Looks like this holiday season is a busy day for Samsung since almost all its devices get a software update including the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) that has been getting a major OS upgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with build number M919UVUEMK2. This is very good news for users even though it does not bring the latest version of the Android OS.
As always the rooted users will curious if superuser privileges can be obtained easily after taking the update, but don’t to be concerned, it is possible to regain root on the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 after MK2 update with the method we have used previously.
The M919UVUEMK2 update has been approved by T-Mobile to be released last month, we can easily get the update via OTA or manually through Samsung KIES. In addition to the last version of Jelly Bean, it brings several new features that almost all Samsung devices running Android 4.3 also have it: Samsung Galaxy Gear support and KNOX.
As talked over, it also comes with locked bootloader and Knox features, which limits us to modify our device’s software, however, here’s the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 root on the MK2 update with Auto CF-root.
- If this is the first time you connecting your smartphone to the computer, then you need SGS 4 device drivers.
- Get the Odin flash tool that will help us to inject root on our cell phones, this is needed if you can’t find the Odin executable file inside a CF Autoroot folder.
- Download CF-Auto root, scroll down and pick the appropriate file for your phone’s specific model number (SGH-M919).
T-Mobile Galaxy S4 MK2 update root with CF-Auto Root by Chainfire
- Head over to where you save the root file then extract it, the file should end with tar.md5 extension.
- Now run the Odin3 executable file (.exe) in the extracted the folder, make sure the Repartition Not Checked.
- Click the PDA button and point to where you save the tar.md5 file.
- Turn off your phone and put it on download mode (Volume down+Home+Power button at the same time), when got warning screen just hit Continue.
- Connect the phone to the computer via OEM USB cable for a stable connection. Now Odin should recognize your phone.
- Hit Start button to start flashing and wait to finish. Once done it will restart and turned on, your T-Mobile Galaxy S4 running MK2 update should rooted now.