Universal Gingerbread Root & Unroot Method For Samsung Galaxy

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Model that run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (2.3.3 to 2.3.7) then this single method can root your device. With this method you can easily root devices such as Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Xcover, Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y-Duos, Galaxy Y-Pro and Galaxy Y-Pro Duos.

This method currently support only following models:

GT-S5570, GT-S5570B, GT-S5570I, GT-S5570L, GT-S5571, GT-S5578 (Chinese Mini)(new), GT-S5660, GT-S5660M, GT-S5660L, GT-S5660V, SHW-M290K (Korean Gio), GT-S5670, GT-S5670B, GT-S5670L, GT-S5830, GT-S5830B, GT-S5830C, GT-S5830D, GT-S5830F(La Fleur)(new), GT-S5830i, GT-S5830L, GT-S5830M, GT-S5830T, GT-S5830Z, GT-S5839i, GT-S6802, GT-B5330(new), GT-B7510, GT-B7510B, GT-B7510L, GT-B7800, GT-B5510, GT-B5510B, GT-B5510L, GT-B5512, GT-B5512B, GT-S6102, GT-S6102B, GT-S5300, GT-S5300B(new), GT-S5302, GT-S5360, GT-S5360B, GT-S5360L, GT-S5360T, GT-S5363, GT-S5369, GT-S5690, GT-S5690M, GT-S5690L, GT-I8150, GT-I8150B, GT-I5510, GT-I5510B, GT-I5510L, GT-I5510M, GT-I5510T, SCH-i509.

Check your handset model number in Settings» About phone.

This method also support Gingerbread powered devices from following carriers:

3, Aircel, Airtel, Asda, Axis, Banglalink, BT Mobile, Cellone, Dialog, Dolphin, E-Plus, Etisalat, Globe, Grameenphone, H3G, Hutch, IDEA, Indosat, IR MCI, IRANCELL, Loop Mobile, M1, Meteor, Mobitel, Movistar, MTCE, NCELL, NepalTelecom, O2, Optus, Orange,Poland Plus,Reliance, Robi, SFR, STEL, Taliya, Talkmobile, TataDOCOMO, Telcel, Teletalk, Telkomsel, TelstraOne,TESCO, TKC, T-Mobile, tuenti, Uninor, Videocon, Virgin, Vodafone and XL.

If you can’t find your device model or carrier name here then you should visit official development page of this method that maintain by XDA senior member StoneBoyTony. There may be some new update there which comes with your model support.


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.


We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of applying this root method on Samsung Gingerbread powered devices. 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.

Pre Requisites:

Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.

SMS & Call LogUse SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & SettingsUse 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


  1. Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Phones]
  2. You already have USB Driver Installed for your phone model in your PC. If not then download and install Kies.
  3. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to move the next page of this guide where we compile an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to apply this universal root/unroot method in your Samsung Gingerbread powered devices.

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