Root XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 – How to

Apr 17, 2014

Regional update for Samsung Galaxy S4 titled XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat has been released. You can update your Galaxy S4 to XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 using this guide [Install XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505].

Here is how you can root Galaxy S4 i9505 on XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat.Root Galaxy S4 i9505 on XXUFNC6

Prerequisites to root Galaxy S4 i9505 on XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2: 

  • Create a backup of all important data in your Galaxy device.
  • Download and install USB drivers for Samsung 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.
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 carries more than 80% of charge.

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Root Galaxy S4 i9505 on XXUFNC6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official:

Files required: download the Android 4.4.2 XXUFNC6 KitKat root pacage from this link. Also download the Odin3 v3.09 for installation from here. Unzip Odin; and unzip the leaked firmware file inside the same folder as Odin.

  • Install Odin on your PC and launch it.
  • Switch your Samsung Galaxy S4 off and boot it in Download mode: press and hold Volume DownPower and Home buttons together.
  • Connect your SGS4 via a USB cable; when connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. (In case you don’t get it, try another USB port. If that doesn't help either, then re-install USB drivers).
  • From that window, click on PDA and locate the root package to root Galaxy S4 i9505 on XXUFNC6.
  • Check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options in ODIN, and click on Start button to initiate the root process.
  • When root installation is successfully completed, Galaxy S4 will reboot into Recovery Mode and start flashing the root files; Odin ID:COM will turn green.
  • When you see the home screen, unplug your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505.