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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E300K on Android 5.0.1 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy S4 [1]The CF-Auto-Root tool is developed by Chainfire and can root just about every Samsung smartphone and tablet. The part where some people go wrong is that they do not realize there are many versions of the CF-Auto-Root tool, and they flash the wrong file. Flashing the wrong one is not the end of the world, it just means you need to unbrick the Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E300K smartphone which is usually done by flashing the appropriate stock ROM. There is usually one of the CF-Auto-Root tools for each model number, and you should not flash a version of CF-Auto-Root tool that is for a different model number unless advised by a professional.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 SHV-E300K RUNNING ON ANDROID 5.0.1 LOLLIPOP SOFTWARE UPDATES

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root [3] tool file for the Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E300K smartphone when it is running on the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop updates.
  2. Extract the rooting package to the Downloads folder which is the same folder that it automatically downloads to when you click to download the file.
  3. Double-click on the Odin .exe file that is in the downloads folder after you extracted the rooting package, so the flashing tool runs.
  4. Boot the Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E300K smartphone into the download mode [4] and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable that you use to charge the battery usually.
  5. Check that you get a yellow or blue color from the ID: COM port that you see around the top left corner in the Odin app on the computer.
  6. Click the AP button from the Odin app on the computer and then navigate through to the Downloads folder and upload the rooting file that has the CF-Auto-Root visible in the file name and ends in the tar.md5 file extension.
  7. Click the Start button and wait for the smartphone to get rooted.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E300K smartphones when they are running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop by using the most traditional version of the CF-Auto-Root tool made by Chainfire. Like many of you will already know, CF-Auto-Root is a popular one-click rooting tool that always results in the SuperSU application (also made by Chainfire) efficiently installed and enabled on the smartphone that you are choosing to install it on.