The Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets Rooted Before It Even Goes On Sale


If you’re upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S4 later this month, but you’re worried you may have to give up some of your tweaks and custom ROMs until it gets rooted, then worry no more. The eight-core Exynos 5 Octa version of the device has already been rooted before it even goes on sale.

The root comes courtesy of the fine folks at the XDA Developers forum, who have published a short rooting guide for those who would like to perform the hack themselves as soon as they have their new device in their hands. This is considered an “experimental” root at the moment, however, so it’s not recommended for novice hackers.

And just to make it clear, this root is for the Exynos 5 Octa Galaxy S4 with the GT-I9500 model number — not the other model with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which will need another rooting process. Unfortunately, most markets won’t see the first model, at least initially.

If you do choose to root your Galaxy S4 as soon as you get it, you do so at your own risk. As this is an experimental root, there’s a chance things could go wrong and that you could end up with a very shiny, very expensive paper weight.

If that doesn’t put you off, check out the source link below for the information you’ll need to get started.