If you’re in need of help with rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4, look no further. As the demand is pretty high, a tutorial on how to root your Galaxy S4 handset was bound to appear. Check this article to see how you can gain root access to any Galaxy S4 model that uses the Qualcomm chipset. To be sure, here is a list of S4 models that support this method:
– SGH-i337 (AT&T)
– All other Qualcomm models including the ones from Canadian carriers such as Rogers, Bell or TELUS.
Before you get started with the actual rooting
There are a few things you have to keep in mind, so you can then rest assured that the process goes safe and smooth. Also, you are advised that we will not be held responsible if your phone suffers any damage.
1. Make sure that device you want to use this rooting method on is one of the specified supported models of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
2. You will lose all warranty privileges once you root your device, so it’s best if you are aware of that. You can get your warranty back at any time by reinstalling the official firmware.
3. Make sure you have at least 80% battery left before you start, as you might damage our phone if it runs out of juice and turns off in the middle of the rooting process.
4. Download all the files that are needed prior to starting the process. You will need to download the PC drivers for the Galaxy S4 and Motorchopper.
Let’s get into the rooting process
1. Make sure the USB Debugging option is enabled on your device, from the Developer Options. If you haven’t enabled your Developer Options yet, you can do it by going to the About Phone section of your Settings menu and repeatedly tapping on the Build Number. A pop-up should appear, confirming you have enabled the Developer Options. Go back to the previous screen, and access the newly added Developer Options menu to enable USB Debugging.
2 .Now, connect your device to the computer through a USB cable.
3. If you’re using a Windows PC, check for an ADB Interface (whether Samsung ADB or another) within your Device Manager. If you haven’t installed your Galaxy S4 drivers, you may not see this.
4. It’s time you unzip the Motochopper zip file that you’ve downloaded earlier, and start the run.bat file to start rooting. If you’re using a Mac or Linux computer, instead of that, you need to type in the command:
sudo sh run.sh
5. Press Enter to start the process, and agree when prompted about verifying apps. After the verification, your phone will be rooted and then it will reboot. When your phone turns back on, you will have root access.