How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 (GT-I9205 & GT-I9200)

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 was released last month and, true to its name, with mega features like a 6.3 inch touchscreen display, a 1.7GHz Krait CPU with 1.5GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and the whole host of goodies that Samsung is known to bundle with its high-end devices.  While the device is relatively new, there is already a root solution for it, thanks to our enterprising devs.  We will get you a far easier guide to follow as time goes on but for now, here is a way that you can root your Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 immediately!

I.  Before You Begin

1.  Back up anything you feel is important before you start.

2.  Charge your device to 75% or more before you begin to prevent unwanted shutdowns.

II.  Necessary Downloads

1.  vcoreroot-v2.tar [Download link available in this post]

2.  Odin_1.85.rar

III.  Flashing Rootable Kernel

1.  Extract Odin 1.85.rar to a folder on your desktop.

2.  From the extracted folder, double-click on Odin3 v1.85.exe to run Odin.

3.  Click on the PDA button and browse to the location of the vcoreroot-v2.tar file you downloaded above.

4.  Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are ticked under the Options section.

5.  Put your device into download mode.  To do this, with the device off, press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons, and on the next screen press the Volume Up key again to enter download mode.

6.  Connect your device to your PC using a compatible microUSB cable and wait until any drivers are installed.  Once the drivers are installed, Odin should recognize your device and the ID:COM field should turn yellow.

7.   Click on Start to begin the flashing process.

Once the flashing process ends and your device reboots, your Galaxy Mega 6.3 should be rooted!  To verify, you could either install the Root Checker from the Play Store or look for the Superuser app in your app drawer.

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

18 responses to “How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 (GT-I9205 & GT-I9200)”

  1. Mou thike says:

    Plz teach to unroot mega 6.3 after rooted when i dont want

  2. Dedé Émerson André says:

    Hi all,

    days ago I did this procedure root successfully, but now I noticed that the APP radio does not start.

    calling the message by pressing the radio but do not care.

    anyone know the reason?

  3. Nate says:

    I have gone thru the process several times and it failed everytime. Any ideas?

  4. Aaron Abram says:

    Whats really happening re the issue because i own one of a kind too?

  5. Aaron Abram says:

    Is Samsung Mega 6.3. Thks you!

  6. Yan Guevara says:

    HI. Can you post a “How To” like this one for a samsung galaxy mega 5.8 (GT-I9152).


  7. faeliz88 says:

    i want to unroot

  8. Konger says:

    I used this method and now my wifi is not working… how do i unroot?

  9. Cookie says:

    used this method and now my wifi is not working, so is my photo album and there’re 3 lines during start up
    1st line green : Set warranty bit : Kernal
    2nd and 3 rd line in red : WP status check sector 0 : wp status buff……etc
    i cant even back up on keis .. :( help ?

  10. Harry sharrock says:

    Worked grate for me but now I can’t update my phone to KitKat will this method still work for KitKat

  11. Chema Buitrago says:

    I did this and know I’m getting the set warranty bit kernel error my phone wont start its pretty much bricked any suggestions

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