How to root Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111M on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy J1 AceThe way we root the Android operating system varies depending on the device in question. Some smartphones and tablets are rooted from a command prompt and computer, others can install a one-click rooting tool that can be installed directly on the device itself, and there are ways we can flash rooting files with the help from flashing tools. While there are a few ways people can root any particular device frequently on offer, for many others, choosing what way to root is not an option, and it just comes down to what means are available.

Samsung smartphones are usually rooted by unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery and then flashing the SuperSU or by flashing the CF-Auto-Root one-click rooting tool from the Odin flashing application. However, there isn’t always a custom recovery available for every device right away, and there isn’t always a CF-Auto-Root tool either. The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111M smartphone is one of the devices that falls into such a predicament, and as it stands today, people have to follow the guide below to root the device. Note that it does not mean the CF-Auto-Root tool will not necessarily become available in the future, and if you want to keep checking, you can head over to the Chainfire repository page for that rooting tool and check. Likewise, the TWRP Recovery–the custom recovery image that most people are choosing to flash today–also shows a list of devices that are available from its home page too.


  • You need to have a computer to root the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J11M using the steps in this guide, and that computer needs to be running on a version of the Windows operating system.
  • You should only flash the rooting package found in this guide on the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone that comes with the SM-J111M model number.


  • You might have the install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer if you are not able to get your device to connect to the rooting program after you open it up on the computer.
  • We recommend people backup the data on the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone before following this guide just in case they want to apply a factory reset.
  • Make sure you unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy J1 Axe smartphone if you have not done that already by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number at least seven times. You can stop once it says that you are using the device as a developer now.
  • Turn on the USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone y tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Now when we connect to the computer with the USB cable the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace can have changes made to the software.


  1. Download the file to the Windows computer and extract it to the downloads folder.
  2. Double-click on the ROOt.bat file that you should now see available in the downloads folder after the initial extraction and the rooting tool opens.
  3. Boot the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone into the download mode and the connect it to the computer with the USB cable that you would usually use to charge the battery on the device.
  4. Follow the instructions that are on the screen from the Root bat file that you opened and it installs and enables the SuperSU on the smartphone.
  5. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone once it is complete.
  6. Open the SuperSU app and choose to update the binary.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111M smartphones when they are running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing a specially made Root program on a Windows computer. The SuperSU will be installed and enabled once you have updated the binary for it and then you can head over to the Google Play Store and start installing the root applications. Those who don’t have any in mind might like to check out the Titanium Backup app for a better backing up experience, the Dumpster app to bring back old pictures that you couldn’t before, the Viper4Android app to make the music you love sound even better and the Greenify app to contribute to making that battery of yours last even longer that it ordinarily should.

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