1. AC Question's Avatar
    I've got a Galaxy S4 running Lolliop, (5.0.1). Does anyone know if there is a way to root it? I've tried Kingoroot, (and even talked to their support team), towelroot, and a couple of others. None of them work for this OS. I've read that I can try rolling back to KitKat and rooting that way, but I've also read it won't help because Verizon will just force the updated back out and I'll lose root.

    I found one paid service but it's $80, (more than I want to spend), and I am suspect of their abilities to do it successfully since everything else says it can't be done. Mostly I can live with it as is, I carry extra charges, but I'd like to get rid of all the damn bloatware. Thanks very much
    09-07-2015 09:53 AM
  2. Raptor007's Avatar
    If you have a Verizon phone then your chances of root are nearly zero. Sorry but Verizon and AT&T are the worst offenders at blocking users from doing what they want with their devices. In part to enforce TOS against pairing phones to other devices instead of paying for the service, in part they are tired of fixing bricked phones but mostly because they can force the OEM's to bend to their will and remove features that everyone else got.
    09-07-2015 10:29 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. I couldn't find anything for 5.0+ either. Verizon likes to lock down the bootloader, making rooting even more difficult.
    09-07-2015 10:31 AM
  4. kajunguy33's Avatar
    I have a samsung galaxy s4 SGH-I337 running 5.0.1 lollipop at&t I've tried rooting it using towelroot, key master root and other rootings nothing works please help
    damocci likes this.
    11-01-2015 09:15 AM
  5. damocci's Avatar
    The best way to root an S4 is via your PC using Odin and CF Autoroot. Google them both and you will find the files you need to download as well as instructions on how to safely root your phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-19-2015 02:55 PM

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