How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545)

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

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.

Rooting is done entirely by you at your own risk.

This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 with the model number SCH-I545.

What is needed to root the Samsung Galaxy S4?

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

  • The Samsung Galaxy S4 you want to root in your hand.
  • A PC.

Step 1 – Download the USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S4 for your PC

In order for your PC to recognise the Samsung Galaxy S4 as part of the rooting process you first must download and install the USB drivers on to your PC.

You can download the USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S4 from here.

Once you have downloaded them run the main program file to make sure the drivers are installed.

Step 2 – Download Samsung Galaxy S4 root toolkit

On your PC we will use a root toolkit to root the device. You can download it from here. Once downloaded make sure you save the file in an easy to find location such as the desktop and extract it to its own folder.

Step 3 – Enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy S4

In order for your PC to recognise the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you plug it in to perform rooting you must first enable USB debugging on the phone itself. This is done by doing the following.

  1. Tap the Settings option.
  2. Tap the About Phone option.
  3. Keep tapping the Build Number option (seven times) until it says you are a developer.
  4. Tap the new Developer Options menu that appears.
  5. Make sure that the USB Debugging option is checked.

Step 4 – Root the Samsung Galaxy S4

Now that we have all we need it is time to root the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Connect the device to your PC and then tap Yes on the device when the USB debugging connection dialog appears.

Now that the device is connected to your PC and running in USB debugging mode browse to the folder where you extracted the root toolkit from step 2 and double-click the run-me.bat file (you may need to run this file as Administrator on your PC).

On the screen that appears choose option 1 to root the phone and follow the steps. Reboot the device once the rooting process has been completed and disconnect it from your PC.

Once the Samsung Galaxy S4 starts up properly simply go to Apps and look for the SuperSU icon that should now be present. If you can see this icon it means that the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been successfully rooted.

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