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How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (SGH-I537)

This guide will show you how to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active phone.

Disclaimer: Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

This is for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with the model number SGH-I537 only.

What do you need to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active?

In order to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active you will need the following:

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active you wish to root in your hand

Step 1 – Install the Android SDK on to your PC

Install the Android SDK and configure ADB. We give you steps on how to do this here.

Step 2 – Install USB drivers on to your PC for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

In order for the device to be recognised when connected to your PC you must first download and install the Samsung USB drivers for your PC which you can get from here.

After downloading, save the file, extract it and run the setup program to install the USB drivers.

Step 3 – Download the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active rooting tool

To root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active you need to download and install Kingo root which you can get from here.

Download the rooting program and install it on to your PC.

Step 4 – Root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Now we are ready to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active phone.

Run the Kango rooting application you installed from step 3 and connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to your PC.

Wait for the rooting tool to recognise the device. Once it has been recognised click the Root button and wait for the process to complete.

Once it has been completed successfully click Finish and then disconnect the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active from your PC.

Restart the device and you should now see the SuperSU icon as a newly installed application which means you have successfully rooted the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.

Once this has been done you should successfully have root access on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.

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