Root the Samsung Galaxy J2 (SM-J200Y)

The following notes explain how I “rooted” my Samsung Galaxy J2. Take care, and do not blame me if you brick your phone.

Download and Extract the Recovery Image

Download the TWRP recovery twrp-3.2.3-0-j2lte.img.tar (md5sum:f93103ac126117744321bf514abbcb5f) from

tar -xvf twrp-3.2.3-0-j2lte.img.tar

Put phone into Download Mode and Flash the Recovery Image

Power off the phone and then press and hold Volume Down + Power + Home

sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img

Restore to Factory Default

Download the stock firmware (md5sum:cfe674416ed69476b31b88367b631cc) from

unzip -d .
sudo hemdall flash --SYSTEM system.img --RECOVERY recovery.img --BOOT boot.img --CACHE cache.img --HIDDEN hidden.img