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How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 ActiveReleased earlier this year, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has been quite popular among users who do not need the high-end specifications of the Galaxy S4. And if you happens to won the Galaxy S4 Active, you may have realize that some of the apps you downloaded requires root access to your device in order for it to work. So if you do want to use these apps and also install other custom ROMs to your Galaxy S4 Active, then follow this tutorial on how to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active in less than an hour.


However before we begin, I would like to warn you that during the process of rooting, there is a risk of bricking your own device. So if you still want to proceed, you’ll be doing it at your own risk and we will hold no responsible for any form of damage on your device. Its a good practice for you to backup your device to an external source apart from your own SD Card.


*This procedure will only work if your device is running on Build UCUAMF3.


  1. Download the Active Root apk.
  2. Connect the Galaxy S4 Active to your PC.
  3. Copy and paste the Active Root apk to the root of your SD card.
  4. After you’ve do so, you can disconnect your device from the PC.
  5. Launch your file explorer from your app drawer ( if you do not have one, you can download ES File Explorer from the Play Store ) and look for the Active Root apk. Once you’ve found the apk, install it.
  6. Launch the Active Root app on your device.
  7. After you’ve launched, the app will begin rooting your device…
  8. Congratulation! You’ve just rooted the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active!
  9. Now head down to Play Store and download the SuperSU app to have root access to your device.


Easy isn’t it? However, if you do encounter any any problem ( device hang, cannot boot? ) during the process, you can also comment below this post so that we’re able to help you! In the meantime, stay tune for more how to root tutorials coming your way…


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