How To Root The Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660

Samsung-Galaxy-Gio-rootThe Samsung Galaxy Gio may not be the most powerful or feature rich Android device on the market, but offering Android 2.2 Froyo, a 16m color screen and a 3.2 MP auto-focus camera at under $160 is more then a bargain. Intended as a budget device, the Gio has found itself in the hands of quite a few eager Android users. If you thought the phone felt bland, you can unleash its full potential now that root access has been achieved. Read on for more on how to root the Gio.

The rooting procedure is one of the most convenient and easiest we have come across for Android devices. It involves flashing a zip file via recovery, that is it! If you’re wondering why or if you should root your Gio, see our guide on  top 10 reasons to root your Android device.

So let’s get your Samsung Gio rooted!


Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Requirements:

Instructions:

  1. To begin, download the update.zip file from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
  2. Power the phone off.
  3. Boot into recovery mode by holding the middle button and pressing the power button.
  4. Once in recovery mode, select update from sdcard and choose the update.zip that you copied to your SD card.
  5. Let the file flash and once done, reboot your phone.

Voila! All done, your Samsung Gio is now rooted.

[via xda-developers]

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  • riddz17

    Plz tell me the procedure to root Samsung Galaxy fit. This comes from the same family as Geo and Ace!

    • cvsdvsdv

      is just the same as this one

  • wengsun

    Will this process wipe off all the data and applications in the original root directory and the SD card?

  • imponk

    Its work! Thanks

  • Angga

    it works…thanks….

  • ccs

    Erm when i was on recovery mode they said that it was unable to open it and installation aborted. HELP¡¡

  • marco

    hi, rooting worked. It it necessary to UNroot for android update? And how do I UNroot if I want to?

  • bogshiaw

    Hi,

    Will this work with an Indonesian made Gio unit? with baseband version DXKC2

    Appreciate any feedback from you guys.

    Thank you,

  • Chris

    Guys,

    I installed the update.zip , but when I reboot the phone I get in a menu where it’s listed. I just can’t press the damn thing: my whole touchscree is disabled, and the only thing that I can do is press the middle button so it restarts.

    At the same time I got the tip to look for apps like ‘click lag fix (olcf) or SuperOneClick v1.9.1

    these don’t show up in the market though. I live in the Netherlands, so anyone that can help me out?

    • ruly anggriawan

      chris, you can use volume button for up/down selected menu.

    • Hcober

      Use the volume (sound) button to navigate to the required file. Herb

    • Mattias Scalise

      no

  • Chris

    I feel silly now, cheers Ruly! Took me a whole 5 seconds to perform this root.

  • Davy

    Realy took me 10 seconds . works !

  • Martini

    Did not worked on Bell’s Gio GT-5660. The bottom of update screen: E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted.
    Above on the screen also shows e.g. GT-5570, GT-B7510. Looks to me it maybe not working on Gio (GT-5660) ?
    I first used original SD card and just loaded unmodified downloaded file. I tried to loaded on Sd card unzipped folder. I tried just blank SD card with unmodified .zip file.
    Any idea ? Thanks

    • a

      same here

    • Somewhere

      I think you should read “How To Root The Samsung Galaxy Ace On Froyo And Gingerbread” as the Bell Gio GT-5660 has Android 2.3.4(Gingerbread) and not Android 2.2(Froyo), for which this post is. Hope this helps

    • tdolphin

      didn’t work for me also with bell phone.
      BUT this one worked
      Universal_GB_ROOT.zip

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1192122&page=14

  • anam

    i have gio and i live in pakistan, i saved my pocket money and got it so iam really afraid of bricking it please help me can it brick my phone or what other problems can be caused!

    • Mirza Awais71

      hey kuch nhi ho ga ……… i have also tried it and ya i also buy it from my own pocket money :)

  • PESS

    ;-) 2 minutes and done thx

  • Ron

    great!! it worked. thanks!!
    how do i unroot the phone?

  • rami

    same here
    maybe bell have some kind of protection
    it being on prepaid
    hope they find a way to root

  • Vincent

    thanks its work for me…mine is Gio S5660

  • dany

    Guys can someone please tell me that if I root my Gio I can run flash….

  • anam

    heyyy plzz some give me a video of how to root gio i need proper step wise guide iam new to android interface

  • Sami

    1 sec of time :) thx bro

  • anam

    will this method remove all my apps n data on phone and sd??????? plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz replyyyyyy

  • hafiz

    Works for me. Done within 1-2 sec. Thumbs up. I noticed, after root there is an application named Superuser included. Contacts & my previous application installed still in my phone.

