The Samsung Galaxy Attain is by no means a flagship device for one of the worlds largest information technology companies. It is however a modest little smartphone which is extremely reasonable in price and available in MetroPCS. It hasn’t been a priority when it comes to finding root access, but finally the dev team have taken the time to find us one and we can now root the Galaxy Attain 4G (SCH-R920) on MetroPCS.


  • You will also need to have USB debugging mode enabled to complete this guide. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC.
  • You will need to make sure you have the Samsung Galaxy USB drivers. This is necessary when you connect the device to the computer. You have to connect it to the computer to root the device.
  • As with all tutorials please back up your device before you begin. ConsumingTech will not take responsibility for any damage to your device or any loss of data that occurs during the installation of the how-to guide.

This method has not been extensively tested and there is a possibility you may brick your device. Also it has shown some problem when the method was tried on a Windows XP PC. It is recommended you use a Windows 7 PC which will reduce the chance of bricking your device.

Before you begin you need to download the following files and save to your desktop:

  • Odin 1.85. 
  • Attain-Rooted-Update.tar
  • Attain 4G PIT File

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G (SCH-R920) On MetroPCS

Step 1. First you will need to extract the that was downloaded.

Step 2. Open it up by double clicking on Odin 1.85.exe

Step 3. Click PDA than navigate to and select the Pre-Rooted.tar file that you downloaded beforehand.

Step 4. Click PIT then navigate to and select the Attain-4G. pit file that you downloaded beforehand.

Step 5. IMPORTANT: The Repartition MUST be unchecked. Failure to uncheck this will brick your device.

Step 6. You need to turn off your device.

Step 7. You need to put your device into “Download Mode”. To do this while your device is switched off   hold the VOL DOWN button + home + power. Then press the vol up

Step 8. Once in Download Mode connect the device to your Windows PC via USB. Connecting it will make the ID:COM field turn yellow, if it does not then the necessary drivers are not installed. To rectify this you need to download the Samsung Kies HERE and install it.

Step 9. If you have been successful you Odin3 screen should appear like this. NOTE: Double check the Re-partition is unchecked.

Step 10. Press start

Congratulations, when your device reboots and ‘PASS’ appears in Odin3 it means you have successfully learnt how to root it. You can double-check the rooting has been effective by looking for the Superuser app in the devices app drawer.

Now that your device is rooted, you can instantly download rooted apps. Furthermore, you may be interested in checking our custom ROMs.