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Verizon Galaxy S4 Already Rooted After VRUDMI1 Update

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Some of you were probably holding off from updating your Verizon Galaxy S4 to the latest VRUDMI1 build until someone had rooted it, am I right? Hold off no more. “Root de la Vega” by @OpenGears (ported to the GS4 by @BeansTown106is now available for download. It requires Odin and a set of very specific steps to accomplish the task, but I’d imagine you are up for it if keeping root is something of importance.

You can find the file and instructions below, but I’d highly recommend hitting up the XDA thread for support. 

File Download:  rootdelavegajfltevzw.7z

Instructions:

How To Enter Download Mode

Method 1: in command prompt or terminal enter: adb reboot download
Method 2: Pull the battery out, unplug the usb cable, reinsert the battery. Hold Volume Down + Home + Power. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Rooting Instructions

Remove the external sdcard (if you have one)
Boot into bootloader mode (see methods above)
Flash VRUDMI1_Root_de_la_vega_jfltevzw.tar.md5 with Odin v3.07 (put in PDA slot, don’t change any other settings, click start)
Let your device fully boot after flashing has completed
Copy the contents of Rootfiles.zip to the root of the internal storage

  • /My Computer/SCH-I545/Phone/
    • root_de_la_vega.sh
    • root_files (folder)

Reboot (very important!)
After fully booting delete the files from the internal storage that were added previously

  • /My Computer/SCH-I545/Phone/
    • root_de_la_vega.sh
    • root_files (folder)

Reboot (extremely important!)
Reinsert the external sdcard (if you have one)

That’s all! Enjoy Root!

Via:  XDA

Cheers Steve and Open1Your1Eyes0!

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