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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 on XXUAMC6 Jelly Bean

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Android smartphone is now root with this guide. After rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4 you can install Custom Recovery, Custom ROM’s and some other apps that need a root access to work. Still there is no root file is available. But, you can install rooted firmware. But, the firmware file is nearly 1.5 GB. If you don’t want to download that much file size, wait till the rooting file release. If you don’t know about the meaning for rooting, here is it. It allows other files or data from third party to access system files. This will give the function to do customization of user interface, some apps which also comes in Custom ROM. Here is a guide to Root Samsung Galaxy S4.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as a default operating System. The phone has comes with 5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen supports 1080 x 1920 pixels with Gorilla Glass. And it have 2 GB of RAM. And the mobile has 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB of Internal Memory and also have an extra memory slot that supports up to 64 GB. The mobile has comes with 13 Mega Pixel Primary camera supports 4128 x 3096 pixels. And 2 Mega Pixel secondary camera. The device is the one of the best Android mobile compared with other devices which is comes with Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor.

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Warning before rooting Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500:

  • We are not responsible for any damages that may happened due to using this guide to root your phone. If any problem that related to rooting instructions, we will help you to solve it.
  • Rooting is void your warranty of your phone.
  • Use this guide at your own risk. We shall not have any liability or responsibility for whatever happens to you and your device by using the instructions in this guide.
  • The instructions provided in this tutorial for educational purpose only. There is no guarantee that these steps will work for your device.
  • The steps given in this tutorial is only to use with Samsung Galaxy S4 and the model number is I9500. Applying this guide to any other device or any other model may produce many problems.
  • Read and Understand the whole tutorial first, before going to perform the steps.

Pre Requirements to Root Samsung Galaxy S4:

  • A Samsung Galaxy S4 Android Smartphone.
  • A PC or Laptop with Working Internet connection.
  • We recommend you to take a backup of your data in the mobile using PC suite or any other method. After the process, the data won’t be deleted. In case if you miss some data you can restore it from the backup file.
  • SMS – How to Backup Messages
  • Contacts – Sync with Gmail App
  • Videos, Images, Songs and Other Files – Copy to internal / External SD card or System
  • APN Settings – Take Manual Note from “Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Then maintain minimum 60% charge in your mobile’s battery. This will help your device to don’t get switched off.
  • And Enable USB Debugging – “Settings > Developer Settings> USB Debugging”
  • Then Disable any antiviruses and firewalls in your PC or Laptop. Because these tools may interrupts the process during the rooting.

Downloadable files to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500:

The following files are need to perform the process in the guide. So, download the following files one by one. And make sure that you have downloaded all the files. If the following download links were broken. Inform us to re post the download files.

  • Rooted Firmware – – (1536.1 MB) – Here
  • Odin – (468.8 KB) – Here

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500:

  • Make sure you have installed Samsung drivers on your PC or Laptop. If you installed Samsung Kies software, don’t worry it automatically installs the USB driver.
  • Switch off your phone.
  • Move it on to Download Mode, for that Press and Hold “Volume Down + Power + Home” buttons together. Check this guide – How to Enter Download Mode in Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Now connect the phone with PC using original USB data Cable. Because, using other data cables are may giving a not detecting error. So, only we recommend it.
  • Then Open the Odin that you downloaded earlier.
  • Wait to detect the phone by Odin. After that, the ID:COM will turn into blue color. And in message box shows Added!
  • And check the options “Auto reboot” and “F Reset Time”.
  • Now click PDA then browse and select the file with CODE as a name.
  • Then Click Phone then browse and select the file with MODEM as a name.
  • Then Click CSC then browse and select the file with CSC as a name.
  • Make sure you have did all the steps above.
  • Now click Start button.
  • The process take some long time to complete.
  • After the process complete, your phone will reboot. Then disconnect the phone from Computer.
  • If your phone has stuck on the welcome screen or boot screen, just remove the battery and re insert it and do the above steps again.
  • If you want to check whether your phone has rooted or not, search Root Checker app in Google Play store and install it. Then open it and you can find it your phone rooted or not rooted. Or check your mobile’s app list. Super User app has been installed on your phone. If the Super User app is not there in your phone your mobile doesn’t rooted successfully.

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Do share in comment section in case if you face any problems or met any errors in firmware rooting process. In future, we will update installing Custom ROM’s on your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. So, stay updated. Now you have successfully learned how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500.



  1. Taufik Lama

    May 3, 2013 at 9:34 am

    i did every step in the download part,and the file rom is a tar file and it doesn’t come with the modem,csc and pda files and this guide bricked my s4

    • Junior Soto

      May 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

      You DO know you have to unzip it, right?

      • Taufik Lama

        May 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm

        DUH! of course dude…

  2. Ketan Seth

    May 5, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Bro there are NO such files in the zip file. What are you even talking about?

    Once you extract the zip file all you get is a .tar.md5 file. Where are all these other files you are talking about and why haven’t you linked them in your post?

    • Ketan Seth

      May 5, 2013 at 3:29 am

      And if you still talk about unzipping it either make a youtube video of yourself using this tutorial or please use screenshots leading to the final install. It doesn’t seem like you have used this tutorial yourself.

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