Galaxy S4 Root FAQ

*Note – Before you can install custom ROM, you need to root your Galaxy S4.

What is rooting and why should you root your Galaxy S4?  Please see this video explanation. Don’t know what is a custom ROM? See What is An Android Custom ROM.

Rooting Galaxy S4

For Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 Exynos Octa-core, AT&T SGH-i337, Sprint SPH-L720, and T-Mobile SGH-M919, and Korean (E300S, E300K, E300L) see How to Root Galaxy S4 with CWM.

For Galaxy S4 GT-i9505, T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L710, Canadia Galaxy S4 (Bell, Rogers, Telus), US Cellular Galaxy S4 SCH-R930, please see How to Root Galaxy S4 with TWRP

For Galaxy S4 Qualcomm versions like AT&T SGH-i337, T-Mobile SGH-M919, Sprint SPH-L720, Verizon, US Celluar, Rogers, Bell, or Telus, please see How to Root Galaxy S4.

For AT&T Galaxy S4 Active, see How to Root Galaxy S4 Active!

For Verizon Galaxy S4, see How to Root Verizon Galaxy S4!

*Note – Some models have multiple methods of rooting and some only have one root method.  CWM or TWRP root method involve installing custom recovery, which is recommended so you can install custom ROMs and also backup/restore ROMs.

For unrooting Galaxy S4 completely back to stock and unvoid your warranty, see How to Unroot Galaxy S4 and Remove Root!

What is a Custom ROM?

A custom ROM is a custom, modified operating system that you can install on your Android device. Basically it's like installing Windows OS on a Macbook. By installing a custom ROM, you can bypass stock factory settings like locked hotspot tether, install new Android versions early, or even convert your phone into another OS.

With a custom ROM, you can really maximize the capabilities of your smartphone by adding custom features that have been developed by open source developers.

How to Install Custom ROMs

First, you will need to root your device, if it is not rooted yet, follow our root tutorial and root your phone.

Once rooted, you should have TWRP installed on your phone. Installation of a custom ROM is easy if you learn the basic of it. If you don't know how to install custom ROMs using TWRP recovery, see our tutorial on How to Install Custom ROM using TWRP!

199 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    I want to order S4 but I want 32gb or 64gb and I am not sure if I should order T-mobile or AT&T model. I am on AT&T but I was thinking of going to T-mobile but I like to see how good is there LTE service, as of now it is not in NEW York so I can’t test it. I think if I get the T-mobile one I can use it on AT&T for now and then switch. Also I wanted to know if I can run the App2ExtSD Hack on theS4. Please let me know..Thanks!!

    • Mark says:

      Do you know if the i9500 can be used correctly on Verizon’s network ?

    • birdie says:

      I have a question please i am almost a step away from rooting then i seen your FIRST TIME ROOTERS, thats me and i never heard a thing on being able to change carriers All i want to do is change carriers I dont want to dig deep into my phone i don’t want kernels and roms all i want is a change my carrier. When i do thru unlocks apps they say i dont have enough imed number but i verified with sprint and it also comes up on the screen and behind the battery the number is the same’number
      the phone is a SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 720 sprint carrier.

      • Max Lee says:

        You cannot use Sprint S4 on any other U.S. carriers even if you unlock it. Are you using outside the U.S.?

        • pratik says:

          hey max, i had flashed gpe rom but on rebooting after flash i m getting into the recovery.
          tried many things like dalwik cache wiping and data/factory wipe and all. but still stuck plz help….thanx

  2. Sergio says:

    I need a root for s4 gt-i9505

  3. john says:

    max,, the air view on my s4 don’t work all the time and the air gesture only works on the stock web not chrome
    is this normal and do I need to wait for an update or is my s4 defective and I need to return it??and the dialer seems to be laggy also.. opinions please..

  4. Joe says:

    After I root my s4 willi be able to move apps to my sd card? And Google play music as well?

  5. matt says:

    anyway to get the msl on galaxay s4 at this time?
    thank you.

  6. Jonathan says:

    Hey max. can you tell me why my notification tone isn’t going off for my texts. I am using the default app. volume is high changed the tone a couple times still nothing. I have the m919 version

  7. neil says:

    Somehow managed to make it so only have 2.8 gig internal mem even after resetting phone. Factory and hard reset .

  8. droiduser says:

    how do i get usb mass storage working on the s4 t-mobile’s model?

  9. Scott says:

    I’ve rooted my GS4 successfully and it works fine; however all of a sudden when I reboot the device there’s a “SAMSUNG CUSTOM” boot logo with an unlocked padlock. Is there a way for me to change it back to the typical Galaxy S4 boot logo w/o having to unroot?

    • markbc says:

      use ChainFire’s Triangle Away from the play store -it worked on my I337.
      Tip: Reset the counter to zero -even if it already says zero. This works for
      some and not others so use at your own risk!

  10. Jonathan says:

    Hey everyone. What’s the best app to overclock the M919 version? I always used No Frills CPU. Wondering if there is anything better out there.

  11. Dean says:

    Hi, I have the I9500 with the latest update.

    When I follow your instructions and I had on ok from Odin…..But I can’t see the recovery mode like i had in my galaxy 2 root.

    There’s an icon saying “no request” or something like it.
    I had also tried to change kernel but nothing helped….. Can you help me with that? Unless it’s rooted I cant use my Titanium backup…..

    • ms.samsprung says:

      Do you mean that while connected to your PC, with the Odin window open, when you click “PDA” that you can’t find the file? If that’s it then I would suggest double checking the download itself, making sure its complete by just comparing the actual file size to what its supposed to be ( occasionally I’ve found when the mirrors are busy my dwnld isnt what its supposed to be) & then I’d suggest putting all the necessary files together in the same place on your C drive prior to starting.

      Hope this helps, Ms. Samsprung.

  12. Oliver says:

    Just a quick question. i’m a first time android user and i just got my S4 from t mobile,first thing i noticed is the volume,even if its in max level,i can barely hear whenever i am talking to someone. can i adjust the volume level if i rooted my device?Thanks in advance.

    • brad almond says:

      Rooting shouldn’t (and doesn’t) alter your volume controls. If you can barely hear who you are talking to on your new S4 for T-Mobile (ie. an SGH-M919) — even when it’s set to max volume, then something is probably wrong with your phone.

  13. Paul says:

    hello.I’ve T-mobile S IV M919 it’s only 6 language to select. can I add more language in it with out root it .If so how to do it?

  14. Doug says:

    If I rooted my i9505 with Odin3-v1.85, can I go back and “reroot” it with the CWM?

