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.