I will take no credit for this and it is pretty sloppy but it will at least get the ball rolling for this device. I was able to get root on this device by following section 2 on this thread. [GUIDE][VZW GSIII Edition]How to root your Galaxy SIII & More!(ROMs/CWM/Stock) - xda-developers Yes it is for the samung galaxy SIII, but it works for the Samsung Galaxy Stellar also. I only got root for my phone, If you follow the link, DO NOT DO ANYTHING AFTER SECTION 1 STEP 8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ---Updated---- The root method will still work after the most recent update. Here is a quick guide to rooting the Stellar: First: I am not liable for anything this will do to your device. Rooting is relatively safe, going beyond that can mess up your device ( ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR DEVICE) I take no credit for the links and the root method, hit up the link and leave a thanks or donate to the guy who originally found wrote the guide. Last READ!!! XDA Adroidforums RootzWiki before rooting or doing anything more than the normal day to day stuff on a android/windows/iphone. Windows OS only: 1. Download the following files Samnsung Drivers RootDebugFS (Suppport the GOO!!!) 2. Install the samsung drivers to the pc and unzip RootDebug to a folder on the desktop 3. Connect the device to the computer, ( preferably with the OEM cable), you should hear the Ba-Doink sound once the device is detected. 4. On the device go to the device setttings, turn on USB Debugging ( setting --> Developer options --> USB Debugging), and check Installation of Unknown Sources ( setting --> security ---> Unknown Sources). Make sure no other tether programs or emulators are running ( if you do turn off or unistall and then restart the phone). 5. Next, locate the folder the RootDebugFS was unzipped to, open the folder. Right Click the file and run as admin ( I dont know if the program needs admin permissions but it doesnt hurt), WinXP double click. Once the program opens press 1 and hit enter. Windows 8, I was able to root from the OS. If you think you are having issues with your OS, try another computer. 6. Follow all of the prompts and dont unplug the phone until it is done rooting ( it will let you know). 7. Once it is done, look in your apps folder for superuser. If it is there that is a good sign, open the app and update the app ( info screen and select update binary). If it updates you're rooted!!! If you have issues, try redownloading the rooting program, rerooting a few times. Try after a fresh restart, and if you are really wanting root, factory reset ( BACKUP your stuff ( read how to backup android devices on the sites above) you will loose important stuff!!!). Once rooted, I recommend paying for and downloading Titanium backup. Set it up with a free account with Box.com or Dropbox.com. You will have to setup the account in the app, (issues google it) that way you can run a backup with titanium backup and have it automatically upload your backup to one of the sites. Also Pay for Dropsync, with root, you can upload any file off your device to dropbox. If you want you can sync you complete phone to dropbox and anytime you make a change will sync it with dropbox. The biggest reason is, and BEST thing about root, loose an app, delete a picture, completely crash your ROM ( TWRP for Stellar), your phone items are recoverable.