Thursday, 1 May 2014

TIPS- How To Root And Install Custom ROMs On The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT-i9505 Updated To Android 4.4.2 KitKat

If you received the newest Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for your international variant of Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT- i9505 device, and you now have the build number I9505XXUFNA1 you are ready to root your device. Rooting, your Galaxy S4 LTE GT-i9505, gives you administrator access and enables you to install custom ROMs.
Android rooting is to attain privileged control within your Android’s sub-system, performed for overcoming limitations that carriers put on the devices. Rooting your device allows you to make privileged commands including aesthetic modifications by installing ROMs, switching skins, run specialized apps that require administrator permission and more.
In the following, we give you a step-by-step guide on how to root and install custom ROM on your international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT- i9505:
  1. Make sure you are in the possession of a Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT-i9505 model operating Android 4.4.2 KitKat build XXUFNA1. Make a backup of your important applications and data files, and be sure your device is completely charged, or at least 80 %.
  2. Use a USB-cable to connect your device to your computer, and install the drivers on it.
  3. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the device.
  4. Download the Chainfire Auto-Root package.
  5. Download Odin3.07 and when the download is completed, extract it on your computer.
  6. Unplug your device, turn it off and reboot into Download Mode by pushing and holding the volume down, and power keys in the same time. Follow the instructions appeared on the screen.
  7. Connect your device using the USB cable while it is in Download Mode, and Start Odin.
  8. In Odin tick on PDA, select the Chainfire Auto-Root file, be sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are ticked by, and Re-Partition is not checked.
  9. Click the Start Button to start the installation. Wait for the installation to complete, do not press anything, it will take about a minute. Your device is supposed to reboot and you will get root access.
  10. Install Root Checker from the Google Play store, to confirm that you have a rooted device.
  11. Install custom ROMs on your Galaxy S4 LTE GT-i9505, which will optimise its characteristics.

Important to notice: Root action would void your device’s guarantee. Rooting requires great caution and experience, because the rooting can lead to irreversible damage of the device.


Source: Android.sc 

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