How to root a Samsung Galaxy S phone.

This video will show you how to root a Samsung Galaxy S phone.

Step 1.Download and install the XXJVU firmware, the check what type of firmware you already have on your phone go to Settings and About Phone. If you want to know how to do this you can see the 123 my IT tutorial here.

Step 2.Download the from our downloads section here.

Step 3.Extract the and you will have the CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVU_2.3.6-v4.3-CWM3RFS.tar file.

Step 4.Download and run Odin software you can download it from our download page here.

Step 5. Turn off your mobile phone and wait 5 seconds for it to vibrate to make sure it is completely off.

Step 6.Put the Galaxy S in download mode by holding down the Volume Down plus Home Plus Power buttons all at the same time.

Step 7.In the Odin software select the PDA tab and then select the extracted CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVU_2.3.6-v4.3-CWM3RFS.tar file.

Odin Android Software

Step 8. Make sure you do not select the “Re-Partition” checkbox as this will brick your phone. Make sure that the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes are ticked.

Step 9.Click the start button in Odin to start the flash of the CF Root File.

Step 10.The phone should restart automatically when the CF Root file is installed. When Odin displays the Pass in green you can unplug the phone from the USB cable.

Step 11.Your phone should now be rooted ad you should see the CWM app and clockworkmod based recovery is installed.

Once this is done your Samsung Galaxy S should be rooted ! 🙂

Good Luck

50 thoughts on “How to root a Samsung Galaxy S phone.

  1. I have an i9070 from Telcel Mexico which I tried to upgrade from 2.2.6 gb to 4.0.2 ICS using your method. I am unsure if this was right from the beginning (due to the gb firmware I have) So I went ahead and downloaded all the files, Odin, ICS.. etc. Connected my phone and placed the ICS file from the compressed folder into my Android folder. Then I tried to root it, not sure if this was necessary but I did it because my phone was not doing the same thing as shown in the video.

    Thing is that Odin is not rooting the phone. I downloaded the files and places them in the tabs as it should be, recognizes the phone (Added!) but at the end it fails.

    Now my phone has the black screen and I do not know what to do.

    Is there a method I can follow before taking the phone to the brand? 🙁

    Please help me.

    • Hi Diego
      You need to be careful trying to update the phone with this method as might only work with Samsaung Galaxy S i9000.

      I would suggest you try to put the phone back the way it was in the beginning. So down grade it back to factory defaults. There is a video here, Which might help you get it out of the black screen.

      Also there is some more infomation here which might help. But please be careful as the information is not for your exact model of phone.

      Good luck !

    • hi , i seem to have a problem .
      i followed all your steps and it all said what it suppose to but one problem come up was when i tried to restart my samsung galaxy s2 (gt-i9100) it gave me a

      samsung galaxy s2 (gt-i9100) with a yellow triangle with a (!) in it , so im kinda confused as to what i do next . plz advise me on this problem

  2. Hey i have a problem. I did all exactly as you said.When i rooted my phone it says in that Odin programm that it passed and it glowed green but when i bootit it up the phone said Samsung galaxy s i-9000 and next the phone should boot but it doesen’t it goes to a black screen.And nothing happends.It just keeps doing it over and over again.

    • Hi Dan
      I am not sure what has happened here. But what I should suggest is that you try putting the old firmware back on the device.
      You can follow the video here.
      Good luck.

  3. hi! i have got an iball andi 4d which running 2.3.6 gingerbread so could you please tell me it is possible to upgrate to 4.0.3 ics

  4. Hey, I have a problem with Odin, it keeps on crashing the moment I open it. I run it as the admin but it still doesnt work, I have the samsung USB driver and no Kies running in the background. Can you please tell me what to do? Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Gabby
      I don’t have that model of phone so I cant advise you.
      However if you google, galaxy gt-i9100g upgrade to 4.4.
      You might find what you are looking for.
      Good luck.

  5. Hi,
    can u please help me ? I’m following all the steps, but when I execute step 9, I got the below message in Odin.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0) and nothing more happens.
    I’ve uninstalled Odin and repeated the process but I get tied in here.
    Thanks in advance for ur help.
    Regards. Ricardo

  6. hi admin
    i downloaded CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVU_2.3.6-v4.3-CWM3RFS after extracting this file i’m not getting tar. file instead of that i’m getting “zImage”.when i select PDA it shows empty there is nothing to select

  7. Hi,

    I have a samsung verizon 4g Lte mobile. its firmware version 2.3.6. can i upgraded this model to 4.0. please help………..

  8. hi i need help, my samsung galaxy s is a YP-G70 5.0 wifi and i need to know how to upgrade it for android kit kat
    help me pleaseee!

  9. hi passed in odin when did the pda thing, cool my phone rebooted, and rebooted and rebooted and doesn’t stop rebooting, any ideas? thanks

  10. Re rooting a GT-I9000. I’ve attempted this process and have the same problem reported in earlier reply (The phone continue to reboot repeatedly) I have repeated the steps again – odin confirms a pass. I was on the 2.3 Gingerbread version prior to attempt (An update applied via Kies) I’m using the CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVU_2.3.6-v4.3-CWM3RFS.tar file from your site – can you confirm this is the correct file? any suggestions? Thanks for your help. DJ

  11. I am Using Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360, Can I use this procedure to my device, OR Please add How to Upgrade android 2.3.6 to 4.0.3 (Gingerbird to Ice Cream sandwitch) To Samsung Galaxy Y GT S5360. Plaese Help. Expecting Your Valuable Reply..

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