Finally, root is achieved on the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using Motochopper root exploit from djrbliss. This method is working flawlessly on Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4, and reportedly working on AT&T models and also should be able to operate on T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon branded phones. This exploit was designed exclusively for Mototola devices running Jelly Bean update, and proven to provide root access to some of Moto phones such as: Droid Razr HD, Atrix HD, Razr M, Photon Q, etc.
Several S4 users say that they’re successfully rooted their device within a few minutes by applying this method, and since the task is quite straightforward, even novice users can easily operate it without any troubles and work with Windows, Mac even Linux. Just like another one-click root method, this tool will only inject su binaries and install a Superuser app into your device’s system partition, so it is safe to do.
Following are the easy instructions you need to do to root Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4:
- Update device drivers with the newest version, this can be done by using Samsung KIES.
- Enable USB Debugging and Unknown source.
- Using a USB cable, connect the phone to the PC.
- Grab Motochopper exploit from vulnfactory.org.
- Extract all files in the zip.
- Open Motochopper folder, and run “run.bat” file with mouse’s double-click. For those of you who work with Mac or Linux, just open the terminal app then point it to the Motochopper folder then type “./run.sh” (without quote).
- Grant ADB connection on your device when requested.
When the exploit says success, your Galaxy S4 should now rooted. Find Superuser on app drawer, open it and update the su binaries to the latest version.