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Rooting Samsung GIO on Ginderbread 2.3.4 ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rushino, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. rushino

    rushino Lurker
    Thread Starter


    Just got my phone gio and it came with gingerbread 2.3.4 so its cool but i wonder how to root it. I try several rooting proceed for 2.3.3 or 2.3 and it seem to fail i get an error saying error on /tmp/package.zip install aborded.

    Any ideas ?

    Also would it be better to get a custom rom ?

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  2. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member

    You can find your answer here how to root Samsung Galaxy Gio: http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...0-ace-s5830-gio-s5660-pop-i559-fit-s5670.html

    About custom rom wait for answer from someone else.
  3. asad1912

    asad1912 Newbie

    I would recommend flashing a custom rom

    there arn't that many for GiO but the one im using is a pretty comfortable and bugfree one...from my experience...

    Im using GioPro Lite v1.2
    its android 2.3.4 rooted :)

    Download Odin
    Odin 4.42.rar
    it contains an ops for gio

    flash this(GioProlite1.2) using odin

    my MUST recommendation is to factory reset before AND after the flash
    i cant emphasize enough on this

    and do make sure you have 70%+ charge when you attempt this

    Hope this helps :)
  4. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member


    UNIVERSAL GINGERBREADROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY MODELS: GT-S5570, GT-S5570B, GT-S5570I, GT-S5570L, GT-S5571, GT-S5578 (Chinese-Mini), 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), GT-S5830G, GT-S5830i, GT-S5830L, GT-S5820, GT-S5830M, GT-S5830T, GT-S5830V, GT-S5830Z, GT-S5838(Chinese-Ace), GT-S5839i, GT-S6800(Africa-Ace Advance), GT-S6802, GT-S6802B, GT-S6802L (new), GT-B5330, 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, GT-S5300L (new), GT-S5302, GT-S5302B (new), GT-S5302L (new), GT-S5360, GT-S5360B, GT-S5360L, GT-S5360T, GT-S5363, GT-S5367 (new), GT-S5368 (new), GT-S5369, GT-S5690, GT-S5690i, GT-S5690L, GT-S5690M, GT-S5690R, GT-I8150, GT-I8150B, GT-I5510, GT-I5510B, GT-I5510L, GT-I5510M, GT-I5510T, SCH-i110 (new), SCH-i509, SCH-i559, SCH-i589(Ace Duos -Chinese/India), SGH-T499, SGH-T499Y, SGH-T499V, SGH-T499W, SGH-T589, SGH-T589R, SGH-T589W, SGH-I837, SGH-I857.

    The thread expand in a very big size and can't be posted here but I made a PDF file so you can download it from here or you can visit me on the next link.
    NEW UPDATE ON: stoneboytony.blogspot.com

    Universal Gingerbread Root & Unroot 2.3.3 -> 2.3.7+
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    Download The Leatest Tutorial:
    Universal Gingerbread Root & Unroot 2.3.3 -> 2.3.7+.pdf

  5. rushino

    rushino Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Nice it worked!! Ive been waiting like 2 week before using it in order to correctly root it.

    Thanks a lots! I also agree on avoiding custom rom.. i prefer to keep the rom the wait it is to ensure it will still be compatible with the hardware.
  6. Stefann

    Stefann Lurker

    Having custom ROM has both good and bad sides. You really can lose some functions or brick your phone if you don`t know what you`re doing. I don`t advice anyone who doesn`t feel confident he can accomplish it to do it, BUT when you succeed you get much better performance and battery life.
    After changing my ROM I got 2x+ benchmark score and it goes more than Galaxy S does.

    My advice is if you want to change it go to someone you trust knows what he`s doing. :)

  7. rushino

    rushino Lurker
    Thread Starter

    And who should i trust ?
  8. PrimeGIO

    PrimeGIO Lurker

    Im also goin to buy a GIO, probly nxt week.... will i get it with Ginger bread out of the box ???...wow... u 're so lucky to have 2.3 out of the box man...

    anyway, can i safely ROOT may GIO that runs Ginger bread,(if i was lucky) using the above mentioned "universal" method ?? DID IT REALLY WORK FOR U ???
  9. rushino

    rushino Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I confirm. This fix will work on android 2.3.4 (gingerbread). It really worked for me. :)
  10. IDEAL41

    IDEAL41 Member

    worked perfectly on Bell Canada Gio:)
  11. PrimeGIO

    PrimeGIO Lurker

    this works on any Ginger bread version ??
    i mean whether its 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 or what ever as long as its gingerbread ?
  12. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member

    Yes, as long is Gingerbread ;)
  13. Gage_ab

    Gage_ab Lurker

    Does anyone know if this method works for Telus T959P Galaxy 4G? Super 1 click didn't work on this phone, updated to 2.3.4
  14. dkotheman

    dkotheman Lurker

    All these steps also worked perfectly on my Bell Gio S5660M.
    But after I put a Rogers sim card and reboot, it still says 'Network locked'.
    What else do I need to do so it would work on Rogers?
    Need to add APN?

