This guide will show you how to root the popular Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 phone from Samsung.
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Rooting is done entirely by you at your own risk.
What is needed to root the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2?
In order to root the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 you will need the following.
- The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 you want to root in your hand.
- A PC.
Step 1 – Download the USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 for your PC
In order for your PC to recognise the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 as part of the rooting process you first must download and install the USB drivers on to your PC.
You can download the USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 from here.
Once you have downloaded them run the main program file to make sure the drivers are installed.
Step 2 – Download the Odin rooting program
In order to root the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 using the root file given in the next step you must first download Odin which is what will be used to install the root file on to the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and perform the rooting process.
You can download Odin from here.
Once downloaded extract the file to a convenient location such as the desktop.
Step 3 – Download the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 root files
Now that we have installed the Samsung Galaxy S4 USB drivers and downloaded Odin we now need to download the root package to be used for the rooting process.
You can download the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 root package from here. Make sure you save it in an easy to find location such as the desktop and extract it to its own folder.
You also need to download the update zip file. You can download it from here. Make sure you save it to an easy to find location on your PC such as your desktop – do not extract it.
Step 4 – Enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
In order for your PC to recognise the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 when you plug it in to perform rooting you must first enable USB debugging on the phone itself. This is done by doing the following.
- Tap the Settings option.
- Tap the About Phone option.
- Keep tapping the Build Number option (seven times) until it says you are a developer.
- Tap the new Developer Options menu that appears.
- Make sure that the USB Debugging option is checked.
Step 5 – Root the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
Now that we have all we need it is time to root the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. Before we can do that you must first put the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 in to Download mode which can be done using the following steps.
- Make sure the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is powered off completely.
- Hold down the Volume down key and the Home key and the power button and keep all three buttons pressed until the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 powers up.
- Providing you have done it correctly it should boot in to Download mode and you press the Volume up key to start Download mode.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 now to your PC.
- Run the Odin software you downloaded in step 2.
- Inside Odin click the AP option and browse on your computer to the .tar root file you extracted in step 3.
- Inside Odin click Start to begin the root process.
The process will take a few moments after which the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 will restart itself and complete the rooting process – Do not remove the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 from your PC during this time.
Once the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 starts up properly you need to install SuperSU.
To do this make sure that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is still connected to your computer.
Using Windows Explorer copy the update zip file from step 3 to the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. We recommend putting it in the Downloads folder for easy access.
You now need to boot the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 in to recovery mode.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 completely and disconnect it from your PC
- Hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together and wait for the phone to turn on and for the Samsung logo to appear and then let go and it will boot in to recovery mode.
- Select Install zip from sdcard (use the Volume up and down keys to select and Power to confirm).
- Select Choose zip from sdcard
- Browse to the location on the phone you saved the update zip file and select it.
- Install the zip file and confirm
- Reboot the phone
Once done you should now see SuperSU which means that Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 has now been rooted.
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