- dotTech - https://dottech.org -

How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9190 / GT-I9195) and install CWM [Guide]

After releasing the Galaxy S4 last year, Samsung continued its tradition of putting out a min-sized version of the S4, the Galaxy S4 Mini, thereby offering a more pocketable sized version of the best-selling Galaxy S4 flagship. The S4 Mini was released in two versions – 3G – GT-I9190 and LTE – GT-I9195. If you happen to have gotten yourself either of these and are looking for a safe and effective root solution, you are in just the right place. Read on to know how.

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. Unlock bootloader at your own risk. Unlocking the bootloader may void your warranty. Proceed further at your own risk.


This root guide is meant for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, model numbers GT-I9190 or GT-I9195. You can confirm the model number by going to Settings > About Device on your phone or by checking the packaging box labels. Do not try this method on any other phones.

Before We Begin

Download the following Rooting package, based on your device model number and save it to your desktop

Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Enjoy your rooted device. You are all set now to explore the world of root apps and custom ROMs.