How to Root Samsung Galaxy 551 – Tutorial

Galaxy 551 LogoSo, for all those who are having the Samsung Galaxy 551 (GT 5510) can now breathe easy as promised few days to some of the users, we are here with this article to help you on rooting your phone. Please note that since it’s the first time we are covering the rooting article on this site and hoping that you too are rooting the device for the first time we request you to follow the instructions which are listed below properly so that you can safely finish the process of rooting or else you may even end up bricking up the phone.

In the due course of this article we will see the pre requisites which you need to follow before rooting and then followed by the instructions to root the phone with a sequential procedure. Also, for your convenience we have broken this article into different sections wherein in this page we will see on what are the benefits of rooting as well as some tips to reclaim the warranty as rooting voids the warranty, in the next page we will see the list of pre requisites which one has to follow before rooting and then followed by that in the 3rd page we will see about on what is the procedure to root your Samsung Galaxy 551.

So many users ask on what are the basic benefits of the rooting, we will tell you on what are the benefits of rooting in brief so that even a new user can understand what rooting is all about. Basically rooting opens up the system level files and provides the third party apps the access so that the system level files can be modified for the sake of customization. So, next up is the advantages, the following are some of the advantages which we should look for in Android. Though there are many advantages of rooting but we have listed some of the important ones below,

  • Rooting enables us to make use of famous tools like Cloxck Work Mod Recovery (for flashing custom ROMs) and Voodoo (for LAG Fixes and for Sound improvements),
  • Rooting allows the system file conversion from the laggy RFS to faster EXT4,
  • With the help of rooting, one can easily install the custom Firmware son their phone,
  • Allows the removal of system applications which come by default

Note: 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.

How to Reclaim Warranty / Revoke Root Access:

Since rooting voids the warranty, after rooting you will need to just update with any of the firmware version which are the Stock ones and not the ones which are written as the custom firmware and then you can easily revoke the root access after which you will be in a position to reclaim the lost warranty for your phone.

But the most important thing is that before you proceed with the updation with any firmware, you should ensure that you have disabled Voodoo components if at all there are any in your phone or else it will brick the phone.

Pre Requisites of the Rooting Galaxy 551:
In the due course of the rooting process, you will have to ensure that you have created a backup of all the data which is there in the phone so that you can then restore the backup as soon as the rooting process is done. The data which you will have to backup includes the Messages, Contacts, Songs, Videos and other Files. With the help of the below mentioned links you can easily create a backup of all of them.

Now, as soon as you create the backup of above data you will now have to ensure that the device is now charged to a minimum of 75% so that you will have to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of the firmware update. Please note that if you are not charging the phone with the minimum of 75% then you will have to re calibrate the battery which is a lengthy process.

Please note that you will have to also install the Java SDK, not just Runtime but the full SDK which you can download from here which also supports framework required to run the Android SDK.

So, now let’s proceed to the next page where the instructions to root the phone are mentioned.

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy 551 Android Phone:

  • First up you need to download the Super One Click Rooting Package from here and then you will have to just extract the same in your computer, please note that in the process of extraction, you will be prompted to enter the password, enter the password as “” without the inverted comas.
  • So, now once you are done with the extraction, you will find the list of extracted files as shown in the below screen capture, just in case even if single file is missing then you will have to re download and extract the files once again.

Super One Click Extracted Files

  • Now, in your device please note that you will have to enable the USB Debugging Mode. The USB Debugging mode can be turned on from the path, Settings > Applications > Development and select USB debugging.

USB Debugging

  • Now, after this from the extracted folder you will have to open the “Super One Click” in your computer after which with the help of USB cable you need to connect the phone with the computer. As soon as you connect the phone all the drivers related to the rooting will be installed successfully and then you will have to after that click on the “Root” tab as shown in the below screen capture.

Super One Click Application

  • Once you press the “Root” tab you will see that the phone will be rooted successfully and then after that there you go, you have now successfully rooted the Galaxy 551. Please note that you will have to reconfigure the APN settings after updating the firmware to access the data services and the Internet services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset.

