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How-To: Root The Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9200 and GT-I9205

Last updated: December 4, 2018.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9200 and GT-I9205

Samsung released its mid-range devices, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 a few months ago. While these are pretty good devices, if you want to play around with what they have, you are going to want to be able to flash mods and custom ROMs and install applications that need root access.

In order to play around with your device, you will need to gain root access and in this guide, we show you how to root the Galaxy Mega 6.3 GT-I9200 / I9205 running on Android 4.2.2.

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, ROMs and to root your phone can result in bricking your device. Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers. Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.

 

Prepare your phone:

.1. Back up all your important contacts, call logs and messages.

  1. Charge your phone so it has over 60 percent of its battery life.

Download:

  1. Odin and install it on a PC.
  2. Samsung USB drivers
  3. Vcoreroot-v2.tar here

Root The Galaxy Mega 6.3:

 

  1. Put your phone in download mode:
    • Turn phone off.
    • Turn phone back on by pressing and holding down on the volume down, home and power keys.
    • When you see a warning, press volume up.
    • You should now be in download mode.
  2. Open Odin.
  3. Connect the phone and the PC with an original data cable.
  4. IF you have connected the phone in download mode correctly, you should see the ID:COM box in Odin turn blue. You should also see “added” on the log box.
  5. Hit the PDA tab. Select the downloaded vcoreroot-V2.tar file.
  6. Copy the options shown below on your own Odin screen.
  7. Hit start ant the rooting process should begin.
  8. When it is through, your phone should restart.
  9. If you want to check, go to our app drawer and see if you have SuperSu app in it. If you do, your rooted.
  10. You can also check by downloading and installing the Root Checker app from the Google Play store.

Samsung Galaxy Mega

You may be wondering what you can do with a rooted phone, the answer is a lot.  With a rooted phone, you gain access to data which would otherwise remain locked by manufacturers.  You can now remove factory restrictions and make changes to the devices internal system and operating system.  Also gained the privilege to install apps that can enhance device performance.  You can now remove built-in applications and programs, upgrade your battery life and install any number of apps that need root access.

Have you rooted your Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3?

Share your experience in the comments box below.

JR

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