How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim

The Samsung Galaxy Proclaim packs features that fulfills needs of a normal Android user with 1GHz of processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box. Besides the software side, the phone sports a 3.5″ inch screen with 320×480 pixels resolution promising you’d never get the screen pixeled. Good news for the owners of the phone is, a root method’s out now using which you’ll be able to root the device and get access to system files on the device. In the following guide, we’re gonna show you how to root the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This should void the warranty of your device (until you unroot it).

2. You must have drivers for your device installed on your PC. You can get them from here.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Stock Kernel (Download link’s available in the first post)

2. Pre-rooted Kernel (Download link’s given in the first post)

3. Odin (Download link’s given in the first post)

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim:

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

2. Extract files from the Odin archive to your Desktop.

3. Double-click on Odin executable file and it should launch.

4. In the Odin, click on PDA and navigate to your Desktop and select Pre-rooted Kernel file.

5. Turn OFF the device.

6. Reboot the device into Download mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

7. Once the device has booted into Download mode, connect it to your PC using the USB cable.

8. Odin should recognize the device you just attached and when so happens, hit the Start button.

9. Sit back and wait for the process to finish.

10. Once done, the device should reboot.

11. Now, head over to Google Play and download the Superuser app.

Great! The device is now rooted but due to a bug in the kernel that you just flashed, you won’t get any cellular signals on the device and that is completely unacceptable. To rectify the issue, just flash the stock kernel using Odin and don’t worry, the root access will be preserved, however.

IV. Flashing Stock Kernel:

1. Follow steps as in Section III until Step-3.

2. In the fourth step, instead of choosing pre-rooted kernel, choose Stock Kernel.

3. Continue with rest of the steps until Step-10.

4. You’re all done!

Brilliant! You now have working cellular signals with root access on the device. You’re just a click away from installing root-only apps on the device, you would really like to have them on your device, wouldn’t you?

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • Matt

    Great, but does this method fix the no usb memory card access issue ? If not I would recommend that you put there is no way to fix that. Before some one looses partial functionality of the phone.

    • edit /etc/vold.fstab

      change lun0 to lun1.

      save vold.fstab.


      connect as usb mass storage device

  • Is the stock kernel interchangeable w/ NET10 & StraighTalk Phones? I’m flying NET10 & don’t want to end up w/ the more common Walmart account.

  • Kristin Shaw

    I’m wondering how to unroot the phone

    • Dax Krishna

      hey Kristin,

      flash the stock kernel instead of the rooted kernel, as Mahesh says in Section IV, and you should be unrooted!

  • Help me!!

    Hey there, i rooted and now it says my Proclaim has cannot charge unsupported battery…

  • so did anyone find a fix for the sd card issue? i would sure like to use mine

  • K.J.

    … well how do i install superuser when my cellular service does not work

  • johnny

    the pre rooted kernel has been dl for like an hour how long does it take

  • Kelvin

    Ok so I followed every step precisely, and now when I go to start using the phone again after rooting I can not access my provider network options anymore, ultimately really screws the phone up. Yeah I cant stand all the bloatware, spyware, and other trackware BS, but would much rather have just sucked it up and dealt with the privacy intrusions as to loosing all the options I had on my phone b4 the root.

  • kevin

    changed lun0 to lun1. STILL Wont work, displays as dual storage ( cd f, removable disk g).????

  • Joe

    I follow the instructions to the exact and still after all is said and done anything that requires root won’t wont. I used root checkers(Root Checker, Android Root Toolkit) and both say I don’t have it rooted, I installed superuser as well to try to grant permissions but apparently thats useless if there is no root present. Anyone got advice? I’d really like to get this worked out. I mean its at factory settings right now(I think) but I’d like to get it rooted for the sake of certain apps, battery, and performance.

  • Annon

    It worked for me. Install superuser before beginning the process and run superuser before reinstalling the stock kernel. All that will do is apply superuser to the stock kernel once the pre-rooted kernel is removed.

  • Nikko Bellic

    Hey when selecting files pre-rooted and are rooted in the. Zip or folder?

  • mac

    i cant root my phone cus i cant connect to the computer do you have another whay of rooting on the phone with out a computer

  • Austin Benson

    I cant open the links, it says chrome could not find the site. Any reasons why or is the links just out of date?