How to Root Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670

Galaxy FIT LogoOne of the most sort of the range smart phones, the Samsung Galaxy FIT which is not only on of the affordable smart phones but also is the smart phone with which you can make the most out of it. So, on the lines of this thought let’s check out on how you can easily root your phone which is Samsung Galaxy FIT S 5670 so that you can then think of possibilities in the form of installing the Custom ROMs as well as in the form of accessing the system level files which otherwise are not accessible without rooting the phone.

The only sad part about this whole process is that rooting basically voids the warranty, though again the best part is that the rooting process which will be employed on this phone is a truly reversible process. Since, it’s a reversible process, you can revoke the root access at any point of time as soon as you follow the procedure to update with the Stock ROM. Please note that this process of rooting is applicable for all the phones which are on Froyo operating system as well as on all the Gingerbread phones across the Globe and also this can be followed by all those whose phones are network locked too.

It’s very important to follow each and every single instruction which is mentioned below. For your convenience, we have broken this article into different pages and also all the download files which needs to be downloaded are mentioned clearly in the procedure section. So let’s check out on what are the list of pre requisites which you need to refer before rooting the phone and then followed by the actual instructions to root the phone are mentioned below.

Pre Root Instructions:

  • So, before you proceed for the actual instructions you need to ensure that all the data which is present in your phone needs to be backed up so that just in case if you lose this data then you will be in a position to restore all of them back.
  • So all in a nut shell you will have to move all your audio, Video and image files to your external SD card and then all your contacts and SMS can be backed by following the below mentioned links.

Procedure to Backup and Restore SMS,

Procedure to Backup and Restore Contacts,

  • Now, ensure that you have a minimum battery of at least greater than 60% as it’s necessary to maintain this limit so as to avoid from the battery calibration.
  • It is very important to note that you have followed all the instructions carefully which includes the disabling of the Antivirus suites in your PC before proceeding to follow the instructions to root the phone.
  • Also, additionally you will have to also ensure that you have noted down all the APN and MMS Settings which are available  in the path of “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names” which then you can note down all the settings by tapping on the MMS, GPRS or 3G Settings. You can restore all these APN as well as MMS settings once the rooting process is finished so as to access the same.

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy FIT:

  • So, once you are done with the above instructions, its now time to download the Rooting Package for FIT to your computer. Please note that after downloading this file you need to place the same or transfer the same to the desktop of your PC so that you can easily find the same.
  • Once, the file is downloaded and moved to desktop, you now need to copy the same to your phone. Ensure that you are not placing this file deep into the sub / root folders or else it will be difficult to locate the same. Now, place this file into your phone, you will have to connect the Galaxy FIT S 5670 to the computer using the USB cable which you got at the time of purchasing the phone.
  • As soon as the file is copied / placed successfully into the phone, you will then have to remove the USB cable and then you will have to turn Off the phone so that you can then enter into the recovery mode so that the rooting file can be executed. To enter the recovery mode, you will have to press the Menu Button and then you will have to Press the Power button simultaneously to enter into the recovery mode. Also, additionally note that if the device boots in the normal mode with the home screen then you will have to again switch off the device and retry the process.
  • Next up in the recovery mode, you will have to choose the option of “update from SD card” after which you will then have to select the file which you placed the same in your phone which is having the name of “GalaxyFIT_RootingPackage.zip”. Choose the same and then the process of rooting will be initiated. Please ensure that in the process of rooting there will be incidents like screen flickering and your device may also be restarted in the process of rooting, so don’t panic and interrupt the process of rooting.

Galaxy S Recovery Mode

  • So, as soon as the rooting is finished, you need to select the option of “reboot system now”after which the phone will be rebooting. After the phone reboots, you will find applications like the Superuser which is in the Skull shaped icon and also another application called CWM which is nothing but the Clock Work Mod Recovery application. Just in case if these two apps are not there in the applications, then that means the rooting was not done successfully and you need to repeat the above process again.

