T-Mobile and Samsung introducing the new Galaxy Light (SGH-T399) with an unbeatable price, $0 up front and $59 monthly. This affordable yet powerful smartphone powered with 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Jelly Bean OS (Android 4.2.2), unlike other low-cost smartphone, it supports T-Mobile’s 4G LTE. For those who are interested to get the most out of this phone, you can try to get root access.
Fortunately, now superuser privileges can be obtained, thanks to shabbypenguin, a developer from androidforums. He makes Odin one-click root apps that can inject root exploits into our phones.
With root privileges on the T-Mobile Galaxy Light you can make some changes that could make your device have superior performance, such as removing various pre-installed apps or bloatware, with that we can free up some storage space, since we all know that this phone only has 8GB of internal storage.
- Install the latest Samsung USB drivers for Windows, there’s no option for Mac or Linux, shabby’s tools on for Windows-based machine.
- Grab the Odin one click from Shabbypenguin’s thread on AF.
Odin One-click root for T-Mobile Galaxy Light (SGH-T399)
- Go to Google Play Store and search for SuperSU by Chainfire, install and but don’t run it, or it will fail.
- Put your phone into download mode, turn it off, then turn it on again by using these key combinations: Home + Vol Down + Power key at the same time for few seconds. When you see the warning screen, just hit Vol up to continue.
- Run the executable Odin file you’ve downloaded before on your PC.
- Connect the phone to the computer via USB. When there is no driver issue, the computer should recognize your phone, Odin will display a yellow box with COM number.
- Click “Start” button to begin the flashing process.
- Once done, turn it on and the open SuperSU app, then finishes the su installation. Now your T-Mobile Galaxy Light should has root privileges.