1. nerdreadsbooks's Avatar
    Hello everyone!

    I can't seem to be able to root my samsung galaxy S4 GTi9505 snapdragon (unlocked, bought outright carrier free, in Australia). I have been searching forums and googling for help, but the solutions didn't help me.

    I used motochopper and one click root. With motochopper, the message is: 'adb is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file'. With one click root, the message is: 'device not detected. make sure debugging mode is on' (or something along those lines).

    I have completed the following:
    - tried rooting from both a windows and a mac with motochopper
    - downloaded and installed kies on both mac and windows. also made sure it's the latest version of adb.exe, and it is running
    - developer mode is enabled and so is usb debugging
    - device is connected as a media storage device
    - device is recognised when i connect to windows (however it won't mount on a mac)
    - moving the adb file into a different directory

    and still no success.
    i have disabled/deleted/force stop some samsung bloatware, so perhaps i have disabled something i shouldn't have in the process? i am not exactly sure.

    please help! thank you very much.
    08-27-2013 11:55 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hello everyone!

    I can't seem to be able to root my samsung galaxy S4 GTi9505 snapdragon (unlocked, bought outright carrier free, in Australia). I have been searching forums and googling for help, but the solutions didn't help me.

    I used motochopper and one click root. With motochopper, the message is: 'adb is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file'. With one click root, the message is: 'device not detected. make sure debugging mode is on' (or something along those lines).

    I have completed the following:
    - tried rooting from both a windows and a mac with motochopper
    - downloaded and installed kies on both mac and windows. also made sure it's the latest version of adb.exe, and it is running
    - developer mode is enabled and so is usb debugging
    - device is connected as a media storage device
    - device is recognised when i connect to windows (however it won't mount on a mac)
    - moving the adb file into a different directory

    and still no success.
    i have disabled/deleted/force stop some samsung bloatware, so perhaps i have disabled something i shouldn't have in the process? i am not exactly sure.

    please help! thank you very much.
    Welcome to the forums!
    The last I heard, the newest update has no root access loophole. SO as of right now, you pretty much just have to wait for someone to crack it. Also, general agreement is one click methods of root are very hit and miss, and mostly miss. You can try adding to your search how to root S4 with ODIN.
    nerdreadsbooks likes this.
    08-28-2013 11:13 PM
  3. nerdreadsbooks's Avatar
    I just figured out the quote thing lol.
    08-29-2013 04:47 AM
  4. nerdreadsbooks's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    The last I heard, the newest update has no root access loophole. SO as of right now, you pretty much just have to wait for someone to crack it. Also, general agreement is one click methods of root are very hit and miss, and mostly miss. You can try adding to your search how to root S4 with ODIN.
    Thanks for replying!
    When I posted the question, I haven't updated the firmware to xxubmg4 yet. After I posted the question, I updated in hope that the I'll be able to install something my phone is missing. But still no work
    I read somewhere that if you updated to the latest firmware, you should not use chainfire. Is this true? And I am a little scared about bricking my phone using ODIN and chainfire haha. What should I look out for?

    Thank you!
    08-29-2013 04:48 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks for replying!
    When I posted the question, I haven't updated the firmware to xxubmg4 yet. After I posted the question, I updated in hope that the I'll be able to install something my phone is missing. But still no work
    I read somewhere that if you updated to the latest firmware, you should not use chainfire. Is this true? And I am a little scared about bricking my phone using ODIN and chainfire haha. What should I look out for?

    Thank you!
    I am not sure about the chain fire thing. I don't really keep up with s4 rooting since I don't have one.
    Since you are up to date, the best thing to do is just wait, and try to learn as much about rooting as possible until someone figures it out.

    Sent from a SlimROM S3.
    nerdreadsbooks likes this.
    08-29-2013 07:55 AM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    You can also try here: GalaxyS4Root.com - Learn How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4, install custom ROMs, and more!

    Just make sure the root method is for your exact model number.
    nerdreadsbooks likes this.
    08-29-2013 08:53 AM

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