Samsung has lined-up one more device in its ‘Galaxy Grand’ series, namely ‘Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo GT-I9060′. The device is also known as Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite, which sports 5.01-inch display with resolution 480 x 800 pixels, powered by 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Like other Galaxy grand devices, Galaxy Grand Neo is a wonderful smartphone with the big display and high-quality features.
Well, the users, who like to expand the features of Galaxy Grand Neo smartphones can go for rooting process. Once you gain the root privileges, you can perform various tasks on your device like uninstalling unnecessary Samsung apps, install various root apps, Custom firmwares and much more. Here, we are going to illustrate a step-by-step guide on “How to Root Galaxy Grand Neo GT-I9060 and Install Custom Recovery”. Follow the below guide and have access to the hidden features on your Galaxy Grand Neo.
- You need to check that your smartphone must possesses 70 – 80% of charging.
- Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging (All apps > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)
- Ensure that you have make a back-up of your important data.
- Remove your external SD card.
- At last, you need to installed Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
How to Root Galaxy Grand Neo I9060 and Install Custom Recovery
Step 1: Grab the above files on your computer. It will be better if you put all the files in one folder.
Step 2: Connect your phone to your computer via USB data cable and copy the “SuperSu.zip” file to the device internal storage.
Step 3: Disconnect your device, when the copying task is completed.
Step 4: Extract the “Odin package”.
Step 3: Now, switch off your phone to boot it into Odin/Download mode by pressing and holding Volume down + Home Key + Power Button, till you see the Android Construction Logo on screen. And then press the Power key to enter download mode.
Step 4: Open the “Odin.exe” and then connect your phone to computer via USB cable.
As soon as you connect, ID:COM box in Odin turns light green/blue/yellow.
Step 5: Click on “AP/PDA” button and select the recovery file (.tar).
Step 6: Make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot boxes are checked on Odin. Don’t check any other boxes.
Step 7: Click on Start button on Odin to start installation process. It will take upto 5 – 8 minutes, so please wait for the installation to finish.
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Step 8: Once you get PASS! notification on the ID:COM box, you need to remove the battery.
Step 9: After few seconds, re-insert the battery to your device and boot your device to recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Key + Power Buttons together for a few seconds.
Step 10: Finally, you have to flash “SuperSu.zip” file.
Step 11: Select “install zip from SD card” > “choose zip from SD card” > select “SuperSu” which you have copied earlier.
Step 12: Once the flashing process is completed successfully, reboot your device.
Voila! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo GT-I9060 running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. If you have got any queries then tell us in the comments section below. Enjoy 😀
[Credit – XDA]