[GUIDE] Root Your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 [GB and JB]

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ddikodroid

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AFTER ROOTING, YOUR WARRANTY IS NOW VOID

Hello, I'm ddikodroid. I'll tell you how to root Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160. It's for Gingerbread and Jelly Bean.

FOR GINGERBREAD
What's you need:
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 with Gingerbread
  • Custom Kernel with CWM or TWRP such as EX Kernel.
  • SuperSU Flashable Zip Download HERE.
  • A Sharp Eyes.
  • Smart Brain.
Steps:
  • First, Put the SuperSU Flashable Zip to your SD Card.
  • Boot into Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Home + Power)
  • Flash the SuperSU Flashable Zip from recovery.
  • Wait
  • Choose "Reboot System Now"
  • Tadaa, now you have a rooted phone.

FOR JELLY BEAN
What's you need:
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 with Jelly Bean
  • Custom Kernel with CWM or TWRP such as D- Kernel. (Optional)
  • Stock Kernel. But you need CWM 6 by Shaaan. Download HERE.
  • SuperSU Flashable Zip Download HERE.
  • A Sharp Eyes.
  • Smart Brain.
Steps (Jelly Bean with Custom Kernel):
  • First, Put the SuperSU Flashable Zip to your SD Card.
  • Boot into Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Home + Power)
  • Flash the SuperSU Flashable Zip from recovery.
  • Wait
  • Choose "Reboot System Now"
  • Tadaa, now you have a rooted phone.
Steps (Jelly Bean with Stock Kernel):
  • First, Put the SuperSU Flashable Zip to your SD Card.
  • Boot into Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Home + Power)
  • Flash the CWM from stock recovery.
  • Flash the SuperSU Flashable Zip from CWM recovery.
  • Wait.
  • Choose "Reboot System Now"
  • Tadaa, now you have a rooted phone.



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asdfzz

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R: [GUIDE] Root Your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 [GB and JB]

But why!!! There is already GB root thread and JB one...
If people cant find it just use search
 

nusko_x

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Do you have tutorial how to install cwm recovery on ace 2? Couse i want to backup my curent rom before instaling JB, and do i need to root it first, before instaling cwm recovery? thanks
 
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thirdz

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Jul 25, 2013
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Hi can anyome yelp me with my problem regards to gt-i8160 samsung galaxy ace2.Problem : low memory unable to install large apps above 1gb. I have search and followed threads but none have help me so fsr. Tried to chamge vold.fstab on system/etc directory reboot phome and nothing happens. Please help me thanks


Ss atached. After following process for vold.fstab
 

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balintka84

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need help

Hi guy!

I need help! Iam in the recovery menu, but I can't choose the file. It seems I have to change bios or something ? Do you know someone how can I get recall this option?
Thanks for in advance!
 

n0rt0x

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Difference between custom and stock.

Hi all,

I'm new here on XDA-Developers, and have a question about the different types of kernels.
Here the phone can be adjusted with a stock or a custom kernel.
I would really like to know the difference between the two, so i can pick up one to root my Galaxy Ace 2.
When i bought mine Gingerbread came with it, but half year later i upgraded to Jelly Bean with Samsung Kies.
My phone became very slow 2 days later, and i'am unable to reach my gallery, cannot make photo's and Whatsapp incoming media cannot be downloaded.
However i deleted some unused apps at that time, but the worked for a day and the system memory became full again.

Could anyone help me out with this problem?

My external sd card has 32 GB of memory, 3 GB is used 29 GB unused.

Regards,

n0rt0x
 

oNDa88

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Hi guys! im trying to root my ace 2 with jb stock rom installed but that .zip files doesn't work for me...
i put that update.zip, root.zip or however they are named, boot into stock recovery, choose install from external storage and no files get found.
sd card works fine and stock rom can mount it but files cannot be found...
looks like i need custom recovery for root and root for custom recovery.... -.-
 
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teddytsen

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Choose from sdcard.
No you dont need root for custom recovery. Btw you can flash root.zip directly from stock recovery

Sent from my GT-I8160 using Tapatalk
 

lohtse

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Where ever they send Me!!
is there away to do this with STOCK kernel on GB?

This is a little confusing as it would suggest I could flash a custom kernel with our root...Is that correct?

"

FOR GINGERBREAD
What's you need:

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 with Gingerbread
Custom Kernel with CWM or TWRP such as EX Kernel.
SuperSU Flashable Zip Download HERE.
A Sharp Eyes.
Smart Brain.