    • ms.samsprung says:

      Hi Doug,
      To root any Samsung device it is necessary to use a 3 “step” process, please excuse the over simplification.
      1) you get your device into “download mode”, connect to PC & Odin program;
      2) utilize Odin ( or Heimdall in some older devices) to install custom recovery. After installation of custom recovery you’ll rarely need to access “dwnld mode ” or use Odin again for this device;
      3) from your custom recovery install device appropriate “”, which you would have previously dwnld to your device from sites like this. Now you’re rooted.
      My point being, Odin & CWM (or TWRP) aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact quite the opposite, they are necessary partners in the rooting process. Now I’m pretty sure there will be some out there that would say you can install su binaries directly from Odin, bypassing installation of a custom recovery altogether, but unless your a dev I don’t see why you would. Even if you are a dev I still don’t see why you would. Your custom recovery is where you’ll do all your Rom installs & mods, & more importantly where you’ll need to get to if brick your phone.

      Hope this helps, ms.samsprung.

  15. sam says:

    hi, thanks for your great website …

    i have a question, if i root my galaxy s4 (i9500) using the CWM recovery as described in your video tutorial … will i still be able to have my phone updated via OTA ?
    i will keep my firmware and my kernel unchanged, the goal is to have root access without loosing OTA update feature … is this possible?

    • markbc says:

      OTA will break root -and the newest OTA for ATT will (I think) eliminate your ability to root your phone (for now).

  16. Souza says:

    Mr. Lee & Members
    I do not understand. I was able to with the Nexus 7 and the S4 does not know. I did everything exactly as the
    (http://……/how-to-root-galaxy-s4-using-twrp-method/ &
    http://………./how-to-root- galaxy-s4-cwm-method /)
    Step-by-step. Film for the film. The problem probably lies in the fact that my T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 UVUAMDL is too fresh. And I just wanted to have a WiFi Hotspot Tether. Or maybe you have some ideas?
    Thank you and please reply.
    Souza vel Agatha
    soouza.ny @

  17. adam says:

    Excellent site and advice.

    This is first time rooting and I used the CF-Auto Root method. The phone is rooted fine but if I turn it off and back on or restart the phone it wont boot up. It takes me straight to recovery mode where the only option that works is Factory re-set. This is very frustrating and I’m struggling to find a way to resolve this. Is there something I can do to get my phone to boot up normally?


    • Max Lee says:

      Not sure, I have not used CF auto root method, would suggest using CWM or TWRP method instead, you might want to unroot first.

      • brad almond says:

        Oh, my. Many of you folks haven’t done any homework. Read about WHY to root (or not root) your phone before doing it. You want to root your phone before installing a “custom recovery” like CWM or TWRP. A custom recovery gives you the ability to perform a full Nandroid backup. That is, it allows you to save a full copy of your phone’s system. It also gives you the ability to restore your phone’s system from a backup file. That’s the first (and most important) step in gaining control over your phone: the ability to save/restore its current state. That way, you can always fix it if something goes wrong. You don’t want to take OTA (Over The Air) updates after you’ve rooted your phone because the OTAs will usually unroot your phone — and then you can’t restore your system from your backups. Instead, you use your custom recovery tool (eg. CWM or TWRP) to flash custom ROMs. If you want to flash a stock ROM (ie. one that is just like an OTA update), then you still want to flash it just like any other custom ROM. In the case of a stock ROM, it should only differ from an OTA update in that it keeps your phone rooted — whereas an OTA update will unroot your phone.

  18. Tea says:

    Hi Max,
    Please help, I have rooted my Sprint Galaxy S4 and I have installed TWRP recoveries.
    I tried installing Foxtail but I keep getting error. I also tried disabled OTA using TWRP but failed.
    I have looked all over the internet but don’t know what to do. I am afraid I might accidentally install the OTA update.
    Please help?

  19. Souza says:

    Is there a chance to do a root my galaxy s4 T-Mobile SGH-M919?
    Souza vel Agata

  20. Daniel says:

    Hey, whats the best method to root my At&t s4. I already installed the OTA update that AT&T sent out a while ago. I read that the motochopper does not work after installing the update? I just wanna know the safest method :/

  21. Shayan says:

    When i open The Superuser
    “The Superuser binary (su) must be updated
    please choose an installation method ”
    When i tap install Says “There was an error installing superuser. please a log of the error to the developer”

    • Snehith. says:

      Shayan, did you find a way to root S4? I have got the same error “There was an error installing superuser. please a log of the error to the developer”” and unable to root it. I have tried looking for solutions but never got one. I’m just wondering if you get it, please share it.


      • Jeremy says:

        did anyone get this fixed i just tried rooting my S4 via motochopper method and getting this same error when launching superuser

  22. Hey Max Lee

    I’ve got a urgent question i need to ask you, can you pls mail me @


  23. Yaoshi says:

    I just purchased a brand new Galaxy S4 (SHV-E300S) from SKT here in Korea. It’s currently loaded with Android version 4.2.2. The baseband version is E300SKSUAME1 and the build number is JDQ39.E300SKSUAME7. I would like to root it in order to delete the bloatware. Do you have a safe and reliable recommendation?

  24. Kent says:

    Hey Max

    I was wondering if the S4 stock Rom will work on the G.Note 2 Sprint….??
    I have Rooted my NOTE2

    and if it does work will the S4 features work on the Note2 like hand Hover features and all those new hardware feature not software… thts really why i would use the S4 on Note 2…

  25. Frank says:

    I rooted my S4 with the motochopper method. I then tried to reboot into recovery by holding the volume down and power button and the phone attempted download and root using the method described for a i9500 model s4 (mine is an M919). After letting my phone sit overnight it was still t the android screen. I pulled the battery, restarted fine but I am missing about 5gb or internal storage. How do I get that back?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  26. M Julianto P says:

    How about SCH I 959, can we root it ?

  27. M Julianto P says:

    How about a tutorial to root SCH I 959 ?

  28. Neutrino7 says:

    Hi Max I have bricked my S4 by using an app called “root triangle away”. I have so far tried to install 3 different firmwares using different versions of Odin each one has failed. It will go into download mode. I am at a loss I am quite used to bricking phones my S1 and my S2 as well as using the App. If you can help me sort this then you will be the only mortal that I know how can.

  29. Albert Lujan says:

    Any chance on a app2sd file like the one you had for the S3 coming out soon?


  30. sahrin says:

    hey max..ive done all the steps for my GT19500..but when i update the SU binary..its said installation failed..need your help bro.thanx

  31. Brance says:

    Hi im new to the android OS and i rooted my phone i have the samsung galaxy s4 SGH_I337 at&t and i rooted it all i did was root and in stall Titanium backup and set CPU i uninstalled those and unrooted but when i restart my phone it say custom how do i get rid of that or what do i have to do i have a mac OSx if you can give me help with doing it on that system please and thank you

  32. souxa says:

    BusyBox has been installed correctly!

