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 “androidadvices.com” 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.

  • Mulk

    Why i cant download Super One Click Rooting Package?

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can download the same from the procedure section

      • Mulk

        i cant download it from there.

  • Rohan

    is the 2.3.4 version successful on samsung galaxy 551

  • Saulo Rivero

    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

  • Jesús

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elvis.dsouza Elvis Dsouza

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

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

      you need to be there in the recovery mode

  • Nipun

    its shows a not responding message after i click root

  • giri

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

  • manish

    i try to root but it stop at 6 stage…

    i am using 2.3.6 ver…..

  • rishubh teotia

    anybody pls send me dump file of samsung i5510

    • Pradeep Neela

      why do you need to dump file?

  • http://rishubhteotia007@gmail.com rishubh teotia

    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.

    • Pradeep Neela

      PRESS MENU KEY AND POWER on THE DEVICE!

  • ayush

    is this update only for european users????

  • jerald

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

  • Ian Montero

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

    Another error. ERR!

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

      format the sd card in the fat 32 mode!

  • Ian Montero

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

    How to resolve this?

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

      on which firmware you are on?

  • Aashish

    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.

  • http://androidadvices.com Anurag

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

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

    What should i do pls help!!

  • Arnav

    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…. :(

    • Arnav

      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 :)

      • Arnav

        THNXXXXXXXXXXXXX A LOT!!

  • Arnav

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

    $ getprop ro.build.version.release > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=34474

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

    2.2

    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

    Samsung

    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

    GT-I5510

    END:29169export PS1=””

    getprop ro.build.version.incremental > /data/local/tmp/output 2>&1

    export TEMPRANDOM=74020

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

    DDJK4

    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??

    • Arnav

      USing v2.3.3 SuperOneclick…

  • http://androidadvices.com Anurag

    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

  • http://androidadvices.com Anurag

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

  • http://androidadvices.com Anurag

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

  • http://androidadvices.com Anurag

    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!!

  • Arnav

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

    • http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/ Amit Bhawani

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

  • Arnav

    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……… :(

    • Arnav

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

  • Arnav

    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???

  • Arnav

    Files missing??? Trojan virus?

    • Arnav

      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 ??

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

        please download the file again!

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

      disable all the antivirus suites!

  • Kalpesh Wani

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

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

      you will get to see the Super user after rooting

      • Kalpesh Wani

        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

      • Kalpesh Wani

        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

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

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

  • firoz

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

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

      yes you can reboot the phone after rooting!

  • himanshu

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

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

      hat is your system config?

  • samuel

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

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

      which firmware you are on?

  • King Coon

    Will it work for 2.3.6 now?

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

      we haven’t tested yet!

      • Kuromi

        How about now?

        • Ankit Kumar

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

          thanx in advance
          :)

  • LUISANGELUS22

    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

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

      you need to contact your Service provider!

      • sachingani

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

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

          which is the fw you are on?

  • sachin

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

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

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

      • Derek

        can it be done now???

      • sachingani

        can the phone be rooted in 2.3.4 version?

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

          yes it can be rooted!

  • Arun

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

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

      IT ALL MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE ON HOW TO BACKUP!

  • Arun

    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.

  • Arun

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

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

      we will soon come up with the new version!

  • John

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

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

      which version you are on?

  • John

    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…

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

      extract the file just once!

  • John

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

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

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

      • John

        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.. :-(

  • rishabh

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

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

      no, it doesnt support hd games as of now!

  • tejas

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

  • tejas

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

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

      we are looking into this issue!

  • tejas

    link for jdk ??

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

      its there in the procedure section!

  • http://androidadvices.com/root-samsung-galaxy-551-tutorial/ Gizmo

    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.

    • Phil

      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

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

        are you on a n/w locked phone?

        • Phil

          The phone was bought in Belgium. I am using it in china.i have tried all possible combinations to get it into download mode.it 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

    • feroz

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

      • Gizmo

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

      • Gizmo

        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

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

          its mentioned in the article!

      • Gizmo

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

      • Gizmo

        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?

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

          it doesnt work on 2.3.6 builds!

        • Gizmo

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

        • Gizmo

          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…

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

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

  • http://androidadvices.com/root-samsung-galaxy-551-tutorial/ Gizmo

    Hi i have a Samsung 551.it 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

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

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

      • http://androidadvices.com/root-samsung-galaxy-551-tutorial/ Gizmo

        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 normally.so without download mode Incan not update to 2.3.4

  • tejas

    what abt 2.3
    is it available for me??

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

      no its not yet out

  • tejas

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

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

      you can update with the froyo 2.2 version for India!

    • ChairmaRaja

      You can update XWKPB 2.3.6

      • tejas

        have u tried
        is it working ??-+

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

          yes tejas, its working for us!

        • tejas

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

  • sachingani

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

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

      yes you can update it!

      • tejas

        how to update it
        any link??

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

          YOU CAN FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE TO ROOT THE PHONE!

  • Anas

    not working on Gingerbread 2.3.4

  • Ridwan

    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

    • ECan

      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.
      Thanks.

  • JB

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

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

      you can read article for the benefits of rooting

      • nikhil

        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

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

          links are refreshed, its working noW!

  • Mina

    Does this work with android 2.3.4?

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

      yes it will work!