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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4

So, you have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and want to root it? You are at the right place! I will show you how to easily root it. If you are not sure what is rooting, check this article: What is rooting and why root my Android device.

How to root my Samsung Galaxy S4?

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Step 1

Download CF Auto Root : CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.zip

Step 2

Extract all the files in a folder. In your files, you should have the CF Auto Root MD5 file and the Odin software. If you do not have the Odin software, download it here.

cf-auto-root-files

Step 3

Run the Odin software as administrator.

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Step 4

Click on the PDA button and select the CF Auto Root file.

odin-pda-load-md5

Step 5

Power off you phone, then turn it on in download mode. To turn your phone on it download mode, you need to hold the volume down button, the home button as well as the power button together for a couple of seconds. When it ask you if you want to proceed, press volume up to agree.

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Step 6

Plug your phone into your PC with a USB cable while being in the download mode. Odin should now detect your phone and a blue square should appears on the top left.

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Step 7

Make sure the options “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” are checked and click Start.

Congratulation, your phone is now rooted!

I got a fail error message during the process

If your root didn’t work and you got a fail error message from Odin, don’t panic, it is easy to fix. I had this error too and I tried a few things before figuring out it was because of Windows Defender. Simply deactivate Windows Defender, as well as your firewall and your anti-virus program during the process and it will work!

 

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What is rooting and why root my Android device?

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In many posts of this blog we guide you on how to root your Android device, but we never actually had an article on the rooting itself. Since people often ask me the famous question “What is rooting?”, I decided to write a little post about it.

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What is rooting?

In the jargon of Linux (which is the exploitation system behind your Android device), the term root means “to possess all rights”. When you are logged as root on your system, you are somehow the system administrator. You can do whatever you want, meaning that you can modify or delete any files. In nicer terms, you are the god of your device!

I already know the question you are asking yourself now: “Am I not already the god of my device? I’m the one who install and remove applications”. Yes, but in a limited way. Let say you want to delete an important system file (ok, that’s dumb, just don’t do that, this is for example purpose), you won’t be able to do to this. It’s a rude example, but it is simply to illustrate you that there is certain thing you cannot do as a normal user. It would be the same if you wanted to modify those files.

Rooting your Android device would allow you to be logged as root, meaning you would be able to do whatever you like with your device.

Why would I want to root my Android device?

Legit question! Certainly not for deleting an important system file like on my previous example! 🙂

Like I said earlier, rooting your device allows you to modify any files. But be reassure, you won’t modify those files yourself (it’s possible, if you have that knowledge and skills!), but you will simply need to install programs built for that mean. What those programs (let call them modules from now) will allow you to do? Many things, I would even say infinite things!

Some of the modules will allow you to fully customize your device (modify your user interface, icons, menus, screens, etc…), others will allow you to increase your device performances, some will allow you to modify the behavior of your applications… And believe me, this is only the tip of the iceberg! There are many more things that you can do by rooting your Android device.

Is rooting dangerous for my device?

No. Like I said earlier, rooting will only make you the god of your device. What may be dangerous is what you could do with your new god’s powers!

It could become dangerous if you decide to follow my first example and delete an important system file (seriously, don’t do that). If after rooting you do not play with those files, only install well known modules and follow their specifications, you should be fine.

A quick resume of what has been said

What is rooting? Rooting is gaining full access to your device.

Why should I root my Android device? To be able to fully customize it, upgrade performances, modify behavior of installed applications, and many more!

And now, the most important question.

How to root my Android device?

I also get asked this question frequently. It’s an easy question, but a complicated answer. The answer is that it depends on your device. Since Linux is an open source OS, there’s plenty of phones/tablets manufacturers and they all have a unique way to get rooted.

Fortunately, some blogs (like this one 🙂 ) write articles on how to root specific devices. We already have covered a lot of devices; I will put the links down below! In some cases, you will want to know what is your Android version. If your phone does not figure in the links below, I’m sorry!

How to root LG V10

How to root Motorola Moto G3 2015

How to root Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch

How to root Motorola Moto G2

How to root Android device running in Android Vanilla OS

How to root Yu Yuphoria

How to root Yu Yureka

How to root Samsung Galaxy S4

How to root Samsung Galaxy S6 [Odin method]

How to root Samsung Galaxy S6 [PingPong Root method]

How to root Micromax Unite 2 on Android 5.0 Lollipop

How to root Micromax Canvas Hue AQ5000

How to root Micromax A106 Unite 2

How to root Lenovo A7-10 Tablet 2

How to root Lenovo A7-30 A3300

How to root Android One (Spice, Karbonn and Micromax)

How to root Xiaomi Redmi 1S

How to root Xiaomi Mi3

 

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Xposed Framework running on Android 5.1 5.0 Lollipop

How To Install Xposed Framework on Android 5.1 or 5.0 Lollipop

Hi what’s up? Desperate to try the latest version of Xposed Framework for Android 5.1 Lollipop, but unfortunately don’t know how to do so? Well no problems. We know that you might face some problems while installing the Xposed Framework on Android 5.1 Lollipop and so we will guide you for the same!

