How to Root Galaxy S4 on Leaked Jelly Bean 4.3 Firmware

The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware has been ported to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Google Edition of the same device, the update being anytime available for you (you can manually apply the software on your handset). Anyway, those who have installed the JB 4.3 OS on their devices had complained that the root access has been revoked and there is no suitable root solution for the new Android system. Well, now you can easily root your Galaxy S4 on leaked Jelly bean 4.3 ROM as a new version of the Chainfire tool has been made available.

The best is that the new app is working on the Android 4.3 system which means that by using the same you can now safely root your SGS4. So, during the present step by step guide I will show you how to use the Chainfire app for gaining root access, all being explained and detailed below. On this tutorial you will have to use the stock recovery image of your Galaxy S4, as the root package can be flashed by using the same – therefore you have nothing to worry about as you don’t have to install and use complex and risky programs that might damage the system of your device.

The root operation should be applied by those who want to obtain more power and control, because once you apply this method, the factory restrictions and default settings of your Galaxy S4 will be removed. That’s why, on a rooted system and OS you can easily install complex apps that requires root access, remove in built programs for improving the battery life, update with custom ROMs for improving the performances, customize the looks and so on. Furthermore, on a rooted system you can also overclock your Samsung Galaxy S4, this being the perfect method to apply when looking into bumping the speeds and the performances.

Unfortunately, by completing this tutorial the warranty of your smartphone will get lost. As you can tell, this operation is an unofficial one and that’s why you are dealing with this aspect. Anyhow, don’t panic as if you follow this guide, nothing bad will happen. Also, if needed, you can restore the warranty; all you have to do is to downgrade / update your phone to stock / official Android OS. Of course, then the root access will be revoked and the factory restrictions reinstalled.

Use this guide only if your Samsung Galaxy S4 is on leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware; else your phone might get bricked or its system damaged. Furthermore, ensure that:

  • You can use a computer and the phone’s USB cord.
  • On the computer there are no security programs running; if different uninstall or deactivate the antivirus, antimalware and Firewall protection.
  • On your handset the USB debugging option needs to be enabled; else you won’t be able to connect your device with the computer.
  • You should charge the S4 if there is less than 60% power left; else your smartphone might get turned off and bricked, while you are trying to root its JB 4.3 software.
  • Backup the SGS4 data because it might get corrupted – you won’t be able to use it after rooting the internal system.
  • So, make sure you save everything that’s important to you, along with the EFS folder and internet settings.

So, that was all. You have prepared your phone for the installation procedure that will shortly follow and you also checked which the main aspects related to the root operation are. So, head to the next, and final, section of this step by step guide and learn how to:

Root Samsung Galaxy S4 on Leaked Android Jelly Bean 4.3 Firmware

  1. Download the root package from here and save the file on your computer.
  2. Place the file on desktop as you will need it in a second.
  3. Connect your phone with the computer.
  4. Use the USB cable for establishing the connection.
  5. Select the root package and copy paste or drag and drop the file from the PC to your smartphone’s SD card.
  6. Turn off your S4.
  7. Reach recovery mode.
  8. For recovery mode all you have to do is to press Power, Volume Up and Home buttons at the same time, until the recovery mode menu is being displayed.
  9. Select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.
  10. Now, by using the recovery menu choose, or select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
  11. Pick the root package and flash the same.
  12. In the end, return to recovery and select “reboot system now”.

Good job, you have rooted your Samsung Galaxy S4 on leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. If there were problems while trying to apply the steps from above, use our dedicated guide and learn how to resolve the most common issues. Also, use the comments area from below if you want to talk with us or if you have something to share.

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  • fagmo

    is it a must to wipe off the cache and do factory reset?

  • Eric Reid

    Which S4 in particular, the i9500 or i9505

  • We_write_the_rules

    Is there a way to Root the OTA 4.3 (MK2) update for Sprint S4??