Universal Gingerbread Root & Unroot 2.3.3 -> 2.3.7+

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  1. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    UNIVERSAL GINGERBREAD ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY MODELS: GT-S5570, GT-S5570B, GT-S5570I, GT-S5570L, GT-S5571, GT-S5578 (Chinese Mini)(new), GT-S5660, GT-S5660M, GT-S5660L, GT-S5660V, SHW-M290K (Korean Gio), GT-S5670, GT-S5670B, GT-S5670L, GT-S5830, GT-S5830B, GT-S5830C, GT-S5830D, GT-S5830F(La Fleur)(new), GT-S5830i, GT-S5830L, GT-S5830M, GT-S5830T, GT-S5830Z, GT-S5839i, GT-S6802, GT-B5330(new), GT-B7510, GT-B7510B, GT-B7510L, GT-B7800, GT-B5510, GT-B5510B, GT-B5510L, GT-B5512, GT-B5512B, GT-S6102, GT-S6102B, GT-S5300, GT-S5300B(new), GT-S5302, GT-S5360, GT-S5360B, GT-S5360L, GT-S5360T, GT-S5363, GT-S5369, GT-S5690, GT-S5690M, GT-S5690L, GT-I8150, GT-I8150B, GT-I5510, GT-I5510B, GT-I5510L, GT-I5510M, GT-I5510T, SCH-i509.

    DISCLAIMER: ---You will have sucessfully rooted Samsung phone only for the models that are mentioned above. Any other phone model is incompatible at the present time. Phone models like GT-S6500, GT-S7500, GT-I9000 have a diferent structure from diferent point of view. Diferent certificate pass key to the signed zip files, diferent update binary in the zip file and so on. If anything new comes out you will be informed untill then it is strictly on the models that are presented.---

    This is only for the people that they are using Gingerbread and can't root their phone with SuperOneClick. You can root your phone with universal_gb_root_v23.zip file for your phone model.

    Question: How do I Root Gingerbread on my phone?


    - First enable Unknown sources on your phone (Settings -> Applications -> Unknown sources)

    - Download the universal_gb_root_v23.zip file and put in your SD card.

    * How do I transfer universal_gb_root_v23.zip on my SD card?

    (You can tranfer the universal_gb_root_v23.zip to your phone via Wifi, Bluetooth, SD micro Adapter or USB cable. To transfer it via USB cable you need first to download KIES from the offical Samsung Web Site and after installing restart your PC so the USB drivers can be recognized properly.Enable USB debugging on your phone, Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging. Plug in the USB cable and enable the connection on you mobile phone like the picture in the bottom. After couple of seconds your SD card will be showed on your PC like Removable disk. Copy universal_gb_root_v23.zip to your SD card.)


    - After transferring your file on your phone disable the USB by pressing "Disconnect storage from PC" after that remove the USB cable and turn off your phone "Power off".

    [Entering recovery mode on GT-S5830]

    - Make shure you start the phone like this : Long press and hold the (Power Button) + (Home Button)


    [Entering recovery mode on GT-S5830i]

    - Make shure you start the phone like this : Long press and hold the (Volume up Button) + (Home Button) + (Power button)


    - After couple of seconds you will see your phone booting in recovery mode

    - Move in the menu with the Volume - Volume + to scroll up and down and choose "apply update from sdcard" with the Home button and choose the universal_gb_root_v23.zip and press once again the Home button to apply it.


    - You will see a message "Install form sdcard complete".
    - Then press on the "reboot system now"
    - When you open SuperSU it will ask you to upgrade the SU binary just press continue your phone will reboot once and you are done!

    Download link for Universal Gingerbread Root (by StoneBoyTony) :


    What's new in this version:
    - SuperSU Application v0.94 (new)
    - SuperSU binary v0.93 (new)
    - Root Validator
    - BusyBox binary v1.20.2 (new)
    - New signed release key of the zip files for better compatibility on the phone models (new)

    IMPORTANT: Root and Unroot method is designed to work in recovery mode on Stock ROM's. CWM Recovery and Custom ROM's are not supported! And never try to unroot your phone when you are using Custom rom!




