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[GUIDE] ROOT INSTRUCTIONS + Enable Developer options Read BEFORE you attempt root!!

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**WARNING: BY ROOTING YOUR PHONE AND FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR WARRANTY WILL BE VOID. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THIS OPERATION**

This guide is intended to prevent some adventurous new Galaxy S 4 owner from bricking their brand new phone

DO THIS BEFORE CONNECTING YOUR PHONE TO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE FIRST TIME

This is also the future home of the collection of kernels, ROMs, Mods, etc that will be in development in the near future (hopefully).

Adam Outler and crew are currently trying to unlock the AT&T Galaxy S 4 bootloader. Please go to their thread and show their THANKS buttons some love.

HOWEVER, DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD UNLESS YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THEIR R&D!!
READ "The rules" IN THE OP

This method of root was exploited by djrbliss. Please visit the original thread and thank him by any means you see fit.

This is not done through download mode or recovery, so don't worry about any button combos. The phone just needs to powered on and running the way you would normally use it.

First things first. You should begin downloading the files you'll need later on.

Download the latest Samsung USB Drivers and the Root Exploit Executable



Begin installing the Samsung USB Drivers.


It can appear that the installer program isn't doing anything for a while so just be patient.

When the motochopper.zip file finishes downloading


right-click on it and select Extract All...


I usually just leave it at the default location and click Extract


It should finish this fairly quickly. When it does finish, open the motochopper folder in the resulting window. You can now ignore this window until you need it later.



For the sake of efficient use of time, while the drivers are being installed and motochopper.zip is being extracted, you should turn your attention to the phone itself. It needs to be prepared for being connected to your computer for the first time.

USB debugging within Developer options needs to be enabled to use this exploit. There are some that would say that if you don't know how to do this, you shouldn't be in the development forums. To them I say, "Everyone had to learn from somewhere. WHY NOT HERE??"

To enable Developer options, open Settings and click on the "More" tab, then "About device". Mine shows where Developer options will be after doing this.


Near the bottom is an entry called "Build number", click on it repeatedly (7 times) until a toast pops up telling you that developer mode is on.


Press the back softkey and click on "Developer options". If you don't see it, you didn't click the "Build number" enough times.

DO NOT CHANGE ANY ENTRIES IN THIS SECTION WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THEY DO FIRST!!

Click on USB debugging


click OK on the "Allow USB debugging" window that pops up.


When the Samsung USB Drivers are finished installing, connect the phone to your computer using the USB cable that came with your phone. Windows Update should start looking for software for your phone immediately as indicated by the popup window that appears at the bottom-right of your screen when you have your phone connected to the computer. You can click on this window to watch it's progress, or simply wait for the next one telling you that your device is ready to use.

After you see this dialog, go back to the folder that opened when you extracted motochopper.zip and double-click on the file named run.bat


and click Run on the dialog window that pops up.


when the command line window appears, press enter to begin rooting your phone.


A dialog window will appear on your phone asking you for permission to let ADB execute commands. Click OK.

when the rooting process finishes, press enter to reboot the phone and close the command line window.


**YOUR PHONE IS NOW ROOTED AND YOU CAN USE APPS THAT REQUIRE ROOT**
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29th April 2013, 11:26 PM |#2  
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reserving this post. Is the sharing feature on Google Docs not compatible with the IMG tag on this forum?
29th April 2013, 11:43 PM |#3  
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no offense but the OG thread does a good job of explaining it i dont see the need for this one? so im not sure what the intentions are?
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no offense but the OG thread does a good job of explaining it i dont see the need for this one? so im not sure what the intentions are?

Agreed - except for "enabling Developer options and USB Debugging" which I thought might be good in the OP of the "real" thread (and frankly is not called out well in this OP), this doesn't seem to add anything.
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No need to clutter the Development thread with guides, thats what General is for. I'm sure this will help someone but its still in the wrong section unless you have a kernel or rom to post.
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Thread moved, post in accordance with XDA rules, thanks and enjoy the new phone.
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I posted it here because this is where people trying to root their phone will look. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. It makes the 6+ hours I spent on it all worth it, even after none of my screenshots showed for some reason.
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I posted it here because this is where people trying to root their phone will look. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. It makes the 6+ hours I spent on it all worth it, even after none of my screenshots showed for some reason.

dude 6 hours on a guide with screenshots? chillax we were just saying u went above and beyond to provide info that is simply already there... and people should look at all forums for a root method. also... no way this should take 6+ hours man dont trip
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dude 6 hours on a guide with screenshots? chillax we were just saying u went above and beyond to provide info that is simply already there... and people should look at all forums for a root method. also... no way this should take 6+ hours man dont trip

Thanks for the clarification. This is my first guide and I had to figure things out as I went. Any idea why the pictures didn't work? I used the IMG tag.

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Thanks for the clarification. This is my first guide and I had to figure things out as I went. Any idea why the pictures didn't work? I used the IMG tag.

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your images didnt show because you used Google to share them, you need the direct image URL and google wont give you that. Try image shack or something like that. its what i use when hosting images.
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your images didnt show because you used Google to share them, you need the direct image URL and google wont give you that. Try image shack or something like that. its what i use when hosting images.

Thanks I'll fix it tomorrow after work.

EDIT: Links updated last night.

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