Do let us know in the comments section below just in case if you are facing any issues as we will ensure that all the issues are fixed or solved at the earliest.

  1. Reply Mulk October 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Why i cant download Super One Click Rooting Package?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela October 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      you can download the same from the procedure section

      • Reply Mulk October 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

        i cant download it from there.

  2. Reply Rohan May 9, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    is the 2.3.4 version successful on samsung galaxy 551

  3. Reply Saulo Rivero September 11, 2012 at 7:02 am

    hi there, i’m trying to root my phone GT-I5510L AV 2.3.6 BB I5510LVCKPH with SuperOneClick and it always hang in “waiting for device”, my questions are:

    1. Do i leave the SDcard on the phone for the process?
    2. Do i need to put the phone on recovery mode for rooting it?
    3. After root if i wipe my phone , do i lose it or i can wipe a many times i want and it still be there?

    please help me greeting from venezuela

  4. Reply Jesús August 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Exactly which installers do I need to download form all the ones I find in java’s website?? I have downloades EVERYTHING related to java JDK and SE and still can’t install the android SDK!! It keeps asking me for SE runtime.

  5. Reply Elvis Dsouza June 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    hey when i click on root it says waiting for device even after i connect my phone. what mode should i choose?

  6. Reply Nipun May 30, 2012 at 1:16 am

    its shows a not responding message after i click root

  7. Reply giri May 3, 2012 at 7:31 am

    the rooting process stucks at step 6 in my i5510 gingerbread 2.3.6

  8. Reply manish April 25, 2012 at 12:06 am

    i try to root but it stop at 6 stage…

    i am using 2.3.6 ver…..

  9. Reply rishubh teotia April 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    anybody pls send me dump file of samsung i5510

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      why do you need to dump file?

  10. Reply rishubh teotia April 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Pls help me my samsung i5510 bricked it show
    ramdump arm09 error.
    After sometime it start but my sim is not working 🙁
    Imei: blank
    Baseband: blank
    I have a froyo ddjk4. For unbrick my mobile i want working i5510 dump file pls anybody give i5510 dump file plz.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm


  11. Reply ayush April 15, 2012 at 1:58 am

    is this update only for european users????

  12. Reply jerald March 31, 2012 at 8:40 am

    WTF, my laptop removed the file. and i have to wait for 29 minutes to download it again…..

  13. Reply Ian Montero March 7, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Rooting device… – Step #4
    startIndex cannot be larger than length of string.
    Parameter name: startIndex

    Another error. ERR!

  14. Reply Ian Montero March 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    the Super didnt respond after I clicked the root button..

    How to resolve this?

  15. Reply Aashish March 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Pradeep Neela,

    I had been following your links in android advices to understand the various ways of upgrading my i5510 in India. Currently I am using XWKPG 2.3.6 on my handset and thx to ur links for getting it so!
    As of now, I am unable to root my cell… Can you please confirm if the above procedure help me root my 2.3.6 versioned I5510 ? (the SuperOneclick exe doesn’t launch on the WinXP platform after extraction; any comments ?)

    Also, please confirm if ICS would be available for our i5510 handsets. Thanks…

    And yeah, not to forget, you guys @ Android advices are doing really nice to help us Samsung users have their Android sets upgraded even if Samsung has left us as orphans w/o any official s/w upgrades ! 😛

    — Aashish.

  16. Reply Anurag February 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    hey am stuck at step 4 🙁
    i get this error message!

    startIndex cannot be larger than length of string.
    Parameter name: startIndex

    What should i do pls help!!

  17. Reply Arnav February 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Ok i did all the instruction given………

    1. Disabled my antivirus
    2. Downloaded SuperOneCLICkroot
    3. Extracted but no need of passwords??
    4. Opened SuperOneClickRoot
    5. check on USB debugging and unmounted SD card
    6. Connected the phone
    7. clicked on the ‘ROOT’ button
    8. Every thing was going OK but on the 4th step….ROOting failed…. 🙁

    • Reply Arnav February 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Hey i tried once more time now my phone is successfully rooted as the message indicates…!!
      I am having SuperUser Icon…….

