Category: Galaxy S4 Root

How to Root Sprint Galaxy S4 on MF9 Firmware! 27

How to Root Sprint Galaxy S4 on MF9 Firmware!

For those of you having trouble rooting your Sprint Galaxy S4 on latest MF9 firmware, there’s an easy way by using CF Root by XDA user ChainFire.

Step 1. First, you will need to install either CWM or TWRP recovery.  Follow a or b below:

a. For installing CWM, follow steps 1 through 6 here.

How to Root for Verizon Galaxy S4 on Build VRUAME7 or AT&T Galaxy S4 on MF3! 97

How to Root for Verizon Galaxy S4 on Build VRUAME7 or AT&T Galaxy S4 on MF3!

For those of you looking for root for Verizon Galaxy S4 on build VRUAME7, it is now available.

UPDATE: This root method also has been verified to work with AT&T Galaxy S4 on MF3!

It involves an external microSD card that must be formatted in exFat format (you can do this easily on Windows by right-clicking and selecting format, you should be able to choose exFat as for format type), download and unzip the script, then copy all the files to your microSD card.

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How to Root Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545! [UPDATED with VIDEO]

For those of you who just picked up a brand, new Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545, there’s a root method out now.

Currently, Verizon Galaxy S4 bootloader is locked, meaning you cannot use CWM or TWRP root method.

Also, the VRUAMDK kernel on the Verizon Galaxy S4 comes with SU-co*k-block which makes it hard to root.

GT-i9505 Kernel Root Fix! 9

GT-i9505 Kernel Root Fix!

For those of you having trouble getting full root using CWM or TWRP root method on the GT-i9505, this is most likely caused by SetUID in the kernel.

To fix this issue, you can install any custom kernel after installing CWM or TWRP.

I do recommend installing Adam kernel by XDA user Wanam, as it’s stock-like yet should gives you better performance/battery life over stock.

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How to Install TWRP on Rooted Galaxy S4 using Goo Manager!

For those of you with a rooted Galaxy S4, now you can easily install TWRP recovery using Goo Manager.  And also those of you with locked bootloaders such as AT&T or Verizon, latest TWRP recovery can be installed (as they have been patched with LOKI).

Should work on most Galaxy S4 smartphones including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, MetroPCS, Cricket, GT-i9505, and Canadian S4s.

Sprint VPUAMDL Firmware Update Root Fix! 47

Sprint VPUAMDL Firmware Update Root Fix!

For those of you having problems with the latest VPUAMDL firmware, this is because Sprint has added a SetUID restriction on the kernel with the latest update.  This can easily be solved by flashing a stock kernel with the restriction removed.

MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON VPUAMDL build OTHERWISE THIS KERNEL WILL BREAK THINGS IN YOUR PHONE!

T-Mobile UVUAMDL Firmware Update Root Fix! 59

T-Mobile UVUAMDL Firmware Update Root Fix!

For those of you having problems with the latest UVUAMDL firmware, this is because T-Mobile has added a SetUID restriction on the kernel.  This can easily be solved by flashing a stock kernel with the restriction removed.

MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON UVUAMDL build OTHERWISE THIS KERNEL WILL BREAK THINGS IN YOUR PHONE!

Does Rooting Galaxy S4 Void My Warranty? 4

Does Rooting Galaxy S4 Void My Warranty?

Probably one of the most common questions I get is, “does rooting Galaxy S4 void my warranty?”.

And the short answer is yes and no. Rooting by itself does not void warranty. But if you root your Galaxy S4 by installing a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM Recovery, you will increase your binary counter (What is Binary Counter?), which in essence voids your warranty.