HOW TO Root Samsung Galaxy R GT I9103

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If you root your Android device, you would also like to install Custom ROMs like CyanogenMod or any other ROM available for your device. This tutorial explains how to root Galaxy R I9103. It is not a one click root but it is not a lengthy process either. I will present this post in a way that is really easy to understand and if it isn’t you can always use the comments box below 🙂 Also make sure you read the prerequisites before you proceed.


DisclaimerBlogoTech is not responsible for any damage that might be caused to your device during this process though the possibility of any damage is negligible. Try this at your own risk. Also note, rooting your phone will void your warranty.


  • Make sure you have backed up all of your apps to the SD Card. You can use ASTRO File Manager for the same.
  • Back up contacts and SMS to the SD Card.
  • Disable all Anti-virus and security tools as this might prove to be a hindrance in the process to root Samsung Galaxy R

Steps to Root

  1. After following the prerequisites mentioned in the previous page, download the rooting package and extract the contents of the package using the password “”
    Root Samsung Galaxy R
  2. From the contents of the package, open Odin.
  3. Turn off your phone and enter into download mode. To do this,  Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
  4. After this, connect your phone to the PC via USB Cable. When you do this, the ID:Com section in Odin should turn yellow. This means you have installed all the drivers successfully. If it does not turn yellow, do not proceed to the next step and download KIES. (I have connected two phones in this step and hence two ports turn yellow)
  5. In Odin, click on the PDA tab and select the file “GalaxyR_i9103_RootingTAR_AAD” which must be present in the folder containing the extracted files.
    Samsung Galaxy R I9003
  6. Check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time and click on Start.
  7. Your device will reboot on success.

In this way, you can easily root your device. If you face any issues, feel free to comment below 🙂

  • I just now rooted my Samsung Galaxy S Android Device and waiting to install all kind of apps without any interruption. 🙂

  • amar

    hey tell me how to unroot the galaxy r if i rooted by this above procedure., please reply ,thanks inadvance,………….

    • Download the Stock ROM from here and flash it using Odin.

    • ooooooh

      fuck you.. you dead my cell

  • amar

    thnx….. dude is it safe or , could i reclame my warranty………

  • amar

    hey lalit, can u post a tutorial of how to unroot galaxy r

    • It is safe and you can reclaim your warranty after unrooting. And the tutorial remains the same mate, just replace the rooting package with the stock ROM I had given in the previous comment!

  • Tushar Rao

    hey lalit can we use this method to root samsung galaxy r

  • amar

    hey dude i root my galaxy r successfully but on startup a trianglr comes up how to remove it…… reply please

    • Remove the battery, wait for a few seconds and then re-insert it. Let me know if this helps!

  • amar

    no, yaar lalit i removed battery and wait for some time and then reinsert it, the triangle dissappear for 1sec. but then reappear on startup screen………..

  • amar

    hey lalit ,yaar my is not started just logo of galaxy r comes and that triangle, but it can go in download mode so if i download the stock rom and flash it, then could every will be allright

    • Yes, it would be!

    • ooooh

      did u got success? i found same issue after following this steps and my mobile it dead now…

  • amar

    hey lalit ,also when i will flash stock rom, will i have to extract the downloaded file in .pda of odin . Please reply

  • jasonwong24

    hey lalit, it root successfully, but when I open superuser, it show nothing and it said” NO apps in list” plz help!!

    • That is correct. When you use apps which require Superuser permissions, they will appear in the list 🙂

    • jasonwong24

      So how can I download apps?

    • You can download apps from the market!

  • jeypee37

    Hi sir, i have question on my galaxy r, can i install stock/custom roms from US/EUR even the installed rom in my phone is from china i think? ^_^

    • It depends on the ROM whether it can be compatible with your device or not 🙂

  • amar

    hey lalit, this not about root but hope u will help, please tell me how to put
    gameloft games sd data in external sd…..
    becose galaxy r have only 4gb internal
    memory but i want more games please reply,………:-(

  • Evaristo

    He intentado instalar el root, pero no funciona y al encender el telefono aparece el mensaje: Firmware upgrade encountered an issue.
    Please select recovery mode in kies and try again.

    Que debo hacer para poder hacer funcionar el telefono otra vez.

  • roonie

    thanks for the guide. ..iam planning to root so i just want to know whether this process will erase all the contents in internal memory and external sd ? please reply soon.

  • roonie

    and i also want to know after i root will there be any problem if there was any update from Samsung like ics update or os update? its it safe to update after rooting?

    • Yes it is safe and you will be able to update. But you will void your device’s warranty!

  • roonie

    thanks lalith

  • roonie

    Please reupload the stock rom..the multiupload site link not working..And is the stock rom does it vary with firmwire version?..

  • Meijs1997

    How can i unroot my sgr?

    • Flash the stock Firmware using Odin or use Superoneclick!

  • Meijs1997

    Can you please tell me how to unroot? Ps. The link you’ve posted earlier doesnt work.

    • You need to download the stock firmware and flash via Odin!

  • Meijs1997

    Yes i know, but where can i download it? the link youve posted in a earlyer comment doesnt work. can you re-upload it pls?

    • The file is with the developers and the link can be obtained only when he uploads it. However, you can unroot using Superoneclick too. Let me know if it works!

  • Meijs1997

    ive used superoneclick to unroot my phone. Superuser is gone and the root apps said im not rooted. the only problem is that a warning triangle is still visible when I boot up. is there a way to fix that?

  • Meijs1997

    when i try to install it, it says: “parse error.
    there is a problem parsing the package.” is there another app or something to disable that warning triangle? (ps im not rooted)

    • Root and unroot it. May be that can remove the triangle!

  • Meijs1997

    Ive looked the app up in the playstore and it says its not compatible with my device. I think i just wait until ics is released. Maybe that will fix it.

  • sharath

    Tar file not found in package