How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9190 / GT-I9195) KitKat in 3 Minutes

root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Since I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195 to KitKat, rooting it was a challenge i faced but glad i overcame. In this guide i’ll show you how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190 / GT-I9195 KitKat in 3 mins (this method works for most phones too).

For those asking, what is rooting? Rooting simply means unlocking your phone to do greater exploits, sounds complicated? Rooting your gadget will give you full administrator (Super User) access on your device, this will give you the liberty to install thousands of tweaks, skins and new apps that you should not miss out on. Still dont know why you should root your device? Click here

MUST READ: How I Upgraded My Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini To Android KitKat 4.4.2

Without much ado, let’s root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190 / GT-I9195 KitKatroot Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT I9190  GT I9195 kitkat

Before rooting, I’ll advise you to backup your device in case something goes wrong (which is v.rare though).

  1. On your phone, go to Settings >> Security and enable installing apps from unknown sources.
  2. Download Towelroot here
  3. Install Towelroot on your phone and grant it any access requested.
  4. Open Towelroot and click on “make it rain
  5. Sit back and watch the magic happen. You’ll be notified once rooting has been completed
  6. Confirm your phone has been rooted by installing Root checker here .

Congratulations! your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9190 / GT-I9195) has just been rooted.

Based on my findings this rooting method works for all phones running Android KitKat except Motorola or HTC phones.

Kindly comment if you encounter any issue or have a suggestion/easier method.

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  1. leggs

    Try ed to root my Samsung s4 mini 4 2.2 and won’t work help

  2. ana

    I have a Samsung s4 mini and I’m grating the same message that it isn’t compatabLe please help I need to root my fone

    • On your device goto settings>>about, take a screenshot of the details you find there and mail to syntocode{at}syntocode .com. I’ll take it up

  3. faisal

    Its not working on gaaxy s4 mini gt i9195 kitkat 4,4,2 help


  4. craig

    I’ve been trying to root my s4 mini get 19195 as indicated above directly as I have no pc to use but I just get the message that This phone isn’t currently supported.. how can I work around this problem?

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