In our previous guide we showed you a method to Update Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Official Firmware. If your S4 is running on the Android Lollipop 5.0.1 and you want to root your phone, here is the guide to get the root access on Galaxy S4 GT-I9500. The process is quite simple and requires you to have PhilZ touch recovery to root the device. In this guide, we will show you how to install PhilZ touch recovery on your Galaxy S4 and root it safely.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 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 SAMSUNG GALAXY 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 GALAXY S4
Step 1. Download Philz touch recovery for Galaxy S4 here.
Step 2. Download ODIN v3.09.
Step 3. Now boot your device in Download Mode. To do this Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4. Now connect your phone to the pc with USB cable and run the ODIN application on your desktop.
Step 5. Now click the AP button (in case if you are using Odin3 v3.09 ) or PDA button (in case you are using an older version) of Odin.
Step 6. Browse the Recovery file that you downloaded on Step 1.
And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check boxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.
Step 7. Click the Start button on Odin to start installation with might take a few seconds.
Step 8. Once the installation is done you will see the “PASS” message with green background on the ODIN application. and then your device will restart immediately after the process is completed.
Step 9. Now Power off your phone first. Press and hold Volume Up + Power + Home together until you see Warning screen with Android logo.
Once you are in the Philz recovery, go to Philz settings ? Re-root System and select Yes Apply SuperSU.
Step 10. Reboot the device from the recovery menu and install SuperSU app from Google Playstore.
Step 11. Open the SuperSU and he should ask you, how do you want to update binary? select NORMAL