    • dany

      do you know if you can now run flash in websites?>….

  • hayden

    this didnt work for me it just kept saying it failed :\

  • Harun

    when itsin reboot i cant click on screen its disabled plz relpy fast for me

  • Harun

    Its rooted the screen was not disabled u need to choose with the volume buttons!

  • mgmgkhant

    I already try with Z4 root (1.1,1.2 and 1.3).It is fail and not yet root.Can I try with this one.
    If we press power button and menu button how long it take time.How many minute will hold on this button.Please reply for me. I dare to damage my new phone but i want rooted phone.

  • mgmgkhant

    i also want to know about no need to extract zip file or not.thank

  • balkolino

    This update.zip works fine as described, but don’t also press the *louder* button on the left side (the third one) to enter recovery mode unless you enter RAM DUMP mode instead. If this happens to you, remove the battery and then try boot into recovery mode again !

  • David

    this didnt work for me either, it just kept saying flash not succesful

  • Aureelijs

    my gio has Android 2.3.4(Gingerbread) and it worked.
    thanks

  • Felix vandersteen

    jipie i am now rootet ;p

  • Muzaffarhassan64

    does this voids my galaxy gio warranty or not?i really want to root galaxy gio without voiding my warranty.

    • Yalayala

      it will definitely void ur warranty

  • Faunasvt

    Erm when i was on recovery mode they said that it was unable to open it and installation aborted. 

  • Russell Ganesh

    Hi, I get and error cannot find the file in /sdcard

  • Russell Ganesh

    Okay my bad, I’ve succeeded it works. :-)

  • Trabelsiabderrahmen

    i have msg : ” E: Can’t open /sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory) Installation Aborted ” what i do ??

  • Ict For Free

    You can also do this EASY and with a UNROOT Possibility! by using Superoneclick v.2.3.2.0
    Try now!

  • Ict For Free

    You can also do it easy with superoneclick

  • Mohamed Abuthahir

    NOt works :(…waste of time

  • cody

    When i try to select the update folder to reboot it on it just opens up the folder.

  • Mattia Scalise

    does it deletes all files in the sd?

  • http://zgrabipopust.rs/ Zgrabipopust

    I hope that this is not some virus

  • Guest

    how do i select root from sd card ?

  • Sobhiyar

    which file do i put in the  META-INF or system?

  • Sobhiyar

    how long do you have have to hold on to power button and middle button?

  • Little-man

    How do i uninstall this app?
     

  • http://oxwall.se Carl Oxwall

    Sounds really sweet. I’m curious though, will the update.zip involve anything else but adding admini rights to my current Android installation? I’m running Gingerbread2.3.4 with Swedish SWYPE support, and it would be sad if this procedure somehow messed up (for example) my Swedish input keyboard, or anything similar. One has heard so many stories! ;> Cheers!

  • http://oxwall.se Carl Oxwall

    Sounds really sweet. I’m curious though, will the update.zip involve anything else but adding admini rights to my current Android installation? I’m running Gingerbread2.3.4 with Swedish SWYPE support, and it would be sad if this procedure somehow messed up (for example) my Swedish input keyboard, or anything similar. One has heard so many stories! ;> Cheers!

  • Awais Ahmed

     I have also UPDATe.zip file in my sd card what should i do? shall i replace?

  • Ads

    Okay, did it under 1min. Thanks. :) But what is Superuser?

  • Davygeersie

    i dont see a root folder in my SD card please help!!

  • Shawnwazza

    when i go on update nothing happens HELP!

  • Derek

    it does not appear to work with mine (it is running gingerbread though)

  • Obelus

    It works !!!!!!. tHX

  • Martin

    How do I select the option to update from the SDcard? i can’t scroll through the options to select it.

  • Turbounlocker

    Need some modding soon.

  • kg

    doesn’t work stills the same version

  • AROD.

    dont work for me i can get it started hold vol up and middle bottom and power and when reboot go to odib and that is said downloading and no more functuions….

  • http://www.facebook.com/nmmmnu Nikolay Mihaylov

    Works perfectly, Gio with 2.6.x bought JAN.2013

  • http://www.facebook.com/karl.magi.31 Mägi Karl

    hell yeah i rooted my gio under a minute thx bro and i overclocked my phone too