What is Xposed Framework?

So basically, what is Xposed Framework? Xposed Framework is a 3rd party application that can modify the system files without editing them..

Wait.! But how does Xposed Framework work?

Xposed Framework runs as soon as the Android is booted and while booting up, it hooks up with the files and makes the changes in the files.

I hope you got the concept of Xposed Framework. It saves the edits to the system files in memory and adds them up to the system files on boot.. Once you disable Xposed Framework, all changes will be undone. Easy, isn’t it?

Now you might ask what can Xposed Framework do to beatify your device or add more functions to it! Xposed Framework has got really cool modules which can add features like Multi Window, Change IMEI, Always expanded notification bar, Scroll to top button (for notification bar), etc.

MUST SEE: BEST XPOSED MODULES FOR XPOSED FRAMEWORK | XPOSED FRAMEWORK FOR MiUi ROMs (Xiaomi)

Xposed Framework running on Android 5.1 5.0 Lollipop

So are you ready now to install Xposed Framework and enjoy the best features of Xposed Framework? Here we go with the tutorial! 😉

How To Install Xposed Framework on Android 5.1 or 5.0 Lollipop

  • Download the Xposed Framework application for Lollipop from here.
  • Open this page on XDA-Developers and search for the ZIP file which suits your Android version and Processor-
    ANDROID 5.0:
    xposed-v75-sdk21-arm.zip (Normal devices)
    xposed-v75-sdk21-arm64.zip (64-Bit, Next Gen Processors)
    xposed-v75-sdk21-x86.zip (32-Bit, Intel Based processors)
    ANDROID 5.1:
    xposed-v75-sdk22-arm.zip
    (Most of the devices)
    xposed-v75-sdk22-arm64.zip (64-Bit, Next Gen Processors)
    xposed-v75-sdk22-x86.zip (32-Bit, Intel Based Processor)
  • Now you will finally have an APK file and another one, ZIP file.
  • Install the Xposed Framework APK file just like a normal Android application.
    Install Xposed Framework on Lollipop 5.1 5.0
  • Reboot your Android phone to Custom Recovery. I used TWRP Recovery because it’s better than another recoveries, but you can use any.
  • Tap on INSTALL on the TWRP recovery.
  • Select the downloaded zip file for your processor (based on Android version. Remember?)
    xposed Framework on Lollipop
  • It will take 10-20 seconds for the zip to flash on your Android phone.
  • Once it has been completed, Reboot your device!
    Reboot System Xposed Framework Lollipop
  • Now your Android’s cache has been cleaned and so it will take some time to reboot.
    Xposed Framework for Lollipop 5.1 5.0

Once done, you can download your favorite Xposed Modules and use them on your Lollipop device!

Still reading? Looks like you have some doubts. No problems! Just leave a comment below and I’ll help you out in your case to install Xposed Framework on your Lollipop Android phone. 🙂

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WhatsApp Plus Latest APK Download

Download WhatsApp Plus v2.92 MOD APK – Latest Version

WhatsApp Plus is an improved version of stock WhatsApp application with lots of updates, enhancements and beautification. This WhatsApp+ version gives you capability of hiding your last seen, double ticks and blue ticks without loosing the chance of viewing the same of other users. Update: This is the latest WhatsApp Plus v2.92 Modded Version.

WhatsApp Plus Latest APK Download

This is a free application and you don’t need to pay a single penny for WhatsApp+, but you will need to pay 1$ per year which WhatsApp charges as subscription of an year.. We have uploaded this WhatsApp Plus on MediaFire & Google Drive with no Adfly or advertised links so downloading WhatsApp+ won’t be an issue for you! All you will need to do is, tap on a button and the download will begin without waiting for 5-10 seconds like most other websites asks you to wait for. 😀

But, wait! Let’s see some screenshots of WhatsApp Plus v2.92 Modded Version:

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If you are new to WhatsApp Plus and don’t know what it is, then let me list some of the best features of WhatsApp+ v2.12.287:

