Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 On Jellybean 4.3 XXUEMJ5 Firmware

Users who have upgraded their Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 smartphone to the official Jellybean 4.3 XXUEMJ5 firmware can now root their phone by following the given below tutorial.

The best part of the Jellybean 4.3 XXUEMJ5 firmware is, you can also install the upcoming version of Jellybean 4.3.1 android OS which otherwise is available for Google Nexus devices.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500

Before starting to proceed it is advisable to read the given below tutorials. It will be helpful in case you are not familiar with rooting procedure.

What is rooting

Pros and Cons of rooting

Before Proceeding:

1.It is compulsory to backup all the internal stuffs which is available on your Samsung Galaxy S4. The internal stuffs include Contacts, Call logs, SMS, MMS, Files, Images, Videos, APN settings and MMS settings and any other things you feel important for future use.

2.So, once you have backed up all the data’s, you are recommended to enable the USB debugging mode option on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

3.Next check the battery percentage level of your smartphone and make sure it is not less than 75%.

4.Next disable all the antivirus apps and security firewalls both from your smartphone and computer because, it will interrupt the rooting process.

5.Finally, make sure the USB drivers required for Samsung smartphones are installed on your computer. If not so, then do that instantly.

DISCLAIMER : Although the given below procedure is safe, it may damage your device if you do not follow the given below instructions properly. For that we would not be held responsible/liable.

Procedure to root Samsung Galaxy S4 on Jellybean 4.3 XXUEMJ5 Firmware:

1.First, download the rooting package and Odin file to your computer.

2.Once you downloaded both the above mentioned files, just extract them and place them on your desktop.

3.Next take your Samsung Galaxy S4 and allow it to enter into the download mode by pressing the Volume down key and home key. While holding these buttons, simultaneously you need to switch ON your phone. If you do so, the phone will automatically enter into the download mode.

4.Next connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer using original USB cable. You will see the ID:COM section, once you connected the phone to the computer and it will turn to blue color which indicates that all the drivers are installed successfully on your computer.

5.Next select the rooting .tar file by clicking the “PDA” option.

6.Tap the “Start” option to begin the process of rooting.

7.Once the rooting process is finished, your phone will reboot automatically.

8.That’s it!

To check whether your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 smartphone is successfully rooted or not, just download the “Root Checker” app from the “Google Play Store”.

Alternatively, you can open the App drawer and can search for “SuperSu” app. If you can found that app in the application list, then it shows your phone was successfully rooted.

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Petr Kudlacek runs this android root guide blog. Get android rooting tips, tutorials, ROM installation tutorials here.


  1. Did not work on my S4 GT -I9500, running 4.3 – XXUEMJ5
    Just reboots every time and SU is not installed, Even while doing manual reboot. Any Suggestions

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