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Four Easy Steps to Root Your Samsung Galaxy S4

How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 In Minutes

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Download One Click Root

Download and install One Click Root
onto your PC or Mac

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Connect Your Device

Connect your Android to your computer
using a standard USB cable

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Enable USB Debugging

Open ‘Developer Options’
and enable USB debugging

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Run One Click Root

Run One Click Root and let the software
complete all remaining steps

How to Manually Root Your Samsung Galaxy S4 for Free

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the best Android smartphones ever made. But as a Samsung Galaxy S4 owner, you probably already know that.

Lots of Samsung Galaxy S4 users choose to root their phones. Why? Well, rooting comes with a number of valuable advantages, including:

  • Access to thousands of new apps
  • The ability to install custom ROMs and user interfaces
  • WiFi and Bluetooth tethering
  • Instant updates to the latest version of Android
  • Access to more blocked Android features
  • Better recovery solutions and backup solutions
  • Faster performance
  • Uninstall ‘crapware’ apps installed by your manufacturer

For all of these reasons, rooting a Samsung Galaxy S4 can significantly change the way you use your smartphone. Rooting gives you access to the deepest levels of the Android operating system. From there, you’re free to use your phone exactly how you want to use it: with no restrictions. Rooting effectively lets you become the administrator of your Android device.

Ready to root the Samsung Galaxy S4? Keep reading!

WARNING: before you proceed

Rooting a Samsung Galaxy S4 using this method can be dangerous. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most notoriously difficult Android smartphones to root. When using the methods listed below, there is a chance that your phone will ‘brick’ if anything goes wrong.

This method will take anywhere between 1 to 2 hours to complete. It’s complicated and hazardous to the health of your phone. One Click Root takes no responsibility for damages done to your phone using the manual rooting method.

Still ready to proceed? Keep reading.

Step by step guide to rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4 for free

Today, we’re going to explain exactly how to root your Samsung Galaxy S4. To do this, you need to connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your computer using your micro-USB cord before transferring files and scripts onto the device.

As mentioned above, this method can take quite a bit of time (2 hours or more) and, if you mess up at any step along the way, there’s a serious risk of bricking your phone and making your $600+ Android unusable.

Required materials:

  • A MicroSD card at least 1GB in size
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Micro USB cord
  • 1 to 2 hours of time

Step 1 – Preparation

  1. Download and install the official Samsung USB Drivers onto your PC from the Samsung Developer’s website here
  2. Download and install the Android Terminal Emulator app onto your Samsung Galaxy S4
  3. Download and extract the Root Exploit kit from the XDA Developers Forum onto your PC

Step 2 - Preparing your MicroSD

  1. You need to make sure your MicroSD card is formatted as an exFat drive as opposed to FAT32. If not, you’re going to encounter some serious problems.
  2. You can check your MicroSD card formatting in two ways: insert it into your PC using a MicroSD card reader; or, if your microSD is at least 64GB in size, then your Samsung Galaxy S4 will be able to format it to the correct type
  3. After inserting your MicroSD card into your computer, you can format it by going to My Computer, finding the card, and then right-clicking and choosing Format.
  4. If your MicroSD card is formatted incorrectly, then you will encounter Permission Denied errors when attempting to root your device
  5. Once your MicroSD is formatted correctly, you’re ready to move onto the next step

Step 3 - Rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4

  1. Insert your MicroSD card into your PC and drag and drop all of the files from the Root Exploit kit directly onto the MicroSD card (you can also do this directly from Android if you want)
  2. Insert your MicroSD card into your Samsung Galaxy S4
  3. On your Samsung Galaxy S4, open the Android Terminal Emulator
  4. From the Emulator, run the following three commands one after another exactly as they appear (including capital letters):
    1. cd /mnt/extSdCard
    2. ./pwn
    3. ./script.sh
  5. The first command mounts your SD card, the second command gives root access to your device, and the third command makes that root access permanent.
  6. Once you’ve entered all three commands, close the Terminal Emulator app and go to the Google Play Store to download the latest version of SuperSU.
  7. Open the Super SU app and let the app update itself to the latest version, which it will do automatically
  8. Download and install the Root Checker app from the Google Play Store
  9. Run Root Checker to check if your Samsung Galaxy S4 has been successfully rooted
  10. Reboot your device by pressing the side power button once
  11. After your device reboots, run the Root Checker app once again to make sure you have root access

You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S4 and now have full access to your device.

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One Click Root roots your Samsung Galaxy S4 in just minutes. It’s a powerful piece of software with a simple user interface. All you need to do is:

  1. Download One Click Root onto your PC
  2. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your PC
  3. Run the One Click Root software and wait for the rooting process to complete

One Click Root is instantly reversible and is the guaranteed safest, fastest, and easiest way to root your device.

Safely Access Your Samsung Galaxy S4 's Full Potential

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ACCESS MORE APPS

Install apps your carrier doesn’t want you to install! Enjoy thousands of “incompatible” apps from the Play Store and other sources.

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Custom ROMs completely change your Android skin. You can even install the latest version of Android before everyone else.

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Install powerful battery-saving apps like Greenify which can add 4 hours or more onto your daily battery life.

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Companies charge as much as $50 per month for Wi-Fi tethering. Rooting lets you enable tethering while avoiding costly fees.

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