That’s it, so now you have successfully rooted the Galaxy FIT. Do, let us know just in case if you face any issues while rooting the phone in the comments section below.

  • deepak

    I rooted my mobile and one app showes with name superuser.but i am still not able to my app to sd card.pls help me.

  • Harold

    yes, it says that

  • pratik

    it say that no such file found,what can i do now..

  • Anand Kumar

    can u add a custom rom to the phone without installing cwm.,??

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

      no, you cannot apply the update

      • Anand Kumar

        cool. thanks..!!

  • sanath kumar

    i got nly superuser…..no cwm does it mean that its not rooted

  • BigBello

    I could not root my Galaxy fit! when i chose the option “update from SD Card”, it was telling me that there was no directory named as such. Please what can i do about that, i will really appreciate your help. Thanks

  • Akshit

    Can u please post a guide on unrooting the phone..and i am running adnroid 2.3.6…can i still use this guide to root my phone..
    Thanks in advance

  • micky

    dont follow these steps listed above these guys dont know how to root a phone…i had followed these steps and got my phone bricked thank god that it was in warrenty….for rooting process a phone take at-least 10 to 15 mins but by this site method it finishes in only 2 second how could this be possible and also after rooting you only superuser app not cwn and if you tried to install cwn from rom manager app recommonded by these genius guys you will surely brick your phone as i had done the same…..these guys dont know a shit about rooting……thats for sure…….

  • micky

    anybody please help me my fit is not turning on….

  • micky

    sir help me as my phone is not turning on after i install rom manager and flash my cwm ….please help me….

  • pranshu

    hi,
    cannot root because it shows error while selecting sd card updat.zip…..what to do

    • ArJ

      You have to rename it to “update”

    • ArJ

      You have to rename it to “update”

  • http://galaxyfitrocks.blogspot.in Royal Sameer

    Hey Pradeep Neela, the rooting method u mentioned here is for android gingerbread 2.3.x. not for froyo. SuperOneClick worked 100% for froyo but not this method.Do U know, that this method can brick the froyo phones??

  • shah

    i rooted my phone n also downloaded rom manager bt wen i downloaded new fonts n my phone started to reboot it never switched on plz tell me what to do i need help its not switching on ….. help…

    • Raj YOLO

      Hey ,
      your phone is bricked .
      HOLAAA
      to unbrick it flash the stock rom

  • Sameer

    Dear Pradeep Neela, the method you have adviced is only for gingerbread not for froyo. I have successfully rooted my galaxy fit froyo with SUPER ONE CLICK v2.3 on yesterday. And also, to all readers, please do not install rom manager for froyo devices especially for galaxy fit froyo for installing custom roms. It will brick your device. Also, galaxy fit is not listed in the list of rom manager (till known).

  • omkar manwadkar

    sir i hve rooted my phone sucssesfully….now if i again want to go reverse to apply for warranty what to do?

  • MANISH

    hiii Pradip Neela
    i have just rooted my galaxy fit running on 2.3.6 gingerbread. after rooting i have only “SUPER USER” app bt not CWM. Then i installed “ROM MANAGER” app(free) from android market and then i tried to install CWM from it bt my phone’s model was not listed in the list. plzz tell me how to install CWM ????????????

  • puneet

    yar its not working… shows no such file found ….wathe i past the downloaded file on s.d card

  • lav dev awasthi

    hello sir
    i have samsung galaxy fit 2.3.6 version , and i want to root my phone .once i have rooted my phone and i get my phone bricked due to rong cmw install .now i buy new phone and i want to root again but now i apply your step carefully twice and thrice , i get the superuse icon in my app list but when i use root checker soft it says your phone is not rooted and i use other app it said you device is not rooted , please help me how to get root again

    • Pradeep Neela

      aren’t you able to root the device?

  • Tomi Olah

    I installed the CWM with ROM Manager, but when I pressed “Backup”, the phone turned off, and I can`t turn on, I can`t go to recovery mod too. It`s bricked? If yes, how can I fix it? PLS HELP ME!

