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How to easily root your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190 loaded with Kitkat 4.4.2


I take no responsibility for your successes or failures.

You will need:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190 running KitKat 4.4.2
  • To ensure you data is backed up
  • USB Debugging enabled, go to Settings>About device then click “Build number” until your phone enables “Developer mode” then go to Settings>Developer options, check USB Debugging
  • A working USB cable & Samsung USB drivers installed, installed if you have KIES
  • Make sure KIES is not running, Odin & KIES don’t play nicely
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – GT-I9190.zip – Click here to download (30MB) [Tested virus free, includes Odin 3.10.7, CF-Auto-Root-serrano3g-serrano3gub-gti9190.tar.md5 & recovery-clockwork-]

Rooting GT-I9190 running KitKat 4.4.2

  1. Download Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – GT-I9190.zip to your computer, you can run a virus scan to be safe
  2. Extract the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – GT-I9190.zip to a folder on your hard drive
  3. Power off your phone and then hold the Volume down+Home+Power buttons together. Once you enter Download mode, press the Volume up button to have it say “Downloading…”
  4. Now connect it to your computer and start Odin [you will need to be running as Admin]
  5. Click the AP button and select the serrano3g-serrano3gub-gti9190.tar.md5 file
  6. Click on the Start button and wait for the procedure to finish., your phone should automatically reboot
  7. Now repeat steps 5&6 and this time in the AP field select recovery-clockwork- file and click on Start.
  8. Your phone will once again reboot and you should have root access as well as a CWM Recovery installed.

To get rid of the warnings about applications doing not permitted actions, delete the following files from system/app

  • KNOXAgent.apk
  • KNOXStore.apk
  • ContainerAgent.apk

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