How to root Galaxy S4 GT-I9500? (Video)

Err… Can’t wait for CF-Auto-Root anymore. Luckily, that’s not the only way to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500. Yes, you can use other method to root Galaxy S4 I9500 like installing custom kernel. Most of the custom kernel will provide auto root function too. And Adam Kernel is one of the custom kernels that can do the trick. Really can’t survive without root access in Android world. Lot of tasks cannot be done without root access. Therefore, it’s time to root Galaxy S4 now.


  • Odin3
  • Custom Kernel with auto root feature

Note – Custom kernel that developed for I9500 can be only used on I9500 model. Don’t ever try it on I9505 model.

Step by Step Guide

  1. Bring up Settings.
  2. Go to More tab.
  3. Click on About device.
  4. Find out your Galaxy S4 Model number. Make sure that it’s GT-I9500.
  5. Then power off your phone.
  6. Press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  7. Press Volume Up button when warning prompt.
  8. Odin download mode will be loaded.
  9. Connect USB cable to your Galaxy S4.
  10. At PC, bring up Odin3.
  11. Click on PDA.
  12. Select the custom kernel .tar file.
  13. Click Start then.
  14. Remove USB cable from Galaxy S4 when you see green RESET! then Removed!! at Odin3.
  15. After Android OS loaded, you should see SuperSU application installed.
  16. And custom kernel should be installed.
  17. That’s it.

Enjoy root access on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Download Odin3 v3.07 here.
Download Adam Kernel for Samsung Galaxy S4 here.

By the way, do you want CWM? Check this out – How to install CWM on Galaxy S4 GT-I9500? (Video)


  1. great video. anyway i want to ask.
    1) if i update the firmware, can i still use the same method to root the s4?
    2) do i need to update the supersu app(if ask)?
    3) how to update firmware?(through ota, samsung kies?)
    tq for replying

  2. @Jayce Ooi bro, i installed kies on my pc,, i m using win 7 32 bit,, when i try to connect usb in my pc to install adam kernel via odin,,, it says Samsung Mobile USB CDC Composite Device Failed. Driver issue :/ but i can transfer musics via data cable on kies software. any help bro ?

  3. the phone connects to odin in normal mode but when i put it in downloading mode it says Samsung Mobile USB CDC Composite Device Failed 🙁

  4. if i install adam kernel or wanam lite rom will i still be able to use samsung s features(s view smart pause ect)?

  5. ive installed the correct CF and then i followed that instructions when i run odin i putthe cf into pda then start it.. and then when its running suddenly odin stops and then this happen

  6. im sorry my mistake ive download it lack of file thats why odin crash.. our internet connection is slow today.. it is really my bad… it works!! thank u 🙂

  7. after rooting can i update the phone’s firmware via kies? and will i lose root status after the firmware update?

  8. Wow..!! you are right bro..thanks for informing that India has it…I’m from India.I last checked yesterday but till then only Russia version was available..Thanks again….

  9. Please help !!! i have flash Perseus Kernel in Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500 OS-5.0.1 lollipop) from odin, flashing was done but when phone restart ti stuck in boot loop of Samsung.
    Now how to solve this problem plz help…


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