  • pavan

    sir i have done rooting process successfully but i have got only superuser application in my device, i didn’t got cmw is that mean my mobile is rooted ar not please help me thank you..

  • avi

    i have rooted the phone but still applock is not working.

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

      on which firmware you are on?

      • avi

        android version 2.3.6
        BUILD NUMBER: gingerbread.DDKT3

      • avi

        @Pradeep Neela,
        version 2.3.6
        gingerbread.DDKT3

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

          yes you can apply the update!

  • Avi

    Dear Pradeep Neela, can you please tell.. if “lock free or lock or protector or applock” or anyother application like this working correctly on version 2.3.6?
    since i have upgraded it to 2.3.6, all other applications except APPLOCK are working fine. but any application with locking feature is not working in 2.3.6. ( though these apps are installed correctly but after installation not locking any application.)
    please guide. thanx in advance.

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

      yes applock app will work perfectly!

      • avi

        after updating to 2.3.6 i have rooted the phone but applock is not working. pls help.

        • Neela Pradeep

          on which version you are on?

  • ahmad

    i am from 2.2 to 2.3.6

    • Avi

      Dear Ahmad! can you please tell.. if “lock free or lock or protector or applock” or anyother application like this working correctly on version 2.3.6?
      since i have upgraded it to 2.3.6, all other applications except APPLOCK are working fine. but any application with locking feature is not working in 2.3.6.

  • ahmad

    i got update for it . ………… by the company itself i gone from 2.2 to 2.3.6

  • Avi

    I have updated my fit to version 2.3.6 through samsung kies. now after rooting all applications are working well, except “app lock, lock pro etc” (any application which lock message, contacts etc). i want to secure my message through lock code but none application with this function is working.
    i have tried ‘lock” application. it installed correctly but after installation it actually not locking message or contact or any other application as it did previously in version 2.3.4
    Can you please help?

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

      to lock specific things in your phone, you need to root the device!

  • cheeku

    not show sd card at time of rooting

  • cheeku

    i have copy zip file in sd card but not at the time of rooting,,,,,,,,,,,,,,help me`

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

      please stick to the instructionS!

  • chaitanya

    i want to install cyanogenmod on my phone…in cwm i cant see my phone..wat to do?

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

      your voice is being heard, we are in the process of the same! Within just few hours we are coming up with an article!

  • erroll.tom

    I’m planning to update and root my Fit. But, which is better to do first, upgrade to 2.3.6 then root or the other way around? Thanks in advance

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

      yes you can root or update too

  • Mae Mae Ü

    How can I enter the recovery mode? I don’t understand -.-

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

      please follow the procedure!

  • jeev

    how to install Custom ROMs and how to access the system files in rooted phones

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

      which custom rom you wanted to install?

  • avi

    please help how can i change the permission for applications in root explorer.. so that i can move them from phone memory to sd card. please briefly guide about the process. thanks.

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

      long press on the file to select the permissions!

      • avi

        Actually first time after rooting, all my applications were able to move on memory card. after sometime my ph speed became very Slow so i formatted the ph.. but now none of the application is permissible to move on memory card.. i formatted the phone again, then i tried rooting the phone again but none could help. even i m trying to change permissions through root exploler in every ways. but none is working. (In setting > manage application > ‘MOVE TO SD CARD’ option is not blinked).

        please help, if you can.
        thanks.

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

          have you changed any permissions of the file? dont change the permissions! fix the permissions from recovery!

        • avi

          Before formatting the phone, i changed the permission for experiment. But when it didn’t work so i formatted the phone again & then rooted again then again freshly installed some applications but still “move to sd card” option is not working in application manager.

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

            You shldnt have been experimented..now you can apply any firmware to fix the same.

        • avi

          Yes sir! i have fixed the firmware by updating it to v.2.3.4 gingerbread ddkq5.
          after it i rooted the phone. & now i have installed root exploler but don’t know how to move file to sd card memory as this option is not active in application manager. i want to empty phone memory. please help.
          thanks.

