How to root Samsung Galaxy mega 5.8 I9150

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These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 using CWM recovery on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 should have at least 60-70 percent battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy mega 5.8 I9150

Step 1: Download and install Samsung Kies on your Windows Computer. In case Samsung Kies is already installed then skip this step.

Samsung Kies Setup Icon

Step 2: Download and extract root files on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see following files:

Galaxy Mega Root files

Step 3: Now, using Data Cable Copy SuperSU v1.34.zip file to the Phone SD memory.

Copy SuperSU to Galaxy mega SD Memory

Step 4: Now, Switch off your phone.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy

Step 5: After switching-off the phone, you need to boot into Download Mode. To boot into download mode Press and hold Volume Down Key, Home Button and Power key at same time for 5-8 seconds until download mode is active.

Download Mode on Galaxy Mega

Step 6: In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume up key to continue.

Samsung Galaxy Warning Yellow Sign

Step 7: Now, Open Odin3 (You have extracted this in Step#2) on your computer. Then connect your phone to the computer.

Open Odin for Galaxy Mega

Step 8: Once you have connected the phone to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel.

Galaxy Mega added to Odin

Step 9: Once your device is detected by Odin, click on the “PDA” button and select the recovery.tar.md5 file that you have extracted in Step #2.

Add PDA file in Odin for Galaxy Mega

Select recovery file for Galaxy Mega

Step 10: Now, click on the “Start” button in Odin to begin the Flashing process.

Start Flashing Galaxy Mega

Step 11: Once you see, the Green Pass message in Odin, you can disconnect your Device from the computer. During this process your phone will restart automatically.

Flashing Completed Galaxy Mega

Step 12: Now, again switch off your phone.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy

Step 13: Now, you have to enter into the recovery mode on your phone. To enter Recovery Mode Press and Hold Volume Up Key, Home Button and Power Button for 5-8 seconds until you boot into recovery mode.

Recovery Mode on Galaxy Mega

Step 14: Under recovery Menu, using Volume Key navigate Install Zip from sdcard > Choose Zip from sdcard > Yes, install SuperSU v1.34.zip.

Step 15: Once Flashing is done, select Go Back >Reboot System Now from the recovery menu.

Step 16: Now your device is Rooted. To check whether your phone is rooted correctly, open your Applications Menu, there you will be able to see a new app installed, called SuperSU. If this app exist then it means you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Mega.

SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy

Points to remember:

[*] No data loss process: Your Phone Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be not affected with this method.

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3 Responses

  • In the last step it reboots itself and app named SuperSU is not present in the Application Menu.
    What should i do?

  • XDA Team

    @Shubham, Please Try to install SuperSU from Google Play Store. Once installed, Open it. If you are able to open it without any error message then it works.

    Otherwise, try vRoot method.

  • I tried this method and vRoot and they don’t work on my galaxy mega i9150…
    When I want to install supeUS in recovery mode it says could not verificate.
    What can a do?
    Sorry for my bad English

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