Samsung Galaxy S4 can now be rooted to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat XXUGNG4 firmware, if you haven’t updated your device till now then go here and manually update your device to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat XXUGNG4 firmware. Once you have updated your device you might have lost the root access on your device, so follow this guide on how to Root Galaxy S4 LTE I9505.
- Make sure your device is Galaxy S4 LTE with model number I9505. Check in Settings > About.
- Make a complete backup of all of your data including SMS, Call logs, Contacts etc., so as to avoid any data loss.
- Enable USB Debugging on your device from the Developer options.
- Charge your device to at least 75% or more.
- Download and install USB Drivers on your PC.
How to Root Galaxy S4 LTE:
1. Download Odin and rooting package from the below download section.
2. Power off Galaxy S4 LTE.
3. Enter into Download mode. To do so press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power button until you see some warning text on screen, now press Volume Up to enter into Download mode. Run Odin in PC as administrator. Connect your device to PC using OEM data cable. Now you should see that your device is connected to PC, as it shows in Odin under ID:COM box and also shows “Added” message in Odin.
4. Now click on ‘PDA’ or ‘AP’ and select the Rooting Package (CF-Auto-Root-kona3g-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5).
5. Now make sure in Odin only Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options are checked and remaining all options are un-checked. Now hit Start buttons and wait for the installation to finish. Once done your device will reboot automatically.