Galaxy S4 I9500 is updated to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware and the update is rolled out via OTA. If you facing issues updating Galaxy S4 I9500 to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat then manually update it from here. Once you have updated Galaxy S4 I9500 to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat you may lose root access on your device and you have to Root Galaxy S4 I9500 to gain root access back. So in this guide we are going to Root Galaxy S4 I9500 on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware.
Make sure your device is Galaxy S4 with model no I9500. Check in Settings > About Phone. Backup all of your data to a safe location or on your PC. So that we can restore the data whenever we have encountered any data loss. Make sure USB Debugging on your device. Download and install USB Drivers suitable for your device on PC from here.
How to Root Galaxy S4 I9500 on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat XXUFNB3 Firmware:
2. Check here to root the device using odin.
3. Turn off your mobile.
4. Enter into Download mode (press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together)
5. Launch ODIN on your PC. Take a USB cable and connect the device with PC. (make sure USB drivers are installed).
6. If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.
7. Next you need to choose the file which has to be flashed on your smartphone. Click on PDA and select the file CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.zip.
8. Make sure you have checked the options “Auto Reboot” and F.Reset Time on ODIN software.
9. Tap on Start button on ODIN to begin the flashing process.
10. Once done, you device will boot into recovery mode. Just flash the root package from there.
11. Once completed you will be on homescreen on your smartphone. Disconnect the device from PC.
12. You will notice that SuperSU app will be installed on your handset which confirms the root success.