How to Root Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300

How to root Samsung Galaxy Pocket

Samsung Galaxy Pocket is the latest addition to the galaxy series and it is among the smallest android handsets around running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.  Again Samsung has made it extremely easy for developers to root Samsung Galaxy Pocket and unlock the phone like other Android handsets of  the Galaxy series. We have extracted this guide from XDA developer Forum, so we believe that this guide is safe and effective. With a rooted Samsung Galaxy Pocket, you’ll be able to enjoy applications that need root access;custom ROM’s and can even overclock your smartphone’s processor. The guide is safe and has been tested to be working for most of the Samsung Galaxy Pocket users but still we or developers shouldn’t be held responsible for any damage that might occur to your device by following this guide.

 Before you begin, please take a moment to read out pre requisites and preliminary steps that are extremely necessary to be followed.

 Before you begin:

  • Rooting the phone will void its warranty.  So you may have to install the stock firmware to get back your warranty.
  • Make a backup of all the important data in your phone including contacts, messages and important applications.
  • Make sure that your phone has more than 50% of battery.
  • Install all the required Samsung USB drivers required to connect your mobile with PC.  I would suggest you to install KIES 2.0 in your PC which will automatically install all the required drivers.
  • Lastly don’t forget to enable USB debugging option in your phone. For enabling it, go to:

Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging 

 

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300:

  1. First of all download the rooting package on your computer and transfer it to your SD card by connecting your phone to computer in USB mass storage mode.
  2. Now switch off your phone and remove the battery. Put the battery back again and restart it back again into recovery mode.
  3. For entering into recovery mode, press the Volume Up button, Menu button (center button) and Power key all  together simultaneously.
  4. Once you have booted into recovery mode, choose the option “install zip from SD card” and choose the file that we copied in SD card above.   You can use volume key to navigate through the available options.
  5. Confirm the installation by pressing yes and wait until the process completes.
  6. Up next, press back key and choose the “reboot system now” option.

 

That’s it,you have a rooted the Galaxy Pocket in your hand.

To verify that whether your phone is rooted or not, open the app drawer in your phone and look for “super user app”; if it’s there, your phone is rooted. Just in case, if you don’t find any super user app, you may have to repeat the whole process from the very beginning.

Do let us know, if you’re facing any problem with the guide.

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88 thoughts on “How to Root Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300

  1. The link to the root.zip file is not working please check and provide a working link or the original source. A source to unroot.zip would also be helpful.

    thanks
    S

  2. we have tested the link and it seems to be working,please try again.

    • Hi Sorry, It is working – for some reason it was not working from my office PC. Thanks. It will be useful if you could post a link to ‘unroot’ the device as well and one more question in relation to that.

      What will happen now, since now that I have rooter, if I do a hard reset? will it become like how it came from factory?

      thanks
      S

  3. thanks ..Its working ♥

  4. I can’t see update.zip on recovery or boot mode. pls help me out here sir. thanks!

  5. I also can’t see the update.zip after entering into the recovery mode…

  6. help when i try to root my pocket this is what it say
    “ice”)==”GT-B7510″//
    getprop(“roproduct.product.product”)==”GT-B7510″
    E:error in/tmp/sideload/package.zip
    (status 7)
    installation aborted”
    what is the problem?

  7. i have done it successfully thnx i wanted to know that which version of clockwoekmod supports galaxy pocket

  8. How to Root Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300:

    1. First of all download the rooting package on your computer and transfer it to your Phone by connecting your phone to computer in USB mass storage mode.
    *copy it to your root folder. Open the “My files” on the Home menu and you will see the folders. Putting it on the micro sd card will not be seen once you go to procedure #3.

    2. Now switch off your phone and remove the battery. Put the battery back again and restart it back again into recovery mode.

    3. For entering into recovery mode, press the Volume Up button, Menu button (center button) and Power key all together simultaneously.

