Why can’t I root my Samsung Galaxy S4?

Ananmay S August 25, 2014

I want to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 (see details below). After researching a lot, I thought TowelRoot would be the easiest option. So, after downloading the APK (v3 of Towelroot) and trying to ‘make it ra1n’, the app said that my device was not compatible. I even tried the ‘ModStrings’ codes. So are their any other options for rooting on a Mac? If so how would one root?

Some device info pulled from 'About Phone' :
Model Number: GT-19505
Android Version: 4.4.2
Baseband Version: 19505XXUGNG8
Kernel Version: 3.4.0-2309103
Wed Jul 2319:12:00 KST 2014

Thanks a lot!

  1. Hernan Elias P
    August 27, 2014 at 7:58 pm
  2. Dalsan M
    August 26, 2014 at 8:57 am

    There are many methods to root your phone, and you can find them here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s4-verizon/development. XDA-Developers ifs a great resource for finding almost all of the information you want and need. Just read the comments in the threads to see if there are any issues you come across, how to avoid them, and ahh other information you need before rooting, installing a custom recovery such as TWRP or Clockwork Mod, and/or custom ROMs and/or kernels.

  3. Hovsep A
    August 25, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    How to Root Any Device

    • Ananmay S
      August 27, 2014 at 11:10 am