The Galaxy S4 Google Edition recently received the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leaked custom ROM, with due credit to SAM Mobile. Chainfire has now released the SuperSU-JWR66N-S005-130625, which is the first rooting tool for the latest Android 4.3 firmware.
Those who have already upgraded their device to the latest Android 4.3 firmware can now root it with Chainfire's Auto Root tool, using our step-by-step guide given below. The root tool is said to be fully tested and functional with the leaked Android 4.3 custom firmware for the Galaxy S4 Google Edition only and may not work well with other firmware or devices.
Key Points to Note
- Chainfire rooting tool and instructions provided in this guide are compatible with the Galaxy S4 Google Edition with model number GT-I9505G only. Do not attempt installing this root on any other device, as it may inadvertently damage or brick the device. Verify the device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
- Download and install the correct USB drivers for Galaxy S4 Google Edition on computer.
- Enable USB debugging mode on the phone by navigating to Menu > Settings > Applications > Developer Options.
- Make sure that a custom recovery tool such as ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery is installed on the phone.
- Ensure that the phone has at least 70% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) during firmware installation.
- Verify that the device is factory unlocked (not locked to a specific carrier) and its bootloader unlocked.
- Instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only. IBTimes UK will not be held liable if the device is damaged or bricked during or after root installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
How to Root Galaxy S4 Google Edition on Leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware via Chainfire's Auto Root
- Download Chainfire's SuperSU Auto Root tool for Galaxy S4 GT-I9505G on the computer
- Connect the Galaxy S4 to computer via USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the root folder of your phone's SD card.
- Power off the phone and disconnect its USB cable from computer.
- Boot the phone into CWM recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.
- In recovery mode, perform a full data wiping task. To do so, choose wipe data/factory reset and click Yes to confirm the action. Then click wipe cache partition and wait until the process completes.
- Perform wipe dalvik cache under advance option. Wait until the process is finished and then proceed to the next step.
- Select Install Zip from SD card and then click Choose Zip from SD card. Browse and select the SuperSU root file which you copied earlier to your phone. Then tap Yes to confirm root installation and wait until the install process completes.
- Finally, return to the main recovery menu and hit Reboot System Now.
Galaxy S4 GT-I9505G is now rooted on the leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean custom firmware.