The Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 recently got a taste of android 4.4.2 KitKat, and if you are using that smartphone and want to root the same, just follow this tutorial.
This tutorial explains how to gain root access for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 which is running on Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat based firmware, I9505XXUFNA1.
Disclaimer: Although the given below procedure is safe, do at your own risk, if anything goes wrong in your device, I would not be held responsible.
1.First, check about your device model number and make sure it is running on this firmware I9505XXUFNA1. Please be informed that only the international variant is supported.
2.Next install the Samsung Android USB Drivers in your computer and make sure it is properly configured.
3.Then enable the USB debugging option on your phone.
4.After that backup all your data’s by using appropriate applications, because, this may wipe out all your internal data’s. If you have a backup of them, you can restore them easily after the rooting process is finished.
5.Then charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 fully, so then you never face any power issues.
(Download the given below files from this page)
1.Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root package with SuperSU fix
How to root Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S4:
1.Once you have downloaded the Chainfire auto-root package and Odin3, just extract them and place in your computer desktop.
2.Next put your phone into the download mode. For that, first you need to power off your phone and turning it back on by pressing and holding the Volume Down button and Power button.
3.Then follow the on-screen instructions to enter into the download mode.
4.Next fire up the Odin on your computer and connect it into the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using USB cable. While connecting the device, make sure your phone was in download mode.
5.Allow the Odin to configure the things if it is the first run- when the phone is properly connected, one of the COM boxes on top will turn into yellow color along with its COM Port number.
6.Next in Odin, click on PDA and select the CF Auto-Root file that you downloaded in the first step. Also check that Auto Reboot and F.Reset time are ticked in Odin, leave all other settings as they are.
7.Then tap the start button, the process will begin and take only few minutes to complete.
8.Once it is finished your phone will automatically boot into the recovery mode and set the SuperSU binaries in place.
9.That’s it- once the phone powers back on normally, you will have root access on your phone. Congrats!