Easiest Way to Root Samsung Android Phones Without a PC

Just today, I decided to restore my Samsung Galaxy SII to factory settings and start all over. Lots of things went wrong with the phone and I thought wiping the thing should be the perfect solution. I did and lost root access. I initially rooted the phone by flashing a rooted stock firmware with ODIN. I decided to try another method out and by far, it’s the simplest way to root most Samsung Android phones with unlocked bootloader. According to the developer, this method works on not just Samsung Galaxy S2 but lots o other phones as well. As a matter of fact, even if it’s not gonna work for you, there’s no harm in trying it out.

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I rooted my Samsung Galaxy SII with it and personally tried it on another Samsung Galaxy SIII (both Jellybean). There’s no hassles and even if you’ve never rooted an Android device before, you should be able to do this. Like I said, it may only work if your bootloader is not locked.

It’s said to be also tested on these devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch – SPH-D710
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 AT&T SGH-I777
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305
  • Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE GT-N7105
  • AT&T Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317
  • Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605
  • T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 T-889
  • Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus GT-P6210
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, GT-N8010, GT-N8013, GT-N8020
  • iBerry Auxus CoreX2 3G and CoreX4 3G

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If your device isn’t listed, you can still give it a shot anyway but I won’t be held responsible if your device gets bricked. Its mostly compatible with Exynos Samsung devices. It’s also tested working on this Omap devices:

  • Archos 101 Gen8
  • Coolpad Quattro 4G

Steps to root your device with this once click installer

1. Download Rooting-kit-for-samsungFramaroot

2. Unzip the content and copy to your device

3. Install the .apk file

easy way to root android without a pc

4. After installation, open the app and then select the exploit method you want to use. Sam worked great on my Samsung Galaxy SII

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5. If successful, you will likely see this message:

Success  … Superuser and su binary installed. You have to reboot your device


I do not guarantee this will work on every device apart from the ones listed above but all the same, you can give it a shot. If it doesn’t work, you may check out these alternatives:

Easy Way to Root Most Android Smartphones

How To Root / Unroot All Android OS Smartphones [Tha Easiest Guide Ever Seen]

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  • http://www.pavanhd.blogspot.com pavan deshpande

    Thank you i been straggling to improve the performance of my device, very useful trick

  • Emmanuel

    Does it work on GS2 with gingerbead?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      It should work. You can give it a shot but it’s tested on GS2 with JB

  • http://googma.blogspot.com Googma Sansar

    Thank You Don !
    You have nicely explored the ideas. I love your ideas.

  • http://thebestseo.hubpages.com TheBestSEO

    I Love Samsung Android ! Thank you for your excellent review post.

  • http://www.technologyblogged.com/ Eugene

    Hi, I’d like to try this app on my Huawei. Can you tell me if there will be any problems if I don’t get the message about successful rooting?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      There shouldn’t be any complication if it doesn’t work or show an error message.

  • http://www.yunggenius.com wilson

    Thanks alot for sharing this… really informative

  • http://www.emitez.com/ anis

    Awesome post don

    thanks for sharing

  • http://www.samupdate.com samex4rill

    Looks like don got no passion for nokia phones again o

  • http://www.samupdate.com samex4rill

    looks like don got no passion for nokia phones

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      You’re right. :) I used to be a Symbian OS freak till Nokia decided to kill the OS.

  • http://onenaijablog.com babanature

    This is indeed a nice way and a very easy way to jailbreak a samsung s2. Thanks

  • http://googma.blogspot.com Googma Sansar

    Hi Don !
    Right now i’m here in a ”Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos” launching Ceremony in Nepal (Hotel Yak and Yeti).
    I’m really proud to know your review post. It is the excellent andorid.
    I’m engying in thid massive ceremony and doing Rock on.
    Thank You !

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Glad you found the article useful, Googma.

  • http://www.bloggingfoundation.com prince

    this is quite an interesting post thanks for sharing dude

  • http://www.samupdate.com samex4rill

    don i dont get you.
    You mean nokia kill symbian os? How?

  • http://www.naijatips.com Essien

    this is the most simplest method of rooting android. I need to link to this Boss, thanks for sharing

  • http://www.mobilegreentips.com Akuneme Christopher

    Seems this is the easiest, saved the page till further notice.

  • http://www.prepaymania.co.uk/mobilephone/samsung-galaxy-s3-i9300-android-sim-free-unlocked-mobile-phone-white.html Vincent Armstead

    Great done!!!This is a good informative post by which you can jail break your android device.
    I am also planning to follow this and hope every thing goes well for my device..

  • http://www.obasimvilla.com Obasi Miracle

    This is really a nice tip love the way ya are playing with your device don

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      That’s till I probably brick the thing :D

  • http://www.oneclickroot.com/phone/samsung-galaxy-s4/ Amanda Barnes

    You guys,really doing a great job. Thanks for the article above.

  • http://www.androidever.com Bipul Khan

    yeah, its really easy to root without PC, thanks for share :)

  • DVT

    Sorry am a noob to android/samsung phones. When you say Download the Rooting Kit, unzip and copy into the phone, does it mean I need to do this via a PC? OR can these steps be done fully on the phone?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Everything can be done on your mobile phone so far you have the app to unzip the file. Androzip can do it.

