The Samsung Galaxy J1 is an Android smartphone launched in January, 2015. As you may have already guessed, the device runs on the Android 4.4. KitKat version that means you’re just a step away from getting it updated to the latest and the greatest Android Lollipop.

Before an update arrives for your device, you can root your device and start getting fun out of it right now. By fun, I mean the root-requiring apps that help you customize your device and let you do more things with your device than before. If you’re all ready, follow the following guide and you should be rooted:

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Samsung Galaxy J1

Files You Need

1. Download Towelroot app to your computer. It’s an universal app that roots a number of Android devices, including the Galaxy J1.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy J1

1. As with any rooting tutorial involving an app, you should first get the app installed on your device before you can begin with the rooting process. To do that, connect your phone to your computer and get the Towelroot APK transferred over to the SD card storage on your device.

2. When the transfer is completed, unplug your phone from your computer.

3. On your phone, open Settings followed by Security. You should see an option saying Unknown sources. Turn it on and you’re all set to install apps from outside the Google Play store. The option protects your device from outside apps but it needs to be turned on before you can install the Towelroot app.

4. Launch File Manager and head to the folder where you have saved the app. Tap on it and let it install on your phone.

5. When the app is installed, launch it from your menu.

6. Honestly, the app isn’t really difficult to use. There’s just single button that you need to press and voila, your phone will be rooted. Tap the button that says “make it ra1n” and it should begin rooting your device.

7. When the app is done with rooting, reboot your device.

8. You are all done.

Your Samsung Galaxy J1 is now rooted and you can confirm the same by installing Root Checker on your device. The root checker app should say you have root access on your device.