      I think i have rooted my MOM’s phone successfully……….I don’t own a phone i am just 15 😛 🙂

      • Reply Arnav February 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm


  18. Reply Arnav February 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    export PS1=””

    $ getprop > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=34474

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output


    END:34474export PS1=””

    getprop ro.product.manufacturer > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=74317

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output


    END:74317export PS1=””

    getprop ro.product.model > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=29169

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output


    END:29169export PS1=””

    getprop > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=74020

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output


    END:74020export PS1=””

    ls -l /system/xbin/su > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=90311

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output

    /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory

    END:90311export PS1=””

    ls -l /system/bin/su > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=45163

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output

    /system/bin/su: No such file or directory

    END:45163export PS1=””

    chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=41126

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output

    END:41126export PS1=””

    /data/local/tmp/busybox whoami > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=78129

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output

    whoami: unknown uid 2000

    END:78129export PS1=””

    chmod 700 /data/local/tmp/psneuter > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=89115

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output

    END:89115export PS1=””

    cd /data/local/tmp/ > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=11675

    export PS1=END:$TEMPRANDOM;cat /data/local/tmp/output

    END:11675export PS1=””

    WHY??? Whats wrong??

    • Reply Arnav February 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      USing v2.3.3 SuperOneclick…

  19. Reply Anurag February 29, 2012 at 6:21 am

    i tried downloading both win-x64 and -86 out of two oly 86 is dwnloaded proply and installed but wen i go for installing 64 t says not a valid win32 app. n den if i run android adk it still show dat java dk not found inspite of me installing javajdk -86

  20. Reply Anurag February 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Shud i dwnload jdk for windows-x64 or i86?? and also which firmware shud i take from the 2 ? i am in india!!

  21. Reply Anurag February 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Hi, Wen i click that Java SDK there are many products available can u tell me wich one shud i download!!

  22. Reply Anurag February 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hey i got galaaxy 551 2.2 !! planin to root!! oly thing i derieve out of the above comments is that ppl r stusk @ step 6 and 1,2!! so wt do u say shud i muv on rooting my fone!! cos am scared if d process doesn run properly den i may loose my fone n i cant afford new fone!! any suggestions plz!!

  23. Reply Arnav February 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    What will happen if i failed to root?? Will it brick my phone?

    • Reply Amit Bhawani February 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      Not really you can just reboot or retry the whole process again. Nothing to worry about all this stuff.

  24. Reply Arnav February 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Galaxy 551 is SHIT….. Can’t run games smoothly….. I know its quite cheap but Galaxy Y is the cheapest Android phone but have Gingerbread and something like 800mhz speed….. X-( UNFAIR….. THats why i wanted to root but i am afraid to root……… 🙁

    • Reply Arnav February 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      And can I use THE GINGERBREAD 2.3.6 Link given in UPDATING article?? I am FROM INDIA ??

  25. Reply Arnav February 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    What will happen if i fail to root…..?? I am really afraid to click on the ROOT button…..
    If i fail to to root….will it brick my phone???

  26. Reply Arnav February 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Files missing??? Trojan virus?

    • Reply Arnav February 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      please help me……in the Rar file there are only 9 file but in the pic there are 10 file….and when i extract i does not requires any password just says that the file is corrupt ??

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

      disable all the antivirus suites!

  27. Reply Kalpesh Wani January 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    how do i check if it has been rooted or not ??
    how to check root access??

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      you will get to see the Super user after rooting

      • Reply Kalpesh Wani January 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

        how to move apps from phone memory to memory card??
        i have apps2 sd pro , but still it doesn’t move all the apps like google maps
        and can i upgrade it to 2.3 gingerbread? pls give me a link
        thnx pradeep

      • Reply Kalpesh Wani January 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

        thnx pradeep
        how to move apps from phone memory to sd card?
        i have apps2sd pro , but still it cant move all the apps like google maps
        also can i upgrade it to gingerbread 2.3 (india version)? pls give me the link

        • Pradeep Neela January 29, 2012 at 10:38 am

          you need to root the phone and then install an app called apps2sd from market to move apps to sd

  28. Reply firoz January 25, 2012 at 12:18 am

    m successfully root my phone it is 2.2 froyo version
    i want to know wht is the rebooting processes i want to reboot now?
    please tell me…

  29. Reply himanshu January 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    i tried to install JDK developer tool from \oracle\.com but it has some sabinet file error..
    🙁 help me out !!