    System Environment PATH: /sbin /vendor/bin /system/sbin /system/bin /system/xbin

    BusyBox binary location:

    BusyBox binary file information:
    -rwxr-xr-x root     root       813044 2013-06-29 08:30 busybox

    Installed BusyBox Version:

    BusyBox supports the following applets:
    [, [[, ash, awk, base64, basename, blkid, bunzip2, bzcat, bzip2, cal, cat, chat, chattr, chgrp, chmod, chown, chroot, chrt, cksum, clear, comm, cp, crond, crontab, cut, date, dd, depmod, devmem, df, diff, dirname, dmesg, dnsd, dnsdomainname, dos2unix, du, echo, egrep, env, ether-wake, expand, expr, fakeidentd, fdflush, fdformat, fdisk, fgrep, find, fold, free, freeramdisk, fsck, fsync, ftpd, ftpget, ftpput, getopt, grep, groups, gunzip, gzip, hd, head, hexdump, hostid, hostname, httpd, hwclock, id, ifconfig, ifenslave, inetd, inotifyd, insmod, install, ionice, iostat, ip, ipaddr, ipcalc, iplink, iproute, iprule, iptunnel, kill, killall, killall5, less, ln, logname, losetup, ls, lsattr, lsmod, lsof, lsusb, lzop, lzopcat, md5sum, microcom, mkdir, mkdosfs, mke2fs, mkfifo, mkfs.ext2, mkfs.vfat, mknod, mkswap, modinfo, modprobe, more, mount, mountpoint, mt, mv, nameif, nanddump, nandwrite, nc, netstat, nice, nmeter, nslookup, ntpd, od, patch, pgrep, pidof, ping, ping6, pkill, pmap, powertop, printenv, printf, ps, pscan, pwd, rdate, rdev, readahead, realpath, renice, reset, rev, rfkill, rm, rmdir, rmmod, route, run-parts, script, scriptreplay, sed, seq, setkeycodes, setlogcons, setsid, sha1sum, sha256sum, sha3sum, sha512sum, showkey, sleep, smemcap, sort, split, stat, strings, stty, sum, swapoff, swapon, sync, sysctl, tac, tail, tar, tee, telnet, telnetd, test, tftp, tftpd, time, timeout, top, touch, tr, traceroute, traceroute6, tty, ttysize, tunctl, umount, uname, uncompress, unexpand, uniq, unix2dos, unlzop, unzip, uptime, usleep, uudecode, uuencode, vconfig, vi, watch, wc, wget, which, who, whoami, whois, xargs, zcat
    Results provided on your SGH-M919 device by Root Checker Pro version 1.3.3 from joeykrim in the Android Market –

    Sent via T-Mobile Galaxy S4

    ongratulations! You have root access!

    Super User Applications Status:
    Superuser application – is NOT installed.
    SuperSU application – version 1.34 – is installed!

    System File Properties for Root Access:
    Standard Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/bin/su:
    Result: /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/bin/su does not exist.

    Standard Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/su:
    Result: -rwsr-sr-x root root 96260 1970-02-15 22:49 su
    Analysis: Setuid attribute is present and root user ownership is present. Root access is correctly configured for this file! Executing this file can grant root access!

    Alternative Location
    Check Command: ls -l /sbin/su:
    Result: /sbin/su: Permission denied
    Analysis: File system permissions restricted and denied access.

    Alternative Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/sudo:
    Result: /system/xbin/sudo: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/xbin/sudo does not exist.

    Root User ID and Group ID Status:
    Root user id:

    Root group id:

    System Environment PATH: /sbin /vendor/bin /system/sbin /system/bin /system/xbin

    ADB Shell Default User:
    ADB shell setting for standard access, stored in default.prop, is configured as: shell (non root) user –

    Results provided on your SGH-M919 device by Root Checker Pro version 1.3.3 from joeykrim in the Android Market –

  33. an2ny says:

    i need help!
    I have galaxy s4 and i have changed the rom to cyanogenmod 10.1 and everything wipeout i cannot even download apps. what will i do?

  34. tim says:

    New to androids, got a samsung galaxy s4 active, is there a root available yet? If so, where do I find it?

  35. Marta says:

    Hi Max! I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S4 and for some reason whenever i try to make a call, text, or get online my phone says it is “not registered in network”. Will the reboot fix this problem?

  36. Steven Chew says:

    Hi Max:
    I have got a GT-i19505 and followed exactly your instructions on the rooting process using CWM in the video. Everything looks ok except when I clicked on SuperSU, it asked me to update the binary and when I click ok, it says, “Installation failed”. I then tried using TWRP as per your instruction, the same problem appears. Where do you think I have gone wrong. Your help appreciated. Steven

  37. Dan says:

    So let me get this straight… on the Canadian version of the S4, I need to root it, download a custom ROM (I want the google play edition) directly onto the phone, then turn on the TWRM recovery mode and follow the steps from there?

  38. mrdreamers says:


    • Max Lee says:

      There is format sdcard I think you can try in recovery.

      • mrdreamers says:

        can you do a quick step by step plz??, i heard you can brick your phone doing this??

        • Max Lee says:

          I don’t have one but the menu is there, it should say something about internal sdcard…

          • mrdreamers says:

            i flashed Death Star Rom but internal storage still full, if i do format it do i just flash the rom right after like before? theres nothing else it needs or anything else to do?
            (forgive me never formated phone before)

            • mrdreamers says:

              I noticed in touch cwm there is a few things to format like:
              format /system
              format /data
              format /cache
              format /sd card
              format /external_sd
              format /data and media and /data/media (/sdcard)

              can i format them all EXCEPT format /external_sd then flash Rom?, (because that’s where the Death Star Rom will be to flash)

  39. mrdreamers says:

    ive flash roms but never kernels, i flashed wicked rom and my phone froze on samsung boot logo so i replaced my phone for another, i read that it was most likely that i needed the right kernel but which one do i need and where?
    btw i also like Death Star Rom do i need kernel for that too?
    My phone is: Galaxy S4 SGH-M919, MDL T-Mobile rooted stock with touch CWM.

  40. tashi tsering says:

    I am planning to buy a galaxy s4 from usa on contract. I wil be using the same in Bhutan for few months too. There is only 3g n gsm. No lte. Gsm frequency is 900/1800 and 3g is 850. So which carrier should I choose in usa? I personally prefer t mobile plan. Thanks.

  41. Paul 'pflip' S. says:

    Hi Max– Glad to join your newsletter! I do have a question that I’ll ask you here and by email, since it’s probably killing other people who did the same thing as me. So, hopefully we can get some peace of mind. So, I have the SGH-I377. I was able to root my phone for a short time span of about 10 minutes, with my major objective of just deleting as many preinstalled apps as possible to clean house. I was rooted for about 10 minutes, then decided like an impulsive 36 year old to hit the AT&T update right as it popped up without thinking twice. You’ve probably gotten the same scenario from a plenty. So, I’m in the purgatory of not being rooted, but having the ‘look’ as if I was (boot screen lock, full 16GB, etc.).

