Remove All Ads from XDA

[Q] Help - check of understanding for rooting

335 posts
Thanks Meter: 5
By geekyhawkes, Senior Member on 18th March 2014, 10:23 AM
Post Reply Email Thread

So I have finally got to the point I'm ready to custom rom and root my s4, I've been through this process with other devices before (mostly HTC and Samsung tabs) but would like to check my understanding is correct before I jump in with the s4.

I have a 9500 running stock 4.3 android, and connected to 4g in my home network.

My understanding of the process to get a custom recovery, root and custom rom is:

Use odin to install CF-auto.
My understanding is this will get me root but without a custom recovery like Cwm or touch etc.

Then use odin to install philztouch.
My understanding is this will give me a custom recovery installer.

Download custom rom and install this custom rom after a full backup and wipe (as per specific rom instructions).

Sorry this might seem a simple question but I haven't been able to find a complete answer or sticky really.

Is the above the right understanding / process to get root, Cwm and custom rom on my i9500?

Thanks for the help,

18th March 2014, 10:27 AM |#2  
Joku1981's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 921
Donate to Me
All correct
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes