View in galleryReleased in late October 2010, the Samsung Transform found itself running Android 2.1 Éclair and was later upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo. What happened to Gingerbread? That never really happened, so users are left with Froyo. If you still own the Transform and is completely stock, you should root it and give the device a fighting chance by letting it run custom ROMs and root dependent apps. Why cover this root now? Users request. While we cover mainstream Android devices, we tend to neglect the more budget oriented or less popular devices.
Rooting the Samsung Transform on Android 2.2 is actually much easier than it sounds. Especially when there is no PC involved. Well it is, just to copy the apk to the phone, which was otherwise available on the Android Market for download.
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, connect your phone to the PC in USB Mass Storage mode and copy the APK file to your device.
- Disconnect the device from the PC and make sure Unknown Sources is checked in Settings > Applications and so is USB Debugging in Settings > Applications > Development.
- Now, using any file manager, install the z4root app.
- Once installed, run the app and hit Temporary Root or Permanent Root depending on your choice.
- Let the app work it’s magic and your device should be rooted in no time!