Original forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2771470
Tested on NE5 with Neo with Windows 7 & 8.
Important!: This requires that the Tizen SDK already be installed on your computer. Instructions to install SDK Here. Before rooting make sure your Gear is backed up through Gear manager.
To flash NE5 download from Sammobile. Make sure that you are logged in to download it. Flashing NE5 over ND8 or NDD won't hurt it. Just flash through Odin.
Once you are on NE5 please download Fibs rootf_s and flash through Odin
R381XXU0BNE5rootfs_root.tar. Remove the .md5 at the end so the file is a .tar file. (Needs Gear 2 NEO R381XXU0BNE5 installed)
How to do it?
1. Open command prompt
2. Navigate to where the Tizen SDK is installed in command prompt
3. Run command sdb root on (should tell you that you are in root mode)
Congratulations you have root access.
If you get permission denied then make sure you flashed Fibs rootf_s file in Odin.
**you can check root by running the command below**
sdb shell sh-3.2# whoami root \\it should tell you root\\
sdb root on \\switched to 'root' account mode\\ sdb shell sh-3.2# whoami root
Removing stock sounds *Be careful*
sdb root on
sdb shell mount -o remount,rw /
sdb shell rm /opt/share/settings/Alerts/ filename.ogg (for removing ringtones change Alerts to Ringtones)
sdb shell mount -o remount,ro / **Make sure that you remount to read only before restarting**
sdb root on
sdb push your_ringtone.ogg /opt/share/settings/Alerts/ (pushing ringtones change Alerts to Ringtones
Keep in mind free diskspace is 80MB for /opt/ don't fill it up!
If something goes wrong you can always reflash your firmware, factory reset the device and everything is back to normal.