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How to Root Samsung Galaxy Star Plus [Don’t Rent Your Phone—Own it!]

“I just don’t see the need to root a smartphone anymore,” my husband commented. “Why would you worry about bloatware when phones have so much more memory and processing power now?” Perhaps he has a point. (Although I don’t want to ever set the dangerous precedent of admitting that; at least not to his face.) There are plenty of apps in the apps store, too. So why WOULD you need the apps requiring root access?

Maybe because you want it all?

When you root, there are zero constraints except for what you impose. How many times have you wanted to block all private numbers? Download Root Call Blocker Pro and check that off your list of annoyances.

When you buy a house, you can remodel it and make it your own. Sure, the bank still owns it when you consider that they can take it away if you don’t make your payments. But, they don’t really have a say in your customization. Rooting your phone is similar in that regard.

You can tell whatever apps you don’t want to use, they can hit the road.

Do you want to turn your phone into a server? There’s a rooted app for that.

Are you tired of waiting on the next OS update? You don’t have to when you root.

The rules no longer apply on a rooted phone. You now make the rules.

Of course, there are risks. If you aren’t willing to void your warranty, walk away now. There is also the possibility that things could go wrong and affect your phone’s functionality. “Bricking” your phone is a possibility. However, many people have rooted their phones without any problems.

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Take a look at the numbers for any app that requires root. SuperSU, a popular user access management tool that requires root has had 50,000,000-100,000,000 installs. Those installations would have never happened on bricked phones. However, it is important to be aware and take certain precautions before we show you how to root Samsung Galaxy Star Plus.

Is Rooting for Me? What to consider:

  • Say goodbye to your warranty. (Probably) Some rooting methods won’t trip security, but most can be detected.
  • Rooting provides access to root system files. You have the ability to edit your files as administrator on a PC, so why is it restricted on your phone? Before you root or before you edit any files on your phone, it is crucial that you do your research! Rooting also gives you permission to mess things up royally.
  • When deciding on the timing for your phone’s next operating system update, or what apps you would like to install, do you email Google, your carrier, and the manufacturer of your phone to see if they will decide for you? You can probably make decisions yourself. So why is everyone else weighing in and even disallowing it? Rooting lets you take control.
  • Rooting is a double-edged sword when it comes to security. Yes, you will suddenly have access to files in the heart of your phone, but there’s not going to be a lot to stop malicious apps from obtaining those files either.
  • Updates may prove problematic after rooting. This can work in two ways. Either the root may require a redo after an update or your update itself may fail. So much for the update advantages in that case.
  • It’s possible to unroot a device, but it’s usually no walk in the park for newbies.

Nonetheless, it opens up options that never before existed for you and your phone. If you are still onboard at this point, it’s time to prepare to embrace “rootdom”. Usually, these methods provide an easy root Samsung Galaxy Star Plus.

Before We Begin:

  • Verify your device model number. Many one-click rooting apps do test for compatibility beforehand, and will issue a warning saying your phone isn’t supported, but not all. There are many rooting methods out there, and lots of overlap between models.
  • Perform a full backup. This is always recommended before any major change. Rooting will wipe your device.
  • Download and install USB drivers on your computer. (This may not be necessary if you are using a method that doesn’t require a PC.)
  • From “Security” (in the “Settings” menu, enable “Unknown Sources” so you download and install apps outside of those in the Google-Play store.
  • Charge your phone. It is recommended that the battery level is 80% or greater.
  • Enable USB debugging. You can accomplish this by going to “Settings” and tapping on “Developer Options.” An alternative method is to select the “About Phone” tab and tap the build number about seven times.
USB Debugging2

Method 1: Root Galaxy Star Advance SM – G350E with a PC

There are a ton of rooting options out there, but not all are equal. These are the instructions for rooting with a PC.

Step1: Download your root package.

Download and extract these files to your PC Desktop:

Right-click on the zip folder and select “Extract All.” Or, left-click and press the “Extract All” button from the “Compressed Folder Tools.”

Compressed Folder Tools

Step 2: Launch the appropriate program.

Open Odin3. Connect your Galaxy to your computer using a USB cable.

The USB cable that came with your phone is sure to work, provided everything is in good condition.

Step 3: Get ready to root!

Click on the “PDA” button (Or, in some cases, “AP”) and select the .tar.md5 file you extracted in Step 1.

Odin should recognize your device and show an “Added” message in the lower-left panel. Also, the box under ID:COM should be blue. Otherwise, you may need to try to reconnect your Samsung. Ensure that “Re-Partition” is deselected.


Step 4: Let the rooting commence.

Click “Start.”

You will soon be able to confirm that you have gained root access when you see “SuperSU” in your app drawer.

Step 5: Within a moment or two, your Galaxy should reboot.

If this doesn’t happen automatically, perform a manual reboot.

Method 2: Root Galaxy Star Advance SM – G350E without a PC

Step 1: Download your root package.

Download the KingRoot APK file and install it on your device.

This app checks whether you have root access.

