the ODIN interface. Do not perform other supplementary configuration on ODIN app.
  • Now, from ODIN application press the START button.
  • The root process should begin, and the SuperSU binaries will be installed.
Congratulation, now the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 device running Android 4.4.2 KK is completely rooted.
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