Root your Galaxy S Duos with simple Odin procedure. Samsung Galaxy S Duos is very simple best selling dual SIM smartphone available in market. Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) Android smart phone which comes with Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 1 GHz Cortex A5 Processor. Screen: 4 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 3G: via HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. Rear camera in Samsung Galaxy S Duos is 5 MP, also with VGA Front camera. Other connectivity features include Micro USB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot. Let’s check out rooting procedure of Galaxy S Duos.
At SamsungMobileClub we make sure that our readers take all precaution and preventive [prevent data loss and soft Bricks] measures before installing Custom ROM, Root or flashing firmware.
This procedure is only for Galaxy S Duos not for any other device. If you still try this there will be undesired outcomes, it is not Samsungmobileclub responsibility neither developer. We are providing information for guide purpose only, so no guarantee for any damage.
We have explained all required steps in detail:
Step 1: To ensure that you do not lose anything, please create backup of SMS, Contacts, APN settings, Whatapp chat messages etc. [Alternative link to backup SMS, MMS, Contacts, Calendar, events on Samsung Android Phones]
Step 2: Please ensure that you have a desired battery level to perform the procedure [we suggest minimum 60%]. While Installing custom ROM or rooting your device it is required to enable USB debugging. You will find USB debug enable options in Settings>>Developer option. If you still do not get it, check out our detailed tutorial about Enabling USB debugging and checking batter status /Usages.
Step 3: If you have already rooted your device and install CWM recovery and going to install a ROM then please backup your Firmware ROM using CWM recovery.
Step 4: We suggest a full backup of your apps and cache data, if you are rooted use Titanium Backup [App backup and Restore tutorial] or you can follow this tutorial to backup without root access.
Step 5: Please disable Antivirus, Firewall or other security apps before flashing Root, Firmware or Custom ROM as them may interrupt the procedure. We also suggest disabling Samsung Kies if you are flashing through PC.
Step 6: Please insure that you have correct driver and ADB installed on your System.
If you face any issues you can restore ROM using CWM recovery. After installing Backup you can restore all apps, SMS, Contacts and settings using the Tutorial provided on above mentioned links.
How to root Samsung Galaxy S DUOS:
Step 1: Install Odin tool on your desktop and run the program
Step 2: Now, switch off and restart your Samsung Galaxy S DUOS but this time boot in Download Mode (Or Odin Mode). Download Mode is a place where Odin detects your device or handset in PC and transfer the firmware file.
Note: Download Mode in Samsung Galaxy S DUOS can be entered by holding the Volume Down + Home + Power Button till you sees the Samsung logo.
Step 3: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S DUOS to PC with the help of original USB cable.
Step 4: If your drivers are properly installed then Odin ID: COM section will turn Yellow that means PC detected the device.
Note: If Odin will not detect the device then install the driver properly as provided or through Samsung Kies (it also helps to install the driver). After installing driver please uninstall the Kies and disable the antivirus, as it also trouble in Odin procedure.
Step 5: Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your device. These files are to be found from the extracted files which I have told you on download section.
- Click on ‘PDA’ and select extracted file ‘root.tar’package (rooting file).
Step 6: In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options should be enabled.
Step 7: Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take around 5 minutes or above for applying this update. A “PASS!” message will also appear in Odin. When you see the message, you can safely disconnect your phone from your computer.
After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer. Also, note that it may take longer time than the normal time for the first reboot.
Step 8: Now, copy the CWMsuperUser-3.1.3.zip to your phones internal memory. (See file will present in rooting Kit)
Step 9: Restart your phone and reboot in recovery Mode. By pressing Volume up + Volume down + Home + power button together till you see Samsung Logo by written CWM. Use Home button to select the option and use power to take step back.
Step 10: Now, on recovery mode select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from internal sd card” and then choose the CMW-Superusr Package 3.1.3 which you have placed in Root directory of phone. Confirm by pressing yes.
That’s it you have rooted your device.
Note: As this is the not official Firmware and has limited Functionality but being on the safe side to make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, you can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware.
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