Originally Posted by jhawkkw
It seems Verizon patched the the simple 1-click motochopper method that the AT&T, Sprint, & T-Mobile version use, but a work around has been found. It seems that before you can run the root exploit, you need to flash a stock kernel in odin. Instructions can be found here: [ROOT] Root Method for Verizon GS4
confirmed this method works. it's not completely clear cut, especially the process of updating su prior to flashing back to the stock kernel, but it works and you are able to retain root.
the one click root methods have spoiled people when compared to intimidating root methods from 'back in the day', but until one click root is available this method gets the job done.