The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111M phone is a modern phone from the Sammy range that you would expect to find a one-click rooting tool like CF-Auto-Root or perhaps even KingRoot available for people to become the root user over the operating system, but that has not been made possible just yet by developers like Chainfire. Moreover, there is not an official custom recovery image made available like Team Win’s TWRP Recovery that allows people to flash Chainfire’s SuperSU from the recovery image. That means that traditionally speaking there would be no way to get root access and become the root user on the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone that comes with the SM-J111MK model number, but we have another way thanks to an XDA-Developers member.

Here is everything you need to become the root user on the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111M smartphone which then allows you to do things like installing the rest of the apps that would not install before. These applications include popular titles like Titanium Backup, NANDroid Manager, Dumpster, ROM Manager, Viper4Android, Xposed Installer, Game Killer, Greenify, Smart Booster, Root Firewall, Disk Digger and much more.

Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111M

Details We Should Know

  • Rooting the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone voids the warranty from Samsung.
  • Rooting Samsung smartphones almost always trip Samsung’s Knox security when means that unrooting the device does not result in the warranty working again. Not all Samsung smartphones and tablets come with Knox security, so you need to research that if you do not know if your does or not already.
  • You need to install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows computer if you do not have them already. The drivers are what allows the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone to be detected by the rooting program and without it, the rooting does not work.
  • You should always backup the data that is on the smartphone before doing something like rooting it just in case you would like to restore the data later after taking a factory reset. The act of rooting the Android operating system does not wipe the data, but if something goes wrong then often the way out is by taking the hard reset which is where the data is lost. You can use applications like the Helium app from the Google Play Store to help with backing up. We then recommend switching from the Helium app to the Titanium Backup app once the device is rooted because it is better.

Files We Need

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111M smartphone running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates

  1. Extract the rooting zip file to the desktop of the computer so you can use the rooting file inside.
  2. Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone so we can use the options inside.
  3. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone, so the Android software allows us to make changes to the software.
  4. Connect the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone to the computer with the USB cable that is usually used to charge the battery on the device.
  5. Double-click on the ROOt.bat file that is available on the desktop after you extracted the file toward the beginning of the guide.
  6. Follow the set of on-screen guidelines from the rooting program to complete the rooting process.
  7. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace smartphone after the instructions are completed.

In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111M smartphone when it is running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates by using a new root bat file made from an XDA-Developers senior member. Though we have not run this rooting script ourselves to test it, we assume that it leaves the Galaxy J1 Ace with the SuperSU installed which is the same SuperSU installed and enabled after flashing a custom recovery and flashing SuperSU as well as the SuperSU you get from Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool. The results mean that you can install all the same rooting applications that you could install from other rooting methods.

Anyone looking for a point in the right rooting direction might be interested in checking out our article that shows what we think are some of the best rooting applications out there today for the Android operating system. Note that anyone interested in installing a custom ROM still needs to install a custom recovery. The same goes for any custom kernels. Rooting the Android is all about installing applications that could not be installed before. Many of those apps are coming directly from developer websites like Xposed, and the rest are usually available from the same Google Play Store that you always use for installing regular apps. The Titanium Backup app is an excellent example of a root app that is available from Google Play if you want to have a better backing up solution than Helium and don’t have any interest in installing a custom recovery image.