    How can I tell if it has been rooted?
  15. StoneBoyTony

    StoneBoyTony Well-Known Member

    Rooting is not equal to unlock you must know that. If you want to unlock you phone here are the instructions http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...0-ace-s5830-gio-s5660-pop-i559-fit-s5670.html
  16. droidner

    droidner Lurker

    StonyBoy Tony or any otjer member:

    Are you sure the Universal Gingerbread Root really roots the GIO using 2.3.4 on the Bell network ? I used the Universal GB root program and got the message at the end saying the phone was now rooted. Yet, I went to install Rom MAnager from the Marketplace and it wouldn't let me because the phone is it thinks the phone is not rooted. Also, if it is rooted, shouldn't I be able to delete the Bell apps (or at least those I don't want)? I can't seem to do that either.
    I'm new at this so may you can shed some light.

  17. Dodge34

    Dodge34 Newbie

    If your phone is rooted, there's a new app called super user in your app, and you just need to download Titanium Backup from the market (the free edition will get rid of the unwanted apps, no problemo) I still can't figure out why the push so many useless apps on each phone they release.

    AMINVAHID Lurker

    I have just bought Galaxy Gio from Canada and decided that it is locked by Virgin mobile company however I can not use other SIM cards from other companies !!

    now I want to root it but whenever I want to Get into recovery mode (press Home+Power on/off button) nothing happens!! and after a few minutes it restarted again!

    I have only installed Recovery Clockwork from downloading mode and nothing else

    then I tried thith SuperOneClickv2.1.1-ShortFuse but it is not responding when i pushed root !!

    please tell me what should I do !!
  19. CenasMaradas

    CenasMaradas Lurker

    Just got a Gio(GINGERBREAD 2.3.4) from Virgin Mobile in Canada.
    Using the procedure described by StoneBoyTony I was able to root my phone.
    thanks for the info StoneBoyTony.
  20. ol griz

    ol griz Lurker

    Thanks for a newb-comprehensible method.

    However, I last flashed a RAZR about 4 years ago so "total newb" is close to describing me!

    Question: Do you need to unzip the universal file before loading it onto the sd card?

    I didn't - I just copied it to a clean micro and when I started the phone I got a red warning screen first, asking if I really wanted to risk damaging the phone by rooting?, but if so, to begin the install. I then upped the volume key and did not get a menu, but a virtually blank screen with "downloading" on it and no further options. I waited 15 minutes, then finally gave up and tried to turn off the phone. It was completely non-functional - I tried every combination of buttons and times I could think of. Finally, heart in mouth, I took out the battery. Fortunately it rebooted fine as I figured since it didn't appear to have started any install.

    Any idea what happened or what to do next? Does my question above contain the answer?
  21. thecoach1999

    thecoach1999 Newbie

    Worked great for me. Tried 2 other root files that didn't work. :):):)
  22. internalaudit

    internalaudit Lurker

    I found this article from May 2011 (google search it as I can't post the link here):

    The 10 Best Android Apps that Make Rooting Your Phone Worth the Hassle

    Superuser Allows Other Apps Root Access (I know this is required)

    Titanium Backup Automates System Backups (will definitely get this)

    ShootMe Takes Screenshots with a Shake

    Metamorph Applies Visual Themes to Anything

    Adfree Blocks Ads Anywhere on Your Phone (will likely give this a shot)

    SSH Tunnel Encrypts All Internet Traffic on Your Phone (when is this required?)

    Tasker Can Automate Almost Any Task

    SetCPU Controls the Speed and Behavior of Your Phone's Processor (will definitely get this as this can extend battery life significantly)

    Busybox Adds True Linux Commands to the Android System

    Wireless Tether Turns Your Phone into a Wi-Fi Hotspot (Is this required on the 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware which already has the wifi hotspot feature?)

    Any other apps worth mentioning. I will only use this phone mostly for creating wifi hotspot though I wish I could bluetooth tether the Gio to a Playbook.
  23. internalaudit

    internalaudit Lurker

    Hey StoneBoyTony, is rooting really this easy? My Gio is on stock 2.3.4 and I'd like to use StepCPU. Thanks for sharing the steps by the way.
  24. internalaudit

    internalaudit Lurker

    Thanks. Just rooted two of our Samsung Gio's. That was relatively simple!
  25. karandpr

    karandpr Android Expert

    Hey Guys ,I will be moving this discussion to the All Things Root Sub-Forum :)

    And probably add some stuff before moving

    This Method will work on all Gingerbread and Froyo versions .

    Unlike SOC,z4root which use exploits to root ,we are directly updating the system using recovery .

    Samsung bml i.e. Stock Recovery is preferred over CWM because Stock ROMs use rfs file system and Clockwork mod usually uses ext2/3/4 filesystems.
    That means your Stock Samsung system cant be read by Clockwork

    So if you want to root a stock ROM/firmware then Samsung Stock Recovery is a must.

    This method works 99% of times .
    The 1% it doesnt work is when carriers or samsung releases a firmware which has less than 2MB of free space in the /system folder .
    At that time the superuser.apk and su binary is not copied to the system properly .
    Root checkers will say it is rooted but in reality your root wont work .
    There is an alternative zip but it varies from carrier to country .

    I think your carrier has bloated the system so root is not properly installed .

    Probably the recovery is broken and you need Stock Samsung recovery to root it without any problems .

    You went into Download Mode instead of recovery Mode

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