The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a little over two years old but is still managing to go strong. One of the best Android devices to have ever been manufactured, the Galaxy S4 truly is a thing of beauty. There are quite a few variations of the Samsung galaxy S4, and one of the most common ones is the AT&T variant – the Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337. As with any other Android device, quite a significant percentage of the people using the Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 want to get more out of their device, and the only way to get more out of an Android device is to root it. The following are the two most effective methods which can be used to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337:
Method 1: Use iRoot
iRoot is a one-click rooting program that is designed specifically for rookie Android users who do not quite have a strong grasp of the concept and process of rooting an Android device. The following are the steps that a person needs to follow to root their Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 using iRoot:
- Download iRoot. The desktop client for iRoot (which can be downloaded here) will be used to root the device, but a person can also download the iRoot Android application from the Play Store for purposes such as checking whether the device was successfully rooted.
- Enable USB Debugging on the Galaxy S4.
- Click on the Root button in the iRoot desktop client.
- Wait for the program to do its thing. While iRoot has a more than decent success rate, it cannot manage to root all devices, and if the program fails at rooting a device, it displays a failure message. In the event that iRoot fails, the next method is the way to go.
Method 2: Root Device Manually
- Download Motochopper.zip.
- Extract the downloaded file.
- Install either the right USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 or the latest version of Kies onto a computer.
- Turn on USB Debugging on the device.
- Connect the device to the computer using a data cable.
- Open the extracted folder and open the file named “run.bat”.
- An ADB (Android Debug Bridge) window will open. Allow it to do its job, and once it is done, the device will have been rooted.
- Install RootChecker from the Play Store to ensure that the Galaxy S4 has been rooted.
- Install SuperSU from the Play Store. SuperSU can be used to manage root permissions.