How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Rush

Announced a couple of months ago, the Samsung Galaxy Rush runs on the Boost Mobile network and is equipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The device specifications include a 1GHz processor, 768MB RAM and 3.15MP primary camera. For video calling, there’s a camera on the front-side capable of 1.3 Megapixel. While the specs are good, if not great, you can root the device and let its full potential come out. Rooting has so many advantages, like after rooting, you’ll be able to load root-only apps, mods and custom ROMs. This guide shows how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Rush smartphone. Let’s get started:

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting your device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. Make sure your device has at least 70% of battery life left.

3. This works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. ClockworkMod Recovery (Download link’s given in the first post)

2. Odin (Download link’s given in the first post)

3. SuperSU (Download link’s given in the middle of the first post)

III. Flashing a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Rush:

1. Download and place all the files onto your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Odin archive over to your Desktop.

3. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

4. Copy the SuperSU ZIP archive over to the root of your SD card.

5. Once the file’s been copied, disconnect your device from your PC.

6. Double-click on the Odin executable file and it’ll launch.

7. Click on PDA and select the CWM Recovery file you downloaded earlier to your Desktop.

8. Make sure that only Auto Reboot option is checked in the tool.

9. Power off your device.

10. Reboot your device into Download mode by pressing and holding the Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

11. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.

12. Hit Start and it’ll begin flashing the recovery.

13. Your device should reboot once the recovery’s been flashed.

14. You’re done!

Awesome! The custom recovery’s been successfully flashed on your device. Follow the instructions in the next section to root your device.

IV. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Rush:

1. Turn OFF your device.

2. Reboot your device into Recovery mode. To do that, simply hold down the Volume UP+Power buttons together.

3. From the Recovery menu, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard.

4. Select the SuperSU ZIP you copied earlier to your device for flashing.

5. Once the file’s been flashed, reboot your device.

6. You’re all set!

Excellent! Your device has been successfully rooted as well as equipped with a custom recovery. All the doors to root-only apps and custom ROMs are now open for you!

V. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Rush 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.

  • Ashley

    I succeeded in the recovery but when i go to recovery it says apply update using using adb or apply update using external storage…. i chose ext storage and supersu and it says certification failed but it says successful with everything else and reboots itself but it doesnt have the app on my phone and when i store the pro version from playstore i bought it says no binaries installed…. what should i do?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Ashley,

      It looks like the CWM Recovery wasn’t successfully installed on your device. As you say you’ve an option called “apply update from external storage”, that option isn’t present in the ClockworkMod Recovery.

      I suggest you to please check whether the CWM Recovery was successfully installed or not.

      Hope it helps!

    • Frank Cusumano

      Use Odin 3.0.4 as described. I tried 3.0.7 and did not work. Looks like that is your problem as I had the same issue. I know this is old but information is always helpful for the next repair shop or device owner! :)

      • Jason Willmert

        Where can I get Odin 3.0.4? cant find it any place and im having he same issues as above

        • Jason Willmert

          ok found Odin3.0.4 but still hve the same issue its just wont seem to flash

          • http://www.techlisten.com Mahesh Makvana

            Hey Jason,

            What issue are you facing exactly?

  • Bruce

    Yeah I’m also having trouble installing CWM. Not sure why, I’ve used odim onother devices before but it’s not doin it here for some reason. Any suggestions?

  • Ernie Colwell

    by rooting your phone does it completely erase all apps that were on the phone out the box?