How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Mega

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By rooting (aka gaining admin rights to) your Galaxy Mega, you can install a custom ROM, run rooted apps, undervolt or overclock the processor, and even remove all the bloatware Samsung and your carrier put on the phone. A company called Kingo has made a free rooting application that automatically installs the necessary drivers, connects to the phone, and roots it all with the push of a button. Luckily for us, they recently added the Samsung Galaxy Mega to their list of supported devices. Here’s how to use the app to root your Galaxy Mega in a few easy steps.

This program only works on Windows so you need a Windows computer to complete this procedure.

1. Navigate to Settings > General > About Device.


2. Tap on Build Number repeatedly until it says you are a developer.


3. Hit back and tap on Developer Options.


4. Turn on USB Debugging.


5. Download Kingo and save it to your Desktop.

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6. Double-click the Kingo .exe file to install it.

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7. Follow the prompts to install Kingo.

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8. Plug in the device via USB cable.


9. Unplug the phone when prompted to do so.

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10. Plug your device back in when prompted. 

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11. Click Root in Kingo.


When your phone reboots, it will say it was successful in Kingo. All done!


David Cogen is a founder of, the popular site for rooting, jailbreaking, hacking, modding, and other how tos to show you how to unlock your device’s true potential. They even have a popular ROM repository. Check out for all your AndroidiPhone, and Windows Phone how tos.

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