Another software update has landed on Canadian Samsung Galaxy S4 I337M, this update comes into a build number version I337MVLUAMG1 beginning as of 22nd July. Those who might have root before the update and then now already lost root after the update has made, you can still install root using [Chainfire’s] ‘CF-Auto Root’. Samsung Galaxy S4 variants in Canada received an update that does not includes a ‘Bootloader lock’ which significantly happens to USA’s variants that are now facing difficulties in rooting.
If you found out that there is a new “Secure boot status” “type: Samsung” when you navigate-down in about device, don’t panic. It’s all about the new apps called Samsung Knox security features. So, for those who wants to gain root on their Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-I337M), just simply follow the below procedures.
Disclaimer: We and the developer of this root method shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device. Keep in mind that rooting voids the warranty of your device. You may proceed at your own risk!
How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M runs with I337MVLUAMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 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 SGH-i337M – CF-AUTO ROOT SGH-I337M (consider a donation to Chainfire for continued development)
Step 1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.zip so that you’ll get the CF-Auto-Root-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.tar.md5, the 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-jfltecan-jfltevl-sghi337m.tar.md5″
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 the 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 SGH-i337M.
Step 7. Wait until it finishes flashing, you can see a word “PASS” on
ce it’s successfully completes.
This process will only takes around 30 seconds to complete or until the phone completely reboots.
Give thanks’ to all Canadian folks at XDA-Developers for informing us that this root method truly works on
Samsung Galaxy S4 I337M runs with I337MVLUAMG1 software update.