How to Root Samsung Galaxy Mini

Want to install the apps which require Superuser access on your Galaxy Mini? No problem, here’s how you can root your phone and get the Superuser app.

I. Before You Begin:

1. The warranty of your phone will be voided once you root it. However, you can regain the warranty by either applying stock firmware or unrooting your phone.

2. Make sure that your phone has enough battery life left so it can last through the whole process.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download the Root Package from here. (Download link is in the third post)

III. Rooting Samsung Galaxy Mini Smartphone:

1. Download and place the Root Package on the Desktop of your PC.

2. Connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable that came with it.

3. Transfer the Root Package file to your phone’s SD Card Root folder. Do NOT put it into any deep folder.

4. After the file transfer has been finished, disconnect your phone from the PC.

5. Turn OFF your smartphone using the Power button.

6. Boot your phone into the recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Menu+Power buttons simultaneously and you will enter recovery mode within a few seconds.

7. Choose update from SD card option from the recovery menu.

8. Choose the Root Package file you just transferred to your phone for flashing.

9. When the flashing is done, reboot your phone.

That’s all. You have successfully rooted your Galaxy Mini smartphone. Now, when you turn ON the phone, you will see the Superuser app installed on it.

You can head to our how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy Mini procedure to flash a custom recovery on your phone.

If this procedure helped you, then please head to the official thread over at XDA forum to thank/donate to the original developer of this root method !

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  • stab

    Your link to root file doesn’t work

    • Mahesh Makvana

      We just updated the link, thank you.

  • sam

    kindly give the links

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Check out the link we’ve provided in the Section-2, you’ll get the direct download links from there.

  • pas


  • VKG147

    Is it safe to root ur phone AFTER u updated the android version?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Before rooting any device, make sure to check the first section, as it may contain which version the root method works on. Sometimes, a root method works on all the versions.

  • riyzo

    How can i get that link…?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Go to the Forum Thread and scroll down until 3rd post, look for the link there.


  • TheGuyToTheLeft

    Link dosen’t work anymore …
    P.S: I got android 2.3.6, is it possible to root ny device with this?

  • Sami

    I rooted the phone, the app is there, now what? There doesn’t seem to be a further procedure to transfering apps to SD card when you enter the Superuser app and on phone settings it still doesn’t allow me to move apps to SD card? Have I missed something?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      The Superuser app is meant to provide root access to the apps requiring for it.

      To move apps to SD card, you need to download a separate app from Google Play. Following is the link to an app that lets you move apps to SD card on your device.

      Thanks Sami!

      • Sami

        That app tells me all my apps cannot be transfered to SD

        • Mahesh Makvana

          Yeah, it’s true. You can’t move all the apps to SD card. Some apps are unmovable, they’ve to be on your phone memory to keep functioning.


      • Sami

        what did the original rooting and Superuser app actually do if the new app tells me none of the apps can be transfered? or have I done something wrong?

  • one_day

    by flashing, you mean all my files and contact list will be deleted?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Nop, it’ll just flash the Superuser ZIP to inject root access to your device.

      None of your files will be touched.

  • Shilu

    M not getting the links…

  • Shilu

    Where is the download links, pls can anybody tell me….?????

    • Mahesh Makvana

      It’s given in the Section II.

      • Shilu

        but m not getting on section 2.. Sorry

  • qiqa

    is this method work for androif 2.3.4?

  • samson95

    Hey man… hope u give a quick reply.. Is this methods safe for root when my android already update to v2.3.6.?????
    Quick reply please.!! TQ

  • Ken Sharp

    What’s this bloody “Download manager” rubbish? Do you HAVE to link to malware???

    • Mahesh Makvana

      We always try to link to the original thread, where you can find legitimate links to download files instead of malware-infected files.

      The link’s working fine and doesn’t have malware on it.

      • Ken Sharp

        It DOES have malware, don’t download this rubbish. Follow the Cyanogenmod instructions instead.

  • Tarun

    Link provided on section 2 not working.
    Its download some virus on my pc.
    Please provide a new link or direct access to that software.

  • alexlessm

    On a different yet related note, does anybody know which android version would most suit galaxy mini?

  • asimkureshi

    Kindly advise, as my phone is not recovering when pressing menu+power button.