Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is the most powerful member of Galaxy Ace series. The device comes with impressive hardware portfolio including dual-core 800 MHz, Mali-400MP GPU and 768 MB of RAM. Despite having such good hardware spec the device only running Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, however can be upgraded to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Anyway, if you want to utilize the power of this smartphone then you have to root it. A rooted device not only allow you to install apps that require root permission, it also allow you to install hacks to achieve various purpose.
Rooting Information: Once your device is rooted, warranty will get void; However, you can reclaim the warranty by applying official firmware update.
To check if you successfully rooted your device or not install an app called “Root Checker” that available for download from Google PLAY store for free.
This tutorial is only for Galaxy Ace 2, model number I8160. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.
SMS & Call Log – Use SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & Settings – Use Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next page of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to root Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 running Android 2.3.6 firmware.
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