    4. Once you have booted into recovery mode, choose the option “update etc…” and choose the file *update.zip* that we copied. You can use volume key to navigate through the available options.
    5. Confirm the installation by pressing yes and wait until the process completes.
    6. Up next, press back key and choose the “reboot system now” option.

  9. thanks for this im about to try it out dudesssss

  10. 1000 thx…it’s said you phone is rooted …search for long th’x again.i will tell my other friend in pocket team..to use your method ..

  11. it will succes..if you place update.sip in sd card not exsternal sdcard.then folow the instruction.

  12. Great, Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT S5300 works….Thanks.

  13. i am about to root my samsung galaxy pocket and i want to know if there is a risk of my phone being bricked.please help

  14. thanks a lot…got it…:D very helpful…

  15. Anyone had any luck with Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300B? Every single rooting-zip I try it aborts after some package and text saying GT-S5302. :(

  16. i cant
    help me

  17. cant root my phone…theres an error….

  18. After Rooting… do I have to load the apps I had before (like GPS apps ect) or I will find them back there waiting for me to use them…!!!

  19. thanks man succesfully rooted my phone :)

  20. thanx,,tottaly work,,,

  21. hey how to on it in recovery mode plzz explain it

    • Turn off your phone.

      First Press Volume UP + Home Screen Button and then Press Power button,as soon as the phone turns on release the power button but keep holding the Volume UP + Home Screen button until it boots up into recover mode.

      Hope it helps.

  22. thanku very much its done i got super app in my installed applications.. can u say what next to do for reverse tethering for galaxy pocket..

  23. is there any custom rom available for galaxy pocket?????

  24. How can i get rid of the branded(signed) logo, name of Mobistar of my samsung galasy pocket even when i have new firmware installed i still get to read in KIES S5300XXLF5/S5300OXXLF5/S5300XXLF5/S5300XXLF5 (MST) and (MST) stands for brand name Mobistar.

    Now after installing new firmware all the widgets of Mobistar are gone but yes i had branded widgets in my firmware when i bought the phone. So any one knows what i got to do to get rid of that problem.

    Because now still marked with (MST) in none branded software i don’t get support for sosfware upgrades in KIES and because of that i lost my warranty. I have back warranty when this problem is fixed.

  25. Yes you can find custom rom for galaxy pocket at http://www.sammobile.com

  26. Hi,

    Does that update works in S5300B ?
    I rly need to know that.

    Thx in adv

  27. I also can’t see the update.zip after entering into the recovery mode…

  28. thanks its working… :))

  29. its says im rooted, but super user app, is nothing on my app drawer..

  30. hi i just enterd the recovery screen and i cant see the folder i downloaded ! plz help

  31. i cant get out plz help :(

  32. I can`t go in the root mode . :/ I press them simultaniously but nothing :/
    It just opens my phone

  33. Clyde Brillantes says:

    Thanks for this information.100% working fine for my samsung galaxy pocket.!Thanks a lot

  34. after all done well my phone is not powering on please someone tell me a solution!
    should i go for warranty? is it valid?

  35. I am through the above process. But after selecting the file in recovery mode it is saying installation aborted. What to do now? After the process i am getting problem in edge.

  36. i still cant upgrade my hone..the version i downloaded does not recognizing…help me..pls

  37. I don’t have a cable usb, is it must be? Can I drag and drop a update zip with help a airdroid?

  38. Thank you, I have successfully rooted my Galaxy Pocket

  39. can’t see the “install zip” on the recovery mode. should i install a zip in my phone first? i also tried copying the 2 folders inside the zip, but it still did not appear in the recovery mode. please help. thanks!

  40. It says package bad. ddnt work…

  41. hi guys i got into the recovery mode and installed the update and also rebooted the system from that same option but i couldnt find the superuser app. how can i make it display? please help here

  42. wat version of galaxy pocket re u using?

  43. wat version of galaxy pocket re u using? and how can i get my warranty back?

