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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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

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

    Could not do normal boot
    SYSTEM STATUS : Official

    Please Help

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