How to Root Samsung Galaxy 3 GT I5801 on Froyo 2.2 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy 3 LogoJust in case if you are having a Samsung Galaxy 3 GT 5801 handset and wondering on how you can easily root your phone then not to worry as we will guide you in the same on how you can root it. Please note that as soon as you root the device the warranty gets void, though it’s a reversible process wherein you can revoke the root access at any point of time but for which you will have to follow a simple procedure which we will see in the due course.

The best part of the rooting process is that anyone with the Galaxy 3 irrespective of the current firmware, you can proceed with the rooting procedure. Please note that at least you should be on a Froyo 2.2 operating version of Android and not on Eclair as this method which we will be checking out will only be compatible with the Froyo and Gingerbread builds of the firmware. To check the firmware all you need to do is to just go to the path of Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show that you are on a Froyo or Éclair OS.  If it’s in Éclair 2.1 version then you will have to visit the AndroidAdvices site and need to update with the Froyo atleast.

Just in case if you wanted to know on what are the benefits of rooting then you will be happy to hear that there are tonnes of benefits of rooting and out of which we have selected few important benefits which you can find in the list below. Rooting basically opens up the device in such a way that it allows one to access the system level files so that the customization can be made.

The main advantages of Rooting are :

  • Rooting allows you to use tools like Voodoo & CWM,
  • Rooting allows you to convert file system from laggy RFS to faster EXT4,
  • Custom Firmwares can be installed on rooted phones,
  • Allows you to remove the system applications

Since rooting voids the warranty, you might just wanted to know on how one can easily revoke the root access for reclaiming back the warranty. To reclaim the warranty you will have to update with any of the firmware like DDJG6 and then you can easily reclaim the warranty, but since this device has now become an older device and most of the devices will be out of warranty, we are here to support you on all your software or firmware needs for free. So, until and unless anything major happens with your hardware, we will be able to help you.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible or liable in any manner if anything wrong happens with your device, though which is a very unlikely if you follow the instructions which are mentioned in the article.

So, in the next page let’s check out on what are the list of pre requisites which you need to follow and then followed by the instructions to root in the third page.

  • Prashant

    i tried but my phone doesnot go to download mode only.. please help.. in odin it shows as detected n then disconnected..

  • bhupendra

    i had rooted my galaxy 3 i5801, but it went awfully wrong, pls tell me how to unroot,

  • nikhil sehgal

    I didn’t try but i think ” THE MENU KEY IS LEFT SIDE ON THE HOME KEY ” with which you get options while using phone …for example : you get options of delete by pressing the menu key.

  • fsousa

    I’ve sucessfully rooted my phone but tried everything to get into recovery mode and still can’t manage to get there. I’ve tried the key combination (got stuck in the “GT-I5801 Samsung” image), I’ve even tried to “boot into recovery mode” via ROM Manager and all I got was to get stucked in “GT-I5801 Samsung” image again (managed to get phone working by doing the rooting process again). What is going on? Why can’t I get into recovery mode? For your information, I have currently an official ROM from Orange (Froyo).

  • http://androidadvice.com bhupendra

    i hav rooted my galaxy 3facing many problems like phone is slow could not reached recovery mode. pls tell me the process to unroot n send me the software to unroot by mail. thanx

  • sawmik

    if i press home key and power on but it doesn’t go to recovery mode

  • sawmik

    if i press home key and power on but it doesnt go to recovery mode

  • sawmik

    what is menu key

  • adarsh

    same problem with me neel………….every time i press all three buttons it enters into download mode pls help

    I HAVE ROOTED MY DEVICE BUT THERE IS ONE PROBLEM, I AM NOT ABLE TO GO IN THE RECOVERY MODE AS WHEN I PRESS THE 3 BUTTONS IT TAKES ME TO DOWNLOAD MODE. SO PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS OPTION
    THANK YOU

    • Pradeep Neela

      press the menu key and power on the device to enter into the recovery!

  • nikhil sehgal

    Hii… @Neal pardeep : thanx in advance & I succesfully rooted my phone…but there is one problem,
    After rooting when i tried to start my phone in recovery mode it justs hangover or struck on start up..it is just now showing samsung logo & phone model . Now, it is not getting restart ..please help me

  • shankar kumar

    Dear Sir,

    I have successfully rooted my phone. But unable to enter recovery mode. i followed the instructions mentioned above but it is showing the download screen again.

    In youtube video it is shown as VOLUME UP + HOME BUTTON + POWER ON. But in above written procedure it is written us VOLUME DOWN BUTTON.

    When i followed the procedure as shown in Youtube, i am getting a screen showing \FORCED UPLOAD\

    My question is,

    1. Please clarify the correct procedure to enter recovery mode.

    2. What if i dont clear the cache partition and the let downloaded data be there in the system?

    please mail me the procedure to my mail id.

    Regards,
    Shankar Kumar.

  • bikram

    i wana delete this chinese rooting methord from phone help me

  • Rock

    I have Galaxy 3 i5801 DDJP6 will this one work for it too?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes it will work

  • Vikas Kumar

    to enter into recovery mode by pressing the Volume Down button +Volume Up button + the Home key button+Power ON button.

  • Vikas Kumar

    i just rooted my i5801. everything is ok but phone is not entering into recovery mode. what to do now? pl. help me.

  • Ned

    Same issue here. Get the screen saying forced upload by pressing. Thanks for the help!

  • jassani

    While trying to get into recovery mode message appears ‘Forced upload by Key pressing’.

    please help.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      update the phoen once again, its ok if its mistaken!

  • sathiyaprasath

    How to Root Samsung Galaxy 3 GT I5801 on Froyo 2.2.1 Firmware???????

    Next uptate pls

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can follow this procedure to root!

  • Jitin Rathod

    HI NEAL
    I HAVE ROOTED MY DEVICE BUT THERE IS ONE PROBLEM, I AM NOT ABLE TO GO IN THE RECOVERY MODE AS WHEN I PRESS THE 3 BUTTONS IT TAKES ME TO DOWNLOAD MODE. SO PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS OPTION
    THANK YOU

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      please try again properly!

  • arun

    hi when i am connecting my gt-i5801 id-com is 12 not 6 how can i change that

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      its normal for ID:COM to change!

  • kumar

    Followed your instruction and I’m able to see “superuser” app in menu. But I am not able to get into recovery mode which I used to be before rooting. I did factory reset under setting menu, but then after device got stuck at GT 5801 logo screen. It seems rooting is not permanent and factory resetting is deleting rooting files. Redone rooting step, able to boot properly, superuser application is there but still not able to get into recovery mode. Any idea?

  • nikhil sehgal

    where have you posted, how to root???
    you posted upper ‘how to galaxy 3′ method is no where????

    what is this?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      are you facing any issues?

      • http://www.facebook.com/Pandey07 Raviraj Pandey

        sir….i have tried everything dat u said but its not going in d recovery mode….i pressesd menu button and switched on ..instead of going to recovry mode it started as usual…what should i do

        • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

          just retry the process as its the correct one

    • Peter

      You need to select Page 2 / Page 3 at the bottom of the page to continue ;)