How to Root Samsung Galaxy Mini

Want to install the apps which require Superuser access on your Galaxy Mini? No problem, here’s how you can root your phone and get the Superuser app.

I. Before You Begin:

1. The warranty of your phone will be voided once you root it. However, you can regain the warranty by either applying stock firmware or unrooting your phone.

2. Make sure that your phone has enough battery life left so it can last through the whole process.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download the Root Package from here. (Download link is in the third post)

III. Rooting Samsung Galaxy Mini Smartphone:

1. Download and place the Root Package on the Desktop of your PC.

2. Connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable that came with it.

3. Transfer the Root Package file to your phone’s SD Card Root folder. Do NOT put it into any deep folder.

4. After the file transfer has been finished, disconnect your phone from the PC.

5. Turn OFF your smartphone using the Power button.

6. Boot your phone into the recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Menu+Power buttons simultaneously and you will enter recovery mode within a few seconds.

7. Choose update from SD card option from the recovery menu.

8. Choose the Root Package file you just transferred to your phone for flashing.

9. When the flashing is done, reboot your phone.

That’s all. You have successfully rooted your Galaxy Mini smartphone. Now, when you turn ON the phone, you will see the Superuser app installed on it.

You can head to our how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy Mini procedure to flash a custom recovery on your phone.

If this procedure helped you, then please head to the official thread over at XDA forum to thank/donate to the original developer of this root method !

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31 responses to “How to Root Samsung Galaxy Mini”

  1. stab says:

    Your link to root file doesn’t work

  2. sam says:

    kindly give the links

  3. VKG147 says:

    Is it safe to root ur phone AFTER u updated the android version?

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      Before rooting any device, make sure to check the first section, as it may contain which version the root method works on. Sometimes, a root method works on all the versions.

  4. riyzo says:

    How can i get that link…?

  5. TheGuyToTheLeft says:

    Link dosen’t work anymore …
    P.S: I got android 2.3.6, is it possible to root ny device with this?

  6. Sami says:

    I rooted the phone, the app is there, now what? There doesn’t seem to be a further procedure to transfering apps to SD card when you enter the Superuser app and on phone settings it still doesn’t allow me to move apps to SD card? Have I missed something?

  7. one_day says:

    by flashing, you mean all my files and contact list will be deleted?

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      Nop, it’ll just flash the Superuser ZIP to inject root access to your device.

      None of your files will be touched.

  8. Shilu says:

    M not getting the links…

  9. Shilu says:

    Where is the download links, pls can anybody tell me….?????

  10. qiqa says:

    is this method work for androif 2.3.4?

  11. samson95 says:

    Hey man… hope u give a quick reply.. Is this methods safe for root when my android already update to v2.3.6.?????
    Quick reply please.!! TQ

  12. Ken Sharp says:

    What’s this bloody “Download manager” rubbish? Do you HAVE to link to malware???

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      We always try to link to the original thread, where you can find legitimate links to download files instead of malware-infected files.

      The link’s working fine and doesn’t have malware on it.

  13. Tarun says:

    Link provided on section 2 not working.
    Its download some virus on my pc.
    Please provide a new link or direct access to that software.

  14. alexlessm says:

    On a different yet related note, does anybody know which android version would most suit galaxy mini?

  15. asimkureshi says:

    Kindly advise, as my phone is not recovering when pressing menu+power button.

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