If you are one of the lucky ones who already have in their hands a Samsung Galaxy s4 in its variant I9505, that is, with Qualcomm processor and LTE connectivity, you can root it now following the tutorial below. This method will use an automatic rooting tool called CF-Root and that many users have previously used in different Samsung with Android operating system, since it is one of the easiest and least risky ways to root a Samsung.
As well, the first that we will need to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be to have the terminal updated to the latest version of the official firmware of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which corresponds to version I9505XXUAMDM. If you have not yet updated, and you still have the serial firmware on your terminal, you can do so by following the tutorial we designed a few hours ago to install the latest official firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505. Official versions higher than the one named will also serve, but as of today, this is the last.
Install Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers
We must install the Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers on our computer. If they have not been installed on their own when connecting the device, we will leave you a link right here where you can download them manually.
We must make a backup of the whole system. This is very important, as it can save our phone in the event that an unexpected problem arises during the rooting process. In any case, from Android Help we are not responsible for what happens to your device, so you will carry out the process at your own risk.
Samsung customers can use their own Samsung Kies to perform a backup of the system. But the truth is that if you make your backup manually with the applications designed for this purpose, you will have many more options when choosing what to copy or what to restore for the future.
Other measures / aspects to consider
We must highlight other aspects that could help you during the process. One of the most typical problems when connecting an Android to the computer is that the computer does not recognize it correctly. This probably happens because you have not activated the mode USB Debugging, which we will find in: Settings> Development options> USB debugging. Activate it and this problem will disappear.
Another note is that you make sure that your phone has more than one 85% battery, because if the process takes time to carry out you could run out of battery running the risk that your terminal is left for paperweights.
If you have come this far and are still interested in rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4, the correct thing is that you have taken all these recommendations to the letter to continue with the process that we will continue in the second post of this tutorial. So stay tuned to Android Help, that in a little while we will publish the necessary steps to finish the rooting process of your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505.