Rooting is the process of gaining administrative rights on your Android device. Once we root our Android device, we can then make changes to it to customize it well beyond what it normally can do.
Once you have root access on your Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, you’ll be able to:
- Remove apps that were preinstalled by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
- Free up storage space (because of the above benefit).
- Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
- Increase performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).
- Update to a new version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
- Tons of other customizations when you use your new found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
Interested? Here’s how to root your Galaxy Xcover 2:
I. Before You Begin
1. You will need a custom recovery installed before you can root it. Use our guide on the same to help you with this.
2. Charge your device to 75% or more before you begin.
3. Back up everything you feel is important before you start.
II. Necessary Downloads
1. UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.93.zip [or latest version available]
III. Rooting the One Touch M’Pop
1. Connect your device to your PC and copy UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.93.zip file to your device’s SD card.
2. Power down your device and put it into recovery mode. To do this, with the device turned off, press and hold the Power + Volume Up Home buttons until your device boots into recovery mode.
3. Select ‘install zip from sdcard.’
4. Navigate to the location of UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.93.zip and flash the zip file. Use the Volume Up and Down keys to navigate through and highlight the options and the Home button to select an option.
5. Once the flashing is done, reboot your device.
All set! Now, you can head to our How to Flash a Custom ROM procedure for the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 to open up a whole new world of customizations for your Android device!
By the way, don’t be scared, you can always put your device back to stock by heading to our Rooting How To’s section, finding your device, and doing the How to Unroot listed for it there.