How to root Samsung Galaxy S4?

Rooting is a process by which an user can gain some privilege over the device. By using this privilege the user can set the clock speed of the processor by which you can increase the processing speed of the device. Customization of UI is also done by rooting the device, you can change the look of the device by installing custom ROM on this device.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the top most device that Samsung has produced, it’s International variant GT-I9500 comes with Exynos 5 Octa 5410 CPU – Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 and quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, 2GB RAM, Full HD corning gorilla glass display. Where
GT-I9505 comes with quad core Snapdragon 600 and LTE. So basically it’s a very powerful high end Android device. Still some users may prefer to do some experiment with their device so for them this article has been written.

Steps to root Samsung Galaxy S4

1. First of all you have to download and install Samsung’s USB Drivers.

2. Go to device settings.

Open Settings

3. Click on “more” which is at the bottom of the settings panel then click on “About Device”.

About Device

4. You will find a “Build Number” tab, click on it repeatedly. A pop up appears saying “You are now a Developer”.

Tap Build Number

5. Now you have to go back by pressing the back button, over there you will find a new option that did not exist before “Developer options”.

Developer Option

6. Now turn the USB debugging on.

USB Debugging

7. Plug in your device and wait for the drivers to install.

8. Now you need to download a MOTOCHOPPER program. Download it from the link provided.

9. Extract the downloaded .zip file to your desktop.

10. Open the unzipped folder and double click on the “run.bat” file.

11.Select OK on the device when asked to.

Press OK

12. Now you have completed the process, to check whether the process was successfully done or not, open the application drawer and look for “SuperSU”, if its there then your device has been successfully rooted.


Susham is a tech enthusiast and a Software Engineer by Profession. He has keen interest in Android Development, Web Designing and latest Technology updates.