    As some people reported there is sometimes problem with the rooting procedure files can't be extracted properly (applications,binaries) so from today (04.08.2012) in every new update there will be an extra second alternative root zip file recognized with the letter "b" in the end of the version number. As always in life we must have a B PLAN. In this root zip file package it will be only the SuperSu application and the supersu binary, no Busybox, Rootvalidator or anything else. So if the rooting procedure from above didn't work for you then you should run again in recovery mode the universal_gb_unroot_v7.zip to delete all the half extracted files from the root procedure previously done. After that you can apply universal_gb_root_v23b.zip known as Root Only.

    IMPORTANT: If for some reason after rooting with the universal_gb_root_v23b.zip want to install Busybox then when you open the application it will give you a location to install busybox to /system/bin (this is for the reason becouse there is no busybox binary in this root zip file) you just need to simply relocate the installation to /system/xbin (to relocate the path simply press on the text /system/bin it will open a new window and change it to /system/xbin) . This is for a reason becouse in the future you might want to remove busybox and many times happend that it can't be uninstalled properly leaving all the applets in bin folder mixing the files with the system files from your Android OS. Then you need to install root explorer and delete all the applets manualy and trust me is a painful job. So the problem it will be solved very quickly by installing in /system/xbin. if you don't like it to have anymore later just use the procedure for unroot (READ: HOW CAN I UNROOT MY PHONE?) universal_gb_unroot_v7.zip it will delete all the remaining stuff from busybox in /system/xbin and use again the universal_gb_root_v23b.zip to root.


    Download link for Universal Gingerbread Root ONLY (by StoneBoyTony) : universal_gb_root_v23b.zip


    From today (02.04.2012) I can proudly present the third update zip universal_gb_c.c.b.s.f_v6.zip. C.C.B.S.F stand for "Cleanup Carrier Branded System Files" What makes this package very interesting is allowing you to cleanup your System files (applications) from your branded carrier provider such as Shops, Music, Web Launchers, Widgets...Games: Tetris,Sims3 etc ...making free space in the system partition ROM (not internal memory) so later the root installation can take place and have a sucessfully rooted phone. This package will clean up most of the carrier providers like:

    What's new in this version:

    Added Carrier Network Providers:

    - 3 (new)
    - Aircel (new)
    - Airtel
    - Asda (new)
    - Axis (new)
    - Banglalink
    - BT Mobile (new)
    - Cellone (new)
    - Dialog
    - Dolphin (new)
    - E-Plus
    - Etisalat
    - Globe
    - Grameenphone
    - H3G (new)
    - Hutch
    - IDEA
    - Indosat (new)
    - IR MCI (new)
    - IRANCELL (new)
    - Loop Mobile (new)
    - M1
    - Meteor
    - Mobitel
    - Movistar
    - MTCE (new)
    - NCELL
    - NepalTelecom
    - O2
    - Optus
    - Orange
    - Poland Plus
    - Reliance (new)
    - Robi
    - SFR
    - STEL (new)
    - Taliya (new)
    - Talkmobile (new)
    - TataDOCOMO (new)
    - Telcel
    - Teletalk
    - Telkomsel (new)
    - TelstraOne
    - TESCO (new)
    - TKC (new)
    - T-Mobile
    - tuenti
    - Uninor (new)
    - Videocon (new)
    - Virgin
    - Vodafone
    - XL (new)

    - New signed release key of the zip files for better compatibility on the phone models (new)

    IMPORTANT: The universal_gb_c.c.b.s.f_v6.zip can be applyed in recovery like the rest of the zip files for root and unroot. It will delete all Carrier Branded System Files (Applications) without to interfere with the system files of Samsung Stock ROM's all functions will work normaly only the applications from the carrier branded apps will be deleted. In order to bring them back you need to unroot your phone and make a Factory Reset and all will be back as usual. This zip file should be only applyed if you have Carrier Provider Phone (like the above list already mentioned) and can't root the phone becouse of the carrier apps making a full capacity of the Android OS (system partition).

