How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Centura (Straight Talk)

Rooting your device allows you to load so-called root-only apps on your device that let you play around with your device without any restrictions at all. You get full access to all the features of your device and you can even change your firmware. Sounds exciting? huh. Let’s see how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Centura (Straight Talk) and get the most out of it:

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. This should only work on Windows based PCs.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. CWM Recovery (Download link’s given in the thread)

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

3. Root Package (Download link’s given in the thread)

III. Flashing a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Centura (Straight Talk):

1. Place all the files you’ve downloaded onto your Desktop.

2. Extract files from Odin as well as Root Package archives over to your Desktop.

3. Double-click on the Odin executable file and it’ll open.

4. Click on PDA and choose the CWM Recovery file available on your Desktop.

5. Turn OFF your device.

6. Turn it back on by holding down Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

7. Your device should now be in Download mode.

8. Plug in your device to your PC using the USB cable.

9. Hit Start in the Odin and it’ll begin flashing the recovery on your device.

10. Once the recovery’s been flashed, reboot your device.

11. You’re done!

Great! Your device’s been successfully equipped with a custom recovery. Let’s see how you can root your device!

IV. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Centura (Straight Talk):

1. Copy the folder named root that you extracted from the Root Package over to the /clockworkmod/backup/ directory on your device.

2. Once it’s been copied, disconnect your device from your PC.

3. Turn OFF your device.

4. Turn it back on by holding down Volume UP+Power buttons together.

5. You should now be in Recovery mode.

6. Select backup followed by restore and choose the root file to be installed on your device.

7. It should begin installing it on your device.

8. Once it’s been installed, reboot your device.

9. When you reboot for the first time, it’ll ask you to do an update. Just allow it to do so.

10. You’ll again be taken to the recovery mode. When in there, select No and you’re done.

11. You’re all set!

Excellent! Your device’s been successfully rooted and you also have a working custom recovery up and running on your device! Enjoy the custom goodness on your device!

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 Centura (Straight Talk) to learn how to do that.

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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  • Dunkerella

    Will this work with a TracFone Galaxy Centura?

  • Willie McKemie

    Where might I find instruction for rooting from a Linux/Mint system?

  • Phone to Wall

    These instructions need to be made more clearer. Seriously, using the term PDA. Just say phone. That would have saved me thirty minutes trying to figure out what you mean. Click on it? And do what with CWM Recovery? Do you mean drag it into my phone file? Jesus moses, man.

    • bd-lt-dnkr

      If you don’t understand these simple instructions, because of your lack of reading comprehension, you should let someone else root the phone for you.

      Example: “Seriously, using the term PDA. Just say phone”

      Maybe because that is what you click on in “Odin”. Not the authors fault the program says “PDA”

      “Jesus moses, man”

  • nick

    where is /clockworkmod

  • Scotty

    There isn’t a clockwork mod, or you didn’t explain where it was.. I got everything up until where you said where you place the clockwork. I looked everywhere. Very frustrating.

  • Paula

    My phone screen is getting dim? What could that be? I just got the phone in February 2014

    • Michael Vitale

      When the phone is low on battery it gets pretty dim. Dunno know why. Otherwise, it might be your brightness.