For all those who have managed to upgrade their devices with the latest version of Jellybean 4.3 XXUEMJ5 Android OS in their Galaxy S4 can now root the device so that you can make the most of it. The best part of this is that you can also install the upcoming version of Jellybean 4.3.1 Android OS which otherwise is available for Google Nexus devices. So, before we head over to the detailed procedure on how to apply with this update, you need to go through the list of quick pre requisites which are mentioned below;
Quick Pre Requisites:
- All the data in your Galaxy S4 needs to be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps manually. You can also choose to back up the data with the help of KIES.
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
- Head over to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”, and enable the USB Debugging Mode. Minimum battery life should be more than 50%.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused to the device which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully mentioned in this article.
Once you are done with all the above mentioned steps, head over to the next step where we have mentioned a detailed guide to root the device.
Procedure to Root Galaxy S4 I9500 on Jellybean 4.3 XXUEMJ5 Android OS:
- Download the Rooting Package from here to your computer along with Odin. Once downloaded extract the rooting package and Odin from here to your computer.
- Download Mode in Samsung Galaxy S4 can be entered by pressing Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device.
- Once device enters in the Download Mode, connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable. Once connected, you will see that the ID: COM section will turn Blue which indicates that all the drivers are installed successfully.
- Click on “PDA” to select the Rooting Tar file to click on “Start” for starting the process of rooting. Once the device is rooted successfully, the device will be rebooted automatically. To check on whether the device is rooted or not, download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store. The whole process of rooting might take around 4 -5 minutes.
Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.
Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of rooting. We will very soon come up with the custom ROM firmwares for Galaxy S4.