How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace on Froyo & Gingerbread

We previously discussed about what advantages and disadvantages of rooting were.

If you are still on Froyo, it is strongly recommended that you update to Gingerbread.

You can check your firmware going to Settings> About phone> Firmware version.

Warranty will get void after rooting . If you want to get warranty back, you simply have to unroot it.

If you are on Froyo-

  1. Download SuperOneClick 1.9.5 from here and extract it anywhere on your PC.
  2. On your phone, make sure USB debugging is enabled in Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
  3. Now connect your phone to the computer and run SuperOneClick.exe and hit the Root button.

If you are on Gingerbread-

  1. Download from here and copy it to the root of your SD card.
  2. Reboot into recovery by holding the Home and Power button, letting go of the power button once you see the Samsung logo.
  3. Navigate to update from sdcard (with the help volume buttons) and then select upd_.1zip.
  4. Once the file is flashed (takes around 2 seconds), reboot the device from the recovery menu.


Those who are getting errors and cant root their phone , Download this file and use it instead of “”

Congratulations you have successfully rooted your phone.

How to verify whether I am rooted?
Go to the app drawer, there should be an app called superuser present there.

This was easy, what should I do next?
Play around. The next natural step in the evolution cycle will be to install Clockworkmod recovery & have all its awesome benefits.
>> How to install Clockworkmod Recovery (CWM) on Samsung Galaxy Ace (Gingerbread)

If you want to unroot your phone to get warranty back follow this article below.
>> How to unroot Samsung Galaxy Ace on andriod 2.3.3/2.3.4 gingerbread

Tutorial reverifed in Aug ’12
[via XDA]

19 thoughts on “How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace on Froyo & Gingerbread

  1. Hey! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone!

    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and
    look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great

  2. I have already rooted my SGA Gingerbread 2.3.6 with “” It all has been happiness, but now I get the message “# su binary outdated” in my notifications bar many times a day. What can I do? Is this dangerous?

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  4. Hi, the link to the file from multiupload seems to be down (the whole of multiupload is down). Could someone pls upload the file to another dl server such as mediafire? Thanks.

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  6. worked fine on my 2.3.3 stock ROM, but it fails on my 2.3.6 stock ROM. claims it installs in 2.3.6, and a superuser icon is present, but it is unable to grant su priviledges to other applications like ROM manager, ES File explorer etc.

    When it tries to update su 2.3.1 it fails and cannot write the updated archive for manual install. And updating superuser app to latest market version does not fix it. Therefore at the moment, there is no root that is working for 2.3.6 stock Samsung ROMs. Any ideas to fix this?

  7. I’m sorry, I thought my problem solved.
    coz I saw the update completed and the superuser icon in the app drawer.

    But when I try to open Titanium Backup, it says my ROM is not rooted(I’m already installed busybox).

    Need help!

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