Rooting your phone enables a wider choice of apps and utilities to be installed.
Gaining root access to the
Galaxy S4 is simple, but requires
that you first install drivers from the
Samsung website: www.samsung.
also need CF-Auto-Root, which you
can downloaded from http://
Next, put your phone into
download mode by switching it off.
You then power up using a unique
combination of button presses: hold
volume down, power and home
When you see the warning,
press volume up and then connect
to your PC via USB.
Extract the fi les from the
CF-Auto-Root download and run the
Odin software. Click PDA then select
the MD5 fi le. Before hitting Start,
check that your phone has been
detected by the software.
After clicking Start, you’ll see
some scrolling text. To confirm that
your phone has been rooted, open
the apps list and fi nd SuperSU listed.
You might also check the
TriangleAway app from the Google
Play store, which will remove the ‘root triangle’ which you will see on
your display as a warning that your
Galaxy S4 is now ‘non-standard’.