Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Mega means installing more apps. Some of the apps you can install after rooting include the Tasker app, the ROM Toolbox, the ROM Manager, BusyBox and BBQScreen. There are also heaps others like the SCR Screen Recorder app to record anything that is playing on your device’s screen.
Google doesn’t block access to these apps because it thinks you shouldn’t have them, but rather because in order to have root access you lose some security features. Since most of the world are not great with technology and understanding malware, Google decided it’s best if they lock the Android OS by default and give people the choice of rooting a device if that’s what they want to do.
If you would like to root the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 device, this is what you need:
Files You Need
- Download the CF-Root exploit for your Galaxy Mega from Chainfire on this page.
- Download the Odin flashing tool (latest available) on this page.
- Download the universal ADB Driver from this page.
- The following guide to root the Samsung Galaxy mega 6.3 is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. If you update to Android 5.0 Lollipop or Android 5.1 Lollipop, we cannot be sure this guide works for you — it may at anytime brick the device. Google could patch the exploit in future software updates.
- You can downgrade to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat by installing the firmware file from Sam Mobile and flashing it with the same Odin flashing tool. The sequence for flashing your firmware file is the same as we are doing with this CF-Root file.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 SGH-M819N
- Extract the files from the links above to your desktop. You can do that from any Windows computer by right-clicking over the file and selecting the “extract here’ option from the menu.
- You must have a Windows computer to follow this guide or else it won’t work.
- Double-click and run the Odin flashing tool on your computer.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 in download mode by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time after a reboot.
- Connect the galaxy Mega 6.3 to the computer using the USB cable.
- Wait for the ID: COM port to change colors — now you know the drivers are working and you can continue.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the extracted CF-Root rooting file.
- Click the Start button and Odin will now flash that CF-Root file on your computer.
- Wait until you get a green pass box as the top of the Odin user-interface before unplugging and finally rebooting your device.
- Regain control of your Google account and hit the Google Play Store for your root-requiring apps.
You can start installing any of your favorite rooted apps like the SCR Screen Recorder app we mentioned at the beginning of the guide. Alternatively, you can choose to install the root checker app first.