Rooting Samsung Galaxy S is fairly easy, today we will tell you step by step instructions to root the Samsung Galaxy S. We’ve rooted our brand new Samsung Galaxy S India version (GT-I9000) using this method and it works great. Before we start please understand that standard disclaimers apply and we should not be held responsible if anything goes wrong with your Galaxy S. Rest assured it is very easy, the tutorial below can be used even by the beginners.
Rooting Samsung Galaxy S Tutorial
Update: Root for Android 2.2 on Galaxy S is also out, download this Update.zip and follow the steps below.
Congrats you’ve just rooted your Samsung Galaxy S successfully
To Check if your device has root access, install “Terminal Emulator” android app from Market and type su in the command line and press enter, it will ask your permission if you want to allow root access, screenshot below.
You will also have a icon named “Superuser permissions” on your Homescreen to manage root access permissions.
Here is the screenshot of my Galaxy S running LauncherPro using ShootMe (requires root acess) screenshot app.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the above tutorial.
Update: Galaxy S Root FAQs
Many Galaxy S users ask this question “Why root Galaxy S?”
– Read our forum post on Must have Root Apps, if you require any of those apps you will need to root your phone.
Will rooting Galaxy S delete my data, apps etc?
No, it will not, infact your phone will not be affected in any way. Rooting just provides unlimited access to Android system files.
Can i Unroot my Galaxy S?
Yes, Read How to Unroot Galaxy S
Latest update to this rooting tutorial is now available, all the latest official 2.2 Galaxy S firmwares can be rooted using this tutorial to root Android 2.2.
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