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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L on Android 5.0.1 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S4 [1]The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone has officially started to lag behind in today’s hardware benchmarks that come with newer handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S7 by quite some margin. We can help eliminate that gap by rooting the Android operating system that is running on the S4 and installing some root apps to help with increasing the performance. There are a few ways people can improve a smartphone by rooting it, including freeing up more memory space by removing the system apps, altering the frequency coming from the CPU and just making the device run more efficiently. These sorts of tweaks can make a big difference, but nobody can take advantage of them until he or she find a way to root the device in question.

The following guide demonstrates how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L smartphones when they are running on the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing Chainfire’s brilliant one-click rooting tool that he named CF-Auto-Root.




  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root [3] tool for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L smartphone when it runs on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.
  2. The file you just downloaded end ups in the Downloads folder; open the Downloads folder and then extract the rooting file to the downloads folder.
  3. Once the rooting file is extracted, the flashable rooting file and the Odin flashing tool that allows us to flash the rooting file are then both available from the Downloads folder. Double-click on the Odin flashing tool executable file to get the flashing tool to open.
  4. Boot the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L smartphone into the download mode [4] and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable that is used for charging the battery when it goes flat.
  5. Provided everyone has run the Samsung USB Drivers, the Odin flashing app user interface should now light up with a blue or yellow color which is letting us know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone is connected securely. Any trouble here is usually because of the Samsung USB Drivers.
  6. Click the AP button found on the Odin user interface and then browse through to the downloads folder and choose to upload the CF-Auto-Root file that ends in the tar.md5 file extension to this location in Odin.
  7. Do not make any changes to the default settings that we get with the flashing tool buttons.
  8. Click the Start button and the flashing now begins and it is rooted in just a few seconds.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L smartphones when they are running on the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool using the Odin flashing tool from a Windows computer. You can tell it is complete when the Odin app on the computer shows them a green pass message. The smartphone also reboots automatically at this point and then everyone can head to the Google Play Store and start installing the root applications like the Titanium Backup app.