This is the easiest way to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500), the method is based on the CWM 220.127.116.11 recovery.
- Download the recovery and unzip it, flash the cofface_samsungI9500_recovery_en_0503.tar as PDA in Odin.
- Turn off the phone and boot to the recovery by pressing Volume Up + Home + Power, select “Root Your Phone” – do a reboot and you’re done!
This method is tested with some of the stock firmwares including:
I9500XXUAMDK, I9500UBUAMDK, I9500XXUAMDK、I95 00ZSUAMDF, I9500XXUAMDE ,I9500XXUAMDL ,I9500UBUAMDE, I9500XXUAMDE, I9500XXUAMDE、I9500ZSUAMDF, I9500XXUAM DE, I9500UBUAMDE, I9500UBUAMDE, I9500XXUAMDE, I9500XXU AMDK, I9500ZCUAMDG.
Credits goes to cofface @ XDA-Developers – thank you!