How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

By | August 18, 2014


If you’re one of those who are not satisfied with the performance of their Galaxy S4 zoom, however, I have a solution to get rid of it, you might go for rooting your device. Rooting the Galaxy S4 zoom will allow you with plethora of new options and features to increase the performance of your device as well as offers more hardware access than normal user. Here is how you can root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom:

I hope you know that rooting is the process of getting access to administrative rights on your Android. Once we root our Android device, we can then make changes with UI or customize it well beyond what it normal users can do.

Advantages of rooting:

  • Update to a new version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Free up storage space (because of the above benefit).
  • Remove apps that were pre-installed by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
  • Increase performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).
  • Tons of other customization when you use your new found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM.
  • Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).

Pre requisites:

  • This only works for the SM-C101 variant of the device.
  • This will void the warranty of your device. We won’t be held responsible if you end-up bricking or damaging your device. Do it at your own risk.
  • This procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

Files to download

How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom

  1. First connect your device to your PC and copy the downloaded into the SD card.
  2. Once its done, unplug your device and switch it off.
  3. Now turn it on by holding Volume Down+Hole+Power until you see Samsung logo on the screen and then press Volume Up to go into the Download mode.
  4. Now extract the Odin files to your PC and launch the Odin application from there.
  5. Click on PDA and select CWM Recovery which you have just downloaded on your desktop for flashing.
  6. Make sure you have unchecked the Repartition and Auto Reboot in the Odin.
  7. Now again Plugin your device to your PC with USB cable.
  8. Hit Start in the Odin to begin the flashing the recovery on your device.
  9. Once after flashing the recovery, remove the battery and put it back and then hold down Volume UP+Home+Power buttons.
  10. You device will reboot into recovery mode.
  11. Now select install zip from sdcard fand browse the file you have transferred to your SD card.
  12. Soon the rooting process will start.
  13. When the flashing’s done, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.

Congrats! You have successfully rooted your device, to ensure whether your device got root access or not, go to Play Store and search for Rootchecker app, install it and check the root status.

Author: Galvin Carter

Galvin Carter, the Associate Editor at The Tech Bulletin, is a computer programmer by profession and a geek by passion. He likes to gather knowledge about current technologies, gadgets. Being an Android lover, his content revolves around Android. +GalvinCarter