How to safely root S4 4.4.2? Overwhelmed!


  1. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member

    Hi all. I just got my Galaxy S4 yesterday, and I need to root it. I've gone through the standard gaggle of youtube videos, but none of them were for my version and all had warnings of bricking the phone if not done properly. So that kind of scared me a little bit.

    I was hoping that someone here could help me out with a link or something, to the correct one click odin, or perhaps another method.

    Here are the details of my phone:

    Samsung SGH I337

    Android version 4.4.2

    Baseband version: i337UCUFNC1

    Kernel Version: 3.4.0-1125940

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  2. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member

    Tried motochopper, it just freezes after the dameon starts. Never goes beyond that.
  3. Papa Hoyt

    Papa Hoyt New Member

    towelrootDOTcom
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  4. Papa Hoyt

    Papa Hoyt New Member

    just rooted mine this weekend with it and I have already removed so much bloatware that it really seems the OS is lighter on its feet.
  5. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member

    Man that's what I'm looking to do! Is there any way you could list off what all you removed? I'm not quite familiar enough with Android, or the factory stuff that comes on the S4, to be confident enough to remove it.

    Perhaps there is a list somewhere, of stuff that is safe to remove? I also don't want to accidentally remove stuff that would cause me to miss out on some great stuff. But I'm willing to bet that most of it is just bloatware.
  6. 4KTECH

    4KTECH Active Member

    You would have to do a lot of stuff wrong and or seriously screw with it during the rooting process to brick it! Just look up some tutorials and get a custom root package. Hope you pull it off successfully!
  7. speedlever

    speedlever Well-Known Member

    Be advised that while towelrootdotcom is the best (and only) root thus far for NC1, the bootloader remains locked. Just fyi.
  8. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member


    What is NC1?

    And when it comes to the bootloader, I assume that just means I won't be able to boot stuff like Cyanogen mod and such?
  9. speedlever

    speedlever Well-Known Member

    NC1 is the current version of KitKat 4.4.2 for the AT&T GS4 (i337). Note the last 3 digits of your baseband in your OP.

    And yes, that is my understanding of how the locked bootloader works.
  10. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ VIP Member

    I moved this to the AT&T All Things Root subforum where the OP is likely to get better help.:)
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