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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S4 [1]Being the root user on the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 smartphone puts you in control. It is then up to you what is installed and uninstalled on the smartphone in your hands. That means having the chance to remove any of the system apps that are firmly embedded in the /system partition as well as installing any of the apps from the Google Play Store and other sites online that usually would not run without root access.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 GT-I9506 RUNNING ON ANDROID 5.0.1 LOLLIPOP SOFTWARE UPDATES

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root [4] tool for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop software updates.
  2. Open the downloads folder and then extract the rooting file to the downloads folder.
  3. Open the Odin flashing tool by clicking on the file from the downloads folder that is available after you extracted the rooting file in the step above.
  4. Boot the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone into the download mode [5] and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Check that the Odin flashing tool user interface lights up with a yellow or blue color coming from the ID: COM port which is there to let users know that the Samsung USB Drivers are working.
  6. Click the AP button from the Odin user interface and then click through to the downloads folder and select the rooting file.
  7. Choose the start button from Odin and the rooting begins.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 smartphones running on the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool which of course installs and enables the SuperSU. That is the same SuperSU that many others install a custom recovery to then flash from the custom recovery partition and is then installed and enabled in the same fashion. Having the SuperSU enabled and available from the app drawer means you can now open the Google Play Store application and browse for any of the root applications that you might already know. Anyone looking for some fresh ideas might be interested in checking out the Titanium Backup app which can completely uninstall any of the system apps as well as give people a comprehensive backup solution. In fact, the Titanium Backup app is the only way for people to take a full backup without using a computer and ADB commands.