T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) has finally received the most awaited Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update. For those of you who has updated to the latest firmware update, which is Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware UVUFNB4, follow this step by step rooting procedure to gain root access and overtake the limitations on your device. We’ll be using the chainfire’s cf-root package to root T-Mobile Galaxy S4, it is because it is one of the easiest, safe and faster way to get root access on Android device.
Rooting your device will voids its warranty and Proceed at your own risk
Guidelines and Requirements:
- The procedure is only for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919.
- Rooting does not wipe or erases data on your device but then it is recommended that you make backup of your data.
- Install USB drivers on your PC. If Samsung Kies is installed that’s ok otherwise download here.
- Enable USB debugging on your phone from Settings->Developers Options->USB Debugging. Don’t Know? Learn Here
- Before you start rooting your device, it is recommended to check your battery status..
How to Root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 Running Android 4.4.2 KitKat Using CF-Root
Step 1: Download the required packages to your PC and unzip the files to a new folder on your desktop.
Step 2: Connect your phone to PC via the USB Cable and Run Odin3 v3.07.
Step 3: Reboot your device into ‘Download Mode’ in three simple steps:
- Power off
- Holds the Volume Down+Menu+Power buttons for a few seconds till you see a warning message on the screen.
- Hit the Volume Up key to continue.
- Finally make sure that Odin detects your phone.
Step 4: Click on the ‘PDA’ button and select the tar.md5 rooted kernel file from the unzipped folder.
Step 5: Next, Click the ‘Start’ button to flash the cf-root rooted kernel package on T-Mobile GS4.
Step 6: Wait for a while, Once it completes, Odin3 will notify you via the PASS!! message and your phone will automatically reboots.
That’s it! Now once your phone reboots normally, On your home screen check that SuperSU app has been installed. To make sure you’ve successfully got root permissions, Launch Google Play Store App, search for ‘Root Checker’ App, install it and launch to verify to root access.
Congratulations!! Your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 has successfully been rooted on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. You can now Enjoy full root access to your device and install Custom Recovery (CWM/TWRP), Apps which requires root access and obviously Custom Android OS (Custom ROM) to customize and improve the performance of your device.