    Unless you already know of a way to get us poor souls back to root, I was going to call AT&T and get my phone unlocked. ALSO, I was going to maybe ask them whether or not they can remotely set my phone back before the update (because of ‘problems’ I’m having with the update.). I’ve read about the idea, but couldn’t find anything regarding whether AT&T techs could do this. DO YOU KNOW IF THEY CAN DO THIS, Max?

    You may or may not know about my 2nd issue, but I have a torrent copy of the latest Nova Launcher Prime (2.1.1). Essentially, if you already created backups through Nova and you have to reinstall Nova again, Nova CANNOT restore your saves on the ONLY directory that Nova gives you (You cannot change the save path.). So, I saved the backup folder and put it on my SD card. My phone is acting a bit quirky so I’m not sure if it’s the Nova copy or the purgatory state that my phone is in. I just don’t want to lose my phone setup for the THIRD time if I just buy a good copy of Nova. IS THERE A NON ROOT WAY OF SAVING AN ‘IMAGE’ OF YOUR PHONE OR AN APP THAT I CAN USE TO DO THIS? IS THERE AN APP OUT THERE THAT KEEPS EVERYTHING THE SAME WHEN YOU BACKUP THEN RESTORE? Creating a backup image would be a second reason to root my phone, but I want to have all the official updates, so I definitely want to root again, but just for me to do the things you can do that a non rooted phone can’t.

    You’re most likely inundated by questions by us impatient children, but your input to my questions are always much appreciated! Actually, this would only be my 2nd email to you, but you were kind enough to answer my first question pretty timely and with some thought!

    Thanks very much in advance, dude!

    • Max Lee says:

      I don’t think AT&T can remotely rewind the updates, that would be impossible since AT&T are the ones who put that lock on there, not sure if you can flash older firmwares via ODIN I haven’t tried yet (it can’t hurt to try) but people have told me they couldn’t.

      For Nova launcher, you can probably make a backup using Titanium Backup app instead try that.

  42. Troy says:

    stuck in odin mode on my verizon s4 says could not do normal boot need help soon

    • Max Lee says:

      Could not do normal boot? What is exact error? You can just run ODIN again when you get firmware error msg.

  43. baher says:

    Hi, i have S4 GT-I9500 and i have problem with camera when i starting i see the msg ” camera failed” pleas help me.
    thank you

  44. chris says:

    Can I do an ota update with my rooted AT&T galaxy s4?I know I’ll lose my root and recovery but will I brick my device? Do I have to remove root and then update? Also can I back up with keis before the update in case something happens?

  45. Jrodsep says:

    How about setting up a guide to unlock bootloader, root and install custom recovery on the Galaxy S4 GPe (i9505G). I’m a first time Android user and have been itching to try rooting my phone. Thanks in advance.

  46. ken says:

    Hi. Max.
    I was failed when I was rooting my galaxy s4 at&t .
    The Baseband version is : I337UCUAMF3
    Is that possible for root latest version for at&T s4 ?
    Thank you a

  47. Rodrigo Andrade says:

    I have the Galaxy S4 ATT I337, I want to root, but with this new update its not aloud me to to the rooot ( mf3 ). Please what i do?

  48. Souza says:

    Congratulations! You have root access!

    Super User Applications Status:
    Superuser application – is NOT installed.
    SuperSU application – version 1.51 – is installed!

    System File Properties for Root Access:
    Standard Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/su:
    Result: -rwsr-sr-x root root 112164 2013-07-30 12:19 su
    Analysis: Setuid attribute is present and root user ownership is present. Root access is correctly configured for this file! Executing this file can grant root access!

    Standard Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/bin/su:
    Result: /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/bin/su does not exist.

    Alternative Location
    Check Command: ls -l /sbin/su:
    Result: /sbin/su: Permission denied
    Analysis: File system permissions restricted and denied access.

    Alternative Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/sudo:
    Result: /system/xbin/sudo: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/xbin/sudo does not exist.

    Root User ID and Group ID Status:
    Root user id:

    Root group id:

    System Environment PATH: /sbin /vendor/bin /system/sbin /system/bin /system/xbin

    ADB Shell Default User:
    ADB shell setting for standard access, stored in default.prop, is configured as: root user –

    Results provided on your SGH-M919 device by Root Checker Pro version 1.3.3 from joeykrim in the Android Market –

  49. Rodrigo Andrade says:

    When is gona bee this soon your?

  50. juan alvarez says:

    Hey I root my s4 att then I restore to stock so I can get the new update, now when the root for this will come out or if is going to come out or are they waithing for the 4.3 update

  51. Ace says:

    I rooted my Sprint Galaxy S4 with CWM recovery. For some reason, when I go into recovery, the writing is in all different colors, which makes it hard to read. Is there any way to change that to the default blue on black? I would appreciate any help you can give.

    • Max Lee says:

      try using rom manager app and install cwm from there.

      • Rick says:

        Hi Max,

        Same issue – I am rooted, but can’t install CWM properly. It thinks it is updated to the latest, but when I boot into recovery I get the little android with No File message. Then I click reboot – it says error for about 10 seconds and reboots… Am I doing something wrong or is this due to the July Update from ATT? Thanks!

  52. Danny says:

    I try to un-root but fail in the from Xda. Do you know what is the problem. I rooted and use wicked V5 rom. Yhanks

  53. chris says:

    If I enable mass storage via the sg mass storage emulation app will I have any side effects on installing roms, backing up with twrp, or anything else? Or will I not even notice a difference?

  54. Rodrigo Andrade says:

    I do everthing that ask me, but on the second part give erro say permision denied. I have the ATT galaxy S4 with .MF3
    What sould i do?

  55. Waqas Ahmed says:

    hi i am user of galaxy s4 9500 i have some problem with superuser, i installed it via cwm , when i open superuser it says cant update su binary
    plz help me to solve this problem
    i want root access on my stock firmware but superuser is not working

    on the other hand i installed one custom rom and superuser was working perfectly but on stock rom its not working

    • sheraz says:

      Hi max can you please help me
      I have the same problem as waqas ahmed .
      the only diffrence between us is that I installed the whole root process from TWRP. I installed everything the exact the same you mentioned in de video, but SuperSU hasnt a SU binary installed that is the error is mentions. How can I fix SU binary error or install it?
      can you please help i could not find anything on the web.

