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Galaxy S4 root apparently achieved before launch, only for Exynos 5 Octa model

There's already a Galaxy S4 root procedure available in the wild ahead of the phone's launch, but only for the Exynos 5 Octa model .
April 1, 2013
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The Galaxy S4 is already available for pre-order in some markets, but it will be a few more weeks until we see it in stores. Even so, it looks like a first root method for Samsung’s 2013 flagship handset is already available.

Xda-developer forums senior member as i9000 has posted instructions that will help Galaxy S4 buyers root their devices once they’re shipped.

However, there’s a small problem with this root version, as it will apparently only work on the GT-I9500, which happens to be the Exynos 5 Octa Galaxy S4 model. Most markets will receive (at least initially) the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Galaxy S4 version (model number GT-I9505,) which will need its own root. We’ll be back with more details on that version when it’s available.

We’re not encouraging you to root your Android devices and install any custom software on them, and you’ll be the only person responsible for whatever happens with your handsets and tablets during such processes. If you do decide to go the root way, make sure you exercise caution and follow the available instructions (see Source link below,) especially if you’re not comfortable performing such tasks. Backing up the data on the device is also in order before rooting the device.

Will you use the Galaxy S4 as-is right out of the box, or will you root and further customize your experience?