How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S4 (AT&T)(Android 4.3)

Did you update your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.3 (Build MK2) and it broke root-access? No worries, this guide should help you re-gain root-access on your device. Once rooted, you’ll again be able to install root-only apps, flash custom recoveries and so on. Here’s how:

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting your device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. You should have appropriate drivers installed on your PC. If you don’t, head here and get the drivers installed.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (It’s attached in the first post)

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S4 (AT&T) running Android 4.3 (Build MK2):

1. Download and place the Root Package archive onto your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the archive over to your Desktop.

3. Turn ON the USB debugging option on your device by going to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

4. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.

5. Double-click on install.bat file available on your Desktop.

6. It’ll start rooting your device, shouldn’t take too long to finish.

7. Once rooted, reboot your device.

8. You’re all done!

Excellent! Your device’s been successfully rooted on Android 4.3 (MK2) and you can start installing root-only apps right away!

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  • QbanGringo

    You mentioned customer recovery as an option has this been tested on the mk2 firmware??

    • DS9X3TG

      Custom recovery does not work on MK2. Following that link at the bottom will possibly brick your phone and will at least leave you without a working recovery.

  • haaris

    Thankyou! I couldnt find this anywhere esle

  • Derrick

    Thanks! This was the first root that worked for my GS4, 4.3, Sprint.

  • Ashkan

    Didn’t work on my s4. It stays at waiting for your phone to appear. Is this for vuemk2 or cuemk2

  • tg

    Doesn’t work

  • Siddharth Bhargava

    Works but I can’t get the Voice+ from Cyanogenmod app installer to work :/ I really want to integegrate my google voice with my GS4!

  • chooch

    How do I unroot?

  • Tarl Kendall

    my s4 is rooted now how can I bypass the wifi block

  • Julia Rich

    I downloaded the required files and after extracting them I could not find the install.bat file. Someone plz help

  • S4

    Says device not supported and its an S4

  • Racercool3

    Please help says ADB not recognized when I open up the install/run.bat file!

    • Hello,

      Does “adb.exe” exist where “run.bat” is located? If it isn’t, try getting it there and it should work fine then.