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How to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

This guide will show you how to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone

Disclaimer: Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way, before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely. Rooting is done entirely by you at your own risk.

What is needed to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2?

To root the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 you will need the following:

  • The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 you wish to root
  • Access to a PC

Step 1 – Download the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 USB driver for your PC

So that the phone is recognised for when you plug it in to your PC you must download the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2USB drivers and install them – you can get them from here.

Step 2 –Download the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 root file

In order to root the phone you must first download the rooting file needed. You can get the root file from here. You also need to download Odin which you can get from here.

Save both files to an easy to find location such as your desktop and make sure you extract them both to their own folder.

Step 3 – Enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

In order for your PC to recognise the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 when you plug it in to perform rooting you must first enable USB debugging on the device itself. This is done by doing the following.

  1. Tap the Settings option.
  2. Tap the About Device option.
  3. Keep tapping the Build Number option (seven times) until it says you are a developer.
  4. Tap the new Developer Options menu that appears.
  5. Make sure that the USB Debugging option is checked.

Step 4 – Root the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Now that we have all we need it is time to root the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Before we can do that you must first put the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 in to Download mode which can be done using the following steps.

  1. Make sure the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is powered off completely.
  2. Hold down the Volume down key and the Home key and the power button and keep all three buttons pressed until the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 powers up.
  3. Providing you have done it correctly it should boot in to Download mode and you press the Volume up key to start Download mode.
  4. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 now to your PC.
  5. Run the Odin software you downloaded in step 2.
  6. Inside Odin click the AP option (also known as AP in newer versions of Odin) and browse on your computer to the .tar root file you extracted in step 3.
  7. Inside Odin click Start to begin the root process.

Once the rooting process has been completed the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will restart. Once it restarts disconnect it from your PC. You should now see the SuperSU application as a new icon which means you have successfully rooted the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.

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