If you have a Galaxy Mini running Android 2.3.3/4 and SuperOneClick is not working out for you in trying to root your device, there still is a way to get that done. It’s not exactly the one click solution you would have hoped for as offered by SuperOneClick, it’s still easy enough and requires you to flash a file from recovery so you should be able to root it without much hassle. The method and files used were originally meant for the Galaxy Ace, but apparently they works just fine for the Galaxy Mini as well. Read on for more information and our complete step-by-step instructions.
The Galaxy Mini is a pretty decent entry-level Android smartphone that has gained a lot of users in emerging markets across the world. If you are a power user and want to take your Galaxy Mini to the next level by rooting it to run all the root-only apps, hacks and mods on it, you might have likely tried SuperOneClick – perhaps one of the simplest tools for one-click rooting of many Android devices. Unfortunately, on Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 or later versions, the exploit used by SuperOneClick has been patched and it no longer works. If you can’t wait till SuperOneClick is updated with the newer exploit to root these devices, this method is for you!
Enough details? Let’s get on with rooting your Galaxy Mini.
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 root file from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Next, power off the device and reboot the device into recovery mode. (Hold the Power button and Middle Menu button together to start in recovery mode.)
- Once in recovery, using the volume buttons navigate to update from SD card.
- Select the file you copied to the SD card to begin the flashing.
- Once the file is flashed, simply reboot your device.
Once the phone reboots, you should see the SuperUser app installed. Your phone is now rooted. Download Root Checker from the Android Market to verify that root access was successfully achieved. Hopefully, SuperOneClick will soon see an update that allows you to root devices running 2.3.3, 2.3.4 or later upcoming versions of Android as well. Till then, this method should allow you to enjoy full root privileges on your Galaxy Mini.