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How to Root Galaxy S4 i9500 on Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware – Guide

GalaxyS4Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 smartphone can now be rooted with the simple procedure. Till now, the proper rooting procedure was not there but all thanks to the CF-Root for the same. So, before proceeding to check on how to root the device, you need to follow the list of pre requisites which we have mentioned below. Very soon we will also be coming up with the Custom ROM firmwares for I9500. Once you have rooted the device, you can then install many apps which need root access and also you can install many custom ROM firmwares.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Assuming that you have already updated the firmware, ensure that you have created a backup of all the data in your device manually so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” enable the USB Debugging Mode. Also, make sure that the minimum charge left in your phone is 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned off in the middle of firmware update.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

Let’s head to the next page where we have mentioned instructions on how to root Galaxy S4 smartphone with Jellybean firmware.

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  1. Francois Pieterse

    May 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Where does the CF-Auto-Root/ file go in Odin? PDA, Phone or CSC?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      in PDA you need to flash the same

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