Samsung Galaxy S4 4G LTE model has been rooted today ahead of the official release date and this has been confirmed to be working by Chainfire, an XDA Recognized Elite Developer. This Galaxy S4 has the GT-I9505 model number and it has to run on XXUAMD2 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 firmware for the root tool to work. Users who want to gain access to all SGS4 areas and flash custom ROMs will find such rooting files very helpful.
The root access has been confirmed by Chainfire himself and if you don’t know how to use his files, then you can follow the link at the end of this post and learn how to successfully apply root on your smartphone. Rooting a phone is never easy and such changes should be applied only by advanced Android users.
I’m not trying to convince you that rooting your Galaxy S4 is something that you must do. But, if you’re one who doesn’t want to use the TouchWiz Nature UX or you simply don’t like all Samsung S features and other bloatware, then you can easily get rid of them by gaining root access. Rooting the Galaxy S4 has been tried several times until now because of the SEAndroid. This security feature has been restrictive for some firmware variants but, it seems to work for the XXUAMD2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean variant without problems.
The CF-Auto-Root tool is said to be working with success for XXUAMD2 and the phone doesn’t feature the reboot bug that is present on all the other firmware versions. If the root for this Jelly Bean build has been achieved with success, then we should see new tools released for all the other variants in the coming weeks.
The Galaxy S4 supported for this root access is the GT-I9505 4G LTE that packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.9 GHz. Other specs of this device are the 5.0-inch Full HD 1080p Super AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 16/ 32/ 64 GB internal Storage that can be expanded up to 64GB using an External SDcard.
Rooting your Galaxy S4 is easy, you can do it by simply downloading a .tar.md5 file and then using Odin to flash it on your phone while Android Download Mode is enabled. If you don’t know how to do it, then you can find the manual guide here.
Do you plan on rooting your Galaxy S4 4G LTE right away ? Are you a fan of Samsung’s S features and you will first want to test all its functions and services before deciding to root the Android 4.2.2 XXUAMD2 Jelly Bean firmware ?