Chainfire has released a rooting file to root I9505XXUAMD2 firmware on the Qualcomm Samsung Galaxy S4. The CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy S4 i9505 LTE can now be used to root your smartphone. We also saw another root coming for SGS4 i9500 but since the device has not started being shipped, it can’t be confirmed. But this one is coming from a popular developer of widely used CF Auto Root.
Those of you who have got test devices can use this to get root access. But do not try it on i9500 since this would only work with SGS4 i9505 models.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root:
Required files: download Chainfire’s rooting tool: CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.zip. Extract the downloaded file to get a .tar.md5 file. Download the Odin3_v3.04.zip. Install and run the exe file to launch Odin on your PC.
- Switch off and then boot your SGS4 in Download mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Down buttons and then press the Power key to boot the phone. Press the Power key again to confirm booting into the Download mode.
- Now in Download mode, connect your S4 to your computer with Odin running on PC. Odin will detect the device and show you one the ID:COM boxes turning yellow.
- In the Odin box, click on the PDA button, locate and select the .tar.md5 file that was extracted from rooting zip file downloaded earlier. – Make sure Re-Partition checkbox is not selected – Click on the START button to initiate the installation.
- Once the CF-Auto-Root is successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S4, it will reboot automatically. While rebooting you will see a red Android bot which means you have successfully flashed the Galaxy S4.
Ta da! Your Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 is not flashed with CF Auto Root.