The Samsung Galaxy Duos S7562 is a dual-SIM version of the original Samsung Galaxy S, that made waves way back in 2010. The device is similar in most respects to the original version right down to its 4-inch display, 5MP camera, and the 1GHz processor. This guide below will show you how to root the newer one and enable you to install any root-requiring apps that you have always wanted. Read on then to root the Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562.
I. Before You Begin
1. Charge your device to 75% or more and back up anything you feel is important before you start.
2. Make sure that you have installed the proper drivers before you begin. If you are not sure, install Samsung Kies which should take care of installing the most necessary drivers for this procedure.
II. Necessary Downloads
III. Installing Temporary ClockworkMod Recovery
1. Extract Galaxy S Duos S7562 Droidiser Rooting Kit.zip to a folder on your desktop.
2. From the extracted folder, again extract odin.zip.
3. Double-click on Odin3 v1.85.exe to run Odin.
4. Click on the PDA button and navigate to the location of recovery.tar. [This should be available in the folder you extracted above]
5. Power down your device and put it into Download mode. To do this, hold Volume Down + Home and press the Power button until you see the Samsung logo. On the next screen, press the Volume Up button to continue to Download mode.
6. Connect your device to your PC using a compatible microUSB cable. Your PC should now detect your device in Download mode and install the necessary drivers. Once that is done, the ID:COM field on Odin should light up yellow, signifying that Odin has properly detected your device.
7. Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are ticked under the Option section.
8. Remove the battery cover of your device.
9. Click on Start to flash the custom recovery to your device.
10. As soon as Odin says PASS and the device starts to reboot and vibrates, remove the battery. This will prevent your device from overwriting the custom recovery with stock recovery. If you fail in doing this, follow the above steps again.
11. Put the battery back in and power on your device.
You will have temporary custom recovery installed which means you can flash unofficial zip files to your device!
IV. Rooting the Galaxy S Duos
1. Connect your device again to your PC and copy the CWM-Superuser-3.1.3.zip to your device’s SD card.
2. Disconnect, power down your device and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, hold the Volume Up + Volume Down + Home + Power buttons (with the device off) until you see the Samsung logo and your device boots into CWM. Use the Volume Up and Down buttons to navigate and the Home button to select your preferred option.
3. Choose Install zip from SD card and then Choose zip from external SD card or Choose zip from internal SD card.depending on where you have placed the CWM-Superuser-3.1.3.zip file.
4. Navigate to the location of CWM-Superuser-3.1.3.zip and select it.
5. Select Yes on the next screen to start flashing the CWM-Superuser-3.1.3.zip file.
6. Once the flashing is done, select the reboot option in main menu.
Your device should now be rooted once it reboots!
V. Installing Permanent ClockworkMod Recovery
If you reboot to recovery after you have rooted, you’ll find the old stock recovery instead of the ClockworkMod Recovery you just installed. If you want a more permanent ClockworkMod Recovery, use our guide on the same here.
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.
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