How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Rush

Announced a couple of months ago, the Samsung Galaxy Rush runs on the Boost Mobile network and is equipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The device specifications include a 1GHz processor, 768MB RAM and 3.15MP primary camera. For video calling, there’s a camera on the front-side capable of 1.3 Megapixel. While the specs are good, if not great, you can root the device and let its full potential come out. Rooting has so many advantages, like after rooting, you’ll be able to load root-only apps, mods and custom ROMs. This guide shows how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Rush smartphone. Let’s get started:

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. Make sure your device has at least 70% of battery life left.

3. This works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. ClockworkMod Recovery (Download link’s given in the first post)

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

3. SuperSU (Download link’s given in the middle of the first post)

III. Flashing a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Rush:

1. Download and place all the files onto your Desktop.

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

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

4. Copy the SuperSU ZIP archive over to the root of your SD card.

5. Once the file’s been copied, disconnect your device from your PC.

6. Double-click on the Odin executable file and it’ll launch.

7. Click on PDA and select the CWM Recovery file you downloaded earlier to your Desktop.

8. Make sure that only Auto Reboot option is checked in the tool.

9. Power off your device.

10. Reboot your device into Download mode by pressing and holding the Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

11. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.

12. Hit Start and it’ll begin flashing the recovery.

13. Your device should reboot once the recovery’s been flashed.

14. You’re done!

Awesome! The custom recovery’s been successfully flashed on your device. Follow the instructions in the next section to root your device.

IV. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Rush:

1. Turn OFF your device.

2. Reboot your device into Recovery mode. To do that, simply hold down the Volume UP+Power buttons together.

3. From the Recovery menu, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard.

4. Select the SuperSU ZIP you copied earlier to your device for flashing.

5. Once the file’s been flashed, reboot your device.

6. You’re all set!

Excellent! Your device has been successfully rooted as well as equipped with a custom recovery. All the doors to root-only apps and custom ROMs are now open for you!

V. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Rush 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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  • Ashley

    I succeeded in the recovery but when i go to recovery it says apply update using using adb or apply update using external storage…. i chose ext storage and supersu and it says certification failed but it says successful with everything else and reboots itself but it doesnt have the app on my phone and when i store the pro version from playstore i bought it says no binaries installed…. what should i do?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Ashley,

      It looks like the CWM Recovery wasn’t successfully installed on your device. As you say you’ve an option called “apply update from external storage”, that option isn’t present in the ClockworkMod Recovery.

      I suggest you to please check whether the CWM Recovery was successfully installed or not.

      Hope it helps!

    • Frank Cusumano

      Use Odin 3.0.4 as described. I tried 3.0.7 and did not work. Looks like that is your problem as I had the same issue. I know this is old but information is always helpful for the next repair shop or device owner! 🙂

      • Jason Willmert

        Where can I get Odin 3.0.4? cant find it any place and im having he same issues as above

        • Jason Willmert

          ok found Odin3.0.4 but still hve the same issue its just wont seem to flash

  • Bruce

    Yeah I’m also having trouble installing CWM. Not sure why, I’ve used odim onother devices before but it’s not doin it here for some reason. Any suggestions?

  • Ernie Colwell

    by rooting your phone does it completely erase all apps that were on the phone out the box?

  • Raymond Barrett

    Not tethering at all

  • Raymond Barrett

    I’ll try it again

  • Raymond Barrett

    Said my account won’t allow it
    Have boost mobile

  • Raymond Barrett

    After rooting the phone with I did, still not able to tether
    Can someone please help

    • Did you install an app for Tethering? If you didn’t, then try installing one from the Google Play Store and it’ll work for you.


  • Alex

    for some reason when i start my phone up in recovery mode i cant find superuser where i put it
    any ideas?

    • Hi Alex,

      Are you sure you didn’t extract the file? If you’re unable to find it in the recovery mode, try putting it at a location where you can find it.


  • George

    My Galaxy M-830 has no sim card. I forgot my lockscreen password. How can I unlock my screen?

  • micheal

    i cannot understand nothing mentioned above can i please get hel

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  • Jose Gonzalez

    Hi, I have a Samsung Galaxy Rush. I use the information on your site to root and flash CWM to it last year and it’s been great until yesterday. The new OTA patch released becauce of the Stagefright exploit kept trying to flash the stock recovery and succeeded at some point. I came back to your site to re-flash CWM again and i followed the instructions to the letter but it will not flash. SuperSu also says that the su binary is not installed, when I try reinstalling it, the same error comes up. I figured I let you know. On another note, i have a Samsung Galaxy Ring by virgin mobile, but i don’t see any info on it. Can you help with that too, thank for anything you can do.

    • Hi Jose,

      If the CWM keeps getting replaced by the stock recovery on your device, please do the following:

      Copy SuperSU to your device, uncheck the Auto Reboot option in the Odin and flash CWM, do not reboot your device when CWM is flashed; just boot up your device directly into the recovery mode using the key combo, and then flash the SuperSU zip to obtain root.

      We’ll see if we can do a rooting guide for your other device.

      Let us know if the above solution works for you!