How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon)

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These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon) using TowelRoot application on Phone itself (no need of computer to root).

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon) should have atleast 10-20 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon)

Step 1: Enable installation of 3 party Apps on your Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon). To Enable, Open Settings > Security > Device Administration > Unknown Sources (tick to enable it).

Install App from unknown source on Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon)

Step 2: Download and install TowelRoot Application on your Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon). Once installation is completed you will be able to see the TowelRoot Icon in the App Menu.

Towelroot Installed on Stock

Step 3: Now, Tap on the TowelRoot App Icon to Open it.

Open Towelroot on Stock

Step 4: Once TowelRoot Application is launched you will be able to see the following screen on your Device:

Towelroot launched

Step 5: In TowelRoot, You will be able to see “make it rain” button. Tap on the “make it rain” Option to root your device.

Towelroot click to root

Step 6: Now, you will be able to see the TowelRoot success Message on the Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon) Screen.

Towelroot success Message

Step 7: Now your Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon) is Rooted. To check whether your phone is rooted correctly, open Applications Menu, there you will be able to see a new app installed, called SuperSU. If this app exist then it means you have successfully rooted your device.

Towelroot supersu installed

Optional: You can also verify that your device is successfully rooted or not by Root Checker Application.

Keep in Mind:

[*] No data loss process: Your Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon) Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be not affected with this method.

[*] Device Warranty: Once you full unroot your device through SuperSU, you can claim for the phone warranty. In short no need to worry for Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (Verizon) warranty.

[*] How to unroot: To unroot, Open SuperSU > Settings > Full Unroot.

[*] Credits: TowelRoot Application is developed by GeoHot (XDA Developer).

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5 Responses

  • Worked like a charm! It actually did it so fast that I thought something went wrong. I don’t see the su app, but I did run root checker and it confirmed that it was rooted.


  • XDA Developer

    ^^ Install SuperSU from Play Store and Update it.

  • Went through process… easy :) Verified with rootchecker that root was successful. Downloaded SuperSU …. got hung at Disable KNOX … just sits and spins. SCh-i545 NC5

  • Update… rebooted phone and seems to be working fine now… thanks!!!

  • Worked great for my Verizon S4 with KitKat 4.4.

    What to do now?

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