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. Why i cant download Super One Click Rooting Package?

  2. is the 2.3.4 version successful on samsung galaxy 551

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

  6. its shows a not responding message after i click root

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

  8. i try to root but it stop at 6 stage…

    i am using 2.3.6 ver…..

  9. anybody pls send me dump file of samsung i5510

  10. hi,
    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.

  11. is this update only for european users????

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

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

    Another error. ERR!

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

    How to resolve this?

  15. 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 ! :P

    – Aashish.

  16. 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. 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…. :(

    • 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 :P :)

  18. * 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??

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

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

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

  24. 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……… :(

  25. 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. Files missing??? Trojan virus?

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

    • you will get to see the Super user after rooting

      • 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

      • 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

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

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

  31. Will it work for 2.3.6 now?

  32. 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

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

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

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

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

  38. 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. NeaL, Do I need to open my phone into downloading mode before i root it? need help here,, Thanks! :-)

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

      • 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. will hd games work after rooting ????????????????????

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

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

  43. link for jdk ??

  44. 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.

  45. 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

  46. what abt 2.3
    is it available for me??

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

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

  49. not working on Gingerbread 2.3.4

  50. 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

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

  52. Does this work with android 2.3.4?