Samsung recently released a new OTA for the Galaxy S Advance and all for resolving the issues and for adding some minor improvements on the previous version of the Jelly Bean firmware. So, the Advance users can anytime flash the new Android 4.1.2 DXAMD1 software on their devices. Furthermore, now you can also learn how to root your smartphone as a suitable method has been made available. That’s why during the following lines I will show you how to easily root the Galaxy S Advance that runs the stock Jelly Bean DXAMD1 OS.
This guide is available only for the S Advance that has been updated to the official Android 4.1.2 DXAMD1 ROM (you can learn how to flash the firmware on your phone by using our guide from here). Then, you must also know that this procedure is risky and complex, so you should be careful when applying the same. Read all the lines from below and everything will be fine.
The root operation is not an official procedure, so you must know that if you choose to root your Galaxy S Advance, the warranty of your device will get void. This aspect can’t be avoided in any matter, so if you are not feeling comfortable with the same, maybe it will be better to stop going any further.
By gaining root access you are removing the factory restrictions out from the internal system of your smartphone. That’s why the warranty will get void. The best is that once the system is rooted you will have access to the same. Furthermore, you will be able to customize and optimize the OS, add or remove in built programs, install complex and custom apps and update with custom ROMs. So, in order to conclude, by rooting your Galaxy S Advance you will actually start in powering up the performances of your phone.
In order to make things right and for preparing your phone for the root operation that will follow, first of all backup the data which is being saved on the internal storage memory of your device. Make sure you are saving everything from your phone or else you can end up in noticing that your contacts list, text messages, call logs, market apps, EFS and internet settings have been erased.
For being able to root your phone by following this guide you will have to first make sure that you can use a Windows running computer, your handset and its USB cord. Then, the best will be to deactivate the antivirus protection from your computer and also from your smartphone or else you might have problems while trying to download the required files. Also, it will be a good idea to charge the battery of your Advance before going any further or else your phone might get turned off in the middle of the rooting process. Enable the USB debugging option on your device (go to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”) and finally remember that this step by step guide is compatible only for the Samsung Galaxy S Advance on stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 DXAMD1.
How to Root Galaxy S Advance on stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 DXAMD1 Firmware
- You need to download the rooting package from here; save the file on your computer.
- Don’t extract the file.
- Use the USB cable and connect your handset with the computer.
- Select the downloaded root package and copy-paste it from the computer to your phone’s SD card.
- Unplug the USB cord.
- Turn off your phone.
- Reboot it into recovery mode.
- You can reach the recovery mode menu by holding the Power, Volume Up and Menu buttons at the same time.
- From the menu that will be displayed you need to select “install update from external SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
- Pick the rooting package and flash the same.
- In the end, return to the main menu and reboot your device.
- In order to check if the Galaxy S Advance has been rooted, or not, download the Root checker app from Google Play.
Congratulations, your Samsung Galaxy S Advance is now rooted. So you can look forward in installing a custom recovery image, like CWM recovery on your device, or why not even in updating your handset with a Jelly Bean 4.2 based custom ROM firmware. Do share your impressions related to the up-explained root procedure with us and if you had problems while trying to complete the steps, share the same with us so we can assist you.