Easily Root And Unroot Samsung Galaxy W GT-I8150 Using Stock Recovery

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ROOT PACKAGE INFO
Name Flashable Zip Package
Warranty Voids Warranty.
Stability Stable without any issues.
Root Manager App SuperUser. It manages root permissions for apps on the device.
Credits THE-E

  WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

  GUIDE: ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY W GT-I8150 USING STOCK RECOVERY

Before you begin with the instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be GT-I8150!

Please know that this page is meant only for Samsung Galaxy W. Please DO NOT try the procedures given here on any other device of Samsung or any other company. You have been Warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

   STEP 2: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the Flashable Zip files given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your computer (just to keep things tidy, that is).

  ROOT FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: update.zip (1.64 MB)

  UNROOT FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: unroot.zip (101.33 KB)

  STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

This method is for the users of Samsung Galaxy W who are on a completely unmodified phone with a Stock ROM and Stock recovery.

ROOTING GALAXY W
  1. Download the Root File, update.zip provided in the Downloads section and place it in the root of your Internal SD card.
  2. Boot into recovery mode. For this:
    • Power off your device and wait for 5-10 seconds until the device is fully switched off.
    • Press and hold  Volume Up + Home + Power button together and release them as soon as you see the Galaxy W logo.
    • Now click on the menu button and wait until the recovery appears.
      └ In Recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and use Power button to select an option.
  3. Select Apply Update from SD card option from the recovery menu.
  4. Now select the update.zip that you have placed in the SD card and Select Yes in the next screen to confirm your action.
  5. After the flashing process completes, Reboot your device.

That’s all, your device will reboot now and your device will be rooted. If you need help regarding this, feel free to ask us in comments below.

UNROOTING GALAXY W
  1. Download the Unroot File, unroot.zip provided in the Downloads section and place it in the root of your SD card.
  2. Boot into recovery mode. For this:
    • Power off your device and wait for 5-10 seconds until the device is fully switched off.
    • Press and hold  Volume Up + Home + Power button together and release them as soon as you see the Galaxy W logo.
    • Now click on the menu button and wait until the recovery appears.
      └ In Recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and use Power button to select an option.
  3. Select Apply Update from SD card option from the recovery menu.
  4. Now select the unroot.zip that you have placed in the SD card and Select Yes in the next screen to confirm your action.
  5. After the flashing process completes, Reboot your device.

That’s all, your device will reboot now and your device will be unrooted. If you need help regarding this, feel free to ask us in comments below.

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4 Comment

  1. eugenio says: Reply

    how come I don t succeed to start the recover mode?

  2. juan says: Reply

    Going to recovery mode takes a bit of hit and miss. i just kept at it until i got in. another thing is that to select options use the home button and not the power button as is stated above.

  3. Sasith Dilshan says: Reply

    Incorrect instructions.

    “Press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power button together and release them as soon as you see the Galaxy W logo.” Is not correct.

    You must release the power-button when the SAMSUNG logo appears. Keep press and hold Volume up + Home buttons.

    As soon as you see the Android with the box, release the Home and Volume Up , buttons.

    Then Tap on menu key.

  4. Guest says: Reply

    The dropbox link does not work

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