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

            download an app called apps2sd from market, it should help you!

        • avi

          yes i have installed it.. but it could not help. :((
          any other idea how to do that???

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

            which is the current firmware?

    • avi

      yes i have installed it but it could not help..
      any other idea???

  • http://satellitedishmotor349.blinkweb.com ruth

    Thanks a lot in advance in your beneficial solution!! In fact nice offer.

  • Shivang

    Hey!
    I want to know that if i root my phone can i get paid apps for free?
    Also i want to know how to unroot my phone! Please tell asap :)

  • sanket

    2.2 froyo…..(indian version)

  • sanket

    2.2 froyo…

  • sanjeev raj

    But How To Apply…
    Download Mode is not working as well.

  • sanket

    How to apply stock firmware update????

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

      what is the update version of your stock?

  • sanjeev raj

    Dear Neal…… Phone is Switched off and not able to start in any way… not normal Start working,, not recovery mode working,,,
    is there any software to switch it on or to get recovery mode… plz reply as soon as possible

    • sanjeev raj

      plzzzzzzz help neal…………. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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

        apply the stock update firmware!

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

      you need to apply the update once again to restore back the phone!

  • sanket

    But downloading mode is also not turning on….
    I know the process of updating… But without using downloading mode, how to update it????????

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

      you can root using the recovery mode!

  • sanket

    But downloading mode is also not turning on. How can i update it??????

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

      any error message?!!!

  • sanjeev raj

    how to update…..?????????????
    Nothing is working………
    Nothing

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

      this is for rooting and not for updating!

  • sanket

    On galaxy fit of course.! GT-S5670. Have i bricked my phone? I had successfully updated and rooted my phone….
    Have i bricked my phone??? If i did so then tell me what to do now……..

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

      if your phone is not turning on then update the firmware once again!

  • sanjeev raj

    Hey Neal,, I M also facing the same problem……. plz help us to recover our mobile…….

  • Thomas

    I have the
    Galaxy Fit S5670
    Android Vesion 2.2.1 (Froyo.JPKC1)

    I have tried the to apply the step as describe above, then I got an error message telling me the system could not located the \udptade.zip\ files on the SD card.

    So I change the name of \GalaxyFIT_RootingPackage.zip\ into \update.zip\ but I got an other error message. The system located the file but \(Bad)\ was written behind the file.

    Can you help me on this? Thank you

  • sanket

    No, my phone is even not able to start. i charged it for sometime and then tried to start but nothing. Recovery and download mode is also not starting.

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

      which phone you applied this process to?

      • sanjeev raj

        i have applied it on galaxy fit

  • sanket

    It‘s nor working for it. I tried everything. PleaSe help me!!!

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

      any error message?

  • sanket

    I downloaded the clockwork recovery mode of dell streak from rom manager. But when i selected the option to backup my current rom, my phone switched off and it is not turning on now. please help me AS fast as possible……

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

      try re inserting the battery and boot in normal mode!

  • avi

    I have installed \MyBackup Pro\ application. it has been granted permission from superuser. but ‘MOVE TO SD CARD’ option in ‘manage apps from setting’ is not activated so i am unable to move this application to memory card. please guide….

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

      download Root explorer and change the permissions from there!

  • sahar

    thank alot. it helped me to root my phone and uninstall some applications. I had to rename the file to update.zip so it can work.
    tnx to comments too.

    thumbs uop :)

  • avi

    Mr. Neal, i have two queries.. please help me out.
    1.today i have upgraded my phone to v. 2.3 gingerbread through samsung kies… can i root now on this 2.3 gingerbread version through the above process?
    2.please also tell where i have to copy the .zip file….. in memory card or somewhere else.???
    thanks alot again in advance.

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

      yes you can root the firmware,
      you will have to copy the zip file to the root of your phone!

      • avi

        thank you so much for your guidance. i’ll try this again.

        • avi

          Thank you Mr. NEAL. i have done it.
          1.please tell me how i can use superuser??
          2.how to move any installed application from phone memory to memory card. as my phone memory getting very low because most of the applications install on phone memory by default.??

