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This is a step-by-step guide, with videos and screenshots, for absolute beginners to Android and the Galaxy S4. Please read this post carefully and thoroughly as they will take you through the flashing, rooting and recovery installation procedure and answer most of your queries.


This guide is for the Samsung Galaxy S4, GT-i9505 quad core phone only and no other variant!

If you are unsure of the model of your phone, go to... Settings > More > About device > Model number

(If you use this guide on any other model of phone do not come crying to me... you have been warned!)

(WARNING On firmwares that are Knox security enabled, the following instructions will result in the Knox security flag being increased. See, Knox Security & locked bootloader on new firmwares for more details.)


#2.0. Flashing & rooting using Odin and either the DjeMBeY, "Pre-Rooted STOCK FW - Odex - KNOX 0x1", or, "Pre-Rooted Modified FW - DeOdex - KNOX 0x1", ROM's


#2.1. What hardware do I need?

Galaxy S4, GT-i9505 quad core phone

USB lead that came with the phone.

A Windows PC running, XP, Vista or Windows 7 or 8


#2.2. What software do I need?

7-Zip (or similar... WinRAR or WinZip) to extract the .zip files on your PC. Download, here.

Odin3 v3.09. This is the PC programme that will install the rooted kernel to your phone. Unzip the file and run Odin3 v3.09. Download, here.

Samsung Kies. This is a PC Suite for the Samsung. Download and install to your PC as you will require the drivers that come bundled with it, to connect your phone to the PC and Odin3.

Download for Windows, here.

When you have downloaded and installed Kies, connect your phone via the USB lead to ensure that it is working. If you encounter any problems connecting your phone to Kies, see this trouble shooting guide, here.


#2.3.The pre-rooted DjeMBeY ROM

Both the Stock ROM, #1.1, or the Modified Stock ROM, #1.2, need to be flashed to your phone using Odin. They are suitable for either rooted or unrooted phones as they will root your phone automatically. Both of these ROM's are, "No wipe", and your data should be safe but, as with any flashing procedure, it is recommended that you backup all your data first.

Download your choice of DjeMBeY ROM, here.

Download the .zip file to your desktop and unzip it. To extract the file, just right click on it and select 7-Zip/WinRAR/Winzip and, "Extract here". This extracted .tar file is the one you will need. This is the .tar file that contains the DjeMBeY ROM that will root your phone. To avoid confusion you can now delete the original .zip file that it came with.


#2.4. ROM flashing procedure

You should by now have installed Samsung Kies and Odin3 on your PC and be able to connect via your USB lead. Also, you have the correct DjeMBeY ROM .tar file on your home screen.


Important: If you are rooting for the first time you should make a note of your phone's, "Version" in case you ever need to revert back to stock firmware. To do this, open the dial pad and type in the following:- *#1234#

This will give you 3 lines of information about your phones firmware and CSC code, etc: You should make a careful note of all this information and keep it somewhere safe in case you ever need to un-root by flashing your stock firmware and kernel.


#2.5. Step 1.

Ensure that your phone is fully charged.

On your phone, go to... Settings > More > About device > Build number and tap 7 times on it. This will enable the hidden, “Developer options”, menu when you go back to the, “More”, menu. Open the, “Developer options”, menu and check, “USB debugging”. See video, here.

Put your phone into Download mode by turning it off completely and then press and hold the following buttons... Volume Down + Home (centre hard key) + (lastly) Power. Continue to hold these buttons until your phone boots into the Warning! screen asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel. Press Volume Up. See video, here.

#2.6. Step 2.

Right click on Odin3 and select, "Run as Administrator", to open it. Ensure that the Samsung Kies programme is NOT running at the same time as this can cause problems

With Odin3 displayed on your PC screen, click on the AP button, (shown as PDA on earlier versions of Odin), and navigate to the .tar file, that you placed on your home screen, and select it.

Make sure that Re-Partition is unchecked and that Auto Reboot, F.Reset Time and AP are checked and that the AP box now contains your .tar file.


#2.7. Step 3.

Connect your phone, still in Download mode, to the PC using the USB lead. If you have successfully connected to Odin3 you should see the ID:COM box in Odin turn yellow or light blue, (depending on which version of Odin you are using).


#2.8. Step 4.

In Odin click the Start button and you should see a green progress bar above ID:COM and shortly after that the box above it will turn green with the word PASS! in it and your phone will automatically reboot.



You can now disconnect from the USB lead. If your Phone Status shows CUSTOM, remove battery for few seconds and check again, if still nothing, perform FACTORY DATA RESET.

If you are unsure whether your phone is now rooted you can install Root Checker Basic, free from the Market, and run it.

#2.9. Whilst DjeMBeY ROM has now rooted your phone, it only offers the basic stock recovery options and you will still need to flash a custom recovery or CWM, (ClockWorkMod), to allow you to install custom Rom .zip files and kernels as well as make the all important, "nandroid", backups and restores as well as a whole host of other features available for modding.

To install the PhilZ custom touch recovery, follow the steps in PhilZ CWM Recovery - Dummies Guide.

***Now read post #3 of the Rooting Galaxy S4 - Dummies Guide for important information on safeguarding your phone.



#2.10. Flashing DjeMBeY's, "GT-I9505 Modified & Stock ROMs - CWM/TWRP/PhilZ flashable ZIP:", ROM

This method is for those who are already rooted and have a Custom Recovery, see Rooting Galaxy S4 - Dummies Guide, and wish to install the DjeMBeY CWM flashable ROMs.

Before doing anything, you should do a nandroid, Titanium and /efs file backups to your external SD card.

These are your, "Get out of jail FREE" cards in case anything goes wrong, now or in the future.

Download the DjeMBeY ROM .zip file of your choice, either Modified or Stock, here.

Place it on your external SD card, safest place, (if you downloaded it using your phone it will be in... "/mnt/sdcard/Download").

You should now boot your phone into Recovery mode, see video, here, and select Install zip and choose External sdcard. You then navigate to the DjeMBeY ROM .zip file you downloaded and install it. Before rebooting it is a good idea to also select Wipe cache partition and, under Advanced, Wipe dalvik cache. Now, go back and select Reboot System now.

If you are unsure whether your phone is now rooted you can install Root Checker Basic, free from the Market, and run it.


To install the PhilZ custom touch recovery, follow the steps in PhilZ CWM Recovery - Dummies Guide.

Continued in next post...


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Last edited by ironass; December 16th, 2013 at 02:03 AM. Reason: Amended to reflect new ROMS
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