Samsung’s most popular smartphone this year, the Samsung Galaxy S 4, will soon be arriving on shelves in the U.S. AT&T will offer the device in 4 days, which is early in the game compared to Verizon, who will be offering the device in about a month. A simple root method has already been discovered, which is just in time for the future Galaxy S 4 users.
Root was achieved for the 8-core Samsung Exynos version last month, The original hacker of the Motorola’s bootloader is also the main person to be involved in with this project. Let’s hope he lives up to his previous work!
The one-click “Motochopper” root method should work efficiently for this device. Here are the instructions:
Download the MotoChopper zip (click here)
• Extract the entire contents of the zip file.
• If you are using Windows, ensure you have installed the latest Samsung USB drivers available for your phone.
• Ensure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your device.
• Connect your device to your PC via USB.
• If you are using Windows, navigate to the extracted directory and execute “run.bat”. If you are using Linux or OS X, navigate to the extracted directory in a terminal and execute “./run.sh”.
• Approve the ADB connection from your PC on your device.
These tasks should be pretty easy for a user to follow, assuming they’re familiar with these types of things. Waiting for a new rooting version of GS4 might also be beneficial, if you’re not too familiar with rooting in the past.