How to Root Galaxy DoubleTime SGH-I857

SRSRoot is the name of the app which your Galaxy DoubleTime SGH-I857 needs. How so? This application will turn the phone into an unrecognizable device. In a good way. To benefit from such a transformation, you have to let us help. Here’s how we’ll do it!

To change your phone for the better, the SRSRoot will deliver many necessary instruments. The new toys you’ll play with arrive free of charge. The new app you’ll gain access to is powered by an SRS Server. Almost 3 years have passed since your phone’s seen the light of day. And yet, it won’t give the impression of an old device. That’s because the SRSRoot will thoroughly enhance it.

First, it will bring tweaks for full customization. Then it will improve the phone’s CPU, which is this one: an 800 MHz Scorpion. The rooting app presented in today’s post works with every Build ID on the market. This one was used for your phone: FROYO.UCKI1. Pick another one and you will have no problems using it.

The benefits of this method

The Samsung Galaxy DoubleTime SGH-I857 is pre-flashed with an Android 2.2.2 Froyo. The SRSRoot application is a dedicated tool which offers its services on many gadgets; including their various OS versions. This is why your handst’s OS won’t be erased. The smartphone you root with this app will have root-only apps and new features. Superuser permission and custom ROMs are other goodies to enjoy when you’re done with the procedure.Galaxy-DoubleTime-SGH-I857

Admin permission will come afterwards, too. Battery tweaks will join in, too. The rooting won’t allow security problems to come next to your smartphone. Bloatware will stay away from it, too.

That said, you won’t go through this rooting without issues. If you have root access and you want to also go for an upgrade, prepare for some consequences. They will affect the phone’s system partition by deleting it. The root access will then be revoked. These are fortunately the only negative points. The important data will still be there once the rooting is done. So will the handset’s internal and external SD cards.

The Galaxy DoubleTime SGH-I857 will see its warranty revoked. A good tutorial will immediately restore it.


As a rule, a rooting requires a phone that’s ready for it. To help your own device be prepared, we devised the following list containing pre-requisites. Take a look at them and do as they say:

  • regular backups should be created if you wish to protect the data from various types of harm;
  • also, a full NANDroid backup is requested;
  • our guide needs you to use a Samsung SGH-I857 that’s already fully charged;
  • USB drivers that are suitable for your handset should be downloaded on the notebook only from this place;
  • when the download’s finished, install them on your notebook;
  • the only OS your notebook must have is Windows;
  • deactivate, on both the phone and notebook, the security programs running there.

Step by step instructions

Now let’s see how you can install the rooting app on your notebook.

  1. First, open this page. Then click on a download button. You will have to let the process happen, then, once the download is finally over, move on.
  2. The upcoming step has to be done like this: find Unknown Sources by opening Settings and looking under it. The Unknown Sources option once activated, turn on USB Debugging.
  3. This particular option may already be turned on; if so, move on to the next steps. Starting with this one: ensure that a plugging is established between the phone and notebook.
  4. A little help is needed for this part. That help comes from the phone’s USB cable. After the devices are connected to each other with it, you will be able to continue to our next step.
  5. Here it is: click on Root Device (All Methods). This is an important action; that’s because you will end up with a rooted Galaxy DoubleTime SGH-I857.
  6. And, after the rooting is accomplished, you’ll have all the time in the world to experience this procedure’s goodies. The procedure will be completed in 12 minutes.
  7. If you should have to wait more than the time we mentioned, go on and repeat the steps. Once the rooting is finally done, you need to reboot your phone. Here is how you should do it: activate an option named Reboot System Now.

An unrooting may be on the horizon for you if you don’t want root access anymore. When that need appears, the SRSRoot will save the day.

Our guide comes with a comment box. Its purpose is to provide a place for you to leave your questions about the rooting.

Posted In How To - By Andrei Tomescu

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