How to Root the Samsung Galaxy 5

It looks like Samsung has stopped further development for Galaxy 5 smartphone, though the developers over at XDA still trying to bring fresh tweaks for this phone. In order to use some of the tweaks, you need a rooted phone. Here’s a simple guide for you on how you can root your Galaxy 5 smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You will void your phone’s warranty if you root it. However, there are two ways to get back the warranty. i) Either you can apply stock firmware OR ii) by Unrooting your phone.

2. Charge your phone to at least 60%, so you can go through the process without any problem.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download the Androot App from here.

III. Rooting Samsung Galaxy 5 smartphone:

1. Download and place the Androot App on the Desktop of your PC.

2. Connect your phone to your PC with the help of the USB cable.

3. Copy the Androot App to your phone’s SD card storage.

4. After the file is successfully copied to your phone, disconnect it from the PC.

5. Go to My Files on your phone and tap the Androot App to install it.

6. Once you have installed the app on your phone, launch it from the Menu of your phone.

7. From the app interface, choose the Root option. It will begin rooting your phone.

8. After the rooting is done, reboot your phone.

Congratulations ! You have successfully rooted your Galaxy 5 smartphone. You will see the Superuser app installed on it when it boots up.

You can head to our how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy 5 procedure to learn how you can install a custom recovery on your phone.

If this procedure helped you, then please head over to the XDA forum to thank/donate to the original developer of this rooting tool !

27 responses to “How to Root the Samsung Galaxy 5”

  1. keeps saying ‘failed! No ~~~ Fu goo ~~~’ :(

  2. i want to hack says:

    Will this work for samsung galaxy player 5.0?

  3. bitch says:

    Infected with trojan

  4. Android says:

    My phone is rooted…how can i update Galaxy 5 to android2.

  5. Jason says:

    If i download it off a torrent app will it still work?

  6. william muir says:

    hi i tryed this and it gave me failed fu goo too

  7. rick says:

    Worked perfectly, thanks!
    BTW, windows defender detects the .apk as a trojan… just ignore it.

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      That’s great rick!

      We’re glad we could help you. Yeah, sometimes the built-in scanner detects some files as trojans while in fact, they aren’t.

      Now go ahead and flash a custom recovery on your device!

  8. Rose says:

    Worked on me. Thanks a lot.

  9. Varun Gawande says:

    problem with parse package!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help somebody

  10. F.J. Muñoz says:

    Hi, friends, i have the same error, when i press the root button, i can read ailed! No ~~~ Fu goo ~~~

  11. Jayden says:

    works great :)

  12. Renegadei says:

    i get same error message after pressing root…???????

  13. Jhon says:

    when it comes to an application called toolkit, it simply stops , i dont know why !!!

  14. Max says:

    I Press Root It Starts Downloading Toolkit Says
    Failed ! No ~~~ Fu Goo ~~~

  15. Thomas says:

    Do you still need to connect the phone to the computer? Because I could just download it directly on the phone…

  16. Pitta says:

    If anybody has problem with ‘failed! No ~~~ Fu goo ~~~’, can try superoneclick. It helped me!

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