The Android community sure knows how to make things exciting. Rather than just finding a rooting method for a single device, XDA Developers forum member StoneBoy Tony has figured out a way to root over twenty devices. You read that right.
Samsung devices running Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 that couldn’t be rooted using the SuperOneClick tool can finally gain root access. StoneBoy Tony originally created the rooting method for the Samsung Galaxy Mini running Gingerbread, but it turns out that the rooting method is also compatible with other Samsung devices.
Packing Superuser 3.0.7, su 184.108.40.206, and BusyBox 1.19.4, this rooting tool is a must-have if you’ve been dying to gain root access on your phone. Don’t worry because though the rooting method sounds intimidating, it’s very easy to apply.
This rooting method has been designed to work only on stock ROMs, so you’ll have to go back to stock firmware if you want to finally get root for your Samsung device. But, for those of you who’ve been holding back and stayed on stock ROMs because you couldn’t find a rooting method that was easy for you, it’s time to give in to root.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the following Android devices with model numbers:
- SAMSUNG GALAXY GT-S5570
- SHW-M290K (Korean GIO)
- Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- A Samsung device running stock Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 Gingerbread
- Make sure to create a backup of all the important data on your phone. You can read our guides on how to backup your data locally and how to backup your data to the cloud.
- Enable Unknown Sources on your phone. You can do this through Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources.
- Enable USB Debugging. You can do this through Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
- Universal Gingerbread Root tool (universal_gb_root_v17.zip, size: 1.07 MB)
- Download the Universal Gingerbread Root tool to your computer.
- Copy the Universal Gingerbread Root tool to the root of your phone’s SD card.
- Boot into Android Recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up, Power, and Home buttons simultaneously until the recovery menu appears.
- Select Apply Update from SD Card and select the Universal Gingerbread Root tool ZIP file.
- Once installation has been completed, tap Reboot System Now.
Congratulations! You’ve now rooted your Samsung device. You can now enjoy the benefits of root, such as improving your device’s performance, altering system files, and installing applications to your SD Card.