How to Root the Samsung Galaxy 5

It looks like Samsung has stopped further development for Galaxy 5 smartphone, though the developers over at XDA still trying to bring fresh tweaks for this phone. In order to use some of the tweaks, you need a rooted phone. Here’s a simple guide for you on how you can root your Galaxy 5 smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You will void your phone’s warranty if you root it. However, there are two ways to get back the warranty. i) Either you can apply stock firmware OR ii) by Unrooting your phone.

2. Charge your phone to at least 60%, so you can go through the process without any problem.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download the Androot App from here.

III. Rooting Samsung Galaxy 5 smartphone:

1. Download and place the Androot App on the Desktop of your PC.

2. Connect your phone to your PC with the help of the USB cable.

3. Copy the Androot App to your phone’s SD card storage.

4. After the file is successfully copied to your phone, disconnect it from the PC.

5. Go to My Files on your phone and tap the Androot App to install it.

6. Once you have installed the app on your phone, launch it from the Menu of your phone.

7. From the app interface, choose the Root option. It will begin rooting your phone.

8. After the rooting is done, reboot your phone.

Congratulations ! You have successfully rooted your Galaxy 5 smartphone. You will see the Superuser app installed on it when it boots up.

You can head to our how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy 5 procedure to learn how you can install a custom recovery on your phone.

If this procedure helped you, then please head over to the XDA forum to thank/donate to the original developer of this rooting tool !

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  • keeps saying ‘failed! No ~~~ Fu goo ~~~’ 🙁

    • Mahesh Makvana

      At which step are you getting this error? If you could let us know, we’ll be able to help you out.

      • Harsh

        Same error comes for me also……
        This error appears as soon as I click on root button……
        Please Help….

        • Mahesh Makvana

          Please make sure that you have installed the app properly and there are no other apps interfering the Root app to perform tasks.

          • Ramvarg

            Same problem at the end of the attempt to root got the error No Fu goo

          • Francisco

            If you upgrade the phone to the last version this app not be root your phone, because the last OS update fix this bug.

  • i want to hack

    Will this work for samsung galaxy player 5.0?

  • bitch

    Infected with trojan

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Could you please tell us what’s infected with trojan?

      • Rob Taylor

        virus datected

  • Android

    My phone is rooted…how can i update Galaxy 5 to android2.

  • Jason

    If i download it off a torrent app will it still work?

  • william muir

    hi i tryed this and it gave me failed fu goo too

  • rick

    Worked perfectly, thanks!
    BTW, windows defender detects the .apk as a trojan… just ignore it.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      That’s great rick!

      We’re glad we could help you. Yeah, sometimes the built-in scanner detects some files as trojans while in fact, they aren’t.

      Now go ahead and flash a custom recovery on your device!

  • Rose

    Worked on me. Thanks a lot.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Rose,

      That’s really great! Now enjoy your favorite root-only apps on your device and customize it the way you want!

  • Varun Gawande

    problem with parse package!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help somebody

  • F.J. Muñoz

    Hi, friends, i have the same error, when i press the root button, i can read ailed! No ~~~ Fu goo ~~~

  • Jayden

    works great 🙂

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Cool Jayden! Glad we could help you!

  • Renegadei

    i get same error message after pressing root…???????

  • Jhon

    when it comes to an application called toolkit, it simply stops , i dont know why !!!

  • Max

    I Press Root It Starts Downloading Toolkit Says
    Failed ! No ~~~ Fu Goo ~~~

  • Thomas

    Do you still need to connect the phone to the computer? Because I could just download it directly on the phone…

    • Hi Thomas,

      You could do that, but usually most of our procedures involve using a computer. Thanks!

  • Pitta

    If anybody has problem with ‘failed! No ~~~ Fu goo ~~~’, can try superoneclick. It helped me!