How to root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

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These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 using Odin on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 should have at least 60-70 percent battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

Step 1: Download and install Samsung Kies on your Windows Computer. In case Samsung Kies is already installed then skip this step.

Samsung Kies Setup Icon

Step 2: Download the root files compatible to your Galaxy S GT-I9000 baseband. To check the baseband of your device: Settings > AboutBaseband Version.

Root file for Baseband XXJVR

Root file for Baseband XXJVS

Root file for Baseband XXJVT

Root file for Baseband XXJVU

Root file for Baseband XXJVZ

Root file for Baseband XXJW4

Step 3: After downloading the root file based on your device baseband, you need to extract it on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:

Galaxy S GT-I9000 Root Files

Step 4: Now, Switch off your phone.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy

Step 5: After switching-off the phone, you need to boot into Download Mode. To boot into download mode Press and hold Volume Down Key, Home Button and Power key at same time for 5-8 seconds until download mode is active.

Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 Download Mode

Step 6: In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume up key to continue.

Samsung Galaxy Warning Yellow Sign

Step 7: Now, Open Odin3 (You have extracted this in Step#3) on your computer. Then connect your phone to the computer.

Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 Odin

Step 8: Once you have connected the phone to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel.

Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 added to Odin

Step 9: Once your device is detected by Odin, click on the “PDA” button and select the CF-Root.tar file that you have extracted in Step #3.

Add PDA file in Odin for Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

CF-Root.tar for Galaxy S GT-I9000

Step 10: Now, click on the “Start” button in Odin to begin the Flashing process.

Start flashing CWM to Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

Step 11: Once you see, the Green Pass message in Odin, then you can disconnect the Device from the computer. During this process your phone will restart automatically.

Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 Flash Completed

Step 12: Now your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 is Rooted. To check whether your phone is rooted correctly, open Applications Menu, there you will be able to see a new app installed, called SuperSU. If this app exist then it means you have successfully rooted your device.

SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy

Points to remember:

[*] No data loss process: Your Phone Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be not affected with this method.

[*] Warranty Void: Your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 Warranty will be Void after following the above tutorial.

[*] CWM Recovery: When you flash the root files in Odin, CWM recovery will be installed on your Smartphone automatically.

[*] Credits: Special thanks to for providing the root files.

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  1. Paolo says:

    baseband for me ends in JV3. What file root should i choose?

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