How to root Galaxy S4 with CF-Auto-Root I9500 & I9505? (Video)

Adam Kernel does not work on latest Galaxy S4 XXUBMEA firmware yet. So I need to find another rooting method for it. Yes, Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root comes to rescue. One of the best parts of CF-Auto-Root – able to root most Galaxy S4 firmware out there. Unless Samsung changes the firmware structure, else CF-Auto-Root should be able to root it. Okay, let’s get started. Once your Android devices get rooted , you can’t go back anymore. Lot of useful applications require root access…

How to root Galaxy S4 with CF-Auto-Root?

  1. Make sure that your SGS4 is either I9500 or I9505 model.
  2. Boot into Odin Download Mode.
  3. Connect USB cable to your smartphone.
  4. At PC, extract CF-Auto-Root .tar.md5 file that you downloaded to Odin3 folder.
  5. Then bring up Odin3.
  6. Click on PDA.
  7. Select the .tar.md5 file.
  8. Click Start then.
  9. Remove USB cable from SGS4 after Android OS loaded.
  10. That’s it.

SuperSU binary and application will be installed then. I can’t find SuperSU app as seem in the video. Suspected it was caused by custom Adam Kernel. If you faced the same issue, just install SuperSU app from Play Store will do. Enjoy root access…

Download Odin3 v3.07.
Download CF-Auto-Root Galaxy S4.


  1. Hello, i’m trying to go to Download mode via ODIN but the Volume up button doesn’t work so i cannot Continue to enter in. Also volume down is not working so it stayed frozen in the WARNING screen. The PC doesn’t recognized the device.

    I bought my Samsung Galaxy S4 yesterday in ORANGE – Dominican Republic.

    It’s GT-i9500

    Any idea to resolve this? Thanks in advance.

  2. HI Jayce

    I installed XXUBMG9 firmware on my device i9500 and rooted as shown here. But i cant boot in recovery mode, it shows dead ANDROID on the screen. What i did wrong!

  3. Hi ive followed all instructions, my first time trying this. on voodoo OTA Rootkeeper only the 2nd and 3rd box are checked. so my device isnt rooted? GT i19505

  4. hey the time i started rooting it got error and got closed but in my androind it has downloaded half only what to do
    pls send the solution fast


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