How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT-i9505 V. 5.0.1 OJ2 Lollipop Easily





CF-auto-Root Galaxy S4 GT-i9505





On this topic you will learn the easiest and safest way to root Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 V. 5.0.1 Lollipop (Update v. LRX22C.I9505XXUHOJ2 ) with just few and simple steps.




 Table of content:
  1. Definition of root
  2. Advantages of root
  3. Precautions
  4. Requirements
  5. Steps
  6. Notes from chainfaire, the author of CF-Auto-Root
  7. Video to illustrate rooting method step by step







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1) Definition of root:

Root or rooting is a process of bypassing the limitation to full system access of android phones, which allow you to perform many advanced and ‘may be’ dangerous tasks with your smartphone, such as removing unnecessary system apps, modifying system files, flashing a custom ROMs, running apps that required permission to full system access, …etc. It is a similar to IOS jailbreaking process on iPhone devices with some differences in both.




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2) Some root advantages:

The main advantage of rooting is the gaining a chance to full control of your android phone. As a superSU has access to the system files of device, all characteristics of the operating system can be personalized, especially if you are coding expertise.


Immediately expected advantages of rooted devices include the following:

·  Ability to customize themes, allowing everything to be visually changed from the color of the battery icon, to the boot animation that appears while the device is booting, and many more.

·   Full control of the kernel.

·  Full application control, including the ability to backup, restore, or batch edit applications.

·   Ability to remove bloatware or system apps that come pre-installed on many phones.

·   Ability to use third party apps that require root access such as apps that allow changing MAC address of your android phone.

·   Ability to install a custom firmware (also known as a custom ROM) or software (such as Xposed, Magisk, BusyBox, etc.) that allows additional levels of control on a rooted device.


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3) Precautions: 

1. ENABLING ROOT ACCESS COULD BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR PHONE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU TRY TO MODIFY IN SYSTEM FILES WITHOUT EXPERTISE, OR IF YOU INSTALLED HARMFUL APP FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES.

2. AFTER ROOTING DEVICE, YOU SHOULD INSTALL SUPERSU.APK OR SIMILAR APP TO CONTROL OTHER APP’S ACCESS TO ROOT (SUPERSU.APK IS INSTALLED DIRECTLY INTO YOUR PHONE WHEN YOU ROOT THE PHONE BY CF-AUTO-ROOT).

3. YOU SHOULD NOT ALLOW ROOT ACCESS FOR UNKNOWN PROCESSES OR APPS.

4. THE CF-AUTO-ROOT FILE ON THIS TUTORIAL IS APPLICABLE ONLY TO Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 V. 5.0.1 OJ2 Lollipop

5.  APPLYING THESE FILES TO ANOTHER VARIANT OR TO ROM VERSION NEWER OR OLDER THAN 5.0 CAN LEAD TO SOFT-BRICK THAT DEVICE.

6. THE STEPS ON THIS TOPIC SHOW 100% SUCCESSFUL IN ROOTING OF MENTIONED DEVICE, HOWEVER, IT MIGHT FAILED IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES AND MAY LEADS TO SOFT-BRICK YOUR PHONE, SO USE IT ON YOUR OWN RISK.





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4) Requirements:
  1. Laptop or desktop PC with Samsung driver for galaxy devices click here to download.
  2. Odin software click here to download (it came inside the CF-Auto-Root file.)
  3. USB Data cable. (not all USB cables can transfer data, because most of them used for charging only).
  4. Supersu.apk from google play store click here to go to app page on google play store alternative link (also it will be installed during root process).
  5. WinRAR app or another app or tool to extract CF-Auto-Root file. To download a free WinRAR 32x click here. To download a free WinRAR 64x click here
  6. CF-Auto-Root file that is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505  V. 5.0.1 OJ2 Lollipop device from provided links below:



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5) Steps:

1- Make sure that battery of your phone is fully charged or at least 50% charged.

2- Make pack up for your phone (just in case you proceed into a wrong step).

3- Download and install latest driver for Samsung galaxy phone to make laptop identifying your phone (You may need to restart your computer after driver installation).

4- Download the exact CF-Auto-Root file for your Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 V. 5.0.1 Lollipop phone and extract it by WinRAR or other app into new folder on desktop or anywhere.

5- Open extracted folder and run Odin app (you may need to run it as administrator).

6- Enable developer option and USB debugging from developer option in your phone:

To enable developer option:
· Go to (Setting>about phone or about device) and tap on Build Number 7 times,
· Back to setting in which new option called Developer Options will appear,
· Open developer option and enable USB debugging option see picture below:


Root android phones




7- Power off your phone and power it into downloading mode by (press and hold Power on + Volume down + Menu keys until you see options on screen then press Volume up).

8- Connect your phone into laptop using data cable (some USB cable didn’t support data connection and used for charging only) (make sure that your phone appeared on ODIN app as connected).

Rooting android phones by ODIN CF-AUTO-ROOT


9- From ODIN interface, click on the AP slot (PDA in older ODIN versions), and navigate to extracted folder of CF-Auto-Root file, then select .tar.md5 file to load it into ODIN.

root android phones easily


10- Make sure that all options in ODIN Options panel are on default setting (i.e. don’t try to enable or disable any option).


Rooting android phones by CF-Auto-Root using Odin



11- Click on Start button to start flashing process.


how to root android devices using .tar.md5 Odin cf-auto-root file


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6) Notes from Chainfire, the author of CF-Auto-Root :

ü  NO WARRANTY: Use at your own risk, I'm not responsible for bricking your device.

ü  A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.

ü  Make sure you get the correct file. Using the incorrect file may brick your device.

ü  If your target device has a custom firmware flash counter, CF-Auto-Root will trigger it. If you're lucky, Triangle Away has support for your device and can be used to reset the counter.

ü  If you have a KNOX-enabled device, using CF-Auto-Root will trip the KNOX WARRANTY VOID status !

ü  Warning: If your device storage is encrypted, using CF-Auto-Root will wipe your data !

ü  For the root to work, the device must reboot into recovery. Most devices will do this automatically after flashing these files, but in case that does not happen, please boot into recovery manually.

ü  To be clear, just because you have a newer Android version than listed here, does NOT mean the CF-Auto-Root will not work - there's a good chance that it will!

ü  If you have locked boot-loaders, flashing one of these will probably brick your device - with the exception of Nexus devices, which will usually automatically "OEM unlock" and wipe your data. 



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7) Video tutorial for illustrating root method:

For rooting method step by step open the following video:










 









As we state above, this method is the most popular and easiest way to root android phones such as Samsung, LG, HTC, ...etc. however, If you have any notes or any questions about this rooting method, don't hesitate to share that as reply to this topic through replay box below.  
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