In this tutorial we will show you how to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505((LTE, Qualcomm and Snapdragon Quad-Core CPU). If you own a different Version of the Galaxy S4, this tutorial is not for you and could potentially damage your device.

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Backup Tutorials

Google automatically saves your contacts but doesn’t sync other files on your device. Check the following tutorials to completely backup your device.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 Root Tutorial

Things you will need



Important Informations

  • Always use a USB-Port from the backside of your PC
  • Always use the original USB cable
  • Always use a fully charged device
  • Always Backup your Device first

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 Root Tutorial


  1. Download all the Files linked under „Things you will need“
  2. Install the Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers
  3. Extract the contents of
  4. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S4
  5. Hold Volume-Down and the Power-Button at the same time until your device boots into the Download-Mode, then let go of the keys
  6. Press the Power-Button to enter the Download-Mode
  7. Start ODIN Version 3.07
  8. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your PC
  9. ODIN should now find your device and automatically change one of the ID:COM Fields to yellow
  10. Select the Button „PDA“ and choose the file „“
  11. Under „Option“ activate the checkboxes „Auto Reboot“ and „F.Reset Time“ (just like in the picture)
  12. Now you can press the START-Button in ODIN, this can take several minutes
  13. As soon as ODIN is finished your device should automatically restart into the Recovery-Mode and install the Root-Package (the ID:COM field should switch to green)
  14. Your Galaxy S4 should now reboot
  15. Enjoy your root 🙂


If your device doesnt automatically boot into the Revovery-Mode follow the following steps:

  1. In ODIN select only „F.Reset Time“ and then press START (dont forget the PDA)
  2. Take the battery out of your phone
  3. Put the battery back in and start your device with the button-combo Volume-Up + Home-Button + Power-Button“
  4. Your Device should now boot into the Recovery-Mode