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How to Root AT&T/Verizon Galaxy S4 and S4 Active on Android 4.4.2!

howto-root-att-or-verizon-galaxys4-1 For those of you who want to root your AT&T SGH-i337 Galaxy S4, Verizon SCH-i545 Galaxy S4, or Galaxy S4 Active on Android 4.4.2, there’s finally a new root method that will root your S4.  This root method also works on all Galaxy S4 models and does NOT trip Knox!

So, here’s how to do it, you do not need a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer!

Step 1. Make sure you have Android 4.4.2 in Settings->About phone.

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How to Root Galaxy S4!

howto-root-galaxys4-1 For those of you who want to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 Android smartphone, here’s how to do it easily using MotoChopper, a root script used on Motorola Qualcomm devices.

This root method will work on all Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4 running Android 4.2.2 such as T-Mobile SGH-M919, Sprint SPH-L720, US Cellular SCH-R970, Canadian SGH-i337M, Rogers, Bell, Telus, and other Qualcomm S4s.

For GT-i9505, T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919, Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L710, Canadian Galaxy S4 (Bell, Rogers, Telus), US Cellular Galaxy S4 SCH-R970 root method, see the Click Here to Read Full Article

How to Root Galaxy S4 using TWRP Method!

howto-root-galaxys4-twrpmethod-1 For those of you who want to root your Galaxy S4, here’s another root method using TWRP recovery.

Why another method?

Well, at the time of this video, some models do not have CWM recovery available.  But TWRP recovery is just as good as CWM recovery and installation is nearly identical but using different menus.

You can always switch to CWM recovery after rooting later down the line if you prefer CWM recovery.

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How to Root Galaxy S4! [CWM Method][GT-i9500][GT-i9505][T-Mobile][Sprint]

howto-root-galaxys4-cwmmethod-25 Here’s “CWM Method” of rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Currently, this root method is only for the GT-i9500, GT-i9505, AT&T SGH-i337, Sprint SPH-L720, and Korean (E300S, E300K, E300L) until we have a stable, working CWM recovery for other models.

This root method works on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, 4.3 Jelly Bean and Android 4.4.2 KitKat for all models except AT&T SGH-i337.  For SGH-i337, this root method works on 4.3 Jelly Bean and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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How to Install Android 4.3 Custom ROM on Sprint Galaxy S4! [Android 4.3 MJA Stock ROM]

howto-install-android4.3-custom-rom-sprintgalaxys4-1 For this week’s custom ROM of the week for Sprint Galaxy S4, check out the latest MJA stock rooted Android 4.3 ROM.  This is the official Android 4.3 Sprint firmware that Sprint pushed out and for those of you already rooted, you probably do not want to unroot and get this update as it will add Knox counter to your phone.

If you don’t know what Knox counter is, it is basically like binary counter that Samsung has put on starting with new phones like Note 3 and Android 4.3.  It may benefit just a few of you who are using your phone for business and need additional securi

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How to Unlock SIM on Sprint Galaxy S4!

howto-unlock-sim-sprint-galaxys4-1 For those of you who want to use your Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 as a GSM worldphone, you can get your unlock SIM code from Sprint.com.  Now, sometimes even with that, your phone may not work correctly, here’s how to manually unlock SIM on your Sprint Galaxy S4 so you can use use phone when traveling abroad.

*Note – Currently, this unlock method only supports carriers outside U.S., will not work AT&T or T-Mobile.  But I should have an update when there’s a way to do that also.

Before we begin, I suggest you to use a TouchWiz-based ROM or stock ROM for th

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How to Install Custom ROM on Verizon Galaxy S4 with ME7 or AT&T Galaxy S4 with MF3! [Safestrap]

howto-install-custom-rom-verizongalaxys4-me7-safestrap-1 For those of you who have been waiting to install custom ROM on your Verizon Galaxy S4 with ME7 firmware or AT&T Galaxy S4 with MF3 firmware, there’s finally a new method using SafeStrap Recovery by XDA user Hashcode.

SafeStrap Recovery is usually used on Motorola devices but it is now implemented on Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S4 to get around Verizon’s lock on the bootloader.

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How to Root Galaxy S4 Active!

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For those of you who want root on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, here’s an easy way to do it.

Before we begin, this root method is for the latest firmware ending in UCUAMF3 (check this under Settings->About device).  If you have a newer firmware, this root method may or may not work (I have no way to tell since I don’t have a time machine.) but should be safe to do.

To root your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, simply download the APK file geohot.com/activeroot and install the app.

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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.

b. For installing TWRP, follow steps 1 through 9 here.

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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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