Rooting Samsung Galaxy 551

So you have Samsung Galaxy 551 and you want to rooting it? So do I. As far as I understand, there are three applications to root your android:

  1. z4root
  2. SuperOneClick
  3. Universal Root

I’ve tried z4root and SuperOneClick for my Galaxy 551. First attempt with z4root with no result. Second round, with SuperOneClick, still, with no result. So I look through threads on xda forum and I found simple trick to root my Samsung Galaxy 551. Here’s how:

  1. Download SuperOneClick (v.1.5.5) from xda forum and .NET Framework runtime from microsoft. Note: I did it on windows as I get no result running in on my ubuntu box
  2. Install the .NET Framework runtime and extract SuperOneClick somewhere
  3. Enable USB Debugging on your device ( Settings » Applications » Development » USB debugging )
  4. Connect your device to your computer
  5. Start SuperOneClick
  6. Click on ‘Root’
  7. Restart your device right after you click ‘Root’
  8. Wait until log say your device has been rooted
  9. Done, detach your device from computer and restart it

To confirm if your device is rooted, download ‘superuser‘ and ‘adFree‘ apps from market and try to run ‘adFree‘.

Author: Arief Bayu Purwanto

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