SOLVED! - How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 5.0.1 Verizon

In discussions between owners of Samsung Galaxy S4, how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 5.0.1 Verizon is a topic that comes up from time to time. You also want to root your Galaxy S4 but don’t know what must be done? In that case, you have come to the right place. This article could show you the way to root the Samsung phone using KingoRoot.

Rooting Samsung Galaxy S4: Instructions 

  • Step 1: Download and install ES File Explorer, KingoRoot.apk and supersu. For the process to proceed smoothly, remember to enable Unknown sources (allow installation of apps from unknown sources) in the Security section of Settings. If you receive a warning that warns you that KingoRoot could pose a threat, select More details and hit Allow install. 
  • Step 2: Proceed to launch KingoRoot, hit the one-click root button and wait for the rooting to complete. Next, go back to home screen, launch the superuser app and get rid of as many KNOX system apps as you can. Such apps usually have a shield in their icon. The moment the uninstallation completes, close the superuser app. 
  • Step 3: Launch ES File Explorer, look to the top left and open the menu. Scroll down to the root explorer switch then tap it once to enable it. You have to grant KingoRoot root access as well. After you finish, click root explorer, press mount R/W, change the path of / as well as /system from RO to RW and pick OK.
  • Step 4: Re-open the menu, click local, navigate to downloaded supersu.apk and rename supersu-xxx.apk to base.apk. Next, long-press the base.apk file then hit copy at the bottom of the screen. 
  • Step 5: Open the menu one more time and under local select device, select data folder and choose app folder. Proceed to find the folder listed kingoroot.supersu then open it. In the folder, click paste at the bottom of the screen and agree to overwrite base.apk by picking Continue. Exit the ES file explorer then restart your phone. 
  • Step 6: When the screen comes back on, open ES file explorer, make your way to kingoroot.supersu folder and open local/device/data/app/kingoroot.supersu. Afterward, click the base.apk file and pick the android package installer to install supersu. As soon as the installation wraps up, restart your phone.
  • Step 7: Open ES file manager again and head to local/device/data/app. You should now have a folder called eu.chainfire.supersu on your path. Open menu, select local, choose device and search for kingoroot.supersu using the magnifying glass in the top right. You must delete everything that comes up (long-press one of the items, check the checkboxes next to the rest and hit the trash icon). 
  • Step 8: Close the ES file explorer, open the SuperSu app, select Continue and choose Normally. If the app asks you whether you want to disable KNOX, hit OK. Restart your phone once prompted.
  • Step 9: Your S4 should be rooted by now. Feel free to remove KingoRoot from the app launcher if you want. Keep in mind that you could go to Play store to update supersu. 

Should I Root My Samsung S4?

Rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4 usually grants you complete administrative control over your device as well as the ability to install custom software. That being said, rooting also leaves your device vulnerable to a number of threats so you should think it through. 

Can I Go To Jail For Rooting Phones?

In layman’s terms, you won’t have to go to jail for rooting a phone. While many Android manufacturers and carriers have officially discouraged rooting and formulated restrictions for it, rooting is not considered a crime. However, if you decide to root your phone, its warranty is going to be voided. 

How Long Does It Take To Root Devices?

In most of the cases, it takes around 60 seconds to root devices. Nowadays, Android users usually resort to third-party apps such as KingoRoot to root their phones.

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