One of the best apps to install after rooting your Root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini device is the DiskDigger application. The DiskDigger can retrieve any deleted photos you have on the device. If you deleted those pictures of your girlfriend because you were mad at her lats weekend, you can get all of them aback again using this app. Apps such as the DiskDigger app are powerful and in order to have these powers they must rely on having access to the root file system. That’s what rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini device is all about.
Files You Need
- Download the GT-I9192 rooting package from this page.
– the I9192 rooting package only works for Android 4.4.2 KitKat. If you are running a newer version of Android OS, you should downgrade back to the Android 4.4.2 KitKat to not risk bricking the device. You can downgrade to Android 4.4.2 KitKat by downloading the stock ROM based on that firmware from the Sam Mobile website and flashing it with Odin the same way you flash this rooting file.
- Download the universal ADB drivers from this page.
- Download a different version of the Odin flashing tool from our Odin downloads page if you cannot get the guide to work using the Odin that comes with your rooting package.
- The following guide is made to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with the model number GT-I9192 only. You can check your model number by heading to the Menu > Settings > About Device.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
- Download the rooting package to the Windows PC and copy the file over to the desktop. You should be able to click and drag it from the default Downloads folder over to the desktop.
- Once on the desktop, right-click over the file and select the “extract here” option.
- You now have the Odin flashing tool executable file and the rooting file on the desktop. Double-click over the Odin executable and the Odin user-interface should open on your desktop.
- Turn off the S4 Mini GT-I9192 and reboot it in the download mode.
– reboot the Mini by holding the Power + Home + Volume Down buttons and press the Volume Up button when it says to do so on the smartphone display.
- Connect the Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone to the computer using the USB cable.
- Wait for the ID: COM port to change color — this means your ADB drivers are working. Those of you who did download the ADB drivers and do not get the ID: COM port color change should try rebooting the computer and the drivers should work.
- Leave the default settings as they are after you download a fresh copy of the Odin flashing tool.
- Click the PDA or the AP box and browse the desktop for the rooting exploit.
- Click the Start button when you are ready and the Odin flashing tool will flash that rooting exploit on your Galaxy S4 Mini device.
- Wait until the Odin user-interface gives you the pass message and the device reboots before unplugging it from the Windows computer. If your S4 Mini does not reboot automatically, you need to do that manually.
Once you reboot the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, you should find the SuperSU app available from the app drawer. You find that SUperSu app there because Chainfire is the guy who makes your CF-Root tool that rooted your device and he makes a version of the SuperSU. If you cannot see the SuperSU app with your apps on the device, download it from the Google Play Store. The SuperSU application is very important in keeping your S4 Mini device safe.