The Galaxy J1 is the first device in the Galaxy J lineup, and is slightly higher in price than the Samsung Z1 and also comes with slightly better – yet decidedly low-end – hardware.
The Galaxy J1 comes at a time when the budget market in countries like India has been taken over by Xiaomi, Motorola, and other Chinese and local manufacturers, which are offering some pretty stellar hardware for low prices.
In recent times, Samsung has shifted a lot of its focus to the Indian market.
The company launched its first Tizen phone in India, made its Galaxy E series (read our review) exclusive to the country, and then followed up with the Galaxy J1.
Some time ago I decided to root my Samsung Galaxy Note II Android phone.
Not out of necessity, but more out of curiosity to see what would happen and to get a feeling for the process.
The first, two download a stock ROM for the device, appealed the most to me and I decided to go down this route.