Root Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M (Canadian) on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Firmware

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Samsung recently unveiled its latest flagship device, the Galaxy S6. Having a little flashback, we might notice that Samsung has really done a great job with the Galaxy S series lineup. In this fast-paced world, technology never settles. Day by day, we see the launch of a new Android device. The Samsung Galaxy S4, which was launched way back in April, 2013, is still considered to be a high-end Android smartphone even after the launch of its two successors. The reason why many people choose Samsung over any other smartphone manufacturer is primarily because of the fact that Samsung provides the latest Android updates to its smartphones instantaneously.

In the same manner, Samsung recently pushed the Lollipop update to some variants of the Galaxy S4. The specific variant which we are concerned about in this post is the Canadian model (SGH-I337M). As you already might know, upgrading to a newer version of Android might cause in loss of root.

If you had your Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M rooted before the update, then it might have restored back to stock, and might have un-rooted itself. But, if you never have rooted your Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M, and want to root it while enjoying Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware on it, then follow this simple guide. In today’s guide, we are going to have a look at how to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M (Canadian) on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Firmware. In this guide, we’re going to have to use the CF-Auto-Root package.

So, without any further delay, let’s get right into the pre-requisites.

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Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Firmware on Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M (Canadian)

Requirements

Obviously, you need some downloads and some pre-requisites before actually performing the root process. Make sure you set-up your Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M (Canadian) accordingly as follows.

  • Download the Root package for your Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M : CF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.zip.
  • Download Odin The application which you require to flash the root file on your Galaxy S4 is Odin. Download : Odin.
  • Download and install the latest Samsung USB Drivers on your Windows PC.
  • To let your Computer recognize your Galaxy S4, you first need to enable USB Debugging. In order to do so, navigate to Settings> Developer Options, and enable the option. If you need a detailed guide on how to enable Developer Options on your Android device, just check out this guide : Enable Developer Settings.
  • Last, but certainly not the least, make sure that your Galaxy S4’s battery is more than 60% charged, to prevent any abrupt shutdowns while in the process of rooting.

Root Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M on Lollipop

Once you have all the requirements you need, you may now start the process of rooting your Galaxy S4. Just ensure that you follow all the steps with proper caution.

  1. Switch off your Samsung Galaxy S4, and reboot into the Download mode. In order to do so, press and hold the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons simultaneously while your phone is switched off. Once you come across the warning message, go ahead and press the Volume Up button.
  2. Now, unzip CF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.zipand open up the extracted folder on your PC.
  3. Launch Odin as an administrator.
  4. Connect your Galaxy S4 to your Computer with the USB Data Cable which came with it.
  5. You might now see one of the COM ports light up. This signifies that you Galaxy S4 is successfully connected to your PC. If not, try uninstalling and reinstalling the USB Drivers.
  6. Now click the AP button on Odin and select CF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.tar.md5. 
  7. Lastly, hit the Start button, and wait for a minute or two.
  8. Wait for your Galaxy S4 to reboot.

Voila! You’ve successfully gained root access on your Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M (Canadian) on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop! You can now enjoy the special privileges which only a rooted Android user can enjoy. To ensure if your Galaxy S4 has successfully been rooted, simply download this application and run it.

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  • gurubhay

    i rest all thing 2/3 time.

  • To to perform a reset.

  • Fixed now?

  • gurubhay

    i did every thing bu i got problem with my wifi and speaker is not working pls help me and where did i get 5.0.1 firmware?

  • Wayde Lindquist (June)

    you need to make sure you phone matches up with the model, SGH-1337M samsung galaxy s4 rogers, fido, canadian brands, canadian phone if it is american (USA) phone this might not work. this method worked nicley after failed attempt with kinggoroot.

  • Wayde Lindquist (June)

    you need to have ODIN opened as ADMIN and have the download screen on your phone open then plug your phone in you should see some of the COM sections might light up, this tells you that your phone is plugged in ready to go, after that click on AP in the right side of ODIN then select the CF-Autoroot file that came in the folder. then wait for it then click start just wait about 30 seconds then you have root. good luck have fun. worked for me.

