Root Verizon Galaxy S4 without Breaking KNOX!

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CUSTOM ROM INFO
Name Saferoot
Warranty Does not void warranty as the Knox Warrant Void flag is not set.
Stability Stable.
Root Manager App SuperSU. It manages root permissions for apps on the device.
Credits k1mu

  WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

  ROOT VERIZON GALAXY S4 WITHOUT BREAKING KNOX

Before you begin with the instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be SCH-I545!

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other Galaxy S4 devices (including the S4 devices at Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and the international ones) or any other device of Samsung or any other company. You have been warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

  STEP 2: INSTALL LATEST DRIVER

You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully root your Samsung Galaxy S4.

In case you’re not sure, follow the link below for a definitive guide for installing driver for your Samsung device on your computer.

 SAMSUNG DEVICES DRIVERS INSTALLATION GUIDE

   STEP 3: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the Saferoot file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your computer (just to keep things tidy, that is).

  SAFEROOT FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: saferoot.zip (3.07 MB)

  STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after flashing the Saferoot, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

  1. Enable USB Debugging on your phone. For enabling it go to Settings » Developer Options and select the USB Debugging checkbox. Confirm your selection by pressing OK.
    └ If Developer Options doesn’t appear, then you’ll need to enable it. For this go to Settings » More » About Phone. Scroll down so the Build Number is visible, then tap on that several times until developer mode is enabled.
  2. Extract/Unzip the saferoot file, saferoot.zip on your computer (using 7-zip free software, preferably)You’ll get the following files:
    • tools (folder)
    • install.bat
    • install.sh
  3. Connect your device with a proper cable and make sure that the device is recognised by the PC.
  4. Now double click on the install.bat file. A command prompt will open and it roots the device automatically and then reboots the device.
    safe-root
  5. After the reboot your device is rooted. You can confirm this by checking for the SuperSU app in your app drawer.

 Note: This exploit will NOT set the Knox Warranty Void flag. It will set the “Custom” flag, but that’s nothing to worry about.

FEEDBACK US!

It was easy to root your Galaxy S4 without breaking Knox Security, right?  Let us know how you plan to use root privileges on your Verizon Galaxy S4.

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed!

1 Comment

  1. Bo says: Reply

    I have an S4 ME7, 4.2.2 rooted. I see custom rooms for it, but thought they weren’t pssible/recommended until someone finds a way to unlock the bootloader. I’m staying put until convinced otherwis.

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