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

            you cannot use super user, it will give the permission to the apps which requires the root access!
            you can move that particular app from the manage apps from settings!

  • John

    Works brilliantly, thanks!

    • avi

      john would you please tell me, where did u copy the zip file. bcoz i have copied it to memory card but in recovery mode its not detecting the .zip file. pls help
      thanks.

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

        it should detect irrespective of where you copy the zip file!

  • avi

    hello sir,
    i had copied the zip file to memory card,,,,(path is: /sdcard/GalaxyFIT_RootingPackage.zip)
    then next time i made a folder named “A” & copied zip file in to it (path is: /sdcard/A/GalaxyFIT_RootingPackage.zip)
    But in both cases
    when i started ph. in RECOVERY MODE, the 2nd option is (apply sdcard : update.zip) & when i select this it says,,, [E: can’t open/sdcard/update.zip (no such file or directory) installation aborted.
    kindly guide me (where i have to copy this zip file or if there is anything else.)
    thanks in advance.

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

      please avi, follow the procedure carefully, we have mentioned every single step over there!

      • avi

        Mr. Neal pradeep,
        thanx alot for your cooperation. please tell me where i have to copy the file .zip file in phone???
        (currently i am copying it to memory card but it has not been detecting in recovery mode.)
        please help..

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

          you can copy wherever you want!

  • http://aariologs.wordpress.com Aario

    Did all the steps, renamed to update.zip, showed me that installing from sdcard compelete, rebooted,… nothing! Nothing at all! Nothing!
    I doesn’t work.
    I wonder how you guys saying that it works! I repeated steps several times. Nothing happens guys. No skull Icon, nothing!
    Any Idea?

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

      on which firmware version you are on?

  • shubham

    hello sir,
    when i goes to recovery mode the green screen appear with written as downloading ,no option of update from sd card come,, from out from this condition i have to remove my battery ,, so tell me how i root my phone

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

      you can root by removing the sd card!

  • salil

    hi, i want to root my galaxy fit, i have also copied the zip file to my memory card.. when i go in to recoevery mode.. it asks me to ‘ apply SDcard :update.zip’ and when i press ok.. it says – (no such file or directory) installation failed’

    pls help.. i am currently on Froyo 2.1…

    salil

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

      have you placed the file int he phone?

  • ASHIQ

    (Qstn 1) When i tried to go recovary mode in my fit( Long pressing volume up button + Home button + power ON) the below msg screen is displayed. i can’t enter to recovary mode, please help me..

    ####################
    # RAMDUMP Mode #
    # (ARM9 mode) #
    ####################

    PLease…

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

      is its working fine int he normal mode?

  • Schizo

    Hi i have a samsung galaxy fit, was running froyo, updated to ZCKP7 gingerbread using your guidelines, and rooted it using this article, now the market app is crashing. on opening it asks me to make a new account, then when i click yes, it just exits. this problem is also seen with gmail and in the accounts tab, there is no option anymore to add a google account.

    i have tried installing the rooting update again, it still does not work.
    I connected it to my computer, but Kies tells me the moble cannot be updated.

    how can I 1- unroot this, please tell me something more specific than install firmware because i am unalbe to do so via kies and

    2- how can i resolve this issue keeping the rooting intact

    thanks

    schizo

  • deepak

    adobe flash player is not working on my galaxy fit runing on froyo so is thier any by which i can use it after rooting my device ????

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

      GALAXY FI DOESNT SUPPORT FLASH AS OF NOW!

  • dheeraj

    while installing clockworkmod from rom manager its not showing my galaxy fit in menu of chosing phone model.pls fix it.

  • dheeraj

    i have put that .zip file which u hav provided but still when i try to run it by clicking on apply sdcard update .zip it shows no file found. why so???????!

