Root Galaxy Mega 5.8 on Android 4.2.2 Firmware

Recently, we showed you, How to Update Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 to Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean, Hopefully you would have successfully updated your phone. For those of you, who are running Android 4.2.2, Follow this step by step root tutorial to safely and successfully gain Root Access on your device. Rooting your device will allows to flash Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP Recovery, using which you can easily Flash Custom ROMs on your phone. So what you’re waiting for? Hurry up and get started for the new Android experience.

Root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Guidelines and Requirements:

  1. This Android Rooting guide is only meant for Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 GT-i9152, therefore do not try to apply it on another variant or see your device brick.
  2. Rooting your phone will void its warranty.
  3. Enable USB Debugging from Settings and Developers Options.
  4. Before going for the root process check that you’ve got good enough battery charge
  5. Last but not the least, Proceed at your own risk.


How to Root Galaxy Mega 5.8 GT-i9152 Running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

1.First of all Switch off your phone and Reboot it into Download Mode:

– Press and Hold the Volume Down + Home + Power then press again the power button to start the Download mode.
2. Now head over to your computer and run Odin as an administrator.

3. Next, Connect your Galaxy Mega to your computer via the USB cable.

4. In Odin, Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are checked and rest leave the default settings.

5. Click on the PDA button and select the I9152-JB_4.2.2 boot.tar-file you downloaded earlier from your desktop.

6. Click on the Start button to Run the root procedure of and wait for a minute to complete the flashing process. When it completes, Odin will notify you via the PASS!! message and your phone will automatically reboots.

To make sure you’ve successfully rooted your phone, install ‘Root Checker‘ App from Google Play Store and run it to verify root access.

Congrats!! You’ve successfully Rooted Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware. Hopefully things went smooth for you, without experiencing any errors, let us know and share your experience, feel free to ask for further support if you do have issues with rooting process or confused at any step. Find it Useful? Well, Give a favor using the below sharing buttons and spread our word.

  • Predofera

    how to unroot it?

  • Mahmoud Ayoub

    worked great
    thanks alot

  • tariq saba

    al last it showed rest message on odin…..
    what shall i do

  • Senzo

    i got the message “Added!!” But my phone doesnt reboot automatically

    • Senzo

      nevermind i rooted it thx androidcentral

    • When your phone is rooted and Odin gives you the PASS!! message and if you’ve checked the Auto Reboot option then your phone will automatically reboots. Hopefully you’ve got my point..

    • delhilocal

      i got this message but still it doesn’t root


      NAND Write Start!!

      RQT_CLOSE !!

      RES OK !!


      Remain Port …. 0

      All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

      • delhilocal

        I checked with root checker it says not rooted

  • sandeep

    after rooting my phone play store and YouTube is not working ……

    • I think these apps have nothing to do with rooting!! However you can try clearing the app data from the application manager and let’s try…

      • sandeep

        i have tried but still not working
        what to do ???????

        • Alan

          Re install it or by clear chace and clear data

  • jefferson

    ola fiz os passos a passos e conseguir fazer muito obrigado pela ajuda amigo

  • PolySwag Fosho

    hi I cant seem to get my computer to read my phone and also my odin doesnt have a PDA button pls help

    • Make sure that you’ve installed the USB drivers. You must using the newer version of odin, where PA is used instead of PDA.

  • Alexis Castro

    what os did you use in this method?? windows xp or windows 7 or windows 8??

  • Dede Raditya

    Thanks 😀 im succes rooting my Galaxy Mega 5.8 thank you admin

  • amit kadam

    Hiie… Does this also install the CWM??

  • sdfgdsfg

    thank you so much its working my phone is successfully rooted thanx

    • vidit

      which cell phone do u use plz msg me +918488888257

  • asdasd

    hi I cant seem to get my computer to read my phone.. alreadry change 5 computer and the result same.. plz help me

  • jonathan

    how to unroot? please help me now

    my phone cant turn on

  • notlurking

    Hello. When I tried to download the I9152-JB_4.2.2 boot.tar-file I get the error message ” the archive is either in unknown format or damaged”. How can you please fix this . Thanks

  • dinesh kandpal

    hey its showing successful 0 and failed 0
    plz help

  • Le Minh Dao

    I’ve got the Pass from Odin3v3.09 but the Rootchecker still say: Sorry… What’s matter?

  • abrakadabra

    it’s doesn’t work on my phone

    its showing successful 0 and failed 0

  • Akash Sharma

    Hi, I have successfully completed your given steps but when i check from Root Checker‘ it says “Sorry! This device does not have root access. I have checked with another app which need root permission but getting same error. means my phont is not rooted. Any help on it.

  • Moe Kurichi

    I completed all the steps, and got the PASS in ODIN but when I check it with rootchecker, it says the root isn’t installed correctly. and also tried to run app which need root, and it won’t run. What’s wrong?

    • Nicholas Tanvis

      download SuperSU from play store, try the one made by Chainfire

  • Vishal

    Um its good for me! Thankyou

  • Kawal singh

    i successfully rooted my phone thanks but there is one problem i cant update my supersu i tried to uninstall supersu by clicking on the uninstall option provided in settings but still i cant update my supersu can you help me updating my supersu

  • kedar

    how to do the pda thing?

  • Ahmed

    Hello, after rooting i’ve got this message in red :

    Could not do normal boot
    SYSTEM STATUS : Official

    Please Help