How To Root Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660

Root Galaxy Gio LogoFor all those who wished to root their Galaxy Gio S 5660 phone, here it is as we will see on how you can easily root your Galaxy Gio GT S5660 in the due course of this article. Rooting has many advantages as we have already seen for all other phones. The advantages includes the ability to provide gateway for installing the Custom ROMs to modify the system applications which are otherwise not possible without the root access. Though the best part of the Samsung Phones is that despite rooting which voids the warranty, you can undo this change and you can revoke the root access at any point of time so that you can get back to your original ROM without the Root access.

Please note that rooting basically voids the warranty as told above, though it can be reversed, we hold no responsibility in claiming the warranty and also it’s not our responsibility in any manner if you proceed to the procedure without following the instructions which are mentioned here above. It’s important to apply the below rooting process only to the phones which are on the Gingerbread 2.3 release.

Do note that you need 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 proceed and check out on what are the pre requisites of rooting the phone and then followed by the actual instructions to root the phone.

Pre Rooting Instructions:

  • In the rooting process, there is a high probability that you may end up losing all the crucial data in your phone. So it’s always safe to create a backup of all your data which is present in your phone. 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 atleast greater than 60%as it’s necessary to maintain this limit so as to avoid from the battery calibration.
  • Ensue that you have a computer which comes with a minimum of Windows XP along with the minimum free space of over 1GB equipped with a minimum of USB 2.0 Slots. It’s very important to have the Administration privileges before proceeding to connecting the device with the computer as it may or may not detect the phone sometimes.
  • Apart from the above instructions, ensure that you have updated your KIES version to the latest version so that it doesn’t complicate in future when you will follow the instructions to update the phone.
  • Last but not the least ensue that you have also taken a backup of the APN Settings. Settings are available  in the location 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 settings once the rooting process is finished so as to access the same.
  1. Reply mesam May 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    is any1 here to help me plz….

  2. Reply mesam May 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Neal… plz help me.
    my phone frozen on RAMDUMP mode(ARM9mode)
    i tried menu + power button but it still not working.
    what to do know?
    i m using S5660 2.3.6

  3. Reply mesam May 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    hi… i m new to this.
    the script seem to be simple.
    hope it works for me.

  4. Reply Leticia April 3, 2012 at 1:13 am

    As the phone got warm still being connected to the pc I disconnected it.
    A few minutes later it turned itself on.
    I do find your zip-file in My Files, but do not see the CWM aplication, so I guess I am still not rooted.
    So please advise as I am obviously a newbie.
    Thank you in advance for the trouble taken
    Kind regards

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm


      • Reply awais April 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        hello………… hey i root my samsung galaxy gio…….. but thier is nothing new….. … and ya a skull type icon is new only…..
        how to solve it……..? plzz tell me i will b very thankful to you………

        • Pradeep Neela April 21, 2012 at 11:55 am

          yes its the super user!

  5. Reply Leticia April 3, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Dear Pradeep Neela,

    [Firts I did the update to Gingerbread 2.3.3.]Then:
    As I understood I opened the phone on my computer by first starting up ‘Kies’ [otherwise my computer does not recognise the phone].
    Then in ‘Devices with Removable Storage’ I open up my phone and place there the zip-file along with other files like ‘Android’ etc. The I do the 3 buttons trick and end up with the phone frozen on RAMDUMP mode(ARM9mode)….
    Please help !!!!

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      press the center button and then press the power button!

  6. Reply nasir khan February 26, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    i got an error : –Applying Multi – CSC –
    Can’t access to ‘/system/csc/PAK/system’ and then when i try to install the package right after “opening update package… E: can’t open /tmp/sideload/ (bab) Installation aborted

    and cant root my phone
    is there any other way to root
    my gio 5660 with ginger bread 2.3.4 LVHKP7

  7. Reply Kumar February 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Juat want to ask, if this rooting will work on Network Locked GIO phone? I am about to buy one.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      no, for this you need to unlock the phone first!

  8. Reply Abid Sajid February 4, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Hello there Neal ! 🙂

    I Would like to ask, if i could use this root for my Samsung Galaxy Gio which is running on Android 2.3.6 ?


    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      yes update for galaxy gio in the form of 2.3.6 has arrived!

  9. Reply Animus January 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    i got an error : –Aplling Muti – CSC —
    Can’t access to ‘/system/csc/TCL/system’ and then when i try to install the package right after “opening update package… E: can’t open /tmp/sideload/ (bab) Installation aborted

    • Reply nasir khan February 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      i also have the same problem
      any solution please

  10. Reply marcel December 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    hi, it’s possibile to un-root my device (galaxy gio) once i’ve installed GalaxyGio_RootingPackage? can you describe the procedure? thanks!

  11. Reply marcel December 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    hi, it’s possibile to un-root my device (galaxy gio) once i’ve installed <>? can you describe the procedure? thanks!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 20, 2011 at 12:39 am

      to un root you need to again apply the update!

