- Just in case your phone data, call log, text messages, and media files get erased in the process, you need to backup those files as a precautionary measure.
- In order for the rooting process to begin, it is highly suggested that you need to at least charge your phone to 60%.
- You also need to enable USB Debugging on your phone. This can be enabled by heading to Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
- Lastly, close all potentially conflicting applications on your computer such as antivirus software, Samsung Kies PC Suite, and firewall software as they tend to disrupt or block the rooting process. If you do have other unnecessary applications that cause your phone delays, you should uninstall them or remove them as well.
Once the necessary preparations have been done, you are now ready to proceed to the rooting instructions.
- Download the latest and appropriate Galaxy gio Rooting Package to your computer. 1) for galaxy gio GT-s5660 click here . 2) for galaxy gio GT s5660 (bell or virgin) click here . 3) for galaxy gio GT-s5660V click here
- Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.
- Copy the downloaded ZIP file to your phone’s SD card without renaming or modifying the file.
- Reboot into recovery mode. Turn off your phone. Then, simultaneously press and hold the Volume Up + OK button, and press the Power button.
- Your phone will boot to the recovery mode screen. From here, choose “Install zip from SD Card” and select “Choose Zip from SD”.
- Using the Volume Up and Volume Down keys, locate the ZIP file that you just copied to your SD card (the one named “upd_1.zip”). Press the Power button to select it.
- Wait for about 5 – 10 minutes for the rooting process to finish.
- Once the rooting process is done, your phone will automatically reboot. If it fails to do so, head back to the main menu by selecting
“++++ Go Back ++++” and select “Reboot System Now” to manually reboot your phone.