  • Anant

    Hi,

    I bought Galaxy Fit 3 days back and when i connected it with Samsung Kies first time it said that there is a update and when i clicked yes to update my phone, it took some time and now the OS is gone i guess. The screen is black and nothing is happening. I am in malaysia and Galaxy Fit is not yet launched in Malaysia so i am not able to get is rectified. Can anyone suggest me how can i get my OS back without breaching the warranty ??? quick reply would be highly appreciated as i am not able to use my new phone :(

    Thanks in advance!!

    – Anant.

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

      no, dont worry you can visit the Samsung Service centre and tell them the same and will be fixed for FREE if its in warranty!

      • Anant

        Hi Neal,

        Thanks for replying. But i bought this phone from India and now i am in Malaysia for 6 months, in Malaysia this model is not launched so customer care is saying that i will have to send it to India any idea how can i get my cell repaired.

        -Anant.

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

          you can send it to your relatives in India and then they can service the same!

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

          if its a small issue then you can probably get it repaired it there itself so that you can save on courier charges!

  • yashraj

    and in the process the phone isnt finding the file i downloaded. please help me fast!

  • yashraj

    hey wat if i want to unroot my galaxy fit??

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

      just apply with any firmware update!

  • Ajinkya

    why to root, if we don’t have custom roms?

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

      we will come with the custom roms soon! till then you can use other apps which req. root access!

      • Ajinkya

        fine

  • Dhairya Vora

    I tried rooting my Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 using the steps above..but could not get CWM Application…What do I need to do?? Can you please provide another .zip file which helps solving this issue?

    (NOTE: I had Froyo installed on my mob. Before rooting, I SUCCESSFULLY, updated OS to Gingerbread 2.3.4 Firmware using steps given on your site)

    • Dhairya Vora

      Superuser is installed, and still I am unable to move apps to SD

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

        what is the error message?

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

      download ROM Manager from Market to get the CWM APP!

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

      download ROM Manager from Market to get the CWM APP!!!

      • Ajinkya

        download link2sd. It worked for me.

  • jigar

    wats the use of rooting the phone?

  • jigar

    wats the use of rooting the phone?
    do it voids warranty?

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

      yes it voids warranty!

  • Karan

    Plz give me zip file to unroot this device….fast pleasee..!

  • Jitendra

    Hi,

    I wanted to root my phone Samsung Galaxy Fit GT S-5670 OS – Froyo DDKB1 and also want to upgrade to the Gingerbread latest version.

    So I have two questions

    1. What should I do first- rooting or upgrading.

    2. Is it possible to upgrade to Gingerbread though Samsung officially.

    Please help me.

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

      first update and then root,
      yes but for that Samsung needs to officially push the update from KIES!

      • Jitendra

        Ok, so you mean to say its possible to upgrade through KIES.

        Can you tell me the procedure in short.

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

          you want to root or update?

  • anupam

    which is the latest gingerbird version for samsung galaxy fit s5670?

  • abhishek

    if i root the phone will i be able to download all the paid applications in android market for free ???

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

      yes, rooting won’t be affecting the apps downloading policies! It will stay as before!

  • Ajai Gopal

    Hi,

    The phone was rooted successfully with this procedure. Thanks a lot for this guide.
    But one thing i noticed is after rooting, I was able to find the “SuperUser” app but the “CWM” app is not found. Hence how will I be able to install custom ROMs.

    Kindly clarify.

    Regards
    Ajai G

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

      you can get into the recovery mode to apply the zip file or download ROM Manager app from Market to get back the CWM!

      • Ajai Gopal

        Hi Neal,

        I tried the approach of getting recovery mode and apply the zip twice. But the CWM is not getting installed.
        Then I installed the ROM Manager app from market and when selected the option “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery” it is asking for model to chose, but the Samsung Galaxy Fit model is not being listed. Let me know what should I do next?

        Kindly guide me to install the custom ROM..

        Regards
        Ajai G

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

          due to some reasons CWM is not into the supporting device, you will have to wait till these guys add the phone to their list!

