November 29, 2013

How to Root Galaxy S4 (Canadian) SGH-I337M on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung has just started rolling out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update with firmware build number I337MVLUEMK6 for the Canadian version of the Galaxy S4 (SGH-I337M) - Rogers, Bell, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Koodo, Fido, SaskTel. The new official firmware is currently available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Canadian) SGH-I337M users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by Elite Recognized 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 4.3 Jelly Bean and future firmware as well. Head over to the CF-Auto-Root main thread to learn more about the root method.

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!

1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
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 percent.
5. The CF-Auto-Root file works only on the Canadian version of the Galaxy S4 with model number SGH-I337M. Applying this to any incorrect variant might 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 (Canadian) SGH-I337M (
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Root Galaxy S4 (Canadian) SGH-I337M Running on Android 4.3 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 and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 3: Launch Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
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 to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

Note: If the Added message does not appear, then try re-install USB drivers or changing the port on the computer.

Step 5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select theCF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.tar.md5 file.
Step 6: Verify that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option is NOT selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process is 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 the computer.

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Canadian) SGH-I337M running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is now rooted successfully. Open the app drawer of the phone and check for an app called SuperSU. 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.

How to Fix "Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped"?
Step 1: Download and install the latest APK of SuperSU on your device.
Step 2: Open SuperSU app (update the binary if prompted) and allow it to disable KNOX.
Step 3: Reboot your device.

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


  1. Thanks a lot. I have root back can now try and fix what 4.3 broke

  2. I have the Canadian 4.3 on a galaxy s4 from claro puerto rico. I can't root with the cf auto root?

    1. I used this and worked like a charm put phone in download mode first then plug in .

  3. Did mine worked first time like always .thanks !! Without root android phones are simple .

  4. To be honest I didn't install know on my phone after update so I don't know .Best thing backup ur phone to sd card and give it a try .

  5. Wow this method screwed my phone...any root apps will not open and downloaded apps will not install....sigh

  6. Make sure u back up everything first .And wipe phone before install .

  7. Thank you so much it worked for me 100%

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