How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Core (I8262)

The Samsung Galaxy Core may not be as powerful as its elder siblings like the Note II or the Galaxy S4 but it still manages to get a respectable place in the mid-range lineup with a 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard memory, a 4.3-inch display and a 5MP camera.  The device currently runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and if you own this device and yearn for a taste of the latest and the best in terms of firmware, custom ROMs is the way to go and rooting the Galaxy Core is the first step in this process.  The guide below should help you take care of that step without a hassle.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  Back up everything 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

Framaroot-1.5.3.apk [File attached to this post]

III.  Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Core

1.  Connect your device to your PC and copy the Framaroot-1.5.3.apk file you downloaded above to your device’s SD card.

2.  Use a file manager app (Astro or ES File Explorer, for example), navigate to the location of Framaroot-1.5.3.apk, and install the application.  Make sure you have enabled installation of apps from unknown sources by going to Settings > Security and ticking the Unknown sources checkbox.

3.  Go to your app drawer and open up the Framaroot app.

4.  Tap on Legolas and wait for the success popup.  If that doesn’t happen, open up the app again, and this time tap on Aragorn.

5.  Reboot your device.

The Samsung Galaxy Core that you now hold in your hands should now be rooted!

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34 Responses to “How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Core (I8262)”

  1. arpit says:

    any info on how to unroot it…?????

  2. Daniel says:

    is it safe? o_o

  3. Dave says:

    Will rooting this phone ruin it’s dual-sim feature?

  4. Hamizan Khalaf says:

    when i tap on aragorn..
    [ Failed :-( … Try another exploit if available (error #7) ]

  5. aditya says:

    it works …..thkew so much

  6. اياد says:


  7. Tapash Tomar says:

    dude is it safe or not

  8. pirotas says:

    In step 4 i had to chose Aragon…. with success!!!

  9. Deepak Nair says:

    stupid android….

  10. Mitko Mitashki says:

    it works fine. just in few seconds. thanks a lot

  11. Saurabh Singh says:

    now i’ll tell you how to do it without computer
    step1: go to google and type “download framaroot for galaxy core GT-I8262″
    step2:open the link of website forum…..(it should be the first link if you dont see ads)
    ste3: click on attachment file on the bottom of the tuutorial (click on the topmost attachment it is the latest)
    step4:download will start after download finishes install the app (make sure you have “unknown sources” checked in your settings)
    step5:open the app and select super user or super su which ever you want
    step6:click on gandalf (wait until you see the success message)
    step7:reboot your device
    step8: voila! your device is rooted you can check it with root checker basic available on playstore

    • sidahmed sekikou says:

      wé need Aragorn i have error [ Failed :-( … Try another exploit if available (error #7) ]

  12. Praveen says:

    Am I able to use android version of 4.3 on my Samsung galaxy core I8262 but now I’m using Android 4.1. 2

  13. mark says:

    in my case, i’d just upgraded my phone to cyanogenmod custom rom. and i tried to root it on gandalf, but after it reboots, still it has no root access. can i ask what will i do in this case? tnx

    • Dax Krishna says:

      the guide above assumes you have a stock device, Mark! If not, you could still try running the app. The worst that could happen is the app fails to root your device!

      • mark says:

        so can I for help sir if what can I do in this matter esp. on the stock device. Sorry sir, i’d also just asked for help from someone to upgrade my phone to monster rom, because i just just don’t know too on how to manipulate my phone to improve its performance, etc.. Tnx for the reply sir..

        • Dax Krishna says:

          Hello Mark,
          If you want to improve performance on your device, you could always overclock it. But for that, you need to be rooted! Can I ask how you were able to flash CyanogenMod on your device?

          • mark says:

            It’s just taught to me by my co-employee sir and he was the one who did it.. My phone is already rooted and what i can remember is that, he just downloaded the file and copied it to my sd card, made a hard reset and after he wipe all caches and data, that’s d time he runs the monster rom.

            • Dax Krishna says:

              If you are already rooted, Mark, and you don’t the SuperSU app listed in your app drawer, you could just install the SuperSU app from the Play Store and see what happens!

              • mark says:

                i already tried it sir, when i open the root checker, it says does not have proper root access.

              • sarfaraz says:

                Hi krishna I need a help frm u actually I have galaxy i8262 I have rooted my cell and I have deleted chaton frm my phon but nw I am nt able to update my cell plz tell me how to upgrate my cell without losing my data bcz I don’t want to restore mu phone….

  14. Ali says:

    After Rooting will i be able ot move the installed apps to the SD Card, the factory OS doesn’t give that option.

  15. hari says:

    nothing happend
    when i used gandolf on my galaxy core nothing happend
    i ve alredy root and unrooted my device before
    what can i do

  16. Adi Adarsh says:

    Hi every one suggest the same procedure to root but m nt abel to root ma cell GT I8262 wen ever I select gandolf it crashes n exit the framaroot app with out any error msg n wen I try to use aragorn it gives error #7 wat to do plz help me out

  17. kiran says:

    iim unable to root my galaxy core 18262 using framaroot of many versions , the app force shut on its own after clicking gandalf , no message of success on my screen,but shows failed use anothe expliot error #7

  18. Darkcruzer says:

    Hey guys,
    I’m also having the same problem with my samsung galaxy core duos (gt-i8262). After installing framaroot i clicked on gandalf but the app crashed every time.
    I’ve alredy rooted my spice mi 506 by kingoroot using pc and installed supersu sucessfully.
    Is there any other app like framaroot which can help me install supersu in my samsung phone without pc.
    Plz reply.

  19. Girish Kumar ch says:

    Hi every one suggest the same procedure to root but m nt abel to root ma cell GT I8262 wen ever I select gandolf it crashes n exit the framaroot app with out any error msg n wen I try to use aragorn it gives error #7 wat to do plz help me out

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