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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (Exynos 5 Octa) on Android Jelly Bean [Guide]

Root-CWM-GS4 [1]Did you just pick up a brand new Galaxy S4? Well if you’re looking to root your Galaxy S4 on Android 4.2.2, this guide is going to help you. But be careful, this is for the Exynos 5 Octa version only. Make sure you read this entire guide before doing anything with your phone.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.


This root guide is for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean only. If you do not have the I9500, do not attempt to use this guide to root your device.

Additionally, this process will wipe your phone, so be sure to back up everything before proceeding.

Before we begin

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500


That’s it! Now enjoy your rooted Galaxy S4. You can now use root apps, flash ROMs, kernels and everything in between.