Android 4.4 L720TVPUBNAF is the new official firmware available for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720. If you the Galaxy S4 android smartphone and recently updated you phone with the new official update and looking for the guide to root the device. Here is the simple and detailed guide to do the same, to do this all you need a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 running on L720TVPUBNAF Android 4.4 firmware, Cf Auto root package and ODIN flash tool. Chainfire’s CF Auto Root tool is one of the most easiest way to root any device. Once the device is rooted you can install lots of tweaks, custom roms, theme and rooted application. To know more about rooting read our detailed guide here why to root android tablet and phones.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the SPRINT SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 SPH-L720 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL SPRINT SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 SPH-L720 DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO ROOT SPRINT SAMSUNG GALAXY S4
Step 1. Download CF Auto Root file package for you phone here and extract the folder on your desktop. In the folder you will see a file called “CF-Auto-Root-jfltespr-jfltespr-sphl720.tar.md5”. You have to flash this file on your device to get the root access.
Step 2. Now Download the ODIN flash tool here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 3. Turn off you phone and boot it in Download Mode. To do this press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button, and Power button. You should see a warning triangle sign, press Volume Up to continue.
Step 4. Now connect you phone to the PC via USB cable and run the ODIN application on the desktop. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box of ODIN screen will turn blue with the COM port number.
Step 5. From the ODIN screen click on the PDA or AP button and browse the CF Auto Rooted package (CF-Auto-Root-********.tar.md5) that your downloaded on Step 1. And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 6. Hit the Start button to flash the root package on your device. The flashing process will take some time, once the installation is done you will see the PASS message with green background on the ODIN application.
Now you can disconnect your device from the computer and your Sprint Galaxy S 4 running Android 4.4 Kit Kat is now fully rooted. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.
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