  44. ok it worked on my fon. tnx

  45. can i delete the update zip after rooting my device

  46. hey, i want 2 ask dat how can i play games like avatar, asphalt, nfs games in my SG Pocket…i’v rooted my fone.
    I’v seen ppl in you tube playin such games in hd on SG POCKET..
    plzz guys reply me..
    Thanxx in advance

  47. dhost …..pls help me.. i don’t have pc … how can i root my phone…..
    pls ….help me pls…. pls….pls….

  48. Thank you very much for useful article! :-)

    Do you know, is it possible to root HTC One X by this method?

    What’s other phones can be rooted by this method?

    Best regards.

  49. What will happen if we root galaxy pocket?

  50. Follow the steps, & thumbs up, IT WORKed!!! thanks, & pls update me on any more info

  51. Hi, I have done something really stupid. I was re installing windows while the phone was still charging though usb charger. I didn’t notice the phone connected and when windows was asking for partition, I unpartitioned my phone memory also. Lucky that the phone still works but but several vital applications don’t work at all. I also had an external sd card which is totally not accessible. So for example, the music player can not load any music.

    How may I solve this problem? Please help. Thank you.
    Adnan

  52. Hi Pankaj, I had the same problem as Nes (posted Jan 24), after selecting APPLY UPDATE FROM SD CARD, the downloaded file did not appear in the next menu…please help too! thanks

  53. Thank you very much.

  54. i cant leave the root system i removed my battery and i put pack again and when i open it again it opens the root system again somebody help me.

  55. i t failed on my pocket and now when i restart the mobile it opens the root system again i gust cant get out of it

  56. yeah it works!

  57. Friend ,
    i am using samsung galexy pocket. I am downloaded a new firmwere softwer from another site. Now my phone is dameged.i don’t have any idea.i am downloaded pocket’s originet softwer , but that softwer in my memmery card i can’t move it to phone memmery).what can i do… Pls….help me……pls’

  58. Hey when i click install update from sd card it says installation aborted please help:)

  59. i’ve succesfully rooted my galaxy pocket using your method, and this is the first time i root a phone, i have an 8gb sd card on my phone and i want to buy a new 16 gb since i need more space for apps and stuff so my question is, will this affect my rooted device or it will stay rooted and will not even brick?? please reply

  60. Thank you it works!

  61. i have succesfully rooted my galaxy pocket using your method then installed superuser elite,chainfire3d pro with its plugins + cf3d driver, then tried to delete some system apps so i deleted social hub and memo, then i entered (using es file explorer) device/system/user where u can find ring tons and other stuffs and i deleted some files from there and left only 2 ring tons, immidiatly after the delete process is complete, my phone closed all apps and started vibrating 3times then wait a few seconds vibrate again and it goes on like that, its stoped showing my home screen icons and everything, so i restarted the phone and now it cant even start up, it only writes gt-s5300 samsung then starts the vibrating process again, i tried doing factory reset using recovery mode but still my phone cant boot, is my phone completly dead or what?? plzz guys help me out here

  62. It Worked! A Big Thanks. 😉

  63. am about to root my galaxy pocket but i have a question, is it necessary to use a computer? can’t i just download the update.zip file on my phone?

    thnx

  64. schwarzes_schaf says:

    anybody knows how to unlock??

  65. amal johnson says:

    where can we get stock firmware.and mine not saying install zip from sd card it saying update from sd card.is that it

  66. It can’t work how can it work the version I have is gt-s5301

  67. Works, thx!
    BTW: Make sure you put it in SD_CARD not anywhere else :) (no folder in SD_CARD etc…)

  68. i m not able to enter recovery mode..ther..but the phone boots normally..plz reply soon..its urgent!!!

  69. wow wow wow…so simple…thanx man….done widout any hassle…God bless u..

  70. what is this thing of rooting and how does it work pliz someone help

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  72. Bro …..
    Plea post about galaxy pocket plus …… Rooting …..
    No website has ever published

  73. Flachlandtiroler says:

    Tried to modify the update script for my GT-S5360 but the Installing is aborted. Could you please give me an example how the script should look like? Perhaps i oversay something.
    Thanks

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