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.

  • Law2708

    So is does this cf root firmware include the updates made in the latest OTA samsung firmware?

    • This is not firmware. It only grant root access. You need to install latest firmware yourself.

  • Fulano

    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.

    • Just remove battery to power off it. And send back to Samsung Service Center for volume button hardware issue.

  • Rafael

    Hi Jayce

    If I root my S4 gt-i9500, I will receive OTA updates in the future?

    Thanks and best regards

    • Good question. Should be yes. 😉

  • mao

    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!

    • Hi mao, did you install CWM recovery?

  • mao

    Hi, How to install CWM?

  • mao

    Thank you for your time!

    Have a good one!

  • adrian

    there is a way to unroot the s4 i9505?

    • Yes adrian.

      • Andreas

        And how do you unroot i9505 without restoring (deleting everything on phone) firmware?

        • You can try to use SuperSU to remove it.

  • Jude

    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

    • Should be rooted. Just try application that requires root access to find out.

      • jude

        Hi again had trouble getting binaries updated on super su I think that may have been the problem uninstall and reinstall no problems after that now saying its rooted ect thanks

  • devarsh

    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