Thanks to the forum-xda that always develop the open source of Android operating system. Now, we are able to root Samsung Galaxy Ace easily. If you’ve upgraded your Ace’s firmware to the official gingerbread update you might know that SuperOneClick rooting method doesn’t work anymore. Luckily there is another method involving installing a zip file from recovery which I’m going to explain now. This method is actually better since you don’t have to connect the ace to a computer. You can root and unroot on the fly. So in this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to root AND unroot you Samsung galaxy ace!
Caution: In my experience nothing has ever gone wrong with rooting. There is always that slight chance something can mess up. Use caution and only do this if you want to. I am not responsible if anything happens (but I really don’t think anything will happen if you do everything right) Also rooting voids your warranty but don’t worry, unrooting should give it back like nothing ever happened.!!
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- This Procedure will definitely void your warranty, although the warranty can be claimed by un-rooting your device.
What you need to prepare:
- A Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 after official Gingerbread 2.3 updgrade and a PC
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data. Guide from here
- Make sure your device has at least 75% of phone battery charge.
Steps to Root :
- Download and copy the Root.zip file into your sd card. You can even put it in a folder if you want.
- Turn your phone off
- Boot your phone into recovery mode. To do that, hold HOME+POWER buttons. When the screen turns on and you see the Samsung logo, let go of POWER but keep holding HOME. After the Galaxy Ace logo shows up and disappears, you should enter recovery mode. You can let go of HOME now.
- Now in recovery mode, you can scroll up and down using the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons and select using the HOME button.
- Scroll to the second option “apply update from sdcard” and press HOME to select.
- Scroll to the Root.zip file and select it (if you put it in a folder, find and open that folder and then select Root.zip
- After it’s done installing, select “reboot system now” and wait for the phone to reboot
- To check if your phone is rooted, go to you app drawer and look for an app called superuser with an icon of a pirate android with cross bones. If you see it, your phone is rooted.
Congratulations! You’ve officially rooted you galaxy ace!! Now what if you want to go back to unrooted for some reason , or just for the heck of it?? It’s easy. Very similar to rooting.
How to Un-root the Ace 2.3:
- Download unroot.zip and put in sd card
- Turn off the phone and boot into recovery (refer to step 3 above)
- Install the unroot.zip (similar to step 5 and 6 above)
- Restart phone (refer to step 7 above)
- Look in the app drawer and if all went well, the superuser icon should no longer be there!!!