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.
  • mesam

    is any1 here to help me plz….

  • mesam

    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

  • mesam

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

  • http://androidadvices.com Leticia

    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
    Leticia

    • Neela Pradeep

      OK, SO FIRST ROOT THE SAME AND THEN APPLY THE CUSTOM ROM FIRMWARE!

      • awais

        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

          yes its the super user!

  • http://androidadvices.com Leticia

    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 !!!!

    • Neela Pradeep

      press the center button and then press the power button!

  • nasir khan

    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/package.zip (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

  • Kumar

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

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

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

  • Abid Sajid

    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 ?

    Thanks

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

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

  • Animus

    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/package.zip (bab) Installation aborted

    • nasir khan

      i also have the same problem
      any solution please

  • marcel

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

  • marcel

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

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

      to un root you need to again apply the update!

  • nasir khan

    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

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

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

      • nasir khan

        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

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

          5660L doesnt support rooting !

  • Faisal

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

  • Takeshy

    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.

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

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

      • Takeshy

        If it fails, is possible to undo it?

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

          yes you can easily undo the firmware update!

  • umar khan

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

  • dave

    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.

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

      have you tried with any other version?

      • nasir khan

        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

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

          CLEAR THE CACHE FROM THE RECOVERY MODE!

  • Samiullah

    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.

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

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

      • umar khan

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

  • mikey

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

  • dave

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

  • Dennis Alderton

    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.

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

      thanks dennis for your appreciation!

  • Error

    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/package.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation Aborted.
    Please help me out. I’m decent!

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

      which version of firmware you are ON?

      • Dodo

        I have the same issue! I am running a 2.3.4

        • Dodo

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

      • Error

        yes,,, I’m running a 2.3.4

        • Gregg

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

          Build number – GINGERBREAD.MUGKG3

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

            its an operator locked right?

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

            it wont be working for the network locked device!

        • Amirali

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

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

            where are you getting this error?

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

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

  • Decent

    Please also mention How to root this phone with froyo?

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

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

      • Decent

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

      • mitesh

        I tries to unroot with universal_root.zip 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.

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

          this wont work on network locked phones