Step 2:Launch the appropriate program.

Find the KingRoot app in your Galaxy’s app drawer and open it.

Step 3: Get ready to root!

As long as your device is supported, a “Start Root” button should appear at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4: Let the rooting commence.

Tap the “Start Root” button.

Start Root

Once the installation is complete, you should see “Success!” on your screen and the KingRoot icon in the Launcher Menu.

Step 5: Within a moment or two, your Galaxy should reboot.

If this doesn’t happen automatically, perform a manual reboot.

Method 3: Root Galaxy Star Duos GT-S5280/GT-S5282 using Cydia Impactor

This method is all about how to root Samsung Galaxy Star Plus Duos. For this root, we are going to use a GUI (graphic user interface) application that allows you to root in a single-click. It is called Cydia Impactor. It was developed by Saurik, a hacker and violinist who created the unofficial app store for jailbroken iPhones called Cydia. There are options for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs.

Step 1: Download Cydia Impactor to your computer.

It can be found here.

Step 2: Extract the files onto your desktop.

Right-click on the zip folder and select Extract All. Or, left-click and press the “Extract All” button from the “Compressed Folder Tools.”

Step 3: Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 4: Open the “Impactor.exe” file.

It is usually the fifth file from the top of the list.

Step 5: SuperSU Selected

Ensure that # drop SuperSU su to /system/xbin/su is selected from the drop down menu.

cydia impactor 2

Step 6: Click the “Start” button.

This begins the rooting process. Within moments, Cydia will install something called SuperSU binary. SuperSU binary is what other apps call upon when they need superuser rights or privileged access.

Step 7: Disconnect

After rooting is complete, close Cydia and disconnect your Samsung from your computer.

Step 8: Restart your device.

Simultaneously press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power key for about 10-20 seconds.

Step 9: Open the Google Play store.

Step 10: Install SuperSU

Search for and install SuperSU by ChainFire.

You will want this app to help you manage your newly rooted device.

supersu chainfire

Method 4: Root Samsung Galaxy Star Pro GT-S7262 using Kingo Root

Cara root Samsung Galaxy Star Plus S7262! Not to be confused with KingRoot, another rooting app that most people find successful when done properly is Kingo Root. In fact, some claim that it can root any Samsung. While I can’t vouch for that, I can attest that many people find this to be a simple and versatile tool.

Step 1: Kingo Root

Download the Kingo Root software.

Step 2: Install Kingo Root on your PC.

It is compatible with Windows only. If you are working with a Mac you will want to utilize a different method, such as Method 3 above.

Step 3: Open the Kingo Root software and run it.

Double-click the desktop icon. It will let you know that you are not connected.

Not Connected

Step 4: Plug your Android device in via USB cable.

Kingo Root will install the driver for you if you haven’t done so already.

Be sure to read the Notifications so you know what you are getting into.

Step 5: Start Rooting

Click the “Root” button.

This initiates the rooting process.

Kingo Button

Step 6: Finish and Reboot

Click “Finish” to reboot your device.

It usually doesn’t take long; just a few minutes.

Step 7: Verify SuperSU installation

Verify that the SuperSU app has been installed.

It should be present on your Applications menu. You will want to check because this is an indication that rooting was successful.

supersu app

Method 5: Root Samsung Galaxy Star with One Click Root

How to root Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus! Like some of the other rooting apps mentioned in prior methods, One Click Root is impressive for the number of different devices it can root. It’s estimated that One Click Root can root about 250 types of devices from all of the major manufacturers.

Step 1: Click Root

Download One Click Root. You can use this link.

One Click Root is compatible with both Macs and Windows.

Step 2: Connect Phone

Connect the phone to your PC or laptop using the original USB cable.

A standard USB cable may also suffice, but the original cable is a sure bet.

Step 3: Open the One Click Root app.

Step 4: Start Rooting

Click the “Root now” button.

The software will complete the for process for you.

When complete, remove the USB cable from the phone and PC.

Step 5: Reboot

Your phone should automatically reboot when finished.

Step 6: Verify Root

To check if the root was successful, look at your apps to see if the Super User application has been installed.

You can also install an application called Root Checker available on Google Play if you prefer.


Now that you made it through the hard part (hopefully it wasn’t that bad) and you are ready to reap the rewards. Check out this article on must-have apps. Go crazy, but be smart about it. Tell us about your adventures or clever maneuvers in the comments.  Avoid downloading any available Android-compatible file from any website that seems unprofessional, or creeps you out in any way.

Regret your root? Go here to get rid of it. Keep in mind that unrooting your device is not without risk. Make sure that any move you make is an educated one.

Maybe you didn’t make it through the root without an issue but would still like to. Try this article on troubleshooting or tell us about it in the comments below. The process of rooting isn’t always something a squirrel in a coma could do. Sometimes it takes troubleshooting and tenacity.

If you have any questions about rooting your Samsung Galaxy Star Plus, put it in the comment section below. If you are having trouble, it’s likely other people are too.

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