Tuesday, 16 April 2013

How to root Galaxy S4 | install Clockwork Mod on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 is going to hit the global market in just couple of weeks, many geeks are waiting to hold this powerful beast in their hands, before the actual release of the Galaxy S IV smartphone, we came to know “how to root Galaxy S4” and in this article we are going to share the same.
As you must be knowing Samsung i9500 Galaxy S4 is powered with Exynos 5410 chipset carrying 8 processing cores and it is running on latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, software version XXUAMC6. XDA forum has always brought something better for Android devices and recently one of the Core XDA developers has revealed the CWM Clockworkmod for Galaxy S4. And now few lucky people who have got the Galaxy S4 as sample or for review are trying to test the CWM with their Galaxy S IV. No doubt, just after 15 days thousands of people would be looking for how to root Galaxy S4 or how to install CWM on S4. We want to tell that you are at right place to know how to root Galaxy S4.
Before moving further, we would like to share that the CWM recovery package shared by the core XDA developer is still in the development stage but different tests are saying it is working smoothly and in a better way. So, you can consider CWM for Galaxy S4 is almost ready and if you are holding S4 in your hand, in few minutes you can enjoy CWM in your phone.

how to root Galaxy S4

Disclaimer: Installing Custom ROMs and rooting your smartphone may bring hardware damage; also your device warranty will be voided. It is advised to read all the possible cases that can appear by installing Custom ROMs on your smartphones. Samsunggalaxysiv.com will not be responsible for any damage caused, do it on your own risk. Also, this procedure will only work if you have unlocked Galaxy S4 means which is not locked by any carrier.

Simple steps explaining how to root Galaxy S4 | how to install CWM on Galaxy S4:

• Firstly you have to install the USB driver supporting Galaxy S4 connection with your Computer. (If you will connect your Android S4 smartphone with your computer, it will automatically install the USB driver for your phone, but in any case it will not be done then you have to do it manually by downloading and installing the driver).
• Enable the USB Debugging mode on Galaxy S4 by following the path:
Menu >>>> Settings >>>>> Application >>>> Development Options >>>> Turn on USB debugging mode.
• Generate the backup for all of the data contained by your phone, if you have already installed any of the custom recovery app on your phone, including CWM or TWRP then create the backup data. This may be beneficial for recovering your phone on factory settings.
• Please ensure, your smartphone Galaxy S IV has more than 80% of battery.
• Download CWM recovery file (Clockworkmode) on your computer for Galaxy S4 from >>here<<.
• Now, you will have to download ODIN V1.85 from here, this will the process of installing the Clockworkmode recovery.
• Now turn of your Galaxy S4. After powering off, you will need to take the phone into the boot mode which you can achieve by following:
Keep Pressing and Holding Volume down Button + Power Button until it will enter to boot mode.
• Now run Odin tool on your computer which you have just downloaded two steps back.
• After that, you have to connect your phone to your computer via USB cable. As the phone will be connected to the computer, some COM box will appeared to be yellow; also the COM port number will appear. In this step, you may have to wait for while, as it may take extra time. Click on the PDA option button in the ODIN and browse the “CWM-i9500_ECP.rar” file which you have just downloaded before ODIN tool. As it will be done, you have to verify that in the window of ODIN tool the Auto Reboot and F Reset Time options are checked or selected.
• Now, click on Start in the ODIN tool window and you will see the installation process. Please note that the installation process may take several minutes.
• After installation, Galaxy S4 will automatically enter into recovery mode and simultaneously the turned Yellow ID COM box will become green notifying the competition of the process.
• Now CWM installation is completed on your phone, simply unplug the USB cable. Moreover, you can go to recovery mode by following “power off >>>> hold and press volume up key plus power button.” By doing this, you will enter into the Recovery Mode.
Now, you know how to root Galaxy S4 in simple steps. As CWM is installed in your phone, you can flash your Galaxy IV with different custom ROMs built for your smartphone.
Note: In any case, if you want to return to the factory ROM in your i9500 Galaxy S4 then you don’t need to worry as there is simple step to achieve it. You can easily find the auto recovery restore system in the stock firmware which you can do by following:
Just delete these two files /system/recovery-from-boot.p and /system/etc/install-recovery.sh

This was all about how to root Galaxy S4 or how to install CWM on Galaxy S4, stay tuned for more updates.

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