Unless you root your Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, you would not realize what its actual powers can do for you. Root unlocks the true power of your device and lets you access many of its functions that were unavailable to you before. One of these is the ability to install root-requiring apps, and that’s the really great thing you can do on an Android phone.

If you’ve made your mind to root your device, here’s how you can do that:

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

Files You Need

1. Your Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo must have a custom recovery installed on it as you’ll use it to flash the SuperSU zip on your device. If you haven’t installed a custom recovery on your device yet, follow our guide here to do that.

2. Download SuperSU ZIP to your computer. It’s the main root file that will be flashed on your device.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

1. Make sure you haven’t extracted the SuperSU zip archive. It needs to be in archive format to be flashed on your device.

2. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.

3. Copy SuperSU zip from your computer over to the SD card storage on your phone.

4. When the file is copied, disconnect your phone from your computer.

5. Turn off your phone.

6. Turn on your phone in recovery mode. To do that, hold down Volume UP+Home+Power buttons at the same time.

7. You should reboot into recovery mode.

8. Once there, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard.

9. Choose SuperSU ZIP to be flashed on your phone.

10. Wait for it to finish flashing the file on your device.

11. When it’s done, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now from the recovery menu.

12. You’re rooted!

Your Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo can now be installed with root-requiring apps as it is now rooted. Root brings a number of customization options for you to try out. Go ahead and give them all a try!

Having the Android operating system with root access means that all of the apps that need access to the root file system can now run on your device. It also means you are the one who is in complete control over what is installed and what is deleted from the device. That means any of those system apps that you don’t use can be removed to get rid of the clutter and any apps that are developed to help make your device better are available to use. However, with Android power comes Android responsibility. They say rooting is best left for the advanced Android user, and it is true. Anyone who doesn’t know what malware is and what isn’t malware online should not have root access. The SuperSU blocks all malware by default, but it also allows you to grant root access to a virus, and it won’t be atop you. That’s why it’s important to know what you are choosing to install on your device. If malware or a virus gets root access, it is not restricted to its app environment, and it can potentially move around the operating system. That isn’t an issue for most people because they know where to find the apps and how to identify what is an official app, i.e., an app with many comments and downloads that you can see are not spam comments and are recommend complimenting the app is obviously not going to be malware. Most of the root apps are also available from the Google Play Store apart fro ma excellent view good ones that are available outside of it like the Viper4Android app or the Xposed Framework.

We have also compiled a list of what we think are many of the best root applications for you to install in the world and you can find the direct download links for the attached to the page, so you don’t have to source them yourself. That should help most of you stay away from malware.