  56. SHAQ says:

    I rooted my s4 and then i unrooted it. I think so. That’s what my root checker says.I wish to install an official firmware
    which I downloaded but I am afraid about my EFS folder (If it’s going to be erased). I forgot to mention, after unrooting my phone I tried to update my system but it said that my device was modified and updates are not available. That’s why I want to install an official firmware so that I can perform updates (except for the updates everything works fine, no lags or something). HELP ME!!! I want my official system back!!! If you can advise me I would really appreciate it.

  57. Greg Perry says:

    Are you available via Skype for 15 minutes, with a payment via PayPal for your time first, to walk me through rooting my S4 from T-Mo?

  58. James Simpson says:

    Hi Max,

    Can I install the stock T-Mobile ROM on a GT-9500? It’s unlocked and rooted. I have T-Mobile service and would like to use wifi calling.


  59. Rodrigo Andrade says:

    Hi Max
    I did the root, but now is not aloud me to go in recovery say cant do
    normal boot..and stop there…please what can I do?

  60. Leighton says:

    I rooted my samsung sgh-i337 and then installed Clockworkmod recovery. after trying to boot into recovery, Ive been stuck in odin mode for hours. Its just says “Could not do normal boot” “ODIN Mode” Ive pulled the battery countless times and I cant boot into recovery.
    Please help D:

  61. Leighton says:

    This worked to get me out of the ODIN Boot loop for the SGH – i337 –

  62. Gabe says:

    Root/unroot question…..
    I have the sprint GS4 phone and I want to root. But I use my phone for business so my question is two fold… 1. can I easily unroot? Will I lose data and/or apps? 2. With it rooted, can I still recieve Sprints OTA updates in particular ver updates?

  63. Rodrigo Andrade says:

    Hi Max,

    I am verry crazy here, I did the root on my SGS4 AT&T ( MF3 ), Then I unroot , But I try to reset and don’t let me, Is not aloud to go to Recovery Mode…please what I do?

  64. Robert G von Giebel says:

    Have been following U 4 awhile but AM still unable 2 root Sprint L720sph. Odin, TWRP, CWM. Nothing seems 2 work! Downloaded the Stock program & loaded 2 phone but Nada! Zilch, Nothing. Any ideas? Even purchased Triangle Away but if phone is not rooted it won’t work!

  65. Jeevan says:

    Will the Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 rooting you have work with S4’s in the uk?

    • Neutrino7 says:

      Yes it will just install cwm recovery and then install superuser and you are ready to go. I am running on bobcat v4.0 and this rom has the best has the best ui that I have ever had

  66. Effrem says:

    Is any method for aio S4 yet? and if the att can work on this model? SGH-i337Z

  67. Rodrigo Andrade says:

    Did someone found a way to fix about recovery mode on SGS4 ATT ( MF3) ?, I still can’t go to recovery mode.

  68. Luka says:

    Please, tell me! I had a T-mobile S4! m919! can i put on it a i9505 stock version of rom? i wait your response!

  69. mark says:

    I ‘tried’ rooting my s4 last night night and afterwards it made no difference the su didn’t work so I followed a guide to remove it but it says my phone wasn’t rooted and won’t untoot. But when I start it up in download mode it says it’s custom. Even in settings if I click update it says it can’t as it’s custom. Someone please help as I don’t know what I’ve done lol. Thanks in advance

    • Luka says:

      you can download the m919 official rom am flash it trough odin! go on and download it from there

      • mark says:

        Already got sent to that site they don’t have an option for the UK. And I am a complete noon to this so I may have just f***** my phone up as I have no idea what anything means lol

  70. Luka says:

    I am from Romania and i can download! Make an accoumt and search after for the rom you want is pretty easy! If you want help i can show you or send somehow the rom! I’ve downloaded already!

  71. mark says:

    If I could give my phone to someone and let them do it I’d be great fully. As I don’t think I can a step by step would be great thank you

  72. Dave says:

    Max, I have a problem! Three months ago I purchased my GS4 and rooted it the first day, achieved WIFI tether the next day. Everything was fine until two days ago when I noticed that while my WIFI indicator was on, although I had no signal. After going through setting, without fixing my problem I decided a “reboot” was in order. Upon reboot my phone began to lock. Sometimes at Sprints yellow screen and sometime it would get a little farther. I followed your “unroot” procedure (without running Triangle first as my phone was unusable) with no luck. After step one, my phone would boot but lock shortly after using it. I then performed the factory reset. While it did fix the locking up problem (my phone was usable again) I could not re-root it. I don’t think the reset got rid of everything as some of the apps I had installed were still there after the reset. Have you run into this and if so, what was the fix? Thank you.

  73. Neutino7 says:

    What is your version of S4?

  74. horhe08 says:

    I did a factory reset thru twrp which was the most stupid thing and lost everything. My S4 GT-I9505 won’t go beyond the logo of samsung anymore when you turn it on. I downloaded the stock firmware of my device and tried to flash it thru odin and after it reboots and you see the PASS, nothing happens, it’s just the logo again of samsung.
    Please anyone help me. I just got my phone last night.

  75. crism says:

    I have a question, I was wondering when installing an AOSP ROM on my S4. If the ROM is only 400MB in size, how come the phone still only exhibits 9.2GB of free space on the SDCard? Is it partitioned this way and can this be changed? Or do the Google Edition phones also share this space issue on their SDCards with the smaller OS footprint?


  76. Jackie says:

    after flash to custom stock rom on my att s4 i was lose wifi cant get it work it wont be turn on why ? any idea to fix it without flash new rom i dont want to flash new rom lose everything on the phone! please help thank u

  77. walabee03 says:


    I would like to thank you for all you do for the Android community and all your help based videos.
    I have a question about OTA software update to 4.3 when already rooted and running BobcatRom… Do I have to un-root in order to update to 4.3 and if so what is the best method?

    Thanks so much for helping a newbie. …


    • brad almond says:

      Walabee — Typically you have to perform an explicit update in order to update your phone. In other words, your phone usually won’t update itself unless (1) you have configured it to automatically update its software or else (2) you explicity update its software. Typically the update controls are located under [Settings.About Device.Software Update] or [Settings.System Updates] or a similarly named menu area. You don’t want to take an OTA update unless you want to replace your rooted system with an unrooted system. But you probably want to remain rooted. To do that, you must replace your already rooted system with another rooted system by flashing a custom ROM. In your case, if you want to update to Android 4.3, then you want to flash a custom ROM for the stock version of Android 4.3. Use your custom recovery software (eg. CWM or TWRP) to flash your custom ROM. Make sure that your new ROM contains a rooted system if you want your phone to remain rooted. Flash a ROM that contains an unrooted system (or else flash an OTA update) if you want to unroot your phone.

