Following up the launch of its current flagship smartphone, Samsung decided to add some new dimensions to the device by releasing two different variants branded as Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Zoom. The former is the sports version that brags of being waterproof, while the latter is a dedicated camera phone. Both the devices are not much popular as the regular S4 and therefore they have not been able to attract the attention of the hacker community as much.
If you have the international version of the Galaxy S4 Active or AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-I337, things now seem to have been changing as renowned developers like Chainfire and Geohot have finally come up with a method to root these devices pretty easily. Chainfire is the developer of SuperUser and therefore he is the man behind very rooted Android device. His CF-Auto-Root packages are available for almost all Samsung Galaxy devices. George Hotz a.k.a Geohot the infamous iPhone hacker who is credited for being the first man to carrier unlock the original iPhone. He has released one of the easiest exploits for rooting AT&T Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I337 with a simple APK file. Below we’ll take a look at both the methods.
If you have the regular Galaxy S4 active with unlocked bootloader, you can easily root it using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root. Though the developer has not released a separate root package for S4 Active, you can still root it the CF-Root file meant for the Galaxy S4 LTE. Being similar in nature, the old method goes file with this newer device too. However, before proceeding to root your S4 Active, ensure that you have done the following things:
Okay, now you can root your S4 in a few simple steps by following the steps given below:
Done! SuperUser has now been installed on your device and it should have root access.
The root method for AT&T Galaxy S4 (SGH-I337) has been devised by GeoHot and it is one of easiest ways to root an Android phone with locked bootloader.
To verify root access on your Galaxy S4 Active, install Root Checker and run the app.