  • Wayde Lindquist (June)

    THANK YOU! this worked great i now have a rooted 5.0.1 lolipop SGH-1337M Samsung Galaxy S4 here is a screenshot link. WORKED LIKE A FREAKING CHARM, PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS ROOT SETUP IS A GOD!

  • Valeri Nesterov

    the UI stoped responding so i had to do a factory reset

  • Valeri Nesterov

    once the root is done, i get the green odin that says Pass, but when the phone boots up all the apps just stop working everything is crashing

  • What do you mean by “everything has failed to launch”?

  • Valeri Nesterov

    so i did all of the above but once every thing is done, odin says Pass, when the phone is started everything has failed to launch. what do i do from here?

  • Glad to know you managed to log in successfully. As for the Samsung keyboard force close issue, try wiping the keyboard app data from Settings> App, or updating the app via Play store.

  • Ian Boulanger

    Hi!

    The rooting seemed to have worked.

    Unfortunately, I can’t use my phone now, cuz I had it password protected before the rooting and now “Unfortunately, Samsung keyboard has stopped”, so I can’t log in to my phone, but it reboots fine.

    Can anyone please help?

  • Hi Fuji,

    The method described above has been tested and found working. I agree that the CF-Root file used is meant for KitKat but it worked nicely on Lollipop. Moreover, there are a few confirmations by some users in the comment too. It’s working for some and not for others. We would try to do some research and make the tutorial better.

  • Jiyao Chen

    Enter CS for MD5..

    Binary Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    Please wait..

    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    Leave CS..

    Added!!

    Odin engine v(ID:3.1100)..

    File analysis..

    SetupConnection..

    Initialzation..

    Get PIT for mapping..

    Complete(Write) operation failed.

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  • Jiyao Chen

    I am having problems Odin3 doesnt work

    Enter CS for MD5..

    Binary Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    Please wait..

    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    Leave CS..

    Added!!

    Odin engine v(ID:3.1100)..

    File analysis..

    SetupConnection..

    Initialzation..

    Get PIT for mapping.

  • Pedro

    Works great! root granted! thanks a lot

  • Lokey

    how long does the download screen take?

  • Fuji Apples

    worst published guide that spreads stress and wastes time.

  • Jivan Dhillon

    my play store and all almost all my other apps keep crashing after being rooted
    i cant even check if its rooted because root checker keeps crashing

  • Justin

    Worked kinda I think, keep getting unfortunately this and that has stopped can’t text can’t open appstore can’t do anything! I can make a phone call but contacts don’t show up fml

  • Varga Istvan

    Thank you its been rooted but the way first time check no root checked again.

  • Milo

    don’t work with xmodgames no root full, de file CF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.zip is make to android 4.4.2 , https://autoroot.chainfire.eu/

  • Paul McMahon

    Yup, that worked no problem.

  • So, you are on CM12 without root? If that is correct, do this:

    Download SuperSU zip: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu

    Copy it to your phone.
    Boot into recovery mode
    Flash SuperSU.

  • Paul McMahon

    OK, I got to where I wanted to be. I flashed stock FW, rooted, then installed CM12. My first attempt at this had issues with wifi and bluetooth, but at least the crashing was gone. I then noticed that I had to convert the filesystems to F2FS. So I did that, and repeated the rest of the necessary steps. I’m now on CM12 (5.0.1) and very happy with it!
    thanks for the help.
    side note–I’m surprised to notice the phone is no longer ‘rooted’ in this state. I don’t really care, but thought I’d end up being rooted.

  • So, CF-Root worked for you but TWRP resulted in boot loop!

    Anyway, flash the stock firmware back and Root again.

