The matter of rooting Samsung’s latest Android flagship became a bit controversial when it was revealed that the smartphone will ship with its bootloader locked. In order to root an Android device, its bootloader must be unlocked first. Soon after that statement was made, a well known Android developer showed off his bootloader unlocked Galaxy S4, saying that he would only unveil the method once Verizon started shipping its S4 by the end of May. Now Verizon’s model has already started shipping out to customers, and instructions to root the Big Red’s Samsung Galaxy S4 have already popped up online, thus confirming that it isn’t entirely impossible for users to gain full control of their brand spanking new Android device.

A lot of work is being done with regards to rooting Galaxy S4, only yesterday Chainfire released modified tools for rooting the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the device. Users who are not accustomed with rooting procedures should keep in mind that there are risks involved, risks that they will solely shoulder the responsibility for. Those willing to tread this path may have a look at the detailed instructions posted here.

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Key SpecsGalaxy S4
Display Diagonal5"
Processor/Soc NameExynos 5 Octa 5410, 8-core, quad-core 1.6 & quad-core 1.2 GHz
Street Price (Approx)~ $280
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Max. Total Storage Capacity128 GB
Megapixels13 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)2600 mAh
Complete product dataSamsung Galaxy S4 Full specs and details
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