How to Root Samsung Galaxy R I9103 – Tutorial

Galaxy R LogoHello Galaxy R users welcome to android ADVICES, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can root your device so that you can start customizing the phone the way you want it. This rooting process will enable all the users of unlocked Samsung Galaxy R I9103 phone to customize the phone so that you can then install the custom ROMs, themes and also whole new application range which often requires the rooting access. The rooting process voids the warranty, so please make a note of the same.

Disclaimer: Android ADVICES should not be held responsible for any loss or damage happened to your phone in the process of the rooting which is a very unlikely event just in case if you follow all the instructions which are mentioned in the due course of this article.

Also, we have been hearing that the latest build of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version will be soon coming for Samsung Galaxy R I9103 and we will cover the same.

So, let’s quickly proceed to the Pre Requisistes which you need to follow and then we will see on how you can easily root the device.

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  1. i just need help pradeep … i had never upgraded my android version and i jade download an app “hide it pro” important which i could hide apps error is hiding app requires root access … could please help me with the path how to root and upgrade…

  2. Hey the file no longer exists. Please upload it again

  3. Neal I am not too familiar with what Rooting means I am using Galaxy R GTi9103 with Gingerbread 2.3.5 and would like to upgrade to ICS 4.0 can you help with step by step process without me losing my personal data as the Samsung customer services and store people are of no help!

  4. HI,
    i rooted my galaxy r following ur tutorial, but i have one doubt my phone didn went to recovery mode i tried repeatedly , but there is super user installed in my phone , does it mean my phone is rooted.

  5. Hi,
    I bought mine from China and I was wondering if the operating system can be changed to english.

  6. Hae can any one send me the link to route my Galaxy R and if possible let me know how to update the android version.

    Thanks in advance

  7. Hi,

    I was great, i has succesfull root my device. Thanks

  8. 1.There Is A Caution logo during phone bootup after rooting my galaxy R.
    2.only superuser app appears on the homescreen.there is no app called CWM on the homescreen.
    plz help me fast otherwise my mom will screw me.
    i need solutions…

  9. Is there a tutorial or smt like that? I need it…

  10. Erm how do u root after opening the file?

  11. Hi,

    I Successfully rooted my galaxy R with the help of your article thank you so much for your great efforts. But i face one issue after rooting whenever i switch on my galaxy shows an exclamation sign just above the ok button, how ever it didn’t cause any problem. I just wanted to know that its a normal thing or anything else?

  12. why do we require to wipe the cache i already got a su icon in the menu..
    thank you

  13. some body help me pleasee ! and by the way i used the galaxy s usb not the orginal galaxy r usb would it make a diffrence?

    • which usb you are talking of?

      • the cable connection between the phone and pc i mean i used the 1 that comes with galaxy s would it make a diffrence … if not please help me to make the root works fine !!

  14. i am trying to root it but it says (( failed )) :S :S and something about cant access the serial port

  15. Ok so how does un-rooting work?
    Does it leave any traces?
    Will I be able to claim warranty after un-rooting?
    Thx for the efforts :-)

  16. hey! your tutorial is awesome and followed the given steps.

    My phone rebooted after the rooting was done but there is no CVM app installed. Only superuser is installed.

    What does this mean? Is my phone rooted properly?

  17. how do i clear cache?

  18. in odin it it stuck at file analysis can any 1 plz help

  19. hey can sum 1 help me with this fast i have dun till the part of pressing the start in odin but then it is stuck to file analysis only i have vleared the cache and wiped my phone also

  20. hi i can’t find the file GalaxyR_i9103_RootingTAR_AAD. plz help me FAST

  21. hi, can i install rom from US/EUR even the rom installed from my phone is from CHINA i think?

  22. How to you un root? and is CWM working for galaxy r?

  23. Hello please reply this fast, i aint getting my phone to recovery mode? and also do it have to be in recovery for root?cause when i test its just standing file analysis? please help

  24. Hi, I am new to Android devices. I previously had iPhone 3GS JB. Now, coming to the world of Android with this device Galaxy R I9103, which I got a week back in India. Definitely the world becomes amazing with rooting/JB with the tweaks that you can have with rooted devices.

    I am looking to root my device. What I would like to know is:

    1. Apart from the steps to root and backing up the data before rooting, do I need to backup the stock kernel or ROM if at all its needed if there is anything goes bad in the warranty period. If I need to back them up too (so I can restore to claim the warranty), how do I do the same before rooting the device?

    2. I came across few things like when you root and install firmwares/ROM’s there are counters which increments when you flash the firmwares. Is there anyway to reset the same?

    3. Also, I came across the triangle which one would see after the firmware is flashed. I guess the steps mentioned above would take care of the same? and one wouldn’t see the Triangle.

    As I told you, I am pretty new to Android, so I am not sure if my understanding is correct, please let me know above things.

    Thanks in advance.

  25. hello, i’m not able to find CWM after rooting. super user is here and i get su rights…

  26. Hello,I successfully rooted. I want to remove the yellow triangle. Without any usb jig. Help me.

  27. ok I spend few days with this and it seems to be some problem with 2.3.4. Now I’m using 2.3.5 and everything works fina as far…


  28. hello

    I rooted my phone and it seems to be ok beside the camera, I cant’t take pectures any more, when I get into camere mode there is an error :( any idea what went wrong?


  29. Awesome Post! I rooted it successfully but the only problem is i am not able to boot into recovery. I used ROM managers option to boot into recovery. I would like to ask if a working CWM recovery is available for Galaxy R? If it is please post a tutorial! Thanks a lot!

  30. thanks alot dear, i couldnt enter to The recovery mode by pressing Volume UP Key + OK button so tried the second trick :) it worked :) thanks alot

  31. “The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume UP Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button as shown in the below video.”

    It doesn’t always work that way. For those of you who cannot enter rm that way I recommend an alternative solution:

    1) Turn off your mobile.

    2) Press Power button until you see the splash logo.

    3) Once you see the splash release Power and press Volume Up + Home button. You should immediately see the tiny little white text on the top of the screen (it can hardly be noticed) – “booting android recovery”

    4) Once you see the text, just stop pressing two buttons and let it go. You’re now in recovery mode.

  32. Hi,

    Androit Market does not work with my galaxy R, it crashes at the open. Have you a solution ?

  33. Hello,

    My phone does not want to do anything when i do this : Volume UP Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button

  34. Will this method work for all kernel versions??

  35. Its posible to unroot the device later? Is there any form?
    Sorry for bad english.

    • yes, to unroot you need to apply the firmware update once again!

      • what do you mean the “firmware updating”?

        do you mean using the samsung official updating software “Kies” to do firmware updating?

        so i need to wait for the latest official firmware, and use Kies to update firmware and meanwhile unroot?

        Sorry for bad english.

  36. Hi,

    I already download but have 1 problem..already extracted file n mentioned wrong password…can i continue for the next step using download package???
    i didn’t see any video tutorial likes u mentioned in tutorial root…need advise..