There are different reasons mobile users decide to root the Android phones, such as installing a custom ROM, install apps that require root access, remove pre-installed system apps. If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, such as Galaxy s3, s4 or s5, and like to get the root access to your mobile phone, you can follow below steps to root your Samsung galaxy phone. In this demo, we will be using a Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9500) smartphone to walk you through the rooting process. It is easy to follow and should take less than 10 minutes.
Important Notes before rooting your phone
- Rooting immediately voids your phone’s warranty, you should consider very carefully before rooting your phone.
- Make sure you have at least 50% battery on your Samsung smartphone.
- During the rooting process, there is a chance you will lose data on your phone, so make sure to backup your data in advance. See how to backup your Samsung Galaxy data below:
How to root Samsung GALAXY S4?
You can root Sony and other Android phones without a computer now. It is much easier than using a root software on PC or Mac. Check out this guide to easily root Android phones using root app without a computer. What you need to do is to download Android root app, then use it to root your mobile phone directly on your device.
Step 1. Download and install Android root on your PC
You can download the free Android root here. It is currently available for Windows OS only. When you downloaded the root program onto your PC, install and run it.
Step 2. Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to computer
You can connect your Galaxy S4 to PC using the USB data cable. After that the Android root software will automatically analyse your Samsung phone connected. If Android root can’t recognize your device, follow this guide to turn on USB debugging on your phone.
Step 3. One-click to root Samsung Galaxy phone
From the above screenshot, you should see this Android rooting program provides you a single Root button. To root an Android device, you just need to click this button and the Android rooting application will do the rest.
Step 4. Finish rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4
The rooting process should take several minutes. When Galaxy S4 is successfully rooted, you need to click Finish button to reboot your phone. Now you have the root access to your Android system and phone.
Additional Android phone rooting tips
- This Android rooting tool and guide can also help you root many other phones or tablets. For example, it can help you root Sony Xperia S phones, root HTC desire phones and many more.
- After rooting your Samsung phone with this Android rooting software, you still need other mobile management tools in order to remove system apps from your phone, or install custom ROM. As this is just a rooting program, simply root your phone and give you the super user privilege (root access).
- If you do not want your phone to be rooted any longer, you can refer to this guide to remove root from Android phones.
- If you lost some important data without a backup due to the rooting, you can use an Android data recover tool to retrieve them back, see below guides for more: