Rooting Android is what we call getting administrator permissions over the internal Android system that’s based off the Linux kernel. For those of you who know the Windows operating system, it would be the equivalent of getting administrator permissions. The reason why people want root access on Android is to get access to the apps on the Google Play Store that require root access to work. The other reason is sometimes you need root access to install a custom recovery. It’s the custom recovery and not the root access that allows us to install a custom ROM. You won’t find many custom ROMs available for this device, however, since it’s not as popular as developers would like.
These are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy Core Plus SM-G350 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus to follow this guide. You will find many other Samsung-based devices with the word ‘core’ in the name. Do not try this guide unless you have the exact Core Plus variant or else you could brick your device.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for mobile phones from our page here. You’ll find the USB driver link down the page that directs you to the Samsung downloads page from the official Samsung website. Should you wish to try and alternate driver, you can download Koush’s universal USB driver from the same page.
- Double check that you do already have the Developer Options menu and the USB Debugging Mode enabled. First you must go to the Settings and check if the Developer Options list is there. If you don’t see the Developer Options from the Settings menu, click through to the About Device menu from the Settings. Now tap over the build number 7 times and it will tell you that you have no become a Developer. That’s a fancy way of telling you that the Developer Options menu is now available from the Settings. So, head back to the Settings and enter the Developer Options menu. Now check the box for the USB Debugging Mode.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY CORE PLUS SM-G350
- Download the vRoot tool from this page. The same tool is known as iRoot, so if you hear you were meant to find iRoot, you are using the right tool still.
- Extract the vRoot tool on the desktop of the computer. Double-click to run the vRoot tool on the computer.
- Once you have the main screen of the vRoot tool open, connect the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus to the same computer.
- Watch as the vRoot tool automatically detects your smartphone once you plug it into the computer. Those without detection should make sure they downloaded the Samsung USB Drivers. If you still are not having any luck, try rebooting the computer and starting again with opening vRoot and connecting the smartphone.
- Click the large green ‘Root’ button found on the main screen of the vRoot tool.
- Wait until you see your smartphone reboot.
- Browse the app drawer and you should notice the SuperSU app available.
- That’s it, you’re all done. Don’t ever attempt deleting that SuperSU app. That’s the app that’s granting your device the rooting permissions.
You might be interested in checking out how to unroot the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus if you ever want to return the device back the way it was before you got root access.