      • http://androidadvices.com Rajen

        what should i do i have cynogen 7.1 ,2.3.7 firmware i want to go back to gingerbread 2.3.4…plz reply me AFAP

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

          we are working on the same and are coming out with CM9 very soon

  • ajju

    is rooting a phone important??
    how?
    is there any extra feature(s) in a rooted device??!!

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

      no ajju, rooting is not important!

  • Shee

    hi neal! ive succesfully rooted my phone but it only displays the SuperUser Icon. anyway, some of the applications remain in my phone memory, i dont know why it doesnt have an option to move to SD.
    Would you know why i cant moved them? Many thanks! :)

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

      yes you can move the apps!

  • Karan

    Any responses frm dose who rooted thru dis process??
    Is dre any risk of getting phone bricked??
    Nd hw to unroot my cell den?
    Plss reply….

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

      no, phone won’t be bricked!

  • abhijeet

    i just applied the update and switched the phone off …but it wont start agn ?

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

      kindly remove the battery, reinsert and check!

      • abhijeet

        nthng happens still?

  • abhishek

    i have bricked my phone…what should i do?

    • abhishek

      plz reply sir

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

      kindly apply the update again!!

      • abhishek

        i cant even start it…

        • Sandeep

          Try charging the phone. May be all the power drained.

  • Juanfra

    Hi. i have a galaxy fit S5670L, update via kyes to gingerbread 2.3.4 now I want to get root, but in this metodo give an error /tmp/sideload/package.zip status 7 and with superoneclick im stuck in step # 6… I really want to root my phone… maybe I make a mistake ungrading to 2.3.4 before get root or I dont know please help… I just want to instal script in opera to use cuevana… plz heplme… and thanks

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

      yes you can root on any of the firmware versions!

  • Darshpreet Singh Gulati

    I have bought my new Galaxy Fit 2 days ago.
    Pls tell me more benefits of rooting.
    Can I access all the paid and free apps of the market for free?
    I have phone memry and RAM problem. Will they be solved?
    I cannot play 720p or 1020p videos on my mobile. Can they be played after rooting?
    And the last one if I unroot my mobile will I get my warranty back?

    Thanks in advance.
    I likes your website very much.

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

      yes you can access the apps!

      • Darshpreet Singh Gulati

        Pls answer my other querires too.
        Also, will there be any other market for apps or android market?

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

          You can make use of Amazon App Store!

  • http://soft-navigator.com Cristip

    On my phone i rename in ” update.zip ” because on recovery mode don’t find “GalaxyFIT_RootingPackage.zip” on sdcard .
    In 7 sec was finished :)
    For unroot mabe working with a old update.zip from another phone without reinstall the firmware .

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

      no, you need to make use of Odin to un root the device, apply with any of the updates!

  • sanjeev raj

    Hey neel
    unrooting the phone will remain the warrenty
    or it will be void permamantaly.

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

      no, WARRANTY WILL NOT BE VOID if unrooted the phone!

    • http://androidsworld.wordpress.com Monish

      My phone was not workin and i had even rooted and changed the rom bt when i gave it to service centre they repaired my cell and changed the motherboard as it was in warranty
      So the warranty will not be void even if it is rooted so chiiilllllllllll

  • Melvin

    If i root my phone and in case i need to unroot it how can i do it??

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

      just apply the update of any version, it will be unrooted!

  • siddhartha

    Can you please tell, where i can find the custom rom for this phone model, as there is not any i can find on the internet

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

      we will soon come up with an article!

    • shashank

      please provide a nice custom ROM for fit….

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

        sure shashank we are trying our level best for the same!

  • Himalay

    i success fully root my phone but where i download the custom roms
    i downloaded the rom manager premium…………
    but in flash clockwordmod recovery i dont found my phone model??????

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

      it will be in the settings and in about phone

      • Himalay

        i download the dell streak flash recovery clockworkmod for my fit bt and then i download superuser 3.0 then i reboot my system bt noe my phone not turning on pls help meeeee as quik as posiible
        if i brick my phone then what to do for turnning on the phone
        i wiil try to turn on recovery mode bt nothing happen pls help mee??????????

