How to Root Galaxy Corby GT-I5500

Galaxy Corby GT-I5500 is a root-able smartphone. And once it receives new software to end up rooted, you’ll have much to discover. Let the procedure begin!

If there’s one dedicated tool which does wonders for many gadgets, it’s this: SRSRoot. You will not have problems installing it on your phone. Once it’s there, your handset will deliver some of the best performance it’s ever had. That’s because the new rooting method we use is stoked with novelties that act as performance boosters.

Here’s a look at what’s in store for the Galaxy Corby I5500. Your device will deliver the likes of root-only apps and superuser admin. After that, you’ll dispose of new features and customization options. Custom ROMs will land on your smartphone any time you want them to. Admin permission will become a part of your handset next. There will be no threat from this software when it comes to bugs. The phone has a 600 MHz CPU. Once this special app is on it, the processor will deliver superior speed. As a whole, the device’s performance will, as mentioned, benefit a whole from the rooting.

The benefits

For your phone, also known an Galaxy Europa and Galaxy 550, we used this Build ID: FROYO.XWJPJ. If you don’t wish to use this one, there are other Build IDs you can opt for. The SRSRoot tool lets you do this. It also allows you to use it as an unrooting method.

Android version 2.2 is currently on your phone. The SRSRoot thankfully accepts not only this variant, but many different ones as well. There are also countless other brands that can be used with this tool.Galaxy-Corby-GT-I5500

This new method of rooting is powered by SRS Server. A phone which has full access on it will encounter a couple of issues if updated. Important data is spared, as is the handset’s internal and external SD cards. What isn’t spared: the phone’s system partition and root access. These two will be deleted and revoked, respectively.


When a device is rooted, certain pre-requisites must be considered. Ours look like this:

  • one (or several) backups should be performed to protect your smartphone’s data;
  • a full NANDroid backup is needed after that;
  • go to your handset’s USB Debugging;
  • be sure to have this option enabled;
  • turn off the security programs used by the latter;
  • you will also be asked to go to the ones on your Samsung GT-I5500 and have them disabled;
  • check the phone’s battery and fully charge it;
  • Windows needs to be the only OS running on the laptop;
  • download USB drivers which are compatible with the handset on the laptop.

Step by step instructions

Now that you have a smartphone which is prepared for a rooting, you can start with our first step.

  1. What you should perform now is as follows: locate the SRSRoot software on this page. You mustn’t download this from another location. When you’re on the site we recommended, click on a download button that should be there. The software will be downloaded on the notebook now.
  2. At the end of this part, you will have to flash the software on the laptop. Open it afterwards and turn on Unknown Sources. This is situated under Settings; the latter can be opened by tapping, on the phone, this option: Menu.
  3. You should also activate, once here, USB Debugging. Some of you already did this; those of you who didn’t, now’s the time. Once both options have been turned on, go on by creating a plugging between the handset and your notebook.
  4. The connection needs your smartphone’s USB cable. Wait to witness the connection, then click on the following option: Root Device (All Methods).
  5. The rooting will shortly be underway. If it’s all done, you will see that the handset needs to be restarted.
  6. Reboot the Galaxy Corby GT-I5500 now. When the latter comes back to life, you’ll have to play with it for a bit.

If by any chance you don’t want a rooted smartphone anymore, the SRSRoot tool is yours to use for an unrooting. This procedure is also very easy to perform; and you won’t run into problems.

If the rooting did present issues, you can tell us about them in the comment section below. We also welcome your questions about other problems with this procedure!

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