You can easily root XXUEMK9 Android 4.3 firmware on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505. Guide to install XXUEMK9 Android 4.3 firmware on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505. However, rooting voids warranty of device, you can regain warranty only after installing official firmware. Rooting gives you the freedom to install apps which require root access along with Custom ROMs. Odin is used to root the firmware.
Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 should be running on XXUEMK9 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware.
The guide mentioned below is only for Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 and is not compatible with any other device. To know the model number of your device go to Settings >> About Phone.
We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.
Root Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 on official XXUEMK9 Android 4.3 firmware
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
Download Kies Software to install drivers.
Extract the firmware file which you have downloaded in above step. You will get “.tar” file along with other files.
Extract Odin to get “Odin3 v3.07.exe” file.
Switch off device.
Boot device into download mode. Press and hold Volume Down, Home, Power till device turns on and then press Volume Up to enter download mode.
Connect device to computer using USB cable. Odin will detect your device and ID:COM will turn yellow and a message appears saying “Added”. Re-install drivers if Odin fails to detect device.
Click on “PDA button” in Odin and navigate to select “.tar″ file which you have downloaded.
In Odin make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” are selected and “Re-Partition” check box is unchecked.
Click on Start button in Odin to start flashing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware. When flashing is complete you will get a PASS message.
Disconnect device from your computer and let it boot automatically.
Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 is rooted on XXUEMK9 Android 4.3 firmware.