Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S4 is the most powerful smartphone that is available now. It has just been released and is still being shipped to countries round the globe. The LTE variant of the device with Qualcomm chip was rooted for the first time a month ago by the well-known developer Chainfire. A working root method for the international Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 came out a couple of days ago.
And now XDA member djrbliss has developed a root tool-kit that can easily root most Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4 devices. Actually, the root exploit, called Motochopper, is a script originally developed for rooting Motorola devices but it can also be used for rooting the Qualcomm-based branded variants of the Samsung Galaxy S4, including the following models and works on Windows, MAC and Linux:
The Motochopper root exploit can only root the device because we do not have a stable build of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP for these models. We’ll update the tutorial as it is available.
This method is no longer working on T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 with the latest OTA update. If you happen to be one with a newer firmware version than with what the device was released, please use this tutorial.
If you have updated your Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 with Android 4.3 firmware, use our new rooting tutorial.
cd Downloads/motochopper cd motochopper chmod 755 * sudo sh run.sh
The Motochopper root-script is one of the easiest one-click rooting method for the LTE and US variants of the Galaxy S4. Having gone through the procedure, you will see an app called SuperUser in your phone’s app drawer. To verify that your device was successfully rooted, install Root Checker app from the Play Store.