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How to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)

Updated on December 29, 2013

Do the pre-installed apps annoy you very much? If yes, then this piece of guide is for you. The problem with the Samsung or any other android device is that, it comes with a lot of pre-installed apps within it, some of that are never used and they just take up the space in your device’s internal memory. These pre-installed apps can slow down your device and limit the use of your Samsung galaxy S4 to its fullest.

How to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) in 10 steps

  1. Download the root file and extract it in a folder. You can download the root file from here.
  2. Backup your phone data and turn off your device.
  3. Now switch on your device by pressing Power button, Volume down key and home button simultaneously.
  4. When the device starts, ignore the warning and press volume up key to continue rooting.
  5. Connect your device to your computer.
  6. Now open the root file on your computer.
  7. Open odin3 v3.04.exe {To download odin click here}
  8. Click on PDA and slect “CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.tar.md5” from the folder.
  9. Click on start to start flashing.
  10. Disconnect your phone from the PC and enjoy your rooted device

Should you be worried about rooting your Samsung galaxy S4?

Well, the time has changed. Now, there are easier ways to root your device and can be said harmless to your device. It is also possible to unroot your device, if you wish to restore it to factory defaults at a later stage. So, you should not worry as such.There is a guide to unroot your device if you unlike the rooted version.

How to install Galaxy S4 firmware I9500 & I9505 with Odin?

How to unroot Samsung Galaxy s4

There are times when you make a decision and then regret it. But, rooting your Samsung galaxy s4 is not going to be one of those decisions, because now you also have an option to unroot your device. By, unrooting your device you can reclaim your warranty from Samsung.

Steps to unroot Samsung Galaxy s4

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Press Volume Down key + Home Button + Power button to start your phone in download mode.
  3. Open odin on your computer and connect your Samsung galaxy s4 via USB data cable.
  4. Now Download and unzip the factory firmware for your device from here.
  5. Check “Auto reboot” and F. Reset Time” options and make sure that “R-partition” is unchecked.
  6. To start flashing, click on the start button on odin window.
  7. Cheers! Your phone is now unrooted. You can reclaim your official Samsung warranty for your phone.

You can also watch this video to see how to use odin to flash your device.

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