[AT&T] Root method for I337 4.3?


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  1. Jhershey

    Jhershey New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I bought an S4 a couple days ago, updated to 4.3 firmware OTA, now I'm wanting to root but can't seem to find a way to do so. Tried Motochopper/LOKI and upon verifying root access via rootchecker, said I didn't have proper root access. Along with the Superuser "binary update" stuff that alot of people have been having. Anybody having the same issue or have a workaround? I'm trying to flash 4.4 kitkat google play edition but obviously need a successful root/recovery.
     

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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    welcome to AF!!!!!!!!!!!

    i moved you to the att s4 root forum for better eyes with folks here who can help you out.
     
  3. Jhershey

    Jhershey New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ah thank you! If anyone can assist please do!
     
  4. HwDzBeAzT

    HwDzBeAzT Well-Known Member

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    whats up Jhershey best bet fastest n most simple directed that pointer this way------>Root Android phone, flash custom ROM and manage your Android devices, Rooting Freeware Download - Kingo download install plug your phone and done
     
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  5. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Well-Known Member Contributor

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    +1 on HwDzBeAzT's suggestion. It's really the only game in town (currently), and quite easy. I would suggest updating superSU once rooted, as the one that gets installed during the root process is several revisions back. The new version will let you disable Knox too!
     
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  6. electricpete

    electricpete Well-Known Member

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    There were some concerns raised about Kingo at one time for lack of disclosure and having your phone contact servers in China
    See posts 21 October and 29 October here:
    [ROOT] Kingo Android Root Method - Page 10 - xda-developers
    xda-developers - View Single Post - Kingo Android ROOT - True one-click root - Xperia Z
    As far as I can tell the concenrs were addressed

    There is another method which also works for 4.3 that some seem to consider safer:
    Safe (NOT vroot or kingo) root method for MK2 - xda-developers

    I haven't used either but if I do root I'd try the second one.
     
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