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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop (Value Edition) [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition [1]Whether you own the Google Play Edition, the Value Edition or any other of the special editions that come in the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone range, they can all thankfully be rooted with Chainfire’s one-click rooting tool, CF-Auto-Root. Chainfire’s one-click rooting tool is exceptionally easy to use once you know what the correct file is that you are supposed to be flashing. We handle that part for you. All you need to do is unzip the archive and then complete the flashing with Samsung’s convenient flashing tool on a Windows computer.




  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root [4] tool for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop software updates.
  2. Open the downloads folder on the computer and extract the rooting file to the downloads folder.
  3. Click on the Odin flashing tool executable file that is now available in the downloads folder and the flashing tool opens.
  4. Boot the Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition smartphone into the download mode [5] and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Check that the Odin flashing app on the computer shows a color coming from the ID: COM port now which is usually a blue or yellow color. (If there is no color from the ID: COM port then it means the Samsung USB Drivers are not yet installed on the computer and therefore the Odin flashing app is unable to detect the smartphone).
  6. Click the AP button and then browse through to the downloads folder and choose to upload the rooting file to the Odin app.
  7. Click the Start button from Odin and the rooting begins.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515 smartphones when they are running the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop software updates by using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool that installs and enabled the SuperSU. The SuperSU that CF-Auto-Root flashes are the same kind of SuperSU that people also flash from a custom recovery image when they get root from a custom recovery. Outside of the Samsung range of smartphones and tablet that usually requires unlocking the bootloader and then installing a custom recovery before the SuperSU app flashes from the recovery partition.