[Root Guide] How to Root Samsung Illusion

Posted on Jul 12 2013 - 7:07am by Erum Shakil

This one is specially for Jon Martin, one of my YouTube viewers πŸ™‚

How to Root Samsung Illusion – A bundle of thanks to Shabby Penguin for the rooting tools.

Note: This method is for Windows users only, Edendroid.com and the author is not responsible of any damages caused to your phone by following the tutorial

Download Superuser app on your phone
Download the following files on your computer:
Stock Kernel
Pre-rooted Kernel

  1. Install Samsung USB drivers you downloaded just now, also make sure you have Samsung Kies installed.
  2. Extract Odin and open the program.
  3. Click on PDA and load pre-rooted kernel on the slot.
  4. Now turn off your phone and put it in download mode (Power button + Volume down)
  5. Once in download mode, connect the phone to the computer with USB cable
  6. The com port on Odin should turn yellow if everything has been followed correctly
  7. Once the com port turns yellow, it means the phone is connected and you can hit Start.
  8. That’s all, just wait and let the device reboot.
  9. There is however a bug in pre-rooted kernel which causes no wifi/cell service – following the same steps as above, after rooting, turn the phone off again after 5 mins, and put in download mode and flash Stock Kernel listed above.
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Erum Shakil is an experienced marketing business grad and a technology enthusiast. She has been running her very own YouTube channel to satisfy her pangs for geeky desires and helping others in the process. Offline, she is an experiential marketing strategist, specializing in 360 marketing communication designs for multiple brands in various industries.