Chainfire’s tools dominate the Samsung market. Mostly, people are using the CF-Auto-Root tool which works by installing and enabling SuperSU on a Samsung device. However, sometimes Chainfire doesn’t have the files ready to go for some devices. For most of those times, we can use Chainfire’s other popular tool, SuperSU, direct from a custom recovery instead.

These are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace LTE SM-J110F running the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update:

Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace

Files You Need

  1. Download the SuperSU by Chainfire for the J1 Ace from this page.
  2. You must have a custom recovery installed on the Galaxy J1 Ace before you can follow this guide.
  3. You must have the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace with the model number SM-J110F to use this guide or else you might soft-brick your device.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace LTE SM-J110F running Android 4.4.4

  1. Enable the USB Debugging Mode before you connect the J1 Ace to the computer and copy the SuperSU to your storage.
  2. Any J1 Ace without the Developer Options can unlock the hidden menu by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Tap the Build Number 7 times.
  3. Download the SuperSu from the files section above and have it on the desktop of your computer.
  4. Connect the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace to the computer with the USB cable and transfer the SuperSU over to the root of the internal SD card storage.
  5. Unplug your Galaxy J1 Ace device from the computer once you are satisfied it’s on the SD card.
  6. Boot the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace to recovery mode and the TWRP you installed earlier will boot.
  7. Tap on the ‘Install’ option from the recovery menu and then follow the guidelines on your display to browse the SD card for the SuperSU file.
  8. Swipe the bottom of the display to confirm you do want to install the SuperSU on your device.
  9. Choose the ‘Reboot System’ from the main recovery menu and the J1 Ace device will reboot back in the normal mode. You should find the SuperSU application available from your app drawer; that’s the app that will grant the rooting permissions to your apps you might want to install like the Titanium Backup app.

We recommend everyone tries out the Titanium Backup application so they can remove the Samsung bloatware. Titanium lets you backup the device better than any other backup application for non-rooted users, plus it lets users remove stock apps from Samsung too.