According to recent news, Samsung has stopped supporting Galaxy 5 I5500 but we will be looking out on how you can root, unroot and install Clock Work Mod Recovery in your Galaxy 5 I5500 smartphone along with the optimized version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version. An all new android 4.0 firmware version will soon be rolled out via custom ROM in the coming days. However this upcoming update is not the official firmware release by Samsung Electronics but is the beta leaked version. Many of the Galaxy 5 devices are still running on the age old Android 2.1 or Android 2.2 Froyo firmware.
It is to be noted that rooting this firmware will void your warranty.
We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it on Galaxy S2 I9100G or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.
You ought to backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Do not use KIES to back up any data because it wont recognize KIES as it a beta version. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500:
Step-1: Download Universal Androot tool from the Must Have section to your phone. In case you have downloaded it to your computer then copy the downloaded file to your phone. After copying is done, disconnect your smartphone from the computer if it is still connected.
Step-2: Open the file placed in your phone that is basically an apk file. Once you open the application, choose the appropriate option out of “Root” or “Unroot” as per your requirement. Click on “Root” option to root your smartphone or click on “Unroot” to de-root the phone.
After you select the required option, it will take about 3-4 minutes to root or unroot the device. Thus you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.