How to root Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

This tutorial is about how to root Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop via CF-Auto-root package.

Galaxy S4 is an older device yet it is one of the most sold device of it’s time. The device is equipped with a powerful hardware and decent specification, multiple variants of Galaxy S4’s are sold in the market including the carrier bonded like this Sprint, Verizon and T-mobile etc while some were sold globally as international variant. The device has become obsolete but some carrier still releasing firmware updates as security updates for it.

The last major update Android 5.0.1 Lollipop that Samsung rolled our for it, so if you are running on Lollipop firmware and wish to get root access on your device then you are at the right place. Just go ahead and follow the detailed instructions to root Sprint Galaxy S4 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.

Note: Sprint Galaxy S4 can be easily rooted via Chainfire’s Auto root package, rooting your device requires flashing the CF-Auto root package via Odin so the process is almost same for every Samsung device. We don’t need to change it for every device, we have already followed the same process for other devices as well.

Process to root Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Disclaimer: Follow the guide on your own risk, the writer would not be responsible if you damage your device during the process nor we are forcing you to perform the flashing process. Don’t proceed if you think you can’t follow the instructions carefully.

Before you begin:

Your device must be charged minimum 60% to avoid shut down during process.

You will lose the warranty once your device gets root access.

Back up important data including contacts, messages, WhatsApp conversation and even call logs. Click here to see how to create a Nandroid back up.

Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB Debugging

Downloads section:

Download and install the latest USB drivers for Samsung on PC. Click here

Download latest Odin 3.12.3. Click here

Download CF-Auto-root for Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720. Click here

Process to root Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Turn off your phone completely.

Now reboot your device into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide.

Once in download Mode, follow this guide to flash the CF-Auto-root package via Odin.

That’s all! If you have successfully rooted your Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.