Root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 on Android 4.3 VRUEMK2

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Dec 26, 2013
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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 also received the VRUEMK2 OTA update earlier released to Verizon and AT&T SGS4 variants. Here is how to root T-Mobile Galaxy S4 on VRUEMK2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Follow this step by step guide to root T-Mobile Galaxy S4 VRUEMK2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Note: This method will only work for Samsung Galaxy S4 M919; for Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S4 rooting on VRUEMK2 Android 4.3, check this tutorial using SafeRoot.

Relevant read: Tether WiFi on Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 3 & Other Devices without Root!

Prerequisites to root T-Mobile Galaxy S4 VRUEMK2 Android 4.3:

  • Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy S4 in your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Create backup of your important data.
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to root T-Mobile Galaxy S4 VRUEMK2 Android 4.3 JB official:

Required files: download Odin v3.07 from here; also download Chainfire’s CF-Auto-root package from this link.

  • Install Odin on your computer.
  • Switch your Samsung Galaxy S4 M919 off and boot it in Download mode: press and hold Volume Down, Power and Home buttons together.
  • Launch Odin on PC and connect your SGS4 with computer; when connected successfully, you will get a message in Odin saying Added!!(In case you don’t get it, try another USB port. If that doesn’t help either, then re-install USB drivers).
  • In your Odin, click on PDA and select the CF-Auto-Root-jfltetmo-jfltetmo-sghm919.tar.md5 file.
  • In Odin make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time check boxes are the only options checked and nothing else is. Start the flashing process.
  • When the root is successfully done, on Odin ID:COM will turn green and Odin will show you a PASS message.
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 will restart automatically and you can then disconnect your device from computer.

To verify root access, install the Root Checker app and run it on your Galaxy S4.

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