How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300)

Samsung Galaxy Pocket is an Android smartphone for those who really want to enjoy true Android experience without damaging their pockets. The device runs Android Gingerbread on-board and is equipped with a 832MHz processor, not so good specs but still worth the price you’re paying for it. With every Android device out there, there’re opportunities to go beyond what manufacturer has to offer and that means rooting the device and getting root-only apps running on it. This might seem a difficult task at first, but it really isn’t. So to help your rooting job easier, here we’ve put together all the steps to root the Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300) smartphone. Go ahead and root your device!

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. Your device should have at least 60% of battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Download link’s given in the second post)

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300):

1. Place the Root Package archive on the Desktop of your PC. Do NOT extract it, just leave it as is.

2. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

3. Copy the Root Package archive over to the root of your SD card.

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

5. Turn OFF your device.

6. Reboot your device into the Recovery mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume UP+Home+Power buttons together.

7. Once inside the Recovery mode, choose apply update from sdcard.

8. Select the Root Package archive you copied earlier for flashing.

9. The file will then be flashed on your device.

10. Once it’s done, reboot your device.

11. And you’re rooted now!

Awesome! Your device has been successfully rooted and the same can be confirmed by checking the presence of Superuser app in your App Drawer.

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 Pocket (GT-S5300) to learn how to do that.

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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  • David Generato

    OH HAI GUISE. I’m having problems when booting into recovery mode. It doesn’t detect my root package as I always followed the steps. Can I ask how to fix that? thank you! 😀

    • Isis Seth


    • Jonel Chan Aguilar Mata

      me too

  • Mustafa Cande

    pls my samsung galaxy is on code and all the requesting me to intruduce my E-mail when I try it would not open. pls u help me open it.

  • enzo

    It doesn’t detect my root package

  • samsunggalaxypocket

    will it delete any data???

    • It shouldn’t. But we recommend you to take a backup, just in case.


  • Nelson Viesti

    Hi… i need your help…after #8 my GTS5300B shows de information: “INSTALLATION ABORTED” . Them I’ve no options… only rebbot device and it’s continue without Root.

  • monika

    hi i need your help, i cant switch on my GT-S5300 phone after doing a hard reset.Only the logo is coming up.