Now, I know there quite a lot of methods available online (even on our own site) through which you can easily obtain root privileges on your Galaxy S4. However, some of those methods are a bit complex while some have you type long commands over and over again. So, if you’re tired of using those methods and want an easier approach, this guide will help you quite a bit.
Before beginning this guide, we will like to tell you that this root method does NOT work for Samsung Galaxy S4 I337 (this is usually the AT&T variant). So if you for some reason own that variant, we suggest you follow our other guides on how to root the Galaxy S4 in our Android Hacks section.
Disclaimer: This guide will use a 3rd party tool to achieve root on your device. We take no responsibility for any damages that might be caused by the tool or via to your device. Furthermore, we take no responsibility for any damages that might be caused by exploiting the root privileges on your device (willingly or unwillingly). Proceed at your own risk.
Prerequisites: Ensure that your computer has all the necessary Galaxy S4 USB drivers installed on your device before beginning.
- Download Motochopper’s .zip file from here
- Extract the downloaded file in a folder
- Ensure USB Debugging is enabled on your phone
- Connect your device to your PC via USB.
- If you are using Windows, navigate to the extracted directory and execute “run.bat”. If you are using Linux or OS X, navigate to the extracted directory in a terminal and execute “./run.sh”.
- Approve the ADB connection from your PC on your device.
That’s about it, you will now have root access on your Samsung Galaxy S4. If for some reason you somehow managed to brick your device, there is no need to worry as you can always flash in the factory images courtesy of Google. Oh and do remember that OTA updates will remove root privileges from your device. Happy rooting everybody.