May 25, 2013

How to Root Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile) SGH-M919 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile) SGH-M919 users who have already installed their devices with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy S4 users to root their devices easily without depending on the firmware. It completely supports Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and future firmware as well.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

Pre-requisites
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy S4 on the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone.
3) Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4) Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
5) The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile) SGH-M919. Applying this on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CF-Auto-Root (Mirror Link) for Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile) SGH-M919 (CF-Auto-Root-jfltetmo-jfltetmo-sghm919.zip)
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Root Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile) SGH-M919 Running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract CF-Auto-Root and Odin 3.07 files using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Switch off the Galaxy S4. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 3: Launch Odin on the computer.
Step 4: Connect the Galaxy S4 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver
Step 5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-jfltetmo-jfltetmo-sghm919.tar.md5 file.
Step 6: Verify that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile) SGH-M919 running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. You may now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

22 comments:

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  2. hi The bos in oden will not turn yellow it says 0:[COM] its blue below it says its Added!!

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    1. It's ok. The successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

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  3. will this work whit m919uvuamdl baseband version

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  4. I did this per your instructions, aad everything went fine. However, when I installed root explorer it was giving me notification that root permission wasn't possible. Do I need another rooting method? Thanks

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    1. No. You need to download busybox from the store, this is to necessary after rooting. Yourwelcome

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  5. doesn't work, ODIN won't even recognize device, how am I supposed to download/flash?

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    1. The successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If the Added message does not appear, try re-install USB drivers or changing the port on the computer.

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  6. I Tried different methods to root my GALAXY S4(tmobile)
    and nothing would work. I tried this site and it WORKS PERFECT
    I WAS ABLE TO ACCESS TITANIUM BACK UP AND ROM MANAGER AND WAS ABLE TO ACCESS CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY. THANK YOU!!!

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    1. That's great! Thanks for visiting our blog.

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  7. Mine Fails in Odin...
    I've followed this and another method for twrp and still fails every time...

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  8. i can dlick f.reset time in cf auto root

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  9. How do i Unroot my rooted SGH-M919?

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  10. worked perfectly!!! thank you!!

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  11. excelente la nota me funciona de maravilla gracias aunque me toco cacharriar mucho en mi galaxi s 4 pero quedo muy bien

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  12. how do i know if this worked it seemed to just restart my phone.

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  13. hi. already rooted and deleted /system/bin/su accidentally. other root files are still present. When I enter download mode my m919 is not recognized? However it's recognized in odin when phone is running ? Trying to restore stock and reroot but only connect to odin with phone on? now reinstalling windows from scratch. Already reinstalled kies and drivers 3x and multiple usb ports with m919 usb cable? hopefully fresh os and drivers fixes but otherwise it looks like the best I can do is try and flash odin with phone running? I havent seen anything anywhere that says thats ok and really don't want to destroy my phone? Is it possible to replace the file I deleted since I can't connect to odin to reroot?

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  14. I m having a little bit troubleshoot about unlocking i figure that if i root by this method i will get my phone unlock , So let me know if this will unlock my phone or not

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