      Alternatively, you can unzip it on a pc and transfer the .apk file to your phone.

  • DVT

    Rooting via this method would void warranty i take it?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Whichever way, rooting voids warranty.

  • Ng Sim Dylan

    Will My Phone’s data and Apps be gone by using this method?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Not at all, everything will be intact.

  • DVT

    Anyone tried this successfully on a samsung note 2 lte on android 4.1.2?

  • daniel

    Has anybody successfully done this with an SGH-I747 running 4.1.1?

    • Vegeta

      Only way to root the SGH-I747 is through the ODIN method, the APK method will not work as that exploit doesn’t exist with Android 4.1.1+

  • Luis Peña

    This is beatiful. Works 100%

  • jhon

    Help don.. I need one for note 2 lte 4.1.2.. and no pc required.. pleeeeeeeaaaaaase..

    Anybody knows how? Email me please..

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Ho Jhon, have you tried this? It might work…

  • http://www.doncaprio.com/2013/03/easiest-way-to-root-samsung-android-phones-without-a-pc.html#comments Kelvin

    hmmm….after copying it to my I9100G. Its said that my device seems not vulnerable to exploit…. :(

  • jhon

    Don.. I tried it but didnt work on my note 2 lte 4.1.2.. :(

  • Nicole

    I downloaded and installed the framaroot, but when I opened it, it says “your device seems not vulnerable to exploit included in framaroot” pls help me out

  • http://www.okaztle.com Okaztle

    Can i root my S4 with this steps? Anyone tried it? Don abeg, i need the S4 rooting process…

  • Franklyn Thaddeus

    I know that this is off topic but please can i update my rooted galaxy s2 running gingerbread to jellybean by downloading official firmware to root SD card and booting to bootloader?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      I normally do it with ODIN.

  • raymond

    pls what can i do after i fellowed the steps my phone just hanged what should i do to rectify

  • Mercades Cage

    Guys, this worked FLAWLESSLY on my sprint s2 4g epic ics 4.0.4 SPH-D710 I have been searching for a root without pc because I am having usb issues. I tried and tried to fix the issue through samsung but was SOL until I found this blog. Your epic Don, I’m going to follow your blog religiously now ;) I also have a tip, I bought this s2 on ebay, rooted it with your help and set it up on Ting wireless and now I have a phone bill of $9 a month. If you get talk-a-tone and use it as your primary text/talk and use wifi at home and 3g every where else you kill the monthly contract of the big cell co. heres a link to get us both $25 off. https://z67g4e1b273.ting.com/ Thanks again Don this is killer!

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Glad it worked for you, Marcades, and many thannks for the tip. :)

  • Mercades Cage

    Hey anyone have a update.zip for a epic 4g 4.0.4 SPH-D710 I think I had a little too much fun with this ;) I really went to town deleting bloat and now my phone freezes after booting (I get to the lock screen and when I try to unlock she freezes and reboots, softbrick anyone lol) I’m not too worried about it I did something similar playing around with my first root on the optimus V and accidently froze the launcher with titanium backup, I ended up dling a update.zip or stock recovery for it straight to sd on another device and then putting that sd in affected phone. Any help guys?

  • debjit

    Unable to root my galaxy chat gt b5330.. through this app…

  • china

    I did all the right things on my Samsung Galaxy 2 but it didn’t work … at all…

  • MasonFrost

    Hi Don, I tried to root my Galaxy Note 10.1 but neither Sam nor Frodo worked…….. is it my phone’s problem or the app’s problem?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Perhaps it has to do with your firmware. It worked fine on SGS2 and SGS3 running JB.

  • http://wheretobuywartrol.org/ Wartrol Guy

    I tried installing it on my Tecno P3 and it shows me that the OS (2.3) has no vulnerabilities but the phone’s sim 1 slot is locked to a particular network, how do I go about this?

  • rudy

    Didnt succeed. Though my phone is in the list.

  • Kaung Su

    Bro…can I use this apk in my samsung galaxy s3 lte??? I m so afraid of lagging to my phone. May be worked in my phone?

  • Greatspoken

    Thanks always. I have tried this method in the past and it worked. But I tried it on a galaxy s3 and it didn’t work. It shows error #9.

  • Charlie Reffa

    It says “not vulnerable for exploit” is the a way to fix this?

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Nope, if it doesn’t work, the only thing you can do is to find a different rooting method.

  • Richard

    I have unzipped and installed the apk. But when I go to open Framaroot, it comes up with a notification that says “Check Vulnerabilities. Your device seems not vulnerable to exploit included in Framaroot”. The only option for me to press is “Ok”. When I press “Ok”, it just exits the application. May someone please help me out here? Greatest thanks.

    • http://www.doncaprio.com Don Caprio

      Hi Richard,

      It’s like the application can’t work for your device. Unfortunately, it’s rather selective.

  • akeme

    Can it work on samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0