January 21, 2014

How to Root Galaxy S4 (LTE+) I9506 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Install CWM Recovery

Samsung Galaxy S4 (LTE+) I9506 users who wish to root and install ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery on their devices, may follow our step-by-step guide.

This tutorial uses CWM recovery released by XDA-Developers member, dridri85. The CWM recovery allows Galaxy S4 users to root their devices easily. This method completely supports Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE+ (GT-I9506).

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 your 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. The Galaxy S4 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 percent.
6. The CWM recovery works only on the LTE+ version of Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9506). Applying this on any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 by selecting Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. Custom Recovery (choose either one):
  • CWM (Mirror Link) (CWM_6.0.4.6_Non-Touch_GT-I9506.tar)
  • PhilZ Touch (Mirror Link) (Philz_Touch__CWM_6.3.7_V5.15.0_unofficial_(fixed_preload).tar)
2. Root Package (Mirror Link) (ROOT_E330S_I9506_v2.zip)
3. Odin 3.07

Steps to Install CWM Recovery on Galaxy S4 (LTE+) I9506
Step 1: Extract the Odin 3.07 .zip file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Copy the Root Package .zip file to the SD card of your phone.
Step 3: 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 4: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 5: 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 6: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CWM/PhilZ Touch .tar file. Verify that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option is NOT selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start button in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process completes, 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 it from the computer.

Steps to Root Galaxy S4 (LTE+) I9506 via CWM Recovery
Step 9: Boot the device into CWM recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.
Step 10: In CWM recovery, select "install zip from sdcard" and then select "choose zip from sdcard". Now, navigate to the Root Package .zip file that you copied earlier and confirm the installation by selecting Yes.
Step 11: Once the installation process completes, return to main recovery menu and select "reboot system now".

Samsung Galaxy S4 (LTE+) I9506 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is now rooted successfully. You can 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.

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 root method was originally posted via XDA-Developers original thread.

Click here to know How to Update Galaxy S4 (LTE+) I9506 with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware.


  1. i root my i9506 perfectly and worked 100% but when i reboot mobile root permeation disable then i can step 10 again on every reboot. plz help me on this..

    1. So far there has never been a report of any problem.
      Try again with PhilZ Touch recovery or the latest version of Root Package provided above.

  2. oui tout a fait, si on redémarre, on perd le root, il faut réinstaller le zip a chaque redémarrage.

  3. Working flawlessly :)
    No problem so far, thank you for the good and easy instructions, really helped.
    Have a good one