Samsung Galaxy S4 root appears, but just for the rare Exynos 5 Octa version
The enterprising folks over at the XDA-Devs forums seemingly have managed to root the Samsung Galaxy S4, as usual before it is even released, like it is becoming customary these days for red-hot flagship handsets.
The ROM is packaged with ROOT&Busybox into an image flashable via Odin. The catch is that this is only for the Exynos 5 Octa version of the handset, and we just wrote a piece on why these won't be widespread any time soon. Most of the Galaxy S4 units will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 chipset, and for this one root is yet to come.
Some devs already hinted that they won't give such high priority on the S4 as they used to with Samsung's previous Galaxy line flagships, but if the sales pan out as usual, the handset could again become the most hacked and modded Android phone for the year.