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)