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.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


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  • Mou thike

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

    • Mahesh Makvana

      We’ll soon come up with an unroot guide for this device!

      • Konger

        do you have instructions yet?

  • Dedé Émerson André

    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?

  • Nate

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

    • Dax Krishna

      Nate, is there a specific error you are getting?

      • Nate

        I figured it out. It is because I have a diff model. I have model i527.

        • Dax Krishna

          Nate, glad you sorted that out. I’ll look for a procedure on i527 and put it up as soon as I can. Keep coming back!

  • Aaron Abram

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

  • Aaron Abram

    Is Samsung Mega 6.3. Thks you!

  • Yan Guevara

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

    Thanks!

  • faeliz88

    i want ask.how to unroot

  • Konger

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