Steps:

First, Put the SuperSU Flashable Zip to your SD Card.
Boot into Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Home + Power)
Flash the SuperSU Flashable Zip from recovery.
Wait
Choose "Reboot System Now"
Tadaa, now you have a rooted phone.

"





If so could some one suggest which kernel so can get started?

PS don't forget the phone is not seen via pc as usb port damaged so flashing would be done via stock recovery
 
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dhikarezap

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zefohara

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Need to know

if this is a stock kernel or not. Been googling but can't find the answer I'm looking for. Can't decide which method to choose.

Samsung Galaxy Ace2

Model
GT-i8160

Version
4.1.2 (updated via kies)

Baseband
I8160XXNB1

Kernel Ver - 3.0.31 - 1106830
[email protected] #2
SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 10 14:34:57
KST 2014

Build number
JZO54K.I8160XXNB1
 

miva2

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Apr 9, 2013
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I was unable to flash CWM using this method. (on my GT-I8160 running Android 4.1.2)
It gave me the "signature verification failed" error.

However this method was very quick and worked perfectly fine for me.
ok, due to not having privileges of posting outside links(min 10 posts required) go to androidxda.com and search for "root samsung galaxy ace 2 i8160"
No CWM required (but I think i'll install that anyway).
 

martipello86

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Jul 30, 2014
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Thanks for the TUT

Hi i followed your method the TUT is great, and i wouldnt call myself a noob but im really having troubles. I flash the md5 file through odin i get a PASS all threads completed succesfully however when i reboot into recovery and look inside the extSD to flash SuperSU its empty.... so i rebooted the phone and installed through the playstore and it gives me the ,device does not have the binaries installed and SU cannot install them 'this is a problem', speach, any ideas?
 

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    AFTER ROOTING, YOUR WARRANTY IS NOW VOID

    Hello, I'm ddikodroid. I'll tell you how to root Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160. It's for Gingerbread and Jelly Bean.

    FOR GINGERBREAD
    What's you need:
    • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 with Gingerbread
    • Custom Kernel with CWM or TWRP such as EX Kernel.
    • SuperSU Flashable Zip Download HERE.
    • A Sharp Eyes.
    • Smart Brain.
    Steps:
    • First, Put the SuperSU Flashable Zip to your SD Card.
    • Boot into Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Home + Power)
    • Flash the SuperSU Flashable Zip from recovery.
    • Wait
    • Choose "Reboot System Now"
    • Tadaa, now you have a rooted phone.

    FOR JELLY BEAN
    What's you need:
    • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 with Jelly Bean
    • Custom Kernel with CWM or TWRP such as D- Kernel. (Optional)
    • Stock Kernel. But you need CWM 6 by Shaaan. Download HERE.
    • SuperSU Flashable Zip Download HERE.
    • A Sharp Eyes.
    • Smart Brain.
    Steps (Jelly Bean with Custom Kernel):
    • First, Put the SuperSU Flashable Zip to your SD Card.
    • Boot into Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Home + Power)
    • Flash the SuperSU Flashable Zip from recovery.
    • Wait
    • Choose "Reboot System Now"
    • Tadaa, now you have a rooted phone.
    Steps (Jelly Bean with Stock Kernel):
    • First, Put the SuperSU Flashable Zip to your SD Card.
    • Boot into Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Home + Power)
    • Flash the CWM from stock recovery.
    • Flash the SuperSU Flashable Zip from CWM recovery.
    • Wait.
    • Choose "Reboot System Now"
    • Tadaa, now you have a rooted phone.



    :good: Fell Free To Press/Hit The "THANKS" Button :good:
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    But why!!! There is already GB root thread and JB one...
    If people cant find it just use search

    I make tutorial in another ways :)
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    Hi guys! im trying to root my ace 2 with jb stock rom installed but that .zip files doesn't work for me...
    i put that update.zip, root.zip or however they are named, boot into stock recovery, choose install from external storage and no files get found.
    sd card works fine and stock rom can mount it but files cannot be found...
    looks like i need custom recovery for root and root for custom recovery.... -.-
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    ONLY for JB!

    Install CWM Rec. via Android System Recovery (Apply update from ext storge- > ZIP file)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2141395

    Install SuperSU ZIP via CWM Recovery (Install ZIP)
    http://download.chainfire.eu/365/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.69.zip?retrieve_file=1

    No need to re-install SuperSU via playstore - Don't know why this was said by someone...
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