How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Stellar

The latest and greatest Samsung Galaxy Stellar is one of the high-end devices running the Android Ice Cream Sandwich with a nice set of hardware which include–1.2GHZ dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The only thing that disappoints users is lack of flash on the phone’s camera, though if you can sacrifice it, you can really have a good grab. A root method has also been developed by the users to let you get more from your device which you can’t get without root access. To root your Samsung Galaxy Stellar, follow the following guide.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of the device. However, you can restore the warrant by either unrooting the device or flashing the stock firmware.

2. The following procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package – Mirror (Download link’s available in the first post)

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Stellar:

1. Download and place the Root Package archive on your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop.

3. Turn ON the USB debugging function on your device from Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging, tick-mark the box.

4. Once enabled, connect the device to your PC using the USB cable.

5. Double-click on the batch (.bat) file you extracted from the archive.

6. Press 1 on your keyboard and hit the Enter button.

7. Follow the on-screen instructions.

8. Finally, you should be rooted!

Awesome! The Galaxy Stellar has successfully been rooted and if you took a look at an app which didn’t run on the device just because it wasn’t rooted, you can install it now and it should work fine!

IV. Flash a Custom Recovery Image (Optional):

1. If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the How To Flash a Custom Recovery Image on the Samsung Galaxy Stellar to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here and 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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  • Collin Harrington

    This doesn’t work with the update to android Jelly Bean (4.1.2). Beware, and please update the guide once the tools are updated, thanks.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Sure, we’ll have a separate Root Guide for the Jelly Bean update.


      • Joshua Morris

        any estimate when it will be up? 🙂

        • Mahesh Makvana

          I’m sorry for being a bit late in writing the procedure, it’ll be up very soon.


          • digihax420

            How bout now? Is it ready to be downloaded, I went to the links but there all gone but come to find out they didn’t work for my phone anyway which is;

      • Saeed Ghassemzadeh

        So when will this be available?

      • Saeed Ghassemzadeh

        So, do you have an estimate as to when this will available for 4.1.2? I understand that your last post was 2 months ago, so I was wondering when it will be available…

  • Wirby

    I downloaded the root package but once i extracted it,it’s still the same and i have to have a programe to open it..

  • Will

    Does this with with 4.1.2 Verizon android operating system

  • john

    cant seem to find the correct download link or the links broken.

  • shawn

    can a samsung galaxy stellar be unlocked? ive rooted my phone

  • shawn

    and its on 4.1.2

  • bob

    the link is broken please post a new one, want to root my galaxy stellar so bad

    • Hey bob,

      A mirror link’s been added to the procedure.


      • bob

        thank you so much, forgot to say something earlier, but i have successfully rooted my phone.You have been a huge help!

        • Hi bob,

          You’re most welcome!

          We’re glad we could help you 🙂


  • EZ $

    Didn’t work
    Said searching for Samsung galaxy s3 and would stop there

    • EZ $

      Please reply

  • Jacob

    It doesn’t seem to be working, it works fine up until it says “Waiting for Samsung Galaxy S III to be detected…” then it just stops, shouldn’t it say Samsung Galaxy Steller?

    • Hell Jacob,

      What build number does your device run? If it’s on I535VRBLI5 build, then you’ll have to wait until the developer comes up with a new root method.


      • Jacob

        How do I find the build number?

        • Hello Jacob,

          Head to Menu > Settings > About phone and your build number should be listed under “Build number”.


  • kenny

    so does it work on 4.1.2 and build #jzo54k.I200vrbme1?

    • Hello Kenny,

      There’s no mention of the version the method works for, however, you can give it a shot if it works for you.

      Let us know if it does.


      • Kronos

        I’m attempting it on that build, but not having any luck. Gets stuck at the searching step.

        • Try right-clicking on the batch file and select Run as administrator.

  • Jin

    Hi, I’ve tried, but I keep having an issue; Permission denied, when I tried to root after successfully detected the device SGS3(it says 3 but mine is stellar). It says step 1 – setup, and when it tries to copy the files – su, debugfs. debugfsinput – it says Permission denied. and it does not root correctly. it installs super SU, but when I open it, it says SU file is not found (cuz the file is not copied for sure). What should I do to get a permission for rooting? I’ve tried pretty much everything what Google says, and I followed every step you mentioned – turn on USB debugging included -, but I still failed.

  • gallax

    My stellar camt achieve 4G. Will a root fix this?