How to Root the Samsung Exhibit II 4G (SGH-T679)

The rest of the world might know it as the Galaxy W but T-Mobile users recognize it with its long-winded name – the Samsung Exhibit II 4G or the SGH-T679 if you like model numbers more than fancy monikers.  This post will show you how to root this specific device and gain superuser permissions to run root-requiring apps.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  This only works with the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy W; so make sure that this is the device you currently have.

2.  Ensure that you have ADB drivers installed.  If you haven’t done this already, look in the Section II of this guide to download the Windows drivers and install them.

II.  Download the Necessary Files

1.  Zerg Rush Tool.

2.  ADB Drivers for the SGH-T679.

III.  Rooting the Samsung Exhibit II 4G

1.  Enable USB Debugging on your device.  You can do this by heading to Settings > Applications > USB Debugging and checking the tickbox next to it.

2.  Connect the device to your Windows-based PC.  If you see any drivers being installed at this stage, let your computer do so automatically (on Windows 7).

3.  Extract Zerg Rush Root.zip to a folder on your desktop.

4.  From the extracted folder, click on runme.bat to run the root tool.

That’s it!!  Once rebooted, your Exhibit II 4G should be rooted!!  To confirm, look for the Superuser app in the app drawer or download the Root Checker app to confirm root access.

All credits go to nocturnalmike on XDA for saving us all that hassle of running commands and turning everything into a nice, one-click package.  Be sure to thank him (or donate to him) if this is of use to you.

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  • Jumpinwired

    Can’t download Zerg Rush Tool or ADB drivers. Error 404 from Dropbox. Any suggestions or anywhere else I can download?

  • Robert Greene

    Has anyone rooted the T-Mobile SGH-T679 and not had complications?