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How To: Root A Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 After It Has Been Updated To Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Last updated: December 4, 2018.

Root A Sprint Galaxy S4

Samsung has released an update for the Sprint Galaxy S4 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.  If you installed this update on your device, you might have noticed that you lost root access.

If you want to restore root access on your Sprint Galaxy S4 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean – or if you want to gain root access for the first time, we have a method for you.  Follow along and root a Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Prepare your device:

  1. Make sure you have a Sprint Galaxy S4.
  2. Has your battery charged to at least 60 percent?
  3. Back up your important contacts, messages and call logs.
  4. Enable your device’s USB debugging mode.
  5. Disconnect your USB cable when installation is in progress.
  6. Have a back-up of your EFS Data

 

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, ROMs and to root your phone can result in bricking your device.  Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers.  Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility.  In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.

 

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How To Root Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 On Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

  1. Turn your device off then turn it back on by pressing and holding down the power, volume down and home buttons until text appears on the screen.
  2. When the text appears, press volume up to continue.
  3. Open Odin then connect your device to your PC.
  4. If you successfully made the connection, you should see your Odin port turn yellow and the COM port number will appear.
  5. Click on the PDA tab and then select file “CF-Auto-Root-jfltespr-jfltespr-sphl720.tar.md5″

Sprint Galaxy S4

  1. Make sure that the following options are checked in Odin: Auto reboot and F. Reset.
  2. Click the start button.
  3. When the installation is complete your device will automatically restart. When you see the Home Screen appear, unplug the cable.

Check that you are rooted by going to your App drawer and checking that SuperSu is there.

After rooting, you might also want to install a custom recovery on your device.  We are including another guide in this post to how you can install CWM custom recovery.

Install custom recovery:

  1. First, you need to download CWM Recovery for Sprint Galaxy S4
  2. Turn your device off then turn it back on by pressing and holding down the power, volume down and home buttons until text appears on the screen.
  3. When the text appears, press volume up to continue.
  4. Open Odin then connect your device to your PC.
  5. If you successfully made the connection, you should see your Odin port turn yellow and the COM port number will appear.
  6. Click on the PDA tab and then select the CWM file.
  7. Click the start button.
  8. When the process finishes, you will get a pass message.

Have you rooted and installed CWM recovery on your Sprint Galaxy S4

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