Here’s how to root  the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 with the latest firmware update build I9505XXUDMH8 and I9505XXUDMGG. The I9505 XXUDMH8 was release in the UK’s unbranded Galaxy S4 while the  I9505 XXUDMGG build was also sent out to the carrier branded Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505. There has been a  panic when the UDMH8 or UDMGG  this update rolling, for it includes a new SELinux enabled that somehow believed to restrict from rooting. But anyway, thanks again to master Chainfire’s CF-AUTO-Root which is now updated to latest SuperSU version v1.60. The root packaged has been tested already and confirmed that it has certainly worked on MH8 and MGG update.

So, again there is nothing to worry about since the included Samsung KNOX can be disabled through ADB shell or Terminal Emulator. But keep in mind that there’s some things you need to understand, if you need root then you must be aware that the Knox support will not tend work perfectly. Samsung Knox is the added device platform security against malicious apps and among other stuff.

Here’s Chainfire’s official announcement to the latest CF-Auto-Root update:

CF-Auto-Root for the new SGS4 I9505 firmares (GG, H8, …)

The new firmwares that came out today have SELinux enabled and set to restrictive. This generally made SuperSU sad.

Other nasty side effects of these ROMs include a new bootloader, a new warranty status inside said bootloader, the apparent impossibility to downgrade after having flashed the wretched bootloader, and a bad taste about Samsung in general.

I guess this all KNOX related or whatever, seeing as it was much hyped in today’s unveilings and the ROMs were also released today.

It took all day but it seems like I have SuperSU (now v1.60) running properly(?) again, and I’ve made a new CF-Auto-Root package for it. Undoubtedly, after I get back all your reports about how it doesn’t work at all or even a little, I will update the other CF-Auto-Root‘s, the flashable ZIP, and the Play Store sometime tomorrow. But not tonight – tonight I am le tired.

While this version should now be compatible with all sorts of Enforcing SELinuxshams and other false-sense-of-security-inducing hypeware, it doesn’t actually disable any system components. As such, every time you use root, you’ll get a nice popup about how your system has been compromised by the nastiest of all attackers (namely, you). To get rid of this annoyance, adb shell or Terminal Emulator this command (after running su , of course):

pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid

That’s about it. Oh yeah – don’t run Triangle Away or Mobile ODIN on these firmwares until I’ve updated them, or your phone will explode. Enjoy!

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How to Root I9505XXUDMH8 or I9505XXUDMGG Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean build on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Disclaimer: We at Androidayos.com and the developer of this rooting guide shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device. Please keep in mind that rooting will voids the warranty of your device. You may proceed at your own risk!

  • Make sure that your phone is fully charge.
  • Back up all important files stored from the phone’s memory such as contacts, messages, pics, videos and etc.
  • Use Windows based computer or laptop, Odin will not work on MAC and LINUX.

Download Chainfire’s CF-Auto Root for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 from hs given link above - (and please consider a donation to Chainfire for continued development)

Install the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 USB driverhere
Odin Flasher Tool for Galaxy S4 Odin3_v3.07. here

Step 1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.zip so that you’ll get the CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.tar.md5 Odin flashable file. You can use Winzip, 7zip or any extracting tool you have in your computer.
Step 2. Run Odin3_v3.07.exe in your computer
- Make sure NOT TO CHECK this option “Re-Partition”. Leave  others checked.

Step 3. Click on the PDA button the browse and select the CF-Auto Root tar file.

PDA button: “CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.tar.md5

Root Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

Odin Flashing CF-Auto Root on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

Step 4. Set your phone in download mode (Turn off phone, then hold Volume Down+Home+Power button simultaneously) Then it ask you to press a Volume Up button to continue.

Step 5. Connect the phone to your computer via USB cable. You will then see an ID:COM number which is being highlighted in color blue and a word “Added!”  it indicates that your device is recognized with Odin. If you can’t see such indications, make sure to re-install the driver correctly and check your USB cable and your computer’s USB port for possible issues.

Step 6. Hit the “START” button to flash the root file onto your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505.

Step 7. Wait until it finishes flashing, you can see a word “PASS” once it’s successfully completes.
This process will only takes around 30 seconds to complete or until the phone completely reboots.

Step 8. Done! remove the phone from computer connection.

Now, do the workaround advice by Chaifire to get rid of hypeware annoyances using adb shell or Terminal Emulator. That’s it! you have a now sucessfully root your Galaxy S4 I9505 running on 4.2.2 Jelly bean update I9505XXUDMH8 or I9505XXUDMGG.

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5 Responses to Root I9505XXUDMH8 or I9505XXUDMGG Galaxy S4 4.2.2 Update

  1. Peng says:

    This Samsung update doesn’t have kernel lock on I9505. It allows the owner of the phone to root it. However, after rooting, the phone is not eligible for Knox any more. As far as I know, this should be the only side effect of rooting the phone. Did anyone try to set up a Knox container after rooting?

    Personally I consider this as a good feature. After all it leaves freedom to the users.

  2. colonel says:

    The root attack works like a charm. But, I see that KNOX WARRANTY VOID : 0×1 . Is this the “a new warranty status inside said bootloader” you mentioned ? I hope this is nothing to worry about! I guess it doesn’t affect me unless I activate knox on my device!

  3. xakmad says:

    i’m getting an error saying There is no PIT partition
    i had to install Android Stock Rom I9505XXUDMH8 as the rooted OFW 4.2.2 wasnt working too well
    when i installde that, wifi and wofo hotspot will not work, and i lost clockwork mode recovery too :(
    the idea was to root again with this and get clockwork on and try a CFW again
    all help welcome
    xak

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    There is no PIT partition.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    Added!!

  4. Ravezz says:

    Hi,

    maybe I’m doing something wrong but after installing CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505, restarting the phone, running SU and putting pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid into Terminal Emulator I still get the message about my system being compromised. Is there something I’m forgetting?

  5. henk says:

    Thanks man! been looking for a way to root my phone without getting the annoying Message that supersu failed.. Keep it up!

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