  30. Reply samuel December 30, 2011 at 7:58 am

    the root didn’y work one click do not detect my samsung

  31. Reply King Coon December 28, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Will it work for 2.3.6 now?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 29, 2011 at 1:58 am

      we haven’t tested yet!

      • Reply Kuromi February 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

        How about now?

        • Ankit Kumar February 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

          QUICK ! i need to move my apps . 160mb is too less !
          and i also need live wallpapers !

          thanx in advance

  32. Reply LUISANGELUS22 December 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Hi i am from argentina an with 2.3.4 i lost the 3g and gps connection itvwill be the same if i update to 2.3.6

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      you need to contact your Service provider!

      • Reply sachingani December 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm

        i tried to root my galaxy 551.. it stops at #6.. what to do now?

        • Pradeep Neela December 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

          which is the fw you are on?

  33. Reply sachin December 16, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Can galaxy 551 be rooted if it has the latest 2.3.6 version?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 17, 2011 at 12:52 am

      not as of now! we will come up with the same v soon!

      • Reply Derek December 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm

        can it be done now???

      • Reply sachingani December 25, 2011 at 6:07 pm

        can the phone be rooted in 2.3.4 version?

        • Pradeep Neela December 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm

          yes it can be rooted!

  34. Reply Arun December 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Please provide me with tools for backup and rooting.Also tell me how to root and backup samsung galaxy 551. Thank you in advance.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 20, 2011 at 12:42 am


  35. Reply Arun December 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I need to root my galaxy 551.I dont know how to root . So please tell me how to root my phone and how to backup.Also provide me with the tools for backup of system and data and rooting.

  36. Reply Arun December 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Please provide some backup tools and the procedure for galaxy 551. Thank you in advance.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 8, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      we will soon come up with the new version!

  37. Reply John November 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    NeaL, I repeat the procedure then, no errors for steps 1&2. but still stuck-up in the step 6. Help Please..

  38. Reply John November 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    OMG! While rooting, step 1 and 2 failed. it says “rm failed for /data/local/tmp/boomsh” No such file or directory and now, im stuck-up in step 6. nothing is happening.. help here please…

  39. Reply John November 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    NeaL, Do I need to open my phone into downloading mode before i root it? need help here,, Thanks! 🙂

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      please follow the instructions, you dont need to try or do anything different than to what is mentioned in the article!

      • Reply John November 29, 2011 at 1:56 pm

        NeaL, Thank You.. 🙂 But I have a problem..

        While rooting, step 1 and 2 failed. it says “rm failed for /data/local/tmp/boomsh” No such file or directory and now, im stuck-up in step 6. nothing is happening.. 🙁

  40. Reply rishabh November 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    will hd games work after rooting ????????????????????

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      no, it doesnt support hd games as of now!

  41. Reply tejas November 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    thanks for your continous support finally rooted the phone
    thanks a lot

  42. Reply tejas November 18, 2011 at 9:10 am

    startIndex cannot be larger than length of string. Parameter name: startIndex FAILED
    error at step 4
    so what to do?

  43. Reply tejas November 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    link for jdk ??

  44. Reply Gizmo November 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    It is said that some phones come with the function disabled. I am really wanting to upgrade my phone but I don’t know of another way to put the phone into download mode.

    • Reply Phil November 20, 2011 at 10:54 am

      Hi I still have a problem with my Samsung 5510 is there anyother way to get the phone into download mode as I really want to upgrade to a higher version thanks

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 20, 2011 at 10:56 am

        are you on a n/w locked phone?

