Samsung is known to produce good, solid phones with great build quality. The Samsung Galaxy R (I9103) is a good phone with decent Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and 1 GB of RAM.

However to harness the true potential of this device you must Root it. To Know more about rooting click here. Before you head over to continue with this tutorial I would advice you to see this article to learn how to backup data before rooting.

This is a very simple method to root your Galaxy R in about 5 minutes at the tops. This requires your phone to be running on Android Version 4.0.4(ICS).

Samsung Galaxy R

Disclaimer: By following this tutorial you agree that the Rooting process will be implemented at your own risk. No member of this site will be responsible for any bricked phones!



  1. Connect the phone to your PC and place the downloaded zip file into your SD card.
  2. Power off the device.
  3. Now boot into recovery mode by pressing and holding Home button + Volume up + Power button together.
  4. Once in recovery mode, you can navigate between various options by using the volume up and volume down keys and home button to select an option. In this manner select the “Install zip from SD card” option from the menu.
  5. Select the “” and Flash it.
  6. Once it’s flashed go back to the main menu and select the reboot system option to reboot your phone.
  7. Once rebooted, see your app drawer for an icon of Superuser. If you find the Superuser icon, you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy R(i9103). Congrats!

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  1. sakthi
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Hi I am Sakthi if i trying to root the phone i am getting a error message that (signature verification failed) what to do. My E-mail ID can any one help me to root my phone

    • Posted December 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

      try downloading the zip file again. Incomplete download of flashable zip can result into such errors.

  2. Guest
    Posted December 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi ! I’m running on 4.0.4 , I’ve tried many ways to boot on recovery mod but there’s no way. Is it really volumeup+power botton ? it just starts the phone normally. thx

  3. Guest
    Posted December 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Ok , i had same problem , error signature verification . Maybe not same kernel ¿?¿

  4. Romen
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi everybody samsung has release ics. Its very easy. Go to setting>about phone>software update>download it and install it. Very simple

  5. Vlad
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    HI thanks for example but whena i enter “Install zip from SD card“ ther is no superuser and it opens not SD card it opens my external storage,please respond

  6. Dejavu
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I have the same issue.. i cant see install from SD card option..instead i see update from external card option.. please advice.

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