How to: Sprint Galaxy Mega root after applying the latest OTA software update

The Sprint Samsung Galaxy Mega SPH-L600 got a software update to MK1 last week, it took a couple of enhancements such as enabling LTE Bands 26/41 which provides us with access to Sprint’s faster LTE bands, but it also brings new LTE UI enhancements that add more icon on the status bar to tell us that we are on Sprint’s Spark network. As we know Sprint has announced its faster 4G LTE network called Sprint Spark, which supports peak speed of 50Mbps – 60Mbps down.

The MK1 software update brings quite big changes for our smartphone, it allows us to be on the faster LTE network, this is extremely useful for those who want to get better download and upload speed, so there’s no reason to not install this update. If you have any doubt because your phone has been rooted, it seems you don’t have to be worried since we can still get back root after applying the MK1 software update for Sprint Galaxy Mega.

To be able to regain root on Galaxy Mega Sprint SPH-L600 we can utilize the Kingo app, which is a one click root tool for many Android devices, it’s easy to use even by novice users, previously the Kingo Android Root also has managed to make the Galaxy Note 3 and some other devices rooted within a few minutes. Here are few short steps to utilize this app:

  1. Setup Galaxy Mega device drivers which can be obtained by installing Samsung KIES, this is actually the main requirement.
  2. Enable USB debugging option on your device.
  3. Download and install Kingo app on a Windows computer, there’s no Mac OS X version yet.
  4. Run Kingo app, using a USB cable connects the device to the computer. The app will attempt to recognize the device, but stay away from a USB 3.0 slot. If the driver installation takes forever and endless, then try to reinstall the device drivers manually. Especially for Windows 8 x64 users, you need to disable driver signature enforcement to allow Kingo set up the drivers for you.
  5. After successfully recognized, you will be able to see the status of your device in Kingo window, now hit Root to start the rooting process that takes place within a few minutes.

If the process has been completed you will see a success message, now our Sprint Galaxy Mega should have root privileges.

 

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  1. RyanMarch 1, 2014 at 10:10 PMReply

    I did all that you said and still am unable to root my sph-l600 Mega 6.3. I have tried multiple ideas to root this but am stuck with no option to do so. If there is any other advice you could offer i’d be ever so grateful… Thanks much

    • AndrewMarch 3, 2014 at 7:31 PMReply

      Kingo doesn’t seem to work with the new OTA update that was just pushed with WiFi calling support. If you are still on the MK1 release, this method should work fine.

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        Robbie S.March 20, 2014 at 2:33 AMReply

        Hi, OTA rootkeeper works to restore root on NA7 update, read it here.

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