However, the users of Galaxy S4 who received their lollipop update wants to root the device to unleash more extra power that was always restricted from the manufacturers. So, RubbaBand of XDA finally pulled a best working root technique for S4 running Android 5.0. The rooting process is very simple and in this article we will show you how to install PhilZ touch recovery on your S4 with safety guidlines.
NOTE:: We are not responsible if your device is bricked. Do it on your own risk.
This only works with Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, please dont try on other varients.
Prepare your Device:
*Make sure your device has the battery level above 60% because to avoid uneccessary shutdowns during the process.
*Enable USB debugging
*Install required USB drivers. Link
*Make sure to backup everything from your device storage, contacts, sms etc.
Rooting your Galaxy S4 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop:
2.The downloaded file is in the .tar.md5 format which is an Odin compatible file. So, follow the below guide and flash the Philz touch recovery file from the PDA column of Odin flashing tool ? Flash Recovery files on Galaxy device using Odin
3.Download the SuperSU file and transfer it to your device�s storage.
4.Now boot into the recovery mode. To do this:Power off your phone first.Press and hold Volume Up + Power + Home together until you seeWarning screen with Android logo.
5.Flash the downloaded SuperSU file from the recovery by hitting the install button and selecting the downloaded zip.
6.Reboot the device once everything is done.
Many XDA testers confirmed that this method is working perfect.
If you have any questions please leave a comment below we will get back to you soon.