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?
Download CF Auto Root : CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.zip
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.
Run the Odin software as administrator.
Click on the PDA button and select the CF Auto Root file.
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.
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.
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!