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By EdgardoSchiffer, Member on 16th November 2015, 05:00 AM
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Hey guys! I finally rooted my s4 on OF1 , thanks to @klabit87 for posting OC1 and OF1 kernel for our s4.

UPDATE!
Now KingRoot supports OF1 build, thanks to @chaotic_jose for reporting it!

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OLD METHOD:

Steps to root Samsung Galaxy S4 I545 on OF1 Lollipop:

1. Download OC1 kernel from here.
2. Install kernel via Odin 3 (Kernel goes on AP) .
3. Install Wondershare MobileGo or KingRoot for Windows on your PC
4. Enable USB debugging on your phone (Click here to see how to enable USB debugging)
5. Connect your phone to your PC and let MobileGo/King Root to recognize it
6. Once MobileGo/King Root have recognized your phone just click One-Click Root option[MobileGo]/The blue button[KingRoot] and wait.
7. [Optional] Flash OF1 kernel again (Get it from 1st step).
8. [If Wondershare didn't] Install SuperSU from Google Play (or any other source)
9. Open SuperSU and update binaries (do not accept the knox option that SuperSU prompts at first launch, it's unstable)
10. That's all! Enjoy your rooted S4

Some SS as proof:
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F.A.Q.

Q: My WonderShare trial expired!
A: Open your CMD (Windows key + R then write CMD and press Enter) then run this command: rd "C:/ProgramData/wondershare"

Q: Can I install Cyanogenmod/AOSP?
A: If you have MDK bootloader and a custom recovery (TWRP/CWM), you can.

Q: Can I install a custom Kernel?
A: If you have MDK bootloader, you can.

Q: Can I install TWRP/CWM/PHILZ?
A: No, you can't unless you have MDK bootloader .

Q: Which bootloader does my galaxy have?
A: Download terminal emulator and run this commands:
  1. su
  2. getprop ro.bootloader
The last 3 characters are the mostly used to refer to your bootloader

Q: At least can I get SafeStrap?
A: No, SafeStrap only works for Kitkat and bellow .

Q: Can I downgrade my phone?
A: If your bootloader it's OC1/OF1 you won't be able to do anything, bootloader it's locked.

Q: So what can I do to this dam**t phone?
A: Easy dude, you still can install some rom's and apply some other tweaks, next section it's about this


Things you may want to do after rooting your device:

Debloat your S4

There are some ways to remove Samsung apps we don't like

Using scripts to do the work, there are some tools on Verizon S4 forum. I used OC1 batch debloater, worked fine for me .

Manually it's a bit more complicated but you have the control, my suggestion for this way is:
1. Install any File Explorer with root capabilities, my personal(favorite) choise is MiXplorer
2. Open the left menu (swipe from left screen edge to right) and pick Root option
3. Navigate to system folder and open it
4. Open app folder
5. Select the folders that contains all those apps you don't want, after you have selected all of them, delete them
6. Repeat steaps 4 and 5, the difference is that now you will do it in priv-app folder
7. Reboot your device

Take care with last method, if you delete something really important(E.G: SystemUI) you may mess up your device


Install flashfire

If you dont know what FlashFire is, basicly is a tool to flash some packages (like a recovery) in our phone.
As we can't install CWM, TWRP, etc, FlashFire is a great option (still cannot instal CM, or something like that but we can flash some mods and touchwiz based roms).

Here is the Official thread. Become a tester in Play Store, install it and use it.

Take care with what you do with this app, you can hard brick your phone.


Custom ROM

There are some roms that you can flash via FlashFire on OF1, here is the list and the link to the original thread:

1. stang5litre Ediition 5.0
2. Albe95 S6 FULL PORT 4.7
3. Albe95 ASTRA v2 Note 5 PORT



Install Busybox
Busybox is an useful tool, it allows you to use some handy Linux/Unix commands, btw most of us install it for some apps/mods like Viper4Android, L Speed, etc.

I recommend to flash it via FlashFire with this tool, you don't have nothing to do, just wait some seconds and that's all.

If you don't want to flash the previously tool, you can search in Google Play the word "Busybox", and you'll find a lot of apps that allows you to install it.


Please if u find another method to root S4 i545, post it, we can put different methods and everybody will be able to root their S4!

PSI: if I made some mistakes (writing) sorry, my first language is spanish
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16th November 2015, 05:28 AM |#2  
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Nice job man!!!! Congrats !!
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Great job! Many users will appreciate this for sure!
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16th November 2015, 11:38 AM |#4  
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I just tried this method and it worked rooting my OF1 S4. I Odin flashed the OC1 kernel in the AP slot, installed WonderShare and it rooted on the first try. Thanks!
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Nice job man!!!! Congrats !!

Is there any hope of having your rom on of1 ?
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Originally Posted by Matthew M.

Is there any hope of having your rom on of1 ?

You can still use his ROM even if it's not of1.
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16th November 2015, 02:26 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Matthew M.

Is there any hope of having your rom on of1 ?

As @klabit87 said you already can use it v3 coming soon . Also port is basically ready as well from Phoenix Rom but that's only for SS and MDK. FF doesn't like aroma still.

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Success here as well. You beautiful bastard!

---------- Post added at 09:51 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:32 AM ----------

I keep getting notifications about "Unauthorized actions have been detected".
Any way to disable this?
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Success here as well. You beautiful bastard!

---------- Post added at 09:51 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:32 AM ----------

I keep getting notifications about "Unauthorized actions have been detected".
Any way to disable this?

flash the of1 kernel back on after rooting will solve this.

should be able to retain root as well.
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Originally Posted by klabit87

flash the of1 kernel back on after rooting will solve this.

should be able to retain root as well.

Seems to be good now. Thanks!

---------- Post added at 10:50 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:12 AM ----------

Quick question: Do we have any options for custom recovery/ROM on OF1 right now? I tried flashing Philz, TWRP, and CM recoveries but none of them took.
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Originally Posted by dj_blueshift

Seems to be good now. Thanks!

---------- Post added at 10:50 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:12 AM ----------

Quick question: Do we have any options for custom recovery/ROM on OF1 right now? I tried flashing Philz, TWRP, and CM recoveries but none of them took.

Flashfire is the only way to flash.
And stang has a solid ROM you can flash any oc1 ROM that is based on touchwiz
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