  78. Bob says:

    I rooted my p1337 using motochopper and itworks fine. I’ve tired to install the bobcat and wanamlite custom roms but each time I reboot I get ” software not authorized by at&t has been detected on your phone” and the reboot stops. I’ve done a full wipe, wiped the cache and wiped the dalvick cache prior to the install. Any help would be appreciated.

  79. psaher says:

    What do you advise me Samsung S 4 GT-I9505 or GT-I950?

    I live in the Middle East in Saudi Arabia and no doubt 4g

    I hope my answer I hope my answer 🙂

  80. efren yares says:

    hi,i tried to update my phone with tha latest firmware e300sksuemja but it always ended on fail…
    i downlaod the firmware and im using odin.
    what seems to be the problem?please need some help here…

  81. Nicolas hernan says:

    Hola máx actualiza mi s4 i9500 a 4.3 y no puedo hacerlo root por favor existe una forma de hacerlo?

  82. mark says:

    Hello someone please help me as I commented on here at the beginning of the month and got no new information. My phone is totally crap now it won’t let me do anything. I can’t even remember what it was I did now but I rooted it and an app I had said it was rooted then said it wasn’t so I found an un root page and in rooted it I still had the app that said my phone wasn’t and isn’t rooted. When I click on updates update single settings it says no updates as phones been modified. And when you start it up in the special way it says it’s modified. I need my phone back to the way it was. is there actually a way to get it to say it’s not modified or have I ruined my phone forever? Any help from anyone would be great as I am a complete noob to all this rooting and have no idea what some of the people hear are talking about. Thanks.

  83. Neutrino7 says:

    Don’t panick Mark everything is recoverable on an S2. What is your model number?

  84. mark says:

    What do you mean by s2? The phone is s4. Unless you year something else. The model is gt-I9505.
    Hope this helps

  85. clay Doughty says:

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  86. angel says:

    Question is the rooting going to be different for 4.3 now? BTW I have the at&t.

  87. Vitos says:

    Hi Max,
    I’m trying to replace the glass on my samsung galaxy s4 and couldn’t find exactly the same glass you showing on YouTube. I bought one on eBay and it doesn’t go with a sticky part on it. Is there anyway you can give the website where you purchased yours?

  88. Pete says:

    I cant imagine how hard it is to write and create roms. I’m a stupid marine mechanic…..but why has no one updated anything in 3 weeks or so for Sprint Galaxy S4 (MJA) roms…..custom or TouchWiz? Am I looking in the wrong spot or did the latest MJA update really throw EVERYONE for a loop???

  89. Kashif says:

    I rooted my i9500 using Odin and flashed SuperSU with cwm recovery according to your tutorial. Then I went onto app drawer after reboot and clicked supersu which needed an update and when I pressed update, it failed. Now what do I do? I tried updating the supersu app from the play store but it said “no binary something installEd this is a problem!” Please help me out.

  90. Alec says:

    Just wondering, do these root methods still work with the AT&T android 4.3 update? It appears that you guys only have stock firmware for up to 4.2.2

  91. Yvan Manalili says:


    I’ve seen my galaxy s4 gt-i9500 problem on this site but your not even replying it for three (3) times. just say it if you don’t know how to work it out and that will be fine.
    “I rooted my i9500 using Odin and flashed SuperSU with cwm recovery according to your tutorial. Then I went onto app drawer after reboot and clicked supersu which needed an update and when I pressed update, it failed.”
    Same goes for me, what to do mate.

  92. scott says:

    I have unlocked my att s4 to run on the T-Mobile network but the hand gesture features will not work now. will rooting the phone help with this and what is the most stable sw available.

  93. Sean says:

    Need help!

    Prior to finding this site, I rooted my s4 via a YouTube video. My bad! Now I have root, my phone will not go into recovery. I have goo manager on it and it says it has recovery but I can’t get to it. It always comes up in downloading mode. I have rooted several of my past phones. This is a new problem to me. I need some guidance please. I need to fix this asap!

  94. Mini says:

    I have a galaxy s4 that was made in Korea but i don’t know how to see if it is open to all networks without having to use a sim card? can anyone help?!!

    Thanks in advance 😀

  95. Terry says:

    I am currently running CyanogenMod I was wondering if I can flash wicked ROM. If so do I have to flash any gapps as well?

  96. Anthony says:

    I don’t see my post so if this is a dup sorry. I am wondering about several things and hope you can help! First I can’t seem to find anything for my device SG4 M919 to merge or swap my external card with internal card, and or to move apps to sd. I am running 4.2.2 and know that 4.3 has the option but don’t want to move to it yet since there is no root possible. Also I like google play edition rom and would like to have it but I really don’t want to give up my touchwiz camera. I found that google play edition camera works on my touchwiz but not the opposite, can something be done to port it out? Also haven’t found any good wifi tethering can someone help? Also how do I need to format my sd card to work with apps to sd? There are more questions then I can remember right now but I do hope to get a response to these at least.

    Thanks very much

  97. Anthony says:

    Also now I remember can I run dual boot on my GS4 M919 using touchwiz and maybe google play edition, and if so how can I do this procedure?


  98. Paul says:

    If this does not work, chances are you have MF3. If so, I used the method mentioned at and it worked great for me. I think the original is at

  99. Dwayne says:

    So I want to start off by saying thank you I have always used your website all your websites when rooting any of my phones starting with my HTC and My Samsung Galaxy S4. Thank you your the best.
    Okay here’s the problem , I was able to root my phone but I installed a custom ROM that was not a good rom , so I tried to remove the ROM unfortunately I eraised my backup original Rom , so I remove the root and got back my original Rom, now when I attempt Reinstall the root on my Samsung Galaxy S4 , It keeps telling me that superuser failed to install. I spent 12 hours trying to reinstall the root but each time it keeps telling me superuser Fail to install.

    Model number SPH-L720
    Firmware L720VPUEK2

    I’ve tried motochopper and odin, Also I have a Mac and a Windows computer, And it doesn’t work on Either computer with my phone, How can I reinstall a root on my phone thank you.

  100. Tyler says:

    Hello, I recently tried to flash cyanogenmod onto my 545 using safestrap. However, anytime I turn it on, it goes to a blue screen with moving pink lines (after a “safestrap disabled” menu pops up and I select “continue”). I’m worried my phone is bricked. What can I do

  101. Connor says:

    I need major help…. I rooted my galaxy s4 and tried to get a free wifi hotspot thing and then I rebooted my phone and now it’s stuck on the yellow sprint screen and I can’t access my phone at all please help me!!

  102. araz says:

    I need HELPPPPP!!!! i ve a problem with my galaxy s4 i9500. no PC recognizes this phone as disk when I connect it. It just charges, no more. i tried on other PCs with different OS. on my PC there are all drivers installed, samsung usb driver,adb fastboot driver, kies…….now I want to root this phone. tried to do it without help PC via apps like framaroot, oneclick, sgs4 flasher. no one of these helped me. can you explain if any ideas about this problem?pleaseeeeeeee

  103. JJ says:

    I rooted my us cellular s4 but the su app will not work how do I fix it? it says something about the binary is not installed and su cannot install it how do I fix it?

