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[How-To] Root I337UCUFNJ4 - 4.4.4 (11/13/2014)

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S4 - ATT SGH-I337' started by Kagedws6, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Kagedws6

    Kagedws6 Administrator Staff Member

    1. Take the NJ4 OTA update.
    2. Download and install Towelroot-v3.apk(this version does not require internet access).
    3. Place your phone into "Download Mode" (press and hold the "Home", "Volume Down", and "Power" keys until the phone powers on and displays warning screen, then press "Volume Up" key) and flash the I337_NC1_Stock_Kernel using Odin's PDA slot(AP in Odin v3.09+).
    4. Open the Towelroot app from your app drawer and press "Make it Rain" to root your device.
    5. Power off then boot into "Download Mode" again and flash the I337_NJ4_Stock_Kernel also in Odin's PDA slot(AP in Odin v3.09+).
    6. Install SuperSU to manage root access. Done!

    Troubleshooting:
    1. Should the NJ4 ota update fail consider flashing back to stock NB1 using either file in this thread: I337UCUFNB1 4.4 Stock Odin Tars, then take the NJ4 ota update. Or, place the I337_NB1_to_NJ4_OTA_Update.zip onto your ext-sdcard and sideload from stock recovery. Once updated to NJ4 continue from Step 2 above.
    2. When flashing the kernels the most common cause of an Odin flash failure is a faulty usb port or cable. Please check before reporting a failure.

    Notes:
    1. After flashing the NC1 kernel your phone may run a little wonky, e.g. extreme lag, no wifi, etc., and towelroot may not root on the first try. If that happens reboot and try towelroot once again. Once rooted and after flashing the NJ4 kernel your phone will again run like a champ!
    2. Neither User Data nor knox warranty flag will be affected by following the above process.
    3. For a great Noob FAQ see this Post thanks to @gonenorsk!



    Alternative Method for Safestrap Users:
    1. Place the I337UCUFNJ4_100%_Stock_Rooted_ROM.zip onto your ext-sdcard.
    2. Use Safestrap'sBackup Function to back-up User Data.
    3. Press "Home" then perform an "Advanced Wipe" and wipe everything but your ext-sdcard.
    4. Flash the I337UCUFNJ4_100%_Stock_Rooted_ROM.zip using Safestrap's "Stock Slot."
    5. Once complete press "Home" and use the Restore Function to restore User Data.
    6. Last, press "Home" then reboot into "Download Mode" and flash the I337_NJ4_Stock_Kernel in Odin's PDA slot(AP in Odin v3.09+). Done!


    Notes:
    1. The I337UCUFNJ4_100%_Stock_Rooted_ROM.zip process will update your Modem, Non-hlos, System, Kernel, Stock Recovery, and Bootloader to NJ4.
    2. Neither User Data nor knox warranty flag will be affected by following the above process.
    3. The most common cause of a failed Odin flash is a bad usb port or cable. Please check before reporting a failure.
     
  2. Kagedws6

    Kagedws6 Administrator Staff Member

    This was taken from XDA
     

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