If you are wanting to root your Samsung Galaxy J1 J100Y smartphone, you have probably had a rough time of it so far. Chainfire has not yet released an official file using the CF-Root tool for this device like he has with one of the other model numbers. That hasn’t a stopped at least one person out there from finding a method for rooting the device, however. We’ll share the secret with you after the jump.

Rooting Samsung devices refers to the extra ability to install more apps from the Google Play Store or APK files coming from the official app developers websites. Just make sure you do not download malware from untrusted sources since your device is less secure with root access than it was before.

Samsung Galaxy J1

The Files You Need

  • Download the universal ADB drivers from this official source.
  • Download the Kingo Root app on the computer from the XDA Developers thread made for it on this page.
  • You must unlock the bootloader after first flashing the two files in the beginning of the guide. We have the files at the start of the guide this time to avoid confusion since there is no tool officially made for this device yet.
  • Once you unlock the bootloader, install a custom recovery or root the Samsung Galaxy J1 smartphone, you are voiding the warranty agreements. Since the J1 likely doesn’t come with Samsung’s Knox security, you can anytime get that warranty working again by unrooting the Samsung Galaxy J1.
  • You must have a Windows PC to follow this guide. The drivers are tools are made for a Windows operating system only.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy J1 J100Y Smartphone

  1. Re-flash this firmware on your Samsung Galaxy J1 device: Sam Mobile firmware: J100YDXU0AOC1.
  2. Write the  sm-j100y_dxu0aoc1_root.oct file — you can find it here to other places around the web.
  3. Unlock the Samsung Galaxy J1 bootloader as you normally would before attempting to root the device.
  4. Now you must root your device with the Kingo Root one-click rooting tool.
  5. Extract the Kingo Root file on your computer by moving it over to the desktop of the computer and then right-clicking over the file and selecting the “extract here” option.
  6. Double-click and run the Kingo Root tool on your computer so it’s open.
  7. Make sure you have the Unknown SOurces option available on your device by heading over to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions give by the Kingo Root app to finish rooting your device.
  9. Wait for the app to complete the rooting task before finally rebooting your device.

You might want to check root access with the root checker app or even install the BusyBox app.