Need to remove some of the bloatware on your Samsung Galaxy S4? Want to edit what applications can be used with the device’s multi window feature? All of this is possible and more if you root your phone. Rooting is the process of gaining administrative or “root” access to your device, which gives you access to all the directories, commands, and subsystems. Interested? Here’s how to gain root access on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
1. Download and install Samsung’s USB Drivers.
2. Pull down the notification bar and tap the Settings icon.
3. Tap More > About Device.
4. Tap Build Number repeatedly until the device pops up a notification saying “You are now a Developer”.
5. Go back and tap on Developer Options.
6. Turn USB Debugging on.
7. Plug your device in via USB cable and wait for the drivers to install.
8. Download the Motochopper program to your desktop.
Motochopper (the download is in the first post in the thread)
9. Extract the .zip file to your desktop.
10a. Double click the run.bat file inside the the newly extracted folder if on Windows.
10b. If on a mac, open Terminal (inside Applications > Utilities) and then type the following into Terminal with hitting enter at the end of each line:
11. Select OK on the device when prompted.
12. Once it’s all done, check for SuperSU in your applications drawer. If it’s there, you’re all set.
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