How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Fit (GT-S5670) running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Fit running Froyo is pretty easy, but if you have already updated to Gingerbread, things get a little more complicated.  The guide below will help you clear the clouds and have a clear procedure to help you with rooting the Samsung Galaxy Fit.  Read on if this is what you have been looking for.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  This guide is designed to work with the Samsung Galaxy Fit running any Gingerbread version (Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7).  If you have a Fit running Froyo, use our guide to help you.

2.  Back up everything you feel is important.

3.  Make sure you have your device charged to 75% or more before you begin.

II.  Necessary Downloads

universal_gb_root_v25.zip

III.  Rooting the Galaxy Fit

1.  Connect your device to your PC in USB Mass Storage Mode and copy the universal_gb_root_v25.zip to your SD card.

2.  Disconnect your device and power it down.

3.  Press and hold the Home button + Power button until your device boots into recovery mode.

4.  Use the Volume Up and Down keys to navigate to apply update from sdcard and press the home button to select it.

5.  Locate and select universal_gb_root_v25.zip to flash the file.

6.  Once you see the install from sdcard complete message, select reboot system now.

Your Galaxy Fit should be rooted when it finishes rebooting!

IV.  Flashing Custom Recovery (Optional)

If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the next procedure to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

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.

  • jojo

    is it safe?

    • http://aleksasavic.com/ Aleksa

      Yes, it is.

  • Tina

    I can’t find the file that needs to be downloaded

  • pritam

    yes it is safe,i have tried it and it is working Samsung galaxy fit…..

  • Saad Kayani

    Hi….
    I have a problem

    I have done these steps

    4. Use the Volume Up and Down keys to navigate to apply update from sdcard and press the home button to select it.

    5. Locate and select universal_gb_root_v25.zip to flash the file.

    but when I select file after operation the following screen appears

    ______________________________

    Android System recovery

    Android System recovery

    Reboot system now
    apply update from sdcard
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    test redband fota [FS]
    _____________________________
    Finding update package..
    Opening update package..
    E: Can’t open /tmp/sidelod/package.zip (bad)
    Installation aborted
    Please Help me with this
    Thanks

  • paragdhardahr

    does rooting formates the phone ?

    • http://www.theunlockr.com/ Dax Krishna

      no it does not!

  • shubham

    is it necessary to connect mobile to PC in USB Mass Storage Mode ? Can do it by coping the zip file in SD card using a card reader.

    • Ashish

      you can…!!