Originally Posted by nhlfan14
Ok, I'm total noob but not complete idiot. Just want to get that out of the way
I have have the Galaxy S4 Google Edition running Android 4.3.
I unlocked the bootloader before the Android 4.3 update, but have never had root access. I've tried motochopper program, but keep getting failure errors and continued no root.
What I'd like to do is restore my device to stock and run it over again. I'm sure I did something wrong at somepoint.
Can someone please help me?
1. Go here and download the CWM / TWRP / MobileODIN installable ZIP
Place the installable zip on your INTERNAL SD Card.
2. Get CWM:
Go here and grab CWM 184.108.40.206 for the INTERNATIONAL I9505 - yes, it works on the I9505G
Put your phone in fastboot mode by turning off the phone completely. Hold down Vol-Up Vol-Down and power simultaneously.
Since you already seem to have adb, you probably have the fastboot executable.
From your computer's command line type "fastboot boot recovery-clockwork-220.127.116.11-jfltexx.img"
This will boot recovery - temporarily - it will not overwrite the recovery on your phone.
Choose install zip from sdcard. Navigate to the installable zip that you placed on you sdcard in a prior step.
Reboot. When CWM asks to fix "this may overwrite your recovery" SAY NO. Just let it reboot.
You will be rooted. Download and install busybox from the market to complete the process.