  • Free– You don’t need to pay anything for playing with WhatsApp Plus. All the features are absolutely free, including beautiful themes!
  • Beautiful– With WhatsApp+, you get an opportunity to choose from hundreds of themes which are created by users just like you!
  • Ad Free– Just like official WhatsApp, the WhatsApp Plus too don’t have any ads or popups! 🙂
  • No Compromise on Quality– WhatsApp Plus won’t compress quality of your images. You will get an option while sending the pictures to compress the quality of an image or not. 🙂
  • A better Copy – Paste Function– No! Now you don’t need to select full message by your friend and then extract the information you want. Just tap and hold on what you want to copy and you’ll get stock Android’s selection tools!
  • Customizable – WhatsApp+ gives you great customization options where you can choose colors of different tabs, choose styles of text messages, etc.!
  • No More Account Ban – Whoopie! Now you will not get your accounts banned or blocked from WhatsApp.
  • Go Incognito – You can hide your WhatsApp last seen / Double Ticks (Delivered) or Blue Ticks (Read).
  • Upload limit EXCEEDED – with WhatsApp+, you don’t need to worry about the media size for videos especially. Now you can also increase upload file size limit to more than 16 MB, which is of stock!

How To Install WhatsApp Plus v2.92 Modded on Your Android Phone

  • Make sure you are using the latest WhatsApp (normal) on your phone.
  • Backup your latest database (Chats, call logs, etc.) by going to Settings > Chats Settings > Back up chats.
    Backup Chats WhatsApp
  • Uninstall your WhatsApp application.
    Uninstall WhatsApp to Install WhatsApp Plus
  • Download the latest version of WhatsApp+ .. Scroll down for the download link.
  • Install it as a normal version of WhatsApp.
  • Enter your mobile number and country code. It should be same as what you were using in your old WhatsApp (original).
    Verify Your WhatsApp Number- Install WhatsApp Plus
  • It will then ask you to restore your old messages and chats. Tap on the button to continue.
    Restore Chat Backup WhatsApp Plus install
  • Enter your name on WhatsApp Plus and press Next button.
  • You are ready to fly! Just wait for some more time to get your hands on the latest WhatsApp+. 🙂

Download The Latest WhatsApp+: WhatsApp Plus v2.92 Modded (15 MB ONLY!)

Thanks JimTechs for this awesome modded version of WhatsApp Plus! 🙂

Download WhatsApp Plus 2.92 MOD from Google Drive Download WhatsApp Plus 2.92 MOD from MediaFire

Some Basic WhatsApp Tricks – How To Use WhatsApp Plus 2.92 Modded Version

We know using WhatsApp + would be a bit complicated for you if you are a new user and hence we will show some basic things you can do with your WhatsApp +!

  • Hide your last seen– To hide last seen, press menu key and select PRIVACY button and there you can hide or show your WhatsApp Online Status/Blue Ticks/Second Tick/’Typing’ for contacts/’Typing’ for Groups.
  • Customize WhatsApp Plus– Open WhatsApp Plus, press menu key and head up to More Options > Theme Settings.
  • Change / Install WhatsApp Plus Themes – Again, press Menu > More Options > Theme Settings > Downloads (under Themes). Choose the theme and click on Apply to apply the them on your WhatsApp Plus.

Problems while installing WhatsApp Plus 2.92? Don’t worry! We are there to help you. Just shoot down a comment below and we’ll help you out! 😀

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Motorola Moto G 2015 Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow 6.0

Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

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I recently bought Moto G 3rd gen flipkart and was excited because I knew Moto G will get the Marshmallow as soon as possible, but however I didn’t expect that I would need to wait for this much time. I expected that it would take at most 5 days for Marshmallow for Moto G to come.. But lol, this didn’t happen and I was forced to unlock it’s bootloader and root off this device.

As of now I’m using CyanogenMod 12.1 nighties, but just today I saw that the Marshmallow build is out for the Moto G 3rd Gen..

Now if you have rooted your Moto G 3rd Gen then it obviously means that you know how to use the fastboot and yes it would be required along with the TWRP recovery on your phone.

Let’s now move on to the tutorial to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM on the Motorola Moto G 2015 (3rd Gen) 🙂

Motorola Moto G 2015 Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow 6.0

How To Install MarshMallow (Android 6.0) on Motorola Moto G 2015 3rd Gen

This is a test build and SD CardWiFi and Data are not working.

  • Download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM from here.
  • Move it to your internal/external SD Card.
  • Backup the data using TWRP (System, Data and boot partitions only).
  • Now wipe Data, System, Cache, Boot partitions to make sure that we don’t face any bugs while flashing the ROM.
  • Flash the ROM on your Moto G 2K15.
  • Go to Reboot in TWRP and select Bootloader there because we will need to use it!!
  • Download the boot image file from here.
  • Now to flash it, run the following command in Command Prompt (make sure you download and place the file in the folder where you adb installed):
    fastboot flash boot image-new-0.4.img
    fastboot reboot
  • Ayy, we have flashed the ROM and the ROM must be booting on your phone!! 😀

Problems while flashing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Moto G 2015? Do ask them in the official thread of this ROM on XDA Developers or you can simply shoot a comment below. 🙂

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