  104. mg says:

    Has anyone found out a way to unroot att i337 mf3 yet?

  105. Csere says:


    I have a huge problem.

    I want to root my I9505 BUT my problem is that I can’t connect the phone to my pc via USB because,the USB “chip” or whatever is damaged in the phone. ( short circuit) so my only chance to root my phone i guess is an APK.

    Somebody please help me.

  106. hcfuad says:

    My samsung galaxy S4 9500 has install supersu but it’s showing binary update fail. How can I update my supersu?
    My Baseband Version is i9500XXUFNA6
    & Kernal Version is dpi@SWDD5019
    I AM RUNNING Android 4.4.2
    Please reply me.

  107. haha says:

    Hi, i have a S4 running 4.4.2 and i’ve tried everything on it to root but they failed.
    odin fails everytime, tried on other computer but fails and fails. i dont know what to do.

  108. vj says:

    Hey Max,
    I am actually using my international galaxy s 2 gtI9100. Very fine and running my rooted phone excellent with the help of your this site since one year. And unfortunately I got a fake galaxy s 4 gtI9500 and I can’t root it or can’t even bring it in a download mode as it keeps showing Chinese writing options… Funny! 🙂 but I was just thinking if there is any possibilities to bring this phone rooted or make it s 4 genuine by installing stock firmware??
    Please help me out as this installed firmware just sucks as some stock apps and some others doesn’t work, it’s just making me crazy…. Please help me solve this out…

  109. Allen says:

    How do I know what I have? When I go to bluetooth I see samsung-sgh-I337 and I have at&t and I really don’t want to mess up my phone so I was wondering which to do. I think its obvious to do this one

    “For Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 Exynos Octa-core, AT&T SGH-i337, Sprint SPH-L720, and T-Mobile SGH-M919, and Korean (E300S, E300K, E300L) see How to Root Galaxy S4 with CWM.”

    but I don’t know and I really can’t mess up my phone so could someone tell me which root method to do?

  110. Allen says:

    How do I know what I have? When I go to about device I see samsung-sgh-I337 as the device name and model number, and I have at&t. I really don’t want to mess up my phone so I was wondering which to do. I think its obvious to do this one

    “For Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 Exynos Octa-core, AT&T SGH-i337, Sprint SPH-L720, and T-Mobile SGH-M919, and Korean (E300S, E300K, E300L) see How to Root Galaxy S4 with CWM.”

    but I don’t know and I really can’t mess up my phone so could someone tell me which root method to do?

    Sorry for reposting but I thought I should add in some details: I am using macbook and running android version 4.3

  111. MALIK says:

    Can you please help me to root Glaxy S4 AT&T SGH–I337 with Andriod Version.4.4.2.
    Base Band Version I337UCUFNB1
    I have tried most of the methods given on different forums, including yours.

  112. BigWash says:

    I’ve been trying to fix my root issue. My phone is showing root whenever I check though OTA root bodyguard and 1click root. Yet it won’t let me download any apps requiring root. Root checker also says it’s not rooted. I’ve tried re-rooting, using restoring file from Titanium etc. still won’t let me download root apps. Phone model is Sprint S4. I’m stuck at the moment… Should I try restoring back to original stock rom, or does anyone have other suggestions?

  113. sk says:

    Two important points when rooting Sprint Galaxy S4:

    1. Pull battery as soon as ODIN displays “PASS”

    2. Use the latest version of SuperSU (available at , as of JUN 2014 that’s 1.99)

  114. Alden says:

    Hi all. I have a sprint S4 and I want to root it so I can use it for tethering thats it. I had an S2 where a friend did all the rooting for me and it worked out great but when I got the S4 the old tethering app has been deleted and Im not sure how to do anything. (Im not good with computers) so basically which “program” should I root or whatever.

  115. Shell says:

    Can your rooting matter be use on Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 ?

  116. Brandon says:


    My S4 4.3 firmware with rooted, i try software update is showing your device has been modified software update are not available and i try odin but my device won’t recognize download mode was showing nothing! i have done factory data reset, triangle away is wont work . Pls help & Thanks

  117. Rod Wand says:

    Hi Max. I have a Verizon Galaxy S4, version MDK. I was able to run ODIN and load the MD@ file. After I press Start and down load the file to my phone, the phone does not reboot and I get the “Fail” message in red. I don’t know what to do next. Can you please help? My phone was corrupted using Clean Master. With the phone turned on I can’t even et the Settings to come up! Thanks in advance for your help. Rod

  118. Rod Wand says:

    In the previous Reply I typed MD@ file instead of typing MD2 file. Sorry. Rod

  119. Alden says:

    Hey everybody,

    ok I got the S4 and I want to root it so I can use it for tethering. I just need the name of the app in the Google store that’s the best choice for this and which rooting version would be best to use.

    Please help!

  120. Larry McConnell says:

    I installed the 4.4.4 rom on my sch-i545 Verizon s4 and now it is trashed!!! It will still boot to android recovery, kies download mode, and safestrap. After it gets past these it shows a blue/green page with columns of little rectangles that are all different colors and vibrates different patterns. I have tried everything and I am getting nowhere. I need my phone ASAP for work today!!! Please help!!!

  121. Ron Bartholomeusz says:

    Very interesting I have followed the instruction and managed to get my Galaxy S4 L720 unlocked and now to work on GSM simm card the only issue is I an unable to get data working as I can not find the APN Manager if there is a link to download please let me know
    Also I have a L720 T that I am looking to unlock to use a GSM simm card so that I could use it overseas n the GSM network, if there is a way to unlock please let me know

  122. B.P says:

    Has anyone rooted a SG4 ACTIVE SGH-i537. I537UCUCNE3

  123. Garcia says:

    I have a Samsung S4 i9500, but because it is english I want to root him because i9505 supports the Dutch language. My question is can I do this. So root/rom i9500 with firmware i9505.

  124. steve says:

    I just got an ota update forced on my s4 att galaxy s4 i337 and now it is no longer rooted. Can someone tell me how to get my root back and how to stop getting a force download from att? When to bed and next morning I received update that I keep saying remind me later because there was no decline button. But, it just downloaded anyway. I hope to get my root back. any suggestions? thank you for your time.

  125. luis says:

    hey an old follower since evo times…lol. i forget rooting/unrooting , i did it on an s4 sprint and im stuck at no sound whatsoever in any rom…please give me a solution. thx

  126. Alien says:

    my S4 “i9500” is rooted successfuly.
    thanks a lot…

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  128. Chris says:

    I got att running NC1, how do I get the safestrap apk? When I click on the xda link above, the page always freezes and my browser ends up force closing.