    Download link for C.C.B.S.F (by StoneBoyTony) : universal_gb_c.c.b.s.f_v6.zip


    Well some Stock Firmwares have been made that in the system partition you can not even copy via recovery a single file. So my task search begin and finaly I found the bug to solve the problem. In many Stock Firmwares they put Quickoffice application, this stock firmwares in some cases are very problematic to make root on them. So finaly here is the solution and very simple to make a free space for rooting. Apply in recovery the universal_gb_remove_quickoffice.zip and then you can use the universal_gb_root_v23b.zip to finaly root your phone. So Quickoffice will be deleted from your system partition but you can always install the Quickoffice.apk whenever you want and it will be installed on your SD card (you can have the rooted phone and using again the Quickoffice). If for some reason you need to take your phone to the samsung service center problem with hardware,software or anything like that you can reverse the process to install Quickoffice back to the system partition (if you have installed the Quickoffice.apk uninstall it first from the Task Maneger)using first the universal_gb_unroot_v7.zip to unroot and after that use the universal_gb_install_quickoffice.zip to install Qucikoffice back to your system partition and all will be back as normal.

    Download link to Remove Quickoffice (by StoneBoyTony): universal_gb_remove_quickoffice.zip

    Download link to install Quickoffice application: Quickoffice.apk

    Download link to install Quickoffice back on your system partition (by StoneBoyTony): universal_gb_install_quickoffice.zip


    - You need to open SuperSu application and under "Apps" press the icon or the text for RootValidator. A new window will open and press "Forget". Power off your phone and enter in recovery mode to apply universal_gb_remove_validator_v2.zip file.

    Download link for Remover of RootValidator (by StoneBoyTony) : universal_gb_remove_validator_v2.zip


    - First thing you need to remove all the applications that they are depended from root, after that open SuperSU -> Settings -> Full Unroot and press Continue. Your phone will reboot once and after that enter Recovery mode and use the universal_gb_unroot_v7.zip to delete all the traces remaining. If you were having Superuser app (the older one) just get in the Recovery mode and then apply the universal_gb_unroot_v7.zip

    You can download the UNROOT (by StoneBoyTony) from here: universal_gb_unroot_v7.zip

    What's new in this version:

    - Deleting all traces of Superuser
    - Deleting all traces of Suhax
    - Deleting all traces of Busybox and Busyboxpro (and all applets created in xbin that they are symlinked causing sometimes Busybox to fail of uninstalling them so that problem is solved i add them all to be deleted and for the leatest version 1.20.2. )
    - Deleting all traces of Superoneclick
    - Deleting all traces of SuperSU and SuperSU Pro
    - Deleting Root Validator
    - New signed release key of the zip files for better compatibility on the phone models (new)


    For those who already have root with Superuser or any other kind of root method and want to update your root with the new SuperSU package you need first uninstall all app that they are depended from root then apply in recovery mode the universal_gb_unroot_v7.zip and enter again in recovery mode to apply the universal_gb_root_v23.zip or you can use Only Root universal_gb_root_v23b.zip .


    This is how it looks rooted phone you will have application SuperSU



    Applications that are worth to have root on your phone. Example:

    - TitaniumBackupPro
    - ROM Manager
    - Market Unlocker Pro
    - SD Speed Increase
    - SD-Booster
    - Z-ScreenRecorder PRO
    - Root Explorer
    - System Tuner Pro
    - SD maid Pro
    - Root Call Blocker
    - Voltage Control Extreme
    - ROM Toolbox
    - LCD Density Changer
    - Tasker
    - Wirless Thether for Root Users
    - Terminal Emulator
    - Droidwall - Android Firewall
    - Button Savior
    - Virtual Button Bar
    - Set CPU for root users
    - Sixaxis Controller
    - Hexamob Recovery Pro
    -LBE *************



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  2. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I had to react and create a duplicate threat and wonder why the moderator or admin from Android Forums linked my original thread to some older version thread that is not expendable? I guess this days people are very lazzy to see the diference why should we use the brain in the end...unbelievable!

    As you see this rooting method can be applyed on more Ace models: GT-S5830, GT-S5830B, GT-S5830C, GT-S5830D, GT-S5830i, GT-S5830L, GT-S5830M, GT-S5830T, GT-S5830Z, GT-S5839i, GT-S6802 (new)

    How can this be merged thread when is not posted on the first page? As you can see people are confused they see only the first thread on the first page and give them no option that there is a second chance to root their phone. Please bring back the thread as it was separate.

    Becouse this are the results: http://androidforums.com/ace-all-th...msung-galaxy-ace-2-3-6-xwkt4.html#post4815745

    Thanks for your understanding

  3. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Updated everything new models available for root :D
  4. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

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