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How to root Samsung Galaxy Core (GT-I8260, GT-I8262) on Androud 4.1.2 Jelly Bean [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Core [1]The Samsung Galaxy Core is a budget Android smartphone which comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Core is available in two variants – the standard one GT-I8260 and a dual-SIM enabled variant the GT-I8262. If you happen to have picked up one of these and are now looking for an easy root method for your device, look no further. Here’s a step-by-step guide which will help  you root your Galaxy Core smartphone in no time. The root method uses the Framaroot exploit which can be executed right on the phone without the need to connect it to  a PC.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful How To. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.


This guide is meant for the Samsung Galaxy Core, model numbers GT-I8260 and GT-I8262 and has been tested on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware. You can check your device model number by going to Settings > About Device. 

Before We Begin

Download the Framaroot apk file from the link below and install it on  your phone.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy Core

Congratulations!!! Your Samsung Galaxy Core is now fully rooted and you can try various root-only apps to get the most out of your Android smartphone.