  • Paul McMahon

    I launched root Checker, and it reported “Rooted”. I then installed TWRP to make a backup. It asked–want to reboot into recover to perform this. I said yes. In recovery, there were only about 6 menu options, none were ‘backup …”. I selected “reboot” and now the phone is really screwed up–when it tries to boot, the screen is black except for some popups which say they’re crashing. Media Storage was one of them, Settings, and System UI were others. The phone isn’t usable anymore. I guess I need to Odin back to stock?

  • Glad to know you finally made it. Which method did you use?

    Please share the Root Checker screenshot too.

  • Paul McMahon

    I’m very sorry for this distraction–the issue was simply my USB cable. I was using a very long one, so I switched to a short one, and everything works!
    Thanks a lot for your support!!

  • Google it and you will find it.

  • Paul McMahon

    Under Settings>Security>Find my mobile, I only have three options: Remote controls (off), SIM change alert, and Go to Website ().
    I don’t see any other options called Reactivation lock

  • Go to Settings> Security> Find my mobile, look for Reactivation lock and disable it. Then try again.

  • Paul McMahon

    OK so my issue may be more basic!! I can’t even write to the phone’s drives from windows–the progress bar doesn’t start. This is probably the same issue that Odin is having. Is there some basic setting I’ve missed?
    I have no issue reading from the internal Flash and SD card, just can’t write to them. USB debugging on/off doesn’t help. I think Lolipop changed the permissions on writing to storage–maybe you know how to get around it?
    thanks

  • Okay, give this a try:

    Download TWRP: https://dl.twrp.me/jfltecan/twrp-2.8.4.0-jfltecan.tar.html

    also download the latest SuperSU: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu

    Copy the SuperSU zip file to your phone.
    Enable USB debugging and reboot the phone into the download mode.
    Then install TWRP .tar file using Odin.

    Just let me know if if your able to install TWRP and then I’ll guide you through rooting. Let me know.

  • Paul McMahon

    Questions are welcome–thanks for trying to help!
    I got the very same behaviour on both Odin’s.

  • Paul McMahon

    I extracted the .zip and got the .md5, and gave that to odin. If I extract that tar file, I see the cache.img and the recovery.img.
    Are you saying that I shouldn’t have supplied the .tar.md5 file to Odin’s AP file box?

  • You need to extract the zip.

  • Does the same thing happen with both the Odins or there’s some difference? Sorry for asking so many questions.

  • Paul McMahon

    No, no progress bar there

  • Did it show ant progress bar on Odin just above the ID:COM port?

  • Paul McMahon

    I should also say that the file is an .md5, not .zip as given in your instructions. The phone is fully stock 5.0.1

  • Paul McMahon

    I tried again with Odin3 v3.09. Same thing. Attached the screenshot.
    On the phone’s download screen, I see
    ODIN MODE
    PRODUCT NAME: SGH-I337M
    CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
    SYSTEM STATUS: Official
    KNOX KERNEL LOCK: 0x0
    KNOX WARRANTY VOID: 0x0
    CSB-CONFIG-LSB: 0x30
    SECURE DOWNLOAD: enable
    WRITE PROTECTION: ENABLE
    EMAC BURST MODE: enabled
    START [224,1440]

    Downloading …
    Do not turn off Target !!
    (the start of a progress bar. just the rounded start of the line)

  • Do you see any message under the Odin Mode section in the download mode screen? You can also try Odin 3.09.

  • Paul McMahon

    I also failed with this method. I’m using odin 3.10, and the process sticks with recovery.img being the last status update. There is no error message.
    On the phone, I see the status lines in the upper left, with the last one in red: START [224,1440]. Under the android image, it says downloading, do not turn off target, and what looks like the first few pixels of a status bar.
    I’ve left it over 10 minutes in this state–it’s stuck.

  • What error did you get on Download mode screen on phone and also on Odin?

  • michael

    faild. is there another option to root my galaxy s4 sgh-1337. plss help me