Metro PCS GS4 ROOT (SGH-M919N)


  1. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    Hi Everyone.

    Has anyone figured out a method to root the new Metro PCS GS4 (SGH-M919N)?

    I am unsure if the T-Mobile instructions will work for the new Metro PCS Version.

    Please advise.

    Thanks.

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  2. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    if you could send us the build.prop from system/ that would determine which method works. also u will notice not alot of gs4 users yet since they only released in selected cities.
  3. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    I am fairly sure the method for the t mobile is going to work.
  4. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    use cf-root from the tmobile variant and if you could be so kind as to send me the build.prop. ill need the ril later but for now to get working on that device i need just teh build.prop :)
  5. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    Hey all, The info from "Aboput Device" is as follows. Please let me know if you needed something differen than this and Ill get it right away.


    Model #: SGH-M919N

    Android Version: 4.2.2

    Baseband Version: M919NUVUAMF2
    Kernel Version: 3.4.0-795095
    se.infra@SEP-112 # 1
    Tue Jun 4 22:17:24 KST 2013

    Build Number: JDQ39.M919NUVUAMF2

    SELinux status: Permissive

    Secure Boot Status: Type:Samsung

    Is that what you were asking for, guys?
  6. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    nope, i need the build.prop from system, you can find it using a root file manager etc :)
  7. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    Oh okay, sorry. As soon as someone posts instructions on how to root this device, I will do so, reinstall my root File Manager app and grab it for you. Unless you are 100% sure that the cf root instructions for the Tmobile GS4 will work?

    I can do that right now, but are you sure that it is safe on the Metro PCS variant (aside from the normal risks that go with all rooting)
  8. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    yes it is absolutely safe, it uses a custom recovery to flash root and then restores stock.
  9. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    Okay, I trust you. Your stats look like you know what your talking about.

    Rooting now, standby for build.prop info.

    PLEASE try to stay available though in case something goes wrong and I need help.

    Ive rooted several phones several times and never had an issue (including with the GS3) but because this isnt specific to my device Im a little nervous.
  10. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    lol if you really wanted to be sure you could always google search shabbypenguin root ;P

    anyways freenode Web IRC (qwebirc) here is the teams irc channel if you wish to have live talk for ya :)
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  11. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    Downloading files now, but your sure this is cool even though it says this:

    "5) The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile) SGH-M919. Applying this on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone."
  12. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    that is the quickest way to root, the only other option is flash recovery and then flash su
  13. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Well-Known Member

    I am getting a good chuckle from jrvasey. Thanks man. ;)

    I can barely spell roote.

    If I were trying to root my $600 phone my sphincter would be Seriously twitching. :D

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
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  14. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    lol ocalfl!!! Ive done this before but Im scared $hitl3$$ this time, only because its not specific instructions to the specific device.
  15. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    I stated on my post if u navigate to system/ you will see a file named build. prop there. And yes u need a file manager app such as es file manager.
  16. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    N4zty, I thought I needed a root File Explorer to get to it
  17. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    no you need a file explorer that can navigate to the /system folder, you can copy any file out to the sd card, you just can not paste/modify any files in there without root permission.
  18. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    I see the build.prop file. what info do you want from it?
  19. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    the best thing to do is just copy it put it on the sd card then transfer to the computer.

    that file can then be uploaded and they can use that to look what partitions and or other information is needed.
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  20. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    Guys, Ive got the build.prop file in its entirety but Ive been having major network issues in my office all day. If you can wait Ill post it later but if you provide me an email address ills end it to you immediatley. Right now though it just wont olet me post an attachment
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  21. jrvasey

    jrvasey Active Member

    Evidently, I do not have the required amount of posts to be allowed to post attachments. if someone could please provide me an email address here or email my gmail account jrvasey I will send it to them directly and then maybe they could post it here for everyone else who wants it
  22. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

  23. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Here it is

    Attached Files:

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  24. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

  25. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    Thanks yea no root needed all Ur going to do is copy it then navigate to SD card paste then select it again press send u should have options like messaging email Gmail and drop box.

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