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04 July 2013

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 [CF-Auto-Root]

Root Samsung galaxy S4
CF Auto Root is one of the easiest rooting methods for many Samsung galaxy S4 models 
International, US Cellular, T-Mobile, Sprint, Canadian and LTE (GT-I9500, GT-I9505, SGH-I337M, SGH-M919, SCH-R970, SPH-L720, and many versions of Samsung devices)
By using this method, you can root your galaxy S4 which is running on Android 4.2.2 or 4.3 jelly bean

Rooting instructions :
Backup your data first
1- Visit autoroot.chainfire and Download "CF-Auto-Root" file (Make sure that you have been chosen the correct file for your device model)
Root galaxy S4 cf-auto-root

Root galaxy S4 cf-auto-root
2 - Unzip the downloaded file ONLY one time
3 - Run Odin as administrator
4 - Click on PDA button and browse to "CF-Auto-Root-....tar.md5" file that you extracted
5 - Disconnect any device connected to USB ports on your computer and disable your antivirus software
6 - Shut down your device
7 - Put your device into Download Mode (Volume Down + Home + Power)
8 - Volume up to continue
Samsung galaxy S4 Download Mode
9 - Connect the device to your computer by USB cable and wait until you get a sign in Odin (ID:COM section) and "Added" in message.
(If you don't get any sign, then you need to download and install Samsung Kies or Samsung mobile driver)
10 - Make sure re-partition is NOT TICKED [Very important] (Only if you use another ver of Odin)
11 - Click "Start" and wait a few seconds.
Done !
Notes :
~ Check this if you face problem after rooting How to Fix Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Rooting Problem for Galaxy S3/S4/Note 2/3
~ Do not disconnect the cable or turn off the device until rooting is complete
~ I am not responsible if something bad happened to your device (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK)
~ This stuff is made for many version of Samsung galaxy devices
Visit this link  for check if your device is listed or not .
~ The warranty of your device will be canceled because the flash counter will be increased
~ Download and Install Kies or Samsung mobile driver, if you didn't get a sign in ID:COM or "Added" in message box
~ This method of rooting will install SuperSU binary, APK and Stock recovery ONLY
~ CF-Auto-Root does not include CWM recovery
~ If SuperSU wasn't installed after rooting process, Install it from Google Play
~ Credits goes to "Chainfire" (CF-Auto-Root developer)
~ Rooting will not wipe your data, but its better to backup first
~ XDA "CF-Auto-Root" official thread

Downloads :
CF-Auto-Root website autoroot.chainfire
Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
Latest Samsung Kies HERE


  1. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post.
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  2. Just so you know, saying you're not responsible doesn't make that true. Take it from a senior law student. You will be always responsible, since this is your guide and you choose to share it on public area (internet). It's the same as some workers digg a hole in a street and say, if someone falls in it and get hurt.. we're not responsible. They will be held responsible and so will be you. Whoever got his phone messed up using your guide, can claim their money from you. Especially in Europe. You are responsible for what you put on your website and that makes you responsible for the safety and insurence. Don't take this wrong. Just wanted you to know, because I'm greatful for everything you did so far with your tutorials, guides etc. I found out myself recently, when I was writing a paper about it and did my research.

  3. HELP!! Galaxy S4 restart automatically....

  4. Factory reset your phone from recovery mode

  5. Can confirm, this works. 1st flash failed on reboot. Flashed stock image. Then tried reflash of CF, and works!! Sad there isn't any working Xposed on 5.0.1 yet though. =D