After a long wait, it was on March 10 to be exact, that the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 started receiving the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. The new firmware update with build version M919UVUFNB4 is 387.58MB in size. Needless to say that the Android 4.4.2 update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 is a major update.
Having installed the new update, you would have noticed various new changes such as new camera shortcut on the lockscreen, transparent status bar with white icons, default apps option in settings, fullscreen album art on the lockscreen while playing music, option for using Hangouts as default app for messaging, improved user interface, better performance and more stability.
Anyway, if you have already updated your Galaxy S4 to the all new official KitKat update and are looking for a way to root it, we have came with a well-known and easy rooting method for you. By following the steps given below you will be able to root T-Mobile Galaxy S4 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware with build version UVUFNB4.
The rooting method described below has been tested and found working on the Galaxy S4 SGH-M919, yet you should not ignore that fact the it is considered risky. Follow the guide at your own risk and be careful while doing the steps.
To root your T-Mobile Galaxy S4 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, use Geohot’s TowelRoot app.
- Download Odin and extract the zip: Odin3 v3.09.zip
- Download the latest CF-Auto-Root package from here: CF-Auto-Root-jfltetmo-jfltetmo-sghm919.zip
- Enable USB Debugging on your T-Mobile Galaxy S4. Go to Settings> General> Developer options. If you do not find the option under settings, see this tutorial.
- Charge your device and ensure 60% battery juice on it.
Root T-Mobile Galaxy S4 on Android 4.4.2:
Having made the required preparation, you can proceed to root your device. Just follow these steps:
- Turn off your Galaxy S4 and boot it into Download mode by holding the Volume Down and Power buttons together for 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen, prompting to press the volume up key to continue to the Download mode, press it.
- Now launch Odin 3.09.exe as administrator.
- Connect your phone to computer and wait till the ID:COM port at Odin turns blue.
- Now click the AP button and select CF-Auto-Root-jfltetmo-jfltetmo-sghm919.tar.md5.
- Then click the Start button on Odin.
- Wait till CF-Root does it job.
- Finally, you will see PASS!/RESET! message on Odin and your Galaxy S4 will reboot automatically.
Wait till your phone boots up. Congrats, your T-Mobile Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware should be rooted now. Enjoy root access and do not forget to try these apps for a better experience on your device.