    Is there another link for this?

  129. Somraj Roy says:

    Hi Max Lee,

    I have installed Cynogenmod android lolipop on my S4 I9505. However I forgot to install the update file. Can I go into recovery mode and just insert from ZIP the super user file? Please help

    Somraj Roy

  130. JoshS says:

    I have a tmoble SGH-919 and cant get a custom recovery to install. I’ve tried using Odin to flash both CWM and TWRP. When going into recovery mode it wont go into custom recovery, it’s like it’s the factory recovery. Could it be because its Android 4.4.4? Please help.

  131. James says:

    Ok so I have my Galaxy s4 ucu2ang3 rooted using TowelRoot. I want to install CWM but when i go to copy the files to /Data/Local/tmp the local folder does not exist. Now i’m lost. is there another location i can put the files.

  132. Hardtime72 says:

    I bought a US Cellular S4 SCH-R970 running android 4.4.2. Took it in to the carrier and had them unlock it. Is there any way to access GSM with this phone either by rooting and finding GSM settings or would I be able to flash the device and then operate it

  133. eben says:

    hi there, i have a samsung s4 dual sim from china, i am trying to root it, but no luck yet, can the 19502 be rooted ? please help

  134. A.rehman says:

    i need to know few things. First of all these custom roms really tempt me but on the other side its my first month using s4 and i dont want to root it since rooting voids the warranty. now please tell me if want to upgrade my firmware to lollypop, or pac man unofficially through odin, so will that root my phone or do i need a rooted phone for this purpose. and if the phone has to be rooted then can i revert it back into its initial state, reclaiming the warranty.
    Help on my issue will be highly appreciated

    • brad almond says:

      Most communications companies (eg. Google, Sprint, Samsung) don’t want people to root their phones because they want to use people’s smart phones as sales/advertising platforms. More specifically, carriers like Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon make billions of dollars each year by pre-loading their customers’ smart phones with apps that will ultimately try to sell them something. That’s what a “branded” phone is: a device that contains pre-installed, carrier-specific advertising apps (aka. bloatware) . The phone manufacturers install special software to prevent customers from deleting apps that they don’t like or from updating their phones to behave the way that they want them to. Most smart phones are actually just fancy, miniature computers that come pre-infected with huge amounts of adware (and the ability to make phone calls). As such, communications companies (including Google — in fact, especially Google) try to make it increasingly difficult for customers to root their phones. That is, it is usually easier to root a phone that is running an older version of software, say Android 4.4.2, than one that is running a newer version, say Android 4.4.4 or 5.1. So users should NOT be in a hurry to update to the latest version of Android if they intend to delay rooting their phone until after its warantee has expired. Note that rooting a phone typically voids its warantee.

  135. Ron says:

    I have a SPH-L720T running OA3. How do I root it? Really sick of restrictions on file movement on SD card.

  136. adam says:

    for 3 days now i have tried to root my galaxy s4 GTi9505 4.3 using both methods from here and odin says passed but when rebooting there is a problem with Superuser,something about failed or access denied??
    i would greatly appreciate any help as ive been loyal to this site from beginning

  137. nathalie says:

    i have tried your method to unroot the i9505 but always fails. i tried how do you do it when your s4 has a 5.0.1 and triangle away doesn’t work to Reset Flash / Binary Counter. the counter does not go down. here what is said on dowload mode, it says odin mode:product name: GT-i9505, current binary: custom, systme status: custom, knox kernel loocjk: 0x0, knox warrenty viod: 0x1, csb config lsb: 0x38, write protection: enable, emmc burst mode: enabled. please help

  138. Dylan says:

    Hi Max, i have followed your instructions on your tut on youtube to port s4 into s5.
    I have installed this rom succesfully.
    echoe rom s5 port v32.1 part VII. Thank you for good tut.

    now i have 3 questions:
    1. Is it possible to upgrade to newer version on this rom and which version do you recommend?
    2. My battery lifetime is now less as before. What can you advise to solve this?
    3. Do you already have an S5 rom with lollipop stable?

    I have a S4 I9505 running 4.4.2. Kernel version 3.4.98.kt.Sgs4.kk4.4.Tw.intl.07122014.Ktoonsez#1.
    Thanks 4 helping.
    kr Dylan

  139. Ray Turner says:

    My galaxy s4 (AT&T) was fine. I tried Flashify to go from CWM to TWRP. Now I cannot get to recovery.(I’m on Google Play edition 5.01). I’d like to install TWRP (by Odin?) no luck so far. If I try Stock Recovery, what do I give uo? root? can I tem go to TWRP thru Stock Recovery? sources for files needed please.

  140. Jason says:

    I have Galaxy S4 on Sprint and am using TWRP recovery. I flashed Cyanogenmod to my phone but it didn’t work, so i went to look for a new mod. None of the custom roms i download showed up in TWRP. I backed up my personal stock rom and flashed it but everytime i turn on my phone, it starts to the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen, then black screen with blue LED light. I downloaded the rooted stock rom but it doesn’t even show up in TWRP. I reallly need help please

  141. Kriss says:

    I have a SGH M919. I have followed the instructions to root. I flash the twrp through odin. i get the green. good. then when i go into twrp and flash SuperUser it finishes, says sucessful and when I press reboot it says FIx Super User Root Permissions? Root Permissions appear to be lost. Fix root permissions now? (FIxes permissions on SU binary & app).
    So I swipe to fix them. It says fixing root permissions, but no sucessful at the bottom of that one. It just suddenly reboots. And no root access. Please help . I followed all the steps to the letter.


  142. Kriss says:

    Tried the galaxy s6 rom on my s4 (tmobile). Themes won’t work at all. A theme from Google play store won’t even work. Camera has issues too. Tried the insane kitkat rom. Get unfortunately settings has stopped error anytime I open settings . Going back to the s5 echo rom which had no issues. One outa 3 ain’t bad. You have to weight the cool extra things custom roms do against all the bugs. I’m a newbie at the custom rom thing. But it looks to me like bugs are in the lead.

  143. Boyd says:

    if safestrap recovery is such a pain in the ass. why cant I just flash my I337 with a different bootloader like cwm ? I mean I see all kinda boxes to check in odin like “bootloader update” and “nand erase all” and “re-partition”. Or does no one know what all those do exactly ?

  144. Saiful says:

    I have s4 at&t mk2 can u flag Wanamlite using Safestrap recovery

  145. Leif says:

    Is it possible to root AT&T SGH-I337 running on android version 5.0.1? I have not found instructions anywhere for this model/version combination.

  146. Freskim says:

    how to find logo.bin?

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