There are a thousand fine reasons to root the Samsung Galaxy Chat smartphone. One of the reasons we recommend is so you can use the InstaWiFi app. The InstaWiFi app itself doesn’t require root access to work, but it does make the experiences ten times better. Once you have installed the InstaWiFi app and you have the Galaxy Chat rooted, you can share WiFi networks easily with an NFC tag. Those with root access get the luxury of having the network information automatically pulled for them so you don’t have to enter anything.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy Chat with the model number GT-B5330 to follow this guide. Here’s how to check that: head to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for mobile phones from our USB Driver download page.
- Make sure you have the Developer Options menu unlocked before thinking about anything else. You can check that by scrolling down the Settings and seeing if you can see the Developer Options.
- Those of you who did not find the Developer Options menu can unlock it by heading to the Settings > About Device > Tapping the build number about 7 times until it says you are using the device as a developer.
- You must have a Windows PC to use this guide since we are using the Odin app on the computer. The Samsung developers did not make the Odin app to work on any other operating system. You can attribute that to two things: the tool was never officially released and therefore not finished, and Windows is the most popular operating system.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY CHAT GT-B5330 RUNNING ANDROID 4.1.2
- Download the CF-Root exploit for Galaxy Chat devices from this link.
- Download the latest version of the Odin flashing tool from this link.
- You ought to download both files from above directly to the computer and shift them over to the desktop.
- Now right-click over the files and select the “extract here” option from the menu.
- Double-click the Odin executable file to get the Odin app to open up on your desktop.
- You must have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on your computer before going further.
- Turn off your Samsung Galaxy Chat and reboot it in the download mode (Home + Power + Volume Down).
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Chat to the computer using the USB cable.
- Those of you who can see the “added!” message from the Odin app on the computer can proceed. The rest of you need to install the Samsung drivers or reboot the computer to try getting those same drivers working.
- Click the PDA or the AP button and browse the desktop for the executable CF-Root file.
- Click the Start button and wait for the Odin flashing tool to flash that rooting exploit on your Galaxy Chat device.
The beauty of Samsung devices is when it comes to rooting and installing custom recoveries, it often doesn’t matter which order you do it. Nevertheless, if you are done rooting the device and would like to learn how to install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Chat handset, you can do that now too!