Chainfire Tool to Root Galaxy S4 with Leaked Android 4.3

Rafia Shaikh

We posted a guide about rooting Galaxy S4 Google Edition's ROM on standard Samsung Galaxy S4 to upgrade it to the latest Android 4.3. But the users who updated to this leaked build lost their device root in the process. Chainfire's Auto Root comes to the rescue - yet again.

Chainfire has released the SuperSU-JWR66N-S005-130625, the first tool to root Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Though It’s still in experimental stage, but works well for Galaxy S4 leaked ROM. This root tool brings fully functional SuperSU power to the Galaxy S4 with Android 4.3. As the developer comments:

This experimental version of SuperSU especially for this specific firmware leak. In theory it should also work on those protected engineering firmwares from Samsung that have gone around lately, but I have not tested it on any of those. Let’s keep it to the leaked S4 4.3 firmware for the first test, shall we ?

Prerequisites to check before you root Galaxy S4 with Leaked 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.
  • Make sure that some recovery tool like ClockworkMod recovery is installed.
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to root Galaxy S4 with leaked Android 4.3 using Chainfire root tool:

Required files: download the required file to get SuperSU on your Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

  • Connect your SGS4 to computer using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the SD card of Galaxy S4.
  • Disconnect the connection and turn your Samsung Galaxy S4 off.
  • Custom recovery mode: press and hold Volume Up, Home and the Power buttons simultaneously - alternatively you can use Quick Boot app to reboot your Android device in recovery mode.
  • Perform data wiping tasks: select wipe data/factory reset Yes. Once done, select wipe cache partition. Tap on Advance wipe Dalvik Cache to wipe Dalvik cache data too.
  • Now, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. Locate the firmware file copied earlier and select it. Tap on yes to confirm installation and wait for the installation to be completed.
  • Return to main recovery menu now and select reboot system now.

Ta da! We hope that you got the root access of your Galaxy S4 back with Chainfire's root tool!

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