New Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Root Available, Works This Time
It was recently announced that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Exynos 5 Octa version (GT-I9500) had been rooted before making it to shelves but it appears that root method does not actually work. However, it looks as though a working root for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) has become available.
The method was revealed by xda Elite Recognized Developer "Chainfire" and is reported to have been tested successfully. The root should also work with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Exynos 5 Octa version, though rooting that variant seems to be problematic at the moment.
According to the "xda-developers" blog, the root method for the Exynos 5 Octa version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was not actually tested, which wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that the Galaxy S4 features the Knox security system, which foils the method.
"In many cases, like previous versions of the Galaxy series, that [rooting without testing] is OK because the way to root Samsung devices has been the same via repacking Samsung's firmware package with su and then flashing via ODIN," the blog states. "While that old way worked, it doesn't work on the new S4 as XDA Recognized Developer Odia proved in a thread similar to the original 'root' thread."
Instructions for rooting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 are available through the source link below. As always, remember to BACK UP YOUR DEVICE.
Disclaimer: iTech Post will not be held responsible for any damages to your device. All of the utilities in the guide belong to the owners or the developers. Use at your own risk. Please also note that this guide is for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version (GT-I9505). DO NOT try this on any other device.
Source: XDA-Developers Forum.
Samsung S8 Round-Up: Possible February 2017 Release Date, Dual Camera and 4K VR Display?
Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to include a 4K screen and a dual camera design.
Samsung Veyron To Revive Flip Phone Trend: Specs, Features And Details
Samsung brings to the world the renaissance of flip phones, with the upcoming Samsung Veyron flip phone.
Comparisons Of Best Android Cameras: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Oppo
Comparing the flagship smartphones of Samsung, LG, HTC, and Oppo, and how they compete with their cameras.
Flagship Wars: Samsung Counters Apple's iPhone 7 With Note 7
Samsung is stepping up the game to lead the race against Apple's iPhone 7.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 now on sale for a penny
You can pick up the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 for the very low price of one penny.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Pick A Flagship: LG G6 vs Galaxy S8 vs Xperia XZ Premium
Here are 2017's top three powerful flagships aiming to deliver excellent smartphone experience.
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
Xbox Games With Gold Announces Free Titles For June
It is about time for Gold subscribers to get wind of the Xbox Games with Gold that will be free next month. Here is a list of the free titles.
'Supernatural' Season 13: Mark Sheppard Not Returning As Series Regular; Castiel Returns For ‘Scooby-Doo’ Crossover?
"Supernatural" Season 13 will see the return of Castiel and an animated crossover with "Scooby-Doo". However, after the recent finale, Mark Sheppard will not be returning as series regular.