U.S Samsung Galaxy S Variants Already Rooted Before Release
Even though the smartphone isn’t officially released yet, the US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S (T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate) have already been rooted. Thanks to justadude from the XDA developer’s forums everyone who already has theirs or is about to get one this Thursday can root their phones. The best part about this root is that you only need to download the file, load it, and boot into Samsung’s recovery. It is very nice to see that Samsung is playing nice with the hacking and development community, especially when others such as Motorola (who has locked the bootloader) are making things more difficult for many. Check out the instructions below:
This will work on the T-Mobile US-branded Vibrant and generic Galaxy S Models
By performing this you are doing so at your own risk, this may void your warranty, and we or anyone else is not responsible if you brick your device.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy S Variants (AT&T Captivate and T-Mobile Vibrant):
The following method should be pretty care-free but there is always a risk with activities like rooting a device or flashing a new firmware.
- Download the the file ( SGH-959 Root Update.zip) and rename it to: update.zip
- Put update.zip on the INTERNAL SD memory (/sdcard if you are using a 3rd party file browser, the root folder if you are using the “Files” app that comes with the Vibrant)
- From command, prompt /terminal, enter: adb reboot recovery
- In Recovery menu select ‘Reinstall Packages’ (use vol_down then power to select)
The phone will reboot and you will have:
- busybox (/system/xbin/busybox)
Credit goes to justadude from XDA developers and Leshak at Samdroid
This entry was posted by TechHead on July 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM, and is filed under ATT, Captivate, Cell Phones, Galaxy S, Hacks, News, Samsung, SmartPhones, Software, Tech, TMobile, Vibrant, Wireless Phone Companies. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.