Last updated on August 4th, 2016
Today we’re going to show you how to gain root access on your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 that you recently updated to the Android 5.0.1. Some of the Samsung Galaxy S4 users who recently updated to Android 5.0.1 were having issues to gain root access. As like always we’ll be using the CF-Root method which is known as the most secure and easy method to get rooted. So follow the step by step guide to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 running Android 5.0.1.
Carefully read and follow the rooting instructions before you start rooting your phone. You should know rooting voids device warranty, Therefore proceed at your own risk and do not skip any step as stated in the tutorial. We AndroidCentral.US and Chainfire shall not be responsible if in case you damaged your device. The procedure for rooting Galaxy S4 has been tested and is confirmed to be working.
Requirements and Prerequisites:
- This method works only on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500.
- Backup all your important data as a precaution.
- Download the CF-Root zip package for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500.
- Download Odin3 for Windows and jOdin3 if you’re using Mac.
- Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB debugging by going to Settings>Developers Options and Enable USB debugging.
- Your device must be charged, At least 50% is recommended.
Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
Step 1: First of all you need to extract the download CF-Root package.
Step 2: Turn off your phone and Reboot it into Download Mode, Press and hold down the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons simultaneously till you see a warning on your screen. Further hit the Volume Up button to continue.
Step 3: Run Odin3 from the unzipped folder.
Step 4: While in download mode connect your Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 to PC via the USB cable. At this stage, make sure that Odin has recognized your device. If not reinstall the drivers and try again. Once detected, you’ll notice the Added!! in the message section.
Step 5: Only check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options and rest leave the default settings in Odin.
Step 6: At last you’re one step away to root your phone. Click the PDA button and select the CF-Rooted kernel tar.md5 file from the folder you’ve earlier unzipped. Further hit the START button to flash the CF-Root on Galaxy S4 GT-I9500.
Step 7: Wait for Odin to complete the flashing process, once it is done, it will notify you via the PASS!! message in Odin screen and at this point your phone will automatically reboots.
Step 8: When your phone boots normally, Open the app drawer and see that SuperSU has been installed. To verify root access, Open Google Play Store app on your phone and install “Root Checker“. After you have installed, run to make sure your phone is rooted.
Congratulations!! You’ve now successfully Rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500. You’ve now full root access, you can install apps from Google Play Store which requires root access, flash custom recovery and you can also try Custom ROMs and Mods.
Thank You ChainfireXDA for making it possible.
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