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

          as long as you are following the procedure, the phone will not be bricked!

      • nijamudeen

        i cant understand please explain detail

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

          follow the instructions which are mentioned above!

  • vasanth

    thanks….

    my gt5670 is rooted now in XWKQ2

  • sahil

    Rooting wud lead to force close several apps and restarting da phone freequently ………

    • Jaison

      impossible

  • rohit

    how can i move them…????/ ny applctn for this..?

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

      you need to copy the app..!!

  • rohit

    i tried several times bt only superuser installed ….CWM is not….

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

      If that is not installed then you need to download “ROM Manager” app from Market and then install the CWM from it!

      • rohit

        plz tell me after rooting how can i move all my phone application to card memory…b,coz phone memory is getting low day by day..

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

          root the phone an then move all apps to sd!

      • Tomi Olah

        I installed the CWM with ROM Manager, but when I pressed “Backup”, the phone turned off, and I can`t turn on, I can`t go to recovery mod too. PLS HELP ME! :-(

  • kp

    Dear

    can u pl elaborate the benefits of rooting the phone in simple language.

    I can’t understand abt…

    “”you can then think of possibilities in the form of installing the Custom ROMs as well as in the form of accessing the system level files which otherwise are not accessible without rooting the phone.””

    and thank u very much for providing 2.3.4………
    thanks

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

      as we mentioned it allows you to enjoy custom ROMs on your phone and also it allows you to access the system level files!

  • Mahesh

    Dear Sir,
    Well I am using the version of samsung provided, even not yet updated to Gingerbread. So my question is once rooting from this method whetehr i am able to upgrade my phone to gingerbread? or shall I upgrade first to gingerbread? & then can I process this method please suggest me Sir.

    regards,
    Mahesh

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

      You can follow the instructions which are mentioned in the below link for upgrading directly to 2.3.4 Gingerbread,
      http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-fit-5670-xxkpi-gingerbread-234-firmware/

      • Mahesh

        After upgrading to Gingerbread can I root my phone by above process????

        Is xxkpl or xwkQ2 is latest version???

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

          xwkq2 is the latest version!

  • udit sarda

    Wat is rooting and and wat r its advantages?

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

      its mentioned in the article as it allows you to install Custom ROMs and also allows you to access the system files which is not possible in non rooted phones!

      • nijamudeen

        how to install Custom ROMs and how to access the system files in rooted phones

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

          we will soon come up with the article!

  • rohit

    can i root my FIT xwkq2 version with this rooting method….nd if i want to unroot then should i got for XWKQ2 reinstall..?

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

      yes you can root the phone!

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

      yes, to unroot, just re install the firmware!

      • yashraj

        where is the firmware?? please help me!

      • joy

        yeshraj…i update my fit to 2.2 to 2.3…..after all process android market is missing….help me…

    • shashank

      cwm icon is not showing ..only superuser icon is showing..i tried thrice bt result is same..

      • nijamudeen

        i am also tried same result.

        • Akshay

          i am also tried same result…cwm icon is not showing .. What to do next?pl help.

          • Pradeep Neela

            install the rom manager app from market!

          • Akshay

            Thanks. is there any problem without CWM ?

      • http://androidsworld.wordpress.com Monish

        Even if u have superuser ur phone is rooted…
        I have also upgraded my galaxy fit to cyanogen and many custom roms too…

    • noorain

      my phone samsung galaxy fit cant go recovery mode display shown in the doted box ARM9 MODE what is this and how to solve this problem.

      • anup

        turn off your phone then hold homekey & holding home key you have to turn on your phone ie.(home key + turn on)

      • knightfury

        @noorain, same here

    • Ajay

      IS XXKPG a fake upgrade fr gingerbread???? plzzz help i hve already upgrade…n if s hw to change it??

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

        its not a fake update, its a real update!

    • puneet

      yar i have a prblm when root ….is shows no such file found …. wat cn i do…