Originally Posted by bullet1520
Hey everyone, I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (AT&T i537) running android 4.2.2
I've had this phone for a long time, and I'm feeling ready to root it. BUT every guide I've found on rooting it is either incredibly sketchy and unreliable, OR it's outdated by about a year. I have heard of Towelroot, but will it work correctly and safely on my device? Are there better/safer ways of rooting my device? I'm not too experienced with rooting, though I do respect its value and want to do it with this phone as I did with my previous one (Galaxy S3).
if you check Towelroot thread (http// forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2783157)
Originally Posted by geohot
Definitely invited: AT&T GS5, Verizon GS5, GS4 Active, Nexus 5
May have some troubles at the door but invited: AT&T/Verizon Note 3
so better to check twice.
Otherwise the good old method to root via Odin :
1) switch off the phone
2) start in download mode (press volume down + home + power) then volume up
3) Connect your phone to your pc with the standard USB cable
4) start Odin
5) select CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.tar.md5 in the filed name PDA. I guess if you search around xda forum you will find it easily
6) check that tick is NOT set on "Re-partition"
7) clic start
Wait until your phone reboot ... et voilą
hope it helps