How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 Active tutorial is now available. It works on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS for Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The root method is origin from iPhone hacker, Geohot. This Activeroot is also his first Android rooting device. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active we talking here is AT&T Galaxy S4 Active SGH-i537 but not the international version S4 Active (GT-i9525).

In this tutorial, we will guide you how to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. However, the root is only applicable for AT&T Galaxy S4 Active with model number SGH-i537. Yet, we will update this post to includes all roots for different Galaxy S4 Active models. The root tutorial is very simple and fast. The whole process takes only 15 to 30 minutes to complete. However, ensure you are clear what you going to do to gain the root access. Check out our post regarding the benefits of root before start and if you still have doubt to begin. This tutorial has been testified working. Drop your message if it is not working for you.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is the water-proof version of Galaxy S4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a high end smartphone with 5.0 inches Super AMOLED display (441ppi), Qualcomm Quad-Core 1.9GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and 13MP rear camera. It is running latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Disclaimer: It’s always a risk to modify your device. We, Android Teen are not responsible for any damage or bricks on your device. Your device warranty may void with any mod. Check your devices warranty’s term & conditions before start.(HTC,Samsung,LGSonyMotorola). Use this guide on your own risk, contact us for help if you face problem.

Pre-requisites & Requirements

  1. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (AT&T SGH-i537) with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware (Ensure correct device model and firmware; Check device model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number)
  2. Windows-based computer or laptop
  3. Download Samsung Galaxy S4 Active USB driver for Windows and install in your computer.
  4. Connect device to computer with USB cable to complete installation.
  5. Skip this step if you have installed the USB driver.
  6. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices.
  7. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial.
  8. We recommend you make a backup on your data and media files before the tutorial. You may restore the data and files if necessary.

Reminder: Ensure you make a backup before proceed. Besides that, ensure you meet the requirements before proceed. Contact us if you face problem.


  1. Geohot root apk (ar.apk | 73KB) – Source


  1. Ensure you allow third party app installation. (Goto Settings -> Security -> Tick on Unknown sources)
  2. Download ar.apk to your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.
  3. Open the downloaded file and proceed for installation.
  4. At the end of the process, you should be told a message with a successful root installation.
  5. Go to Google Play Store, download and install SuperSU.
  6. Open installed SuperSU app and update to the latest binary once.
  7. Your device is now rooted.
  8. Download root checker to check your root status.

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