How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

Want to to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, yes now the root method is available for the new Galaxy S4. There are so many benefit of rooting the device such as you can install and rooted application on your device, install Custom ROMs and more, you can see some of the benefits of rooting device here. So today in this post we will guide you how to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and install custom recovery on it. . Note this method will work only on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, don’t try it on any other device.

But before that do take the backup of your device, here you can find some of the best backup application to take the backup of your Galaxy S4. After that follow the steps one by one to root your device.

Root Samsung Galaxy S4
Root Samsung Galaxy S4

Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. won’t be responsible in case your device gets damaged in any other way during the process.

How to Root Your Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)

Step 1. Download these files on dekstop to folow the root process:-

a. Download CWM Recovery
b. Download and install Samsung Drivers
c. Download ODIN Multi Flash tool
d. Download SuperSU Zip files.

Step 2. Now enable USB debugging mode on your Galaxy 4, here is the guide to enable USB debugging mode. After that turn off your Galaxy S4 and enter it Download mode. To do this hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together. Whe you the warning screen on your device, use volume buttons to enter Download mode.

Step 3. After this connect your S4 with the PC and run the ODIN.exe on your desktop. When your device will be connected to your computer, one ID:COM boxes will turn yellow after some time.

Step 4.Now on ODIN choose PDA, then browse to the CWM recovery you downloaded earlier (One Step 1 (a)) for your Galaxy S4. After that hit Start to begin flash CWM recovery to your phone.

Step 5. Once the the process is complete your device will reboot. If you see “PASS!” that means everything went successfully.

Step 6. Now Custom recovery is installed on your device. Next step is to Flash SuperSU Zip files via custom recovery to root your Galaxy S4.

Step 7. Now copy the SuperSU zip file you downloaded on step 1 on your Galaxy S4.

Step 8. Again Switch off your device and then hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together. Now you are on Custom Recovery Mode, from here you have to flash SupesSU Zip File.

Step 9.Choose “choose zip from sdcard” and hit the Power button. Choose “0/” directory and hit the Power button. Browse and find the SuperSU zip file you copied over earlier and hit the Power button. Choose “Yes” and hit the Power button.

Step 10. This will install the SuperSU superuser app on your phone and root your device.

Step 11. Once the process is complete Reboot your device from Custom recovery, Once rebooted, you can see the SuperSU app on your device home screen run it once to update the binaries.

That’s it now your Samsung Galaxy S4 is rooted, to verify install “Root Checker” application from the Google play store and run it. Congratulations, you have fully rooted your Galaxy S4.

1 thought on “How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500”

  1. Hi,

    I just update my system with CWM recovery but after that i dont have any option like : Install zip from SD card” Can you please update me about this?

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