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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]

71 Comments

  1. I am a bit lost here… I have already root-ed my phone with the exact same steps as covered in this video but how do I remove those default apps on my phone after this?

  2. 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….

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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 !

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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

  10. 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

  11. 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?

  12. Hi,

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

    Appreciate any feedback from you guys.

    Thank you,

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