How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Mega (Kingo Method)

Rooting is the process of gaining root access on a device. This allows us full access to all aspects of the device’s operating system. The most popular thing to do once you gain root access is to flash a custom recovery. Custom ROMs, overclocking kernels, adding certain new features, etc. all require what is known as a custom recovery image. When an Android device ships from the manufacturer, it has a recovery mode built in. This is used to restore the device if it becomes unresponsive and to perform updates to the operating system. Once you have root access, however, we can replace this recovery image with our own custom recovery image that can, not only perform those same functions, but has a lot of added new features. One such new feature, is the ability to allow us to flash custom versions of the operating system (custom ROMs). These custom versions, created by talented third-party developers, can add new versions of the operating system, add features from other devices that aren’t normally available on your device, etc.

Thanks to Kingo and their popular rooting program, we can root the Samsung Galaxy Mega in one click. Here’s how.

I. Before You Begin

1. This only works on Windows since the rooting program is only for Windows.

II. Enable USB Debugging.

1. On the Galaxy Mega, go to Settings > General > About Device.


2. Repeatedly tap on Build Number until it says you are a developer.


3. Hit back and tap Developer Options.


5. Turn on USB Debugging.


III. Root Using Kingo App

1. Download Kingo.


2. Double-click the exe to install Kingo.


3. Follow the prompts to install Kingo.


4. Wait for it to install the drivers and when it tells you to unplug the device, do so.


5. When it tells you to plug the device back in, do so.


6. Tap always allow and click OK on your device when prompted.

7. Click the Root button and wait for it to finish.


8. Once done, it’ll reboot and you are all done!


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15 responses to “How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Mega (Kingo Method)”

  1. John C. says:

    Trip knox?

  2. Benny Bautista says:

    root failure on my samsung mega metro pcs android original 4.2.2 scrips error

  3. ezzat mar says:

    thank you

  4. Bryan Robertson says:

    Does this root method work with metropcs version of the galaxy mega?? o_0

  5. Hooligan says:

    Thanx first time rooting a device and it works like a charm appreciates it man

  6. GuILtY718 says:

    No root for the I527 (AT& version)?

  7. jay says:

    I hope this helps anyone trying metro ver of this phone follow kingo instructions if still not rooted becuase of samsung security app go to playstore and update the sipersu that kingoninstalled then launch app it will remove knox and kingo will rroot metro ver

  8. faze says:

    I have a script error on my galaxy mega metro ver.please help

  9. Jennifer Rae Pitts says:

    I have not been able to root mine using this… I have the AT&T Mega 6.3 baseband version I527UCUBNE7

  10. chewnel says:

    root fail on my samsung mega i9025

  11. Joshua Taylor says:

    Does not work for the ATT version even on the new Kingo updated app. The ATT baseband for 4.4.2 is apparently locked and we are screwed for a while until a dev takes us into interest. I have tried the 10 most popular root methods on the web and none of them support the i527 4,4,2 version, or yet’ at least they say which sucks because the new version screwed up all SD card permissions for apps.

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