  12. Reply nasir khan December 8, 2011 at 12:25 am

    when i enter into android system recovery mod
    this happens

    — applying multi-csc —
    can’t access to ‘/system/csc/pak/system’ .

    and when i try to root my phone after a long list of errors installation is abborted

    how else i can root my phone galaxy gio s5660L

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 8, 2011 at 11:49 am

      galaxy gio s5660L is not supported for rooting as its a n/w locked phones!

      • Reply nasir khan December 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm

        last time i had GINGERBIRD 2.3.3 i was able to root my phone

        but now on GINGERBIRD 2.3.4 unable to root why

        by the way s5660L is showing on current gingerbird 2.3.4

        any answers please

        • NeaL Pradeep December 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

          5660L doesnt support rooting !

  13. Reply Faisal November 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Thanks. It was plain and simple. Happened without any problems !

  14. Reply Takeshy October 31, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I’m about to root my phone, althought my version is 2.3.5
    This works only for 2.3.3 or it works for 2.3.5 too?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 31, 2011 at 9:25 am

      it should work on both the firmwares! Kindly check and see!

      • Reply Takeshy October 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm

        If it fails, is possible to undo it?

        • NeaL Pradeep November 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

          yes you can easily undo the firmware update!

  15. Reply umar khan October 24, 2011 at 10:00 am

    i have done my rooting on a galaxy gio its works awesome thanks a lot my friend and keep it up !!

  16. Reply dave October 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

    hi Neal. After upgrading to the latest 2.3.4 LVPKH7 firmware i am now unable to root my phone following this exact instructions. It comes up with about two pages of errors and just says Installation aborted. Any idea if a new rooting package file is required? Thank you.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 11, 2011 at 1:52 am

      have you tried with any other version?

      • Reply nasir khan December 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

        my gingerbread 2.3.3 version was rooted easily but
        now on 2.3.4 a long page of errors and then installation abborted

        any solution

        • NeaL Pradeep December 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm


  17. Reply Samiullah September 25, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Dear I m a beginner this is the first time that I am going to upgrade my Samsung S5660, I am unable to go to downloading mode, when I try home+Volume+power combination it goes to RAMDUM Mode (ARM9 Mode) Please help me.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      hi, what is the current version of firmware you are on?

      • Reply umar khan October 24, 2011 at 10:02 am

        just press only menu + power button i hope its work fine !!

  18. Reply mikey September 13, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Great article. But what if I’d like to unroot a gingerbread GIO in order to regain the warranty? Please help.

  19. Reply dave September 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for all the great info, root went through without a problem.

  20. Reply Dennis Alderton August 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I just rooted my Gio with this system and it was too easy. One small item was that my Australian market Gio will not go to recovery with up Volume button + Menu button + On button. It needs to be Menu button + On button
    Of course this is after switching off, Also it neglects to say that menu navigation in Recovery Mode is with volume up and down to move up and down the available selections and Menu button to select.
    My Gio was Optus branded before using your upgrade to Gingerbread from Froyo. I had to try many times to get the upgrade to work but eventually it worked. Thank you for the efforts of this site.
    Regards Dennis.

  21. Reply Error August 28, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I’ve tried this method with a lot of zip files I found in the Internet but everything doesn’t work.
    When I select the zip file, it says
    E:Error /tmp/sideload/
    (Status 7)
    Installation Aborted.
    Please help me out. I’m decent!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

      which version of firmware you are ON?

      • Reply Dodo August 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

        I have the same issue! I am running a 2.3.4

        • Dodo August 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm

          I think it doesn’t work because the phone is on Bell. That’s what I’ve heard.

      • Reply Error August 30, 2011 at 3:39 am

        yes,,, I’m running a 2.3.4

        • Gregg September 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

          Does not work for me – running a Bell Gio (GT-S5660M) with stock 2.3.4.

          Build number – GINGERBREAD.MUGKG3

        • NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 12:58 am

          its an operator locked right?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 11:45 pm

          it wont be working for the network locked device!

        • Amirali September 28, 2011 at 10:41 pm

          Did you guys found any solution of the error “Status 7”

        • NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 11:45 pm

          where are you getting this error?

        • NeaL Pradeep September 28, 2011 at 11:46 pm

          where are you getting this error, in your phone or in pc?

  22. Reply Decent August 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Please also mention How to root this phone with froyo?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep August 23, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      you can try this version to root your phone on froyo as well!

      • Reply Decent August 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

        Ok let me try though its clearly mentioned that this apply for ginger bread 2.3 firm ware.

      • Reply mitesh October 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm

        I tries to unroot with one on my bell prepaid samsung gio running 2.3.4 the phone is now rooted but there is no baseband on phone now i tried to factory reset and also tried to flash with custom rom but no luck. and because of this reason i can not use any network sim card though i got the unlock code.
        can you please help me.

        • NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

          this wont work on network locked phones

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