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How to ROOT Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 on Android KitKat

Since the past couple of hours SamMobile has released a test build of Android 4.4.2 KitKat (I9505XXUFNAD) update to the LTE galaxy S4 GT-I9505.

We will learn you how to root galaxy S4 GT-I9505 on the leaked firmware build (I9505XXUFNAD) or any other kitkat build by installing custom recovery using odin3 without losing any data.

Preparations :

  • Backup your data, incase this process corrupt your files
  • Download and install Samsung USB mobile driver or Kies
  • Download and unzip Odin3
  • Download and unzip the recovery file
  • Download Update-SuperSU file

Installing custom recovery for galaxy S4 GT-I9505 :

  1. Send Update-SuperSU.zip file to any folder of the internal storage
  2. Open Odin3 v3.07 as administrator
  3. Click on PDA and add recovery.tar file
  4. Make sure re-partition and Auto Restart are NOT ticked.
  5. Restart your phone in download mode (Home + Power + Volume down), then Volume up button.
  6. Connect your phone to PC and wait until you get a sign in Odin
  7. Click start and wait a few minutes.

Disconnect your phone and unplug/plugin the battery

ROOTing galaxy S4 GT-I9505 by custom recovery :

  1. Start your phone in recovery mode (Home + Power + Volume up) buttons.
  2. In recovery mode Choose install zip > Choose from /sdcard > 0/ > navigate to Update-SuperSU.zip file > Yes
  3. Reboot your phone and open SuperSU app to disable KNOX.

Enjoy Root !
To verify the root process, install a root checker test app from Play store.

Notes :

  • Don’t disconnect your phone while installing recovery file.
  • Flashing custom recovery will trip binary and KNOX counter.
  • You can also root your phone by using this guide on any android version.
  • Use this guide at your OWN risk, We are not responsible if you brick your phone.

Downloads :

  • Samsung Kies 2 & Kies 3 Link
  • Samsung mobile USB driver Link
  • UPDATE-SuperSU file Link
  • Odin3 v3.07 Link
  • CWM touch recovery file Link

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