Have no fear, newest Root method for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is here

Have no fear, newest Root method for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is here
Who is smarter: Samsung, Verizon, or the folks over at XDA Forums?

As you may recall, shortly after the Samsung Galaxy S4 was released by Verizon, XDA members discovered a way to be able to root the phone and have the bootloader unlocked.

But a couple weeks ago, Verizon started to roll out a new software update (VRUAME7) for the Samsung Galaxy S4, but in doing so they also closed the earlier exploit and re-locked the phone.

Since then, members of XDA Forums have been hard at work to see if the device could be rooted after installing the VRUAME7 software update. We are now happy to report there is now a way to root the Galaxy S4 that is running VRUAME7.

Listed below are the steps for rooting the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 (VRUAME7).
Please keep in mind this is a ROOT ONLY METHOD, as there is currently no way to unlock the bootloader, which in-turn means you can't install a custom kernel or get Google Wallet to work (unless you forget all this, wipe the phone, and install a Custom ROM).
You also need a microSD memory card that is formatted by your PC as exFAT, not FAT32.

YouTube video by DroidModd3rX

source: XDA and YouTube

Related phones

Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Anyone got a video step by step for dummies

3. monomilkman

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2380325 I did this a few days ago and can confirm it works

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

See, I told everyone that issue would get resolved.

7. buetow79

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

at the second command, I am getting /system/bin/sh: ./pwn: can't execute: permission denied and then a security notice comes up saying; Terminal Emulator attempted to access a secure area on your phone without authorization. this attempt has been blocked. make sure your phone is protected by updating the security policy to the latest version from samsung. what if anything did or can i do to stop this? it will not allow me to move on to step three

4. mjwford1

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Seems to be working for me but once I go into CWM recovery and try to install AOKP, I get a 'can't read whole signature error' and it reboots back to stock. What am I missing? I rooted my Galaxy Nexus and put a hundred ROM's on it. Never had an issue like this.

5. bohanan

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

When I format my sd card there is no option to format in exfat. I have a 64gb card and I tried to format it from the phone as well as my computer, any help would be very much appreciated!

6. bohanan

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Formatted the card in exfat but still gives me the denied access.

8. Clayton9999

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

This worked for me mobile2mobile.net/rooting-jail-breaking/samsung/ho​w-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s4-i9500-free/

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