Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the latest products from the big red and while the device already boasts some really nice features, the device still needs to be rooted for unlocking its full potential. Here is a quick guide on how to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 to get you started with.
Needless to say, this guide is also a result of the hard work of the folks over at XDA, so if you have any doubts or want to contact the original developer of this exploit, feel free to click on the source link to go over the original thread.
Without wasting anymore time, here is the guide on how to root Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 without wiping up your data.
Step 1- Before beginning with the whole rooting process, your PC and Galaxy S4 needs to be loaded with certain goodies for the process to work. Below are the necessary things required to get you started with rooting your own Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4, proceed to step 2 only when you have downloaded them.
Step 2- Insert a microSD card in your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 and make sure that it has been formatted to exFAT format before hand(not FAT32). Once done with the formatting, transfer all the files and folders from the Root Exploit package downloaded in step 1 onto the root of your microSD card.
Make sure that these files are placed in root of the microSD card and nowhere else.
Step 3- Open the Android Terminal Emulator app on your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 and then run the 3 commands that are given below. These commands are case sensitive so it has to be the same thing as given below.
If done properly, the second command should change the $ sign on the terminal window to #. This typically indicates root access. The third command is used to retain this root access even after the device rebooted, i.e, making the root access permanent. In case, you are not getting the expected results, here is a video of this guide to help you out.
Step 4- Now close the terminal and check if there is an update available for SuperSU in the Play Store. If there is, let the binaries update themselves to the latest version available.
Step 5- Verify root access by opening any app which requires root(Greenify will be perfect). Double check, by rebooting your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 and then opening the app again to confirm that you still have the root access.
Step 6- Enjoy your rooted Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4.
Note- You probably already know that rooting your device is not the ideal decision for novice Android users, so we highly recommend you not to go by this road unless you are an advanced Android user or at the very least, have done your fare share of research. That being said, Verizon will most probably release an OTA very soon to fix this exploit, so make sure to avoid all future OTA’s from the big red.