[Guide] How to root the Samsung Galaxy S IV (GT-I9505) using Chainfire Auto-Root

When a new smartphone comes along it has almost become customary for the dev-community to find a root for it. In some cases, you wont even have to wait for the actual device to come out, because renowned developer Chainfire has rooted the Samsung Galaxy S4 with a fully working auto-root mechanism.

[NOTE] This root method only works with the Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505, which is based on the Qualcomm processor.

[NOTE] While this root method comes form a renowned developer. This site will not take any responsibility for data loss or damage which can occur from using this device. Please proceed at your own risk.

[NOTE] Before you proceed make sure you have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) with firmware XXUAMD2.

  1. Download the following files by heading to the source link and extract them to a convenient location.
    • Chainfire Auto-Root package.
    • Odin3 Flash utility.
    • At least 50% battery remaining on your device.
    • USB drivers configures for your Galaxy S IV
  2. Place your Galaxy S4 in Download Mode using the correct button combination
  3. Launch Odin3 on your computer and connect your device to the computer while it is in Download Mode using the USB cable. Odin will detect the connection and indicate a COM port on top.
  4. Under PDA, select the .tar.md5 file that you extracted from Chainfire Auto-Root package. 
    • Make sure that Re-Partition is unchecked,  
    • Hit the Start button and begin the flash process
      [NOTE] Make sure you dont touch anything at this time
  5. Once the flashing is complete, the device will automatically reboot with a red Android logo, after which you will have root access.
  6. If your device boots without the red Android, manually reboot into recover to initiate the process
Your done. You can now enjoy root access on your Samsung Galaxy S IV.

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