Root Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9200 and GT-I9205 [Guide]

A few months ago Samsung unveiled it’s mid range devices – the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. Both of the devices were well received by the users and sported good features.

Let’s have an overview on the Galaxy Mega 6.3’s specs. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 GT-I9200 and GT-I9205 sports a 6.3-inch SC-LCD with 720 x 1280 pixels and 233 ppi. It has got a Snapdragon 400 Dual Core processor clocked at 1.7 Ghz, a RAM of 2 GB while the internal memory is 8/16 GB and microSD card slot is also available in the phone. An 8 MP camera at the back while a 1.9 MP camera is fixed on the front. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

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Coming back to the topic, you might have a Galaxy Mega 6.3 and looking to play with your device beyond the boundaries. This includes flashing mods, custom roms or installing the applications which require root, in order to do so you need root access on your device, following this need we will see today how we can gain root access on Galaxy Mega 6.3 GT-I9200 / I9205 running on Android 4.2.2.

Before we begin, here some precautions I would like you guys to take.

Please keep in mind that as soon as you root your device, you will void the warranty of your device, so everything you do, do it at your own risk.

Make sure that you have battery charged over 60 % and have backed up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages.It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to backup all your important data.

Things you need to download:

      1. Download Odin PC and install it. – Get it Here
      2. Download and install Samsung USB Drivers – Get Here
      3. Download vcoreroot-v2.tar from HERE

How to Root:

    1. Put your phone in download mode. In order to do so turn it off by pressing power key for a few seconds or by pulling out the battery, wait for 30 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key, as soon as it shows you the warning press Volume Up to  continue. You are in the download mode now.
    2. Open Odin, you installed in the step 1 above.
    3. Connect your Galaxy Mega 6.3 to your PC using the original data cable. The ID:COM box should now turn blue, and Odin shows “Added” in the log box below.
    4. Hit the PDA tab and select the downloaded vcoreroot-v2, it should be a .tar file.
    5. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin screen are exactly as shown below.
    6. Alright! hit start and let the process begin, as soon as your device restarts, you have the root access on your device. You can verify it by looking up for SuperSu app in your app drawer or either install Root Checker app from the play store and get it verified.

Mega 6.3 Root

Now wondering what to do with your rooted phone? 

Here’s the answer for you!

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and custom roms.

While rooting your phone, please keep it in mind that the Root Process isn’t  official and has nothing to deal with Google Inc and the device manufacturer, which is Samsung in our case. Follow the guide carefully to prevent any damages to the device as the method is completely custom.

In case you face any problem, feel free to leave us a comment. We will try our best to help you out. Good Luck & Thank You!


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  • Marcos

    got perfectly good, thank you!

  • Marc

    Worked great thanks. How do I unroot? Is it easy to do?

  • mohamed meshal

    thanx alot man u r the best u deserve big like XXXL

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @mohamedmeshal:disqus thanks for reporting us back, keep visiting our site 🙂 Have a great day.

  • Langga Nicole

    thannk you so much…. it really work… big hugsss and more power to your blog

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @langganicole:disqus Thanks for reporting us, keep visiting our site 🙂 Have a great day.

  • Matthijs Bouma

    I’ve followed your instructions, but for some reason, my storage/emulated/0 has vanished, and Google Play Store, Gallery, and other system apps refuse to run properly. Any suggestions?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @matthijsbouma:disqus can you please tell what you actually did? Root has nothing to do with the storage, as you the guide is verified. Perhaps, try wiping factory data / reset through recovery and see if the issue still persists. Don’t forget to backup before doing this.

      • Matthijs Bouma

        I’ve made a few backups, shut down the phone, started Odin, started the phone by voldown+home+power, chose volup, connected to the computer, made the connection, chose vcoreroot-V2, made sure the checkboxes were as indicated, and hit start. Odin worked, phone rebooted, and supersu appeared.
        So I decided I wanted to download a root checker, and started Play Store, which hung up. If I started the Gallery, it hung. Maps hung. Everything in storage/emulated had disappeared. My phone works, but I can’t take pictures, browse files (negative memory), etc.

        Noob here. Help.

        • Usama Mujtaba

          Flash stock firmware and see if issue is resolved or not, if still persists, do let me know i’ll sort it out, follow the guide here: http://techbeasts.com/2013/10/12/how-to-install-stock-firmware-on-samsung-android-smartphones/

          • Matthijs Bouma

            I’ve gone to the Samsung Service Center, and they’ve repaired my phone. It works fine now. Just one tiny problem: it is no longer rooted…

          • Usama Mujtaba

            @matthijsbouma:disqus okay.. glad that they fixed out, perhaps you would have fixed it at home as well. Anyways you can root your phone without any fears, just follow the instructions carefully to the letter.

          • Matthijs Bouma

            But that is precisely what I’ve done before…

    • Gustavo Leon

      same issue here, there are 7.98 GB of misellaneous files… I wipe the cache and reset to factory settings, same error…reinstall the stock firmware, repeat the process same situation

      • Usama Mujtaba

        @gustavo_leon:disqus what’s your phone’s model number?

        • Gustavo Leon

          Is a Samsung galaxy mega 6.3 GT-i9200

  • Tom Asimakopoulos

    hi. I tried rooting my phone and when my phone restarts it stays stuck on the Samsung screen please help

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @tomasimakopoulos:disqus what’s your device model number? try clearing cache and dalvik cache from the recovery.

  • Usama Mujtaba

    @matthijsbouma:disqus I asked your device model, and you haven’t mentioned it yet.

  • Matthijs Bouma

    Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, GT-I9200

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @matthijsbouma:disqus Unfortunately, I’m unable to find a solution for this problem, perhaps i’ll try my best to come up with the solution and resolve it. Apologies and keep patience while I find one.

  • Ramon Reis

    Yes, it works, but!
    My I9200 was rooted perfecly but the wifi is not connecting anymore. Can you help me to solve that?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @ramonreis:disqus do you still have the WiFi issue?
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  • Usama Mujtaba

    @xpnotn:disqus Sorry, this seems to be a big issue. Either the new updates have patched it or something else is wrong. I will inspect it and soon update this guide.
    While there is this problem going on, please download the stock firmware and flash it. If it doesn’t fix your phone, let me know. Thanks

  • Usama Mujtaba

    @disqus_zVenQ39A44:disqus you may flash stock firmware if it’s not letting you pass the boot screen.

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