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I have Samsung Galaxy S Duos (GT-S7562) because I want to use ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) application to expand my RAM by using SD Card.

Before using this application, I need to be sure if my device support swap or not, and I need to root my phone to check this.

How to root Samsung Galaxy S Duos?

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Follow the steps below: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU DAMAGE YOUR PHONE AND THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY

This will root your phone and install a custom recovery.

Windows is required

  1. Install the Samsung drivers. (links at bottom of the post)

  2. Download the s7562 Rooting Kit.

  3. Extract The kit, and open Odin.

  4. In Odin click on PDA and choose the Recovery.tar

  5. Now, on your device: a. Switch on USB debugging b.Put Cwm_SuperSU or Cwm_SuperUser, just choose one, I prefer Cwm_SuperSU c.Turn your device off and boot it in download mode ( Hold Vol_Down & Home & Power until you see light coming out from the device, then if you see warning click Vol_Up.

  6. Connect your phone to the windows pc and you should see this in Odin: Com:****

  7. Make sure to Have : Auto Reboot & F. Reset time & Pda Checkedd after you done Step 5 & 6.

  8. Remove the back Cover of your phone ( you must do that )

  9. Now Click on START in odin

  10. You should see a Blue bar in the download mode on your device

  11. Wait till it's finished.

  12. When it finishes. When you see the samsung logo, remove your battery

  13. Remove the Usb cable from your device, and reinsert the battery

  14. Now you changed your Stock Recovery, With CWM_Recovery. Now you want to go to your new recovery, by pressing Vol_Down & Vol_Up & Home & Power release the buttons when you see the samsung logo.

    Note : Your touchscreen is disabled here , move with your Vol_Up / Vol_down and choose with Home button and go back with back button.

  15. Optional Make a backup in CWM recovery to external Sd-Card.

  16. now choose Install Zip from sdCard and go to Choose zip from Sdcard Or From internal sd Card ( Depends on where you put your Cwm_SUperuser)

  17. Now go to where you have put your CWM_Superuser / Cwm_SuperSU and click on the home button, and click yes and now wait till it has finished.

  18. Now go back and choose Reboot System now.

Now you should have root:-)

Files: Samsung kies : http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ Droidzer Rooting kit : http://d-h.st/BtL

Hope my answer helped.

  • I am getting below errors in recovery mode.. E:failed to verify whole-file signature E: signature verification failed – shubha May 26 '15 at 9:46
  • @shubha what step? – Thomas Vos May 26 '15 at 9:47
  • step 17. i am pressing power button to choose Cwm_SuperSU from external storage of my phone. – shubha May 26 '15 at 9:49
  • Somewhere in the recovery there should be an option to disable signature verification, and did you successfully install CWM recovery? – Thomas Vos May 26 '15 at 9:51
  • are you talking about installing "Galaxy S Duos S7562 Droidiser Rooting Kit\recovery.tar" from odin? Yes i got a green PASS in that step. Then i downloaded "CWM-SuperSU-v0.94" from the link you have given, and copied it to my external SD card. the started recovery option and inside that i selected "CWM-SuperSU-v0.94" from SD card, and getting the above errors.. Installation is aborted – shubha May 26 '15 at 9:57
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In order to root your Android device, you can download and install Root Masters on it, then run the app. At the "ROOT" tab you will see the face of the Android Jelly Bean mascot, and at the right side of it there will be a rectangular root button. Tap/Touch it. The mascot's face will turn into a "ninja" Jelly Bean face while the app attempts to root your device. If the rooting process is successful, the mascot will smile.

If the rooting process fails, you can download, install and run iRoot, which is another neat one-click rooting app for Android. It looks very similar to Root Masters, thus if you managed to use Root Masters then running iRoot will be pretty much straightforward/self-explanatory.

By using any of the above methods, I was able to root the following Android devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 (GT-S7582L)
  • Samsung Galaxy S Duos (GT-S7562)
  • Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360B), AKA "Galaxy Young"
  • Samsung Galaxy W (GT-I8150), AKA "Galaxy Wonder"

PS: if by accessing any of the indicated links/URLs your browser gives you an alert of "dangerous" or "malware" website, just ignore it and access the website anyway: these are safe websites hosting safe apps. These alerts happen because these websites host rooting apps, and rooting apps are rootkits (they execute one or more exploits, which are pieces of software that explore the operating system's vulnerabilities in order to get privilege escalation: in this context, root/superuser privilege). There are no viruses in these apps: only rootkits. Anyway, if you feel insecure about it, just install an antivirus and let it running on your device while you install and run the rooting app.

PPS: for those with a Motorola device, you may want to try Kingo Root. With the Kingo Root app, I managed to root:

  • Motorola Razr HD (XT925)
  • Motorola Razr I (XT890)
  • Motorola Moto X (XT1096)
  • Firefox shows "Reported Attacks Page!" for the first link. – Firelord Feb 15 '16 at 2:40
  • @Firelord: it's a false alert, no need to worry. These rooting apps are rootkits, and rootkits are basically groups of exploits (pieces of software that take advantage of the operating system's vulnerabilities in order to obtain privilege escalation: in this context, root/superuser privilege). Hence, websites hosting rootkits are frequently flagged as dangerous, as a source of malware et cetera. But all these rooting apps do is to give you root access. Anyway, if you feel insecure just install an antivirus in your device and let it running while you install and run the rooting app. – Yuri Sucupira Feb 15 '16 at 3:09
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KingRoot is a possible option - it is a one-click root app which is reasonably easy to use and works for Android versions up to 5.1 on most devices - it has been known to work with the OP's device too.

Do note that KingRoot installs some bloat apps on the device - but those can easily be removed (uninstalled) as they are not system apps.

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    @beeshyams , this is an answer, albeit a very, very, extremely poor one. I'll try and edit it to make it more aligned to answer guidelines. – Tamoghna Chowdhury May 19 '16 at 12:53
  • Warning: King root is impossible to get off the phone. – user154552 May 23 '16 at 12:21
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    For an charcoal reviewers coming here, this is not spam, Kingroot is one of the well known options for rooting an android phone. Although, I'd never recommend it. – user154552 May 23 '16 at 12:23

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