How to Root Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660 – Step by Step Tutorial

Sanjana January 30, 2012 0

Good old days are now back for Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660 users as you can now not only root your Galaxy GIO smartphone but also install the latest version of ClockworkMod Recovery in your phone. This ClockworkMod Recovery comes loaded with a number of special surprises for your device that totally change the way you access your phone.

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We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660 smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.

Lets take a glance at some of the features that come with this ClockworkMod Recovery:

Features:

  • Reboot into recovery
  • Reboot into system
  • wipe battery & dalvik-cache
  • wipe data (factory reset) & cache
  • install
  • Show log
  • format & mount partition
  • Backup & Restore
  • Lock key
  • Fix permission

Pre-Requisites:

You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Galaxy GIO S5660 Rooting Package

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660:

Step-1: Download Galaxy GIO S5660 Rooting Package from the Must Have section to your computer and unzip it to your computer or laptop. After extraction is complete, match the files with the image given below and if a single file is found missing then check with the downloading and extraction of files.

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Step-2: Open Odin in your computer and power off your phone to enter your device into Download mode by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened.

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Step-3: Now the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step. It may take 3-4mins for the ID:COM block to install all the drivers hence wait till the process completes. Dont proceed to the next step if the ID:COM block doesn’t turn yellow.

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In case the ID: COM doesn’t turn yellow then you need to install Samsung USB Drivers, .NET Framework and update KIES with the latest version so that the missing drivers get installed.

Step-4: Select the corresponding files as mentioned below in Odin

Tap on “OPS” & Select “GIO_v1.0.ops”

Check the “One Package”

Tap on “One Package” tab and choose the file named as “cwm-5.0.2.7-ext4only-odin.tar.md5”

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Double check the selected files and tap on “Start” to begin the updation process. After rooting is over, the device will restart and you will see Super user and CWM application present in your application list in your phone.

Thus you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660 smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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