The 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.
- To begin, download the update.zip file from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Power the phone off.
- Boot into recovery mode by holding the middle button and pressing the power button.
- Once in recovery mode, select update from sdcard and choose the update.zip that you copied to your SD card.
- Let the file flash and once done, reboot your phone.
Voila! All done, your Samsung Gio is now rooted.