Root Tutorial for Samsung Galaxy S4 Running Android 4.3

An Official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OTA update was released for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and probably most of you would be running it on your device. For those of you updated, they definitely have lost root access and would be looking for a KNOX free Root Tutorial. Thanks to the XDA senior developer, who has released a tool called Saferoot, which is basically a script, by running it you can easily and automatically get Root Access on your Galaxy S4 which runs the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware. Follow the complete step by step tutorial in order to safely and successfully get rooted.

Guidelines and Requirements:

  1. Enable USB Debugging by going to Settings>Developers Options. If for some reasons you’re unable to find Developers Options then Go to Settings> More> About Phone and tap the Build Number for about 7 times and it should give you notifications, that it has been enabled.
  2. Make sure that you’ve installed USB Drivers on your PC. Install Samsung Kies or Download Drivers.
  3. Check battery status before you proceed for the rooting process.
  4. Last but not the least, Proceed at your own risk.

 How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 Running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Step 1. First of all unzip the saferroot.zip folder on your desktop. You’ll find the following files:

saferoot for galaxy s4 Step 2. Make sure that you’ve installed the USB Drivers on your PC.

Step 3. Connect your Galaxy S4 to PC via the USB Cable.

Step 4. Double click on the install.bat file to start the rooting process. You will now see the command window on your screen:

Samsung Galaxy S4 Root TutorialStep 4.  Next, Press any on your keyboard to continue and it will then automatically run the script which will automatically install SuperSU on your phone.

Step 5. Once the process gets completed, Your phone will automatically reboots.

Step 6. Congrats! Your phone is now successfully rooted. To make sure it has been successfully rooted, check that SuperSU has been installed and You can also install ‘Root Checker‘ from Google Play Store and Run it to Verify Root Access.

That’s it! It was all you needed to learn in order to safely get root access with tripping KNOX Security on your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Hopefully things went smooth and successful for you, do let us know in the comment section and share your experience. You can also follow the discussion at official thread @ xda Find it useful? Give us a favor by sharing our content using the below social sharing buttons.

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  1. PAVAN January 13, 2014
    • Imran Aftab January 14, 2014

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