The official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (XXUAMDM) firmware for the international LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) was released a couple of days back. Currently, the new firmware is available for download from the Samsung Kies.
The users of the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE, with the model number GT-I9505, can also install the new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware on their devices with the help of a manual process. For more details on the installation procedure, click here.
After installing the official XXUAMDM Jelly Bean firmware on their Galaxy S4 LTE, the next thing most users would like to perform on the device is to root it to have a full control over it. Rooting the handset will also allow users to run custom ROMs on it in future.
Here’s a tutorial, provided by Team Android, showing how to root the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) with XXUAMDM Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware using Odin. Since this method is not firmware dependent, it is claimed to work with all future Android updates as well.
Users must keep in mind that rooting the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware (XXUAMDM) on the Galaxy S4 will void the device’s warranty. However, users can reclaim the warranty by applying the official firmware update again.
Take a look at some more important aspects to keep in mind before trying out the rooting process:
- Users must have proper backups for personal data, apps and settings
- The process is meant only for Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT- I9505), which is the LTE version of the handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-Core CPU
- The device should have at least 80 percent of battery life
Note: IBTimes cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.
Step 1: Download CF-Auto-Root Android 4.2.2 Package and extract the zip file.
Step 2: Download Odin v3.07 and extract the file.
Step 3: Turn off the handset and go to Download Mode on your phone. To do this, press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button. After you see a warning screen, press Power button to confirm to enter the Download Mode.
Step 4: Run Odin as Administrator and connect the handset to the computer via USB cable while in the Download Mode.
Step 5: If the phone is connected properly, you will see “Added” message in Odin. You will also see ID: COM port with a number in Yellow.
Step 6: Click the PDA button in Odin and select the file “CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.zip” that you have downloaded in Step 1.
Step 7: In Odin, check the “Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time” options.
Step 8: Click on the START button in Odin to start flashing.
Step 9: After the flashing is complete, you will see a PASS message with a green background in the left-most box at the top of the Odin. The Galaxy S4 will restart automatically. Once you see the home screen, you can unplug the phone from the computer.
[Source: Team Android]