How to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Prevail running Gingerbread 2.3.6

We already have a guide to root the Galaxy Precedent, a variant of the Prevail, and if you own that device, be sure to check it out.  Now, for the rooting procedure on the Galaxy Prevail running Android 2.3.6, read on!

I.  Before You Begin

1.  This procedure roots your device by flashing a prerooted ROM, which means you will most definitely lose all your data; so back up what’s important before you proceed.

2.  Make sure you have the necessary drivers installed before you proceed; if you aren’t sure, download the package in the next section and run SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_x86.exe from it before you proceed.

II.  Necessary Downloads

SPHM820_FE16_ROOT_CWM.zip (Prerooted ROM with ClockworkMod Recovery).

III.  Rooting the Galaxy Prevail

1.  Put your device into Download mode.  To do this, with your device powered down, press and hold the Camera, Volume Down and Power buttons until you “Downloading” on your device’s display.

2.  Connect your device to your Windows PC.

3.  Extract the FF19_ROOTED.zip you downloaded above to a folder on your desktop.

4.  From the extracted folder, double-click on odin Multi_Downloader_v4.43.exe to run it.

5.  Load files from the extracted folder on to Odin by clicking on the relevant buttons as you see in the screenshot below.

6.  Make sure that your Odin screen looks exactly like you see it above and click Start.

Your device should be rooted and have ClockworkMod Recovery installed after it reboots!!

All thanks go to Caeadas for his excellent and detailed post (including the picture you see above) and hroark13 for providing the rooted image.  They deserve at the very least to be thanked, so head over to their respective threads by clicking on their names to do so.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.
  • LCh

    The odin cannot detect my samsung galaxy ace plus. plus in my phone’s downloading… screen – custom binary download: No

  • PrevailBound

    Is this still current?? I like the way u word the root for the Prevail..If u could let me know so I can be part of the rooted!!!

  • anon

    Can we get a better link to Odin… Mediafire is kaput.

  • Lennaliza

    Thx u!