[How-To][Root] Galaxy S4 Gt-9500 running KitKAT
How to root Galaxy S4 GT-9500 running Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Proceed at your own risk, rooting your device may void your warranty and Knox will no longer function
Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-9500 running Android 4.4.2
Odin 3.09: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...sions-t2189539
PhilZ Touch 6 Recovery by Phil3759: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2201860
(download the .tar.md5 version for the GT-9500)
Make sure that USB debugging is enabled in developer options
Backup your data
Battery charged more than 50%
Rooting your device:
Connect your device to your computer (ID:COM in odin should be highlighted in blue)
Select Philz touch recovery 6 as AP in odin, make sure F.Reset Time and F.Reboot are checked (Do NOT check any other options)
Press the start button
Wait for Odin to finish
Power-off your device and boot into recovery by holding these buttons: Volume up+Home+Power
If Philz recovery doesn't appear, it may take a few tries.
Now enter philz settings and select reroot device.
When your device boots, download SuperSU (by Chainfire) in the play store.
Download Root Checker Basic and Verify your Root.