By rooting the Samsung Galaxy Chat on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, you are opening up the ability to change your devices software on the most advanced level. Naturally your Android and Linux kernel come with this software access at the root level, but companies like Google add additional security to take away that root level performance.
That makes sense for many people out there who don’t know anything about the dangers lurking online, but it is a pain for those who do. As long as you know what is a scam and what isn’t a scam online, you won’t click on any malware. If you can avoid clicking on malware, your device isn’t any less secure with root access than it would be without it. That’s why many people want to root their devices, so they can get more out of the devices. The main reason for rooting the device is to install new apps that need access to the root file system in order to work. One of those apps you will want to install is Full!Screen which gives your device a full screen by removing the navigating bar and the soft key found at the bottom of the display.
The Files You Need
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy Chat bootloader unlocked before following this guide.
- Download the rooting package from Chainfire here.
- Download one of the latest versions of the Odin flashing tool from here.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers from here.
- These steps to root the Samsung Galaxy Chat do void your devices warranty. You can unroot the device and get the warranty working again, but only if your device doesn’t have Samsung’s Knox security.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Chat on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Have both the Odin and the rooting package on the desktop.
- Download and install the Samsung USB drivers.
- Right-click the mouse over the rooting package and select the option to extract it here.
- Extract the Odin flashing tool the same way as you just did with the rooting package.
- Double-click and run the executable Odin file so the Odin app opens up on your computer.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy Chat and reboot it in download mode.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Chat to the computer using the USB cable.
- If the Samsung drivers are working on your computer, the ID: COM port in the Odin app on the computer will change color. That lets you know the device is now connected with Odin and working.
- Click the AP or PDA button and browse the desktop for the CF-Auto-Root package you extracted earlier.
- Once loaded, click the Start button in the Odin app on the computer without making any other changes to the Settings. You cannot really go wrong with the Settings, just make sure the re-partition box is left empty because you do not want to re-partition the drive of your device.
- The rooting can take anywhere up to 15 minutes before you will see a pass message on the display and your device will reboot.
- Once rebooted, you can take control of your Samsung Galaxy Chat Google account and start installing the root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store.
- You might like to start with the root checker app just to verify it did work for your device.