If you have read all the instructions that we previously gave you in the first post about rooting the Samsung Galaxy S4 in its I9505 variant, you are now ready to start the rooting process which will basically consist of the file package download CF-Auto-Root and in the installation of the same through ODIN, a process practically similar to any firmware installation through ODIN. Follow the steps detailed below to get it, and always remember to have a system backup before starting any process.
Instructions to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505
1. Download the tool CF-Auto-Root Android 4.2.2 for Samsung Galaxy s4 I9505 and extract the files to the folder you want.
2. Download the program ODIN v1.85. (We can use higher versions too)
3. We turn off the phone. Once off, we turn it on Download mode. We will achieve this by pressing and holding the button Lower volume and the button home at the same time and then also press the button switched onuntil we see the Android robot and a triangle. Press the button switched on again to confirm that you want to enter the Mode Download.
4. You have to make sure that you have the Samsung Galaxy s4 USB drivers installed on your computer.
5. We open the program ODIN and we connect the phone to our PC while the phone continues on Download mode.
6. If your terminal has been connected correctly, one of the ID: COM ODIN boxes it will have turned yellowwith the COM port number. It may take time to appear, so we will have to wait a reasonable time. Once we see it yellow we continue to the next step.
7. We select the different files that we extract in the first step. At this moment we do the following in ODIN: We press the button PDA of the program and select the file «CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.zip ».
8. Activate on the left side of ODIN, the boxes of Auto Reboot and of F. Reset Time.
9. It is time to click the button Start from ODIN, which you will find at the bottom. Now, the rooting process on our Samsung Galaxy S4 will begin, so be patient.
10. Upon completion of the rooting process, the phone will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically to install the root files. The ODIN ID: COM box will have turned green at this point.
11. Once you see the device’s home screen or Launcher, you can disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S4 from your computer.
It is done! Your phone should already be rooted and have superuser permissions if you have followed all the steps correctly. There is a small application that will tell you quickly if your phone is root or not, this is Root Checker. If it is not, carefully repeat the process following all the steps and activating all the boxes indicated in ODIN.