You can now root the Samsung Mesmerize running on the Android 2.3 software update using the SuperSU by Chainfire. However, before you can get that done, you need to first install a custom recovery on the device — and for that we have the ClockworkMod recovery ready to go.

Samsung Mesmerize

Files You Need

  • You must install a custom recovery on the Samsung Mesmerize before you can follow this guide to getting root access to the internal system.
  • Download the SuperSU zip by Chainfire at the Roots Wiki website from this page.
  • You are voiding the Samsung warranty when you choose to root the Mesmerize smartphone. You can always unroot the Samsung mesmerize and it will allow the warranty to start working again.

Rooting the Samsung Mesmerize running on Android 2.3

  1. Download the SuperSU by Chainfire from the Roots Wiki website and have it on the desktop of your computer — do not unzip the file.
  2. Connect the Samsung Mesmerize to the computer with the USB cable.
  3. Copy the SuperSU file to the root of the Mesmerize’s internal storage SD card.
  4. Unplug from the computer, and then reboot the Samsung Mesmerize to the recovery mode.
  5. Once your Mesmerize boots into the custom recovery mode, choose the option to take the NANDroid Backup from the menu.
  6. Choose the option to wipe the data and factory reset from the main menu of your recovery.
  7. Tap on the ‘Install’ button from the main menu in recovery and browse your SD card for the SuperSU file that should still be completely zipped.
  8. Once done, your Samsung Mesmerize will now be rooted and you can leave your recovery mode partition.
  9. Choose the option to reboot the system from the main recovery menu and your Mesmerize will now reboot back to normal mode where you normally use the device for everyday usage.

In conclusion, that’s how to root and install a custom recovery on the Samsung mesmerize smartphone running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. You should find the same guide works for all software update, so long as the recovery continues to flash. Please open your application drawer and check you can see the SuperSU available as an app. You can open your SuperSU application and check it out. It’s the app that is going to grant apps the root access when you request they have access. Furthermore, the SuperSU will also keep your Samsung Mesmerize safe from any potential problems like Malware wanting access. All you need to do is make sure you agree to not allow that malware access. You do need an understanding of what apps are requesting permission to have root access over your system. Any apps that you do not recognize should be assumed as potential malware. Do not grant them access when they request it.