The Samsung Galaxy Premier was unveiled back in October and now it can easily be rooted with the CF-Auto-Root tool that is developed by an elite senior XDA developer member Chainfire, however the recovery will remain stock after rooting. Keep in mind that CF-Auto-Root will increase the flash counter of your phone, you’ll need to use the Triangle Away app to reset the flash counter.
Read on how to root Galaxy Premier i9260 using CF-Auto-Root that will give your full control over your smartphone for modification, it’s also important to note that rooting will void the warranty of your Galaxy Premier.
You need a Windows PC with USB phone driver installed, you can use Samsung KIES to install drivers but it must be disabled during rooting. Rooting doesn’t wipe date, but just for safety make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the CF-Auto Root tool (CF-Auto-Root-superior-superiorxx-gti9260.zip) to your PC.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded CF-Auto-Root-t0ltetmo-sght889.zip.
Step #3: Download the Odin3 from file to your PC and unzip it too.
Step #4: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3 .exe.
Step #5: Turn the device off and reboot the device into download mode, to do so reboot device by holding down volume down, home and power buttons.
Step #6: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will change the color and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #7: Click on PDA Button and locate CF-Auto-Root-superior-superiorxx-gti9260.tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped downloaded rooting package in step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #8: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.
Step #9: Once the installation is done, your phone will reboot itself into recovery mode and rooted itself, once it done, it will reboot again (Note: If your phone reboot into normal mode instead of recovery, once again reboot phone into download mode, then connect it to Odin and install rooting file again, but untick the Auto Reboot option. Once it done and you’ve got PASS message, remove battery from the phone for a few seconds, then put battery back to phone, then reboot phone into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power button. In recovery mode, the toll will root your phone, once rooting is done, your phone will reboot itself).
Great job, your Samsung Galaxy Premier is rooted now, download and install Triangle Away to reset the flash counter.