        • Phil November 21, 2011 at 5:03 am

          The phone was bought in Belgium. I am using it in china.i have tried all possible combinations to get it into download just switches on by itself.i don’t think it Is network locked as I am using my Chinese sim here with no problems.anyways I am a noob at this so please bear with me.thanks all help greatly yappreciated thanks

    • Reply feroz January 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      you just enter in the dowmloading mode by pressing the two , of ur phone
      q+power botton ……
      not not a volume botton

      • Reply Gizmo January 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

        Hi I tried all combinations including q and power and still nothing so thanks for the reply but I am still stuck

      • Reply Gizmo January 30, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        Hi thanks for the reply but I have tried that already and still can’t get it in download mode. The phone just switch on as normal and nothing else thanks anyways.also how can I update tom2.3.4 after getting it in download mode thanks again

        • Pradeep Neela January 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm

          its mentioned in the article!

      • Reply Gizmo January 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        Tried q and power but also can’t go into download mode.thanks have to try another way if anyone knows thanks

      • Reply Gizmo January 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm

        Tried it so many times and still does not work q power button together.thanks anyways I guess I can’t upgrade then.if other way please let me know ok?

        • Pradeep Neela January 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm

          it doesnt work on 2.3.6 builds!

        • Gizmo January 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm

          My phone is currently 2.2 version if that helps, what other way to get it into download mode please

        • Gizmo January 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm

          Hi my phone is 2.2 version.any other way to get it in download mode will be greatly appreciated.i am ready to throw it away…

        • Pradeep Neela January 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm

          as of now its the only way to get the device in the download mode!

  45. Reply Gizmo November 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Hi i have a Samsung seems the three button download mode is disabled I have tried every possible combination to get into download mode then I can update the phon to 2.3.4.will rooting the phone bring back the three button download mode or do you have any other way to fix this please thanks.i am noob so please bear with me thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      you need to enter into the download mode! hat error message you are getting?

      • Reply Gizmo November 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

        Hi thanks I am not getting an error message.i just tried the q and power and then volume down home and power but nothing the phone just starts up without download mode Incan not update to 2.3.4

  46. Reply tejas October 23, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    what abt 2.3
    is it available for me??

  47. Reply tejas October 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    i am using 2.2 defalut version
    so which is the version i can install
    i am from india

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      you can update with the froyo 2.2 version for India!

    • Reply ChairmaRaja December 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      You can update XWKPB 2.3.6

      • Reply tejas December 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm

        have u tried
        is it working ??-+

        • NeaL Pradeep December 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm

          yes tejas, its working for us!

        • tejas December 6, 2011 at 6:06 pm

          thnx neal for the info
          will try soon
          n nyways u r always der for support

  48. Reply sachingani October 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Is there any way to update 2.3 version to my 551? in asian version.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      yes you can update it!

      • Reply tejas October 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm

        how to update it
        any link??

        • NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm


  49. Reply Anas October 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    not working on Gingerbread 2.3.4

  50. Reply Ridwan October 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Have you tried rooting the actual phone running android 2.3.4?

    I’ve tried rooting the 2.2 version and this tools work, but after updating to 2.3.4 it always fail…hang on step #6

    • Reply ECan October 7, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      Hello Ridwan,
      yes, exactly the same happened to me. I tried many versions of superoneclick up to the latest 1.9.5 but none of them did work after the installation of gingerbread 2.3.4. If one of you knows about one working, please post it on this blog. I really need the hardware keyboard layout to be back, the screen of the i5510 is too small, the touchscreen keyboard is therefore to tricky to use with big fingers, and the hardware keyboard is just fine and quick to use.

  51. Reply JB October 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    What is the use of rooting..Will this improve the performance of the phone and will this resolve the exchange email application error.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      you can read article for the benefits of rooting

      • Reply nikhil October 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

        hey the link i told u yesterday was on rooting the 2.3.4 this procedure fails in case of 2.3.4 it was working on 2.2…………olz visit that link

        • NeaL Pradeep October 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm

          links are refreshed, its working noW!

  52. Reply Mina October 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Does this work with android 2.3.4?

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