Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 LTE variant has finally started to receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update which was being awaited for months now. Thanks to Chainfire, an Auto-Root package with SuperSU fix for firmware I9505XXUFNA1 is now available to download.
Chainfire is a pretty famous name in the Android underworld and most of his hacks have a reputation of working flawlessly, however as always, he (or AndroidOrigin team) should your Samsung Galaxy S4 gets damaged by this or because of this hack. Also, it is a pretty common knowledge that once you root your device, you loose every sort of warranty or guarantee associated with it.
That being said, users who are still interested in rooting their Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 can follow the procedure given below.
Step 1: Download CF-Auto-Root Android 4.4.2 package and ODIN3 from here and here. Extract these files on your desktop.
Step 2: Switch off your Galaxy S4 and then enter into Download mode by pressing and holding down Volume Down, Home and Power buttons simultaneously. After a few seconds of doing this, you will now be greeted with a warning screen, press the Volume Up button to enter the Download mode anyway.
Step 3: On your computer, run Odin3 v3.09.exe file downloaded in the first step. Now connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 handset to your PC through the USB cable which came with the box. If done correctly, your computer will now be showing “Added!!” in the Odin’s message box.
Step 4: Click on the AP button and then select the CF-Auto-Root file which was downloaded and extracted in the first step.
Step 5: In Odin, make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked. Once ensured, click on start to begin with the rooting process.
Step 6: Once the process is done, your Samsung Galaxy S4 will now restart automatically and Odin will display a PASS message on top of a green background in the left-most box.
Step 7: Install root checker app from Play Store to verify Root access.
Step 8: Enjoy a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505.