Sorry I am not able to give complete credit to who ever came up with the hack because I followed through so many threads last night that I couldn't completely backtrack to the origin. However, I can walk you through my steps to get it on your phone. *****IF you bootloop your phone or brick it I am NOT responsible***** that said following the steps as laid out on the site below has a high probability of successfully rooting your phone.
Step 1. Root the phone: I used the process laid out by galaxynote3root (dot) com making sure to download all the files (I didn't need to download the samsung drivers since I already had them) and then following the root process using ODIN.
Step 2. I flashed SuperUser onto the phone using CWM.
Then I started searching this site, and few others as well as some Chinese sites for how to get the google play store to work, and that's where I lost my footprints into random thread jumping and linking. Finally leading me to site that talked about how to flash Google Play on to the Dual Sim S4 [[[ support.mobicity (dot) com/entries/22148360-How-to-flash-the-Google-Play-Store-on-the-Dual-SIM-Galaxy-S4-GT-i9502 ]]] Guessing that there wouldn't be too much difference between the 4.2.2 version and the 4.3 version of GApps I took a shot in the dark and flashed the GApps file onto my phone using CWM
Step 3. Download the S4 GT-i9502 GApps file from [[[ hotfile (dot) com/dl/232926252/272b320/i9502_FILES.zip.html ]]] The process for flashing this to your phone is the same as flashing SU using CWM.
- Put the zip file onto the internal storage of the phone
- Turn the power off
- Press Volume UP POWER and HOME until the screen flashes and the developer's text appear at the top of the screen release the HOME button continuing to hold UP and POWER
- In the CWM screen scroll down to the i9502_Files.zip, press the enter key, and install the only file that says YES.
The only problems that I have encountered is that the Google Search feature seems to crash a lot, which will crash chrome and google voice, google translate, anything that uses Google Search. However, the play store works just fine. Since I don't use Chrome that often because it uses too much data by comparison to UC Browser, I am not entirely concerned with it.
If this works for you, and you Don't experience the Google Search crash please tell me in the comments. I want to know whats different and why mine crashes. If you have already fixed that problem also PLEASE share because I do love google voice search.
***this is my first post so if its not very clear i am sorry***