How to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

samsung galaxy sThere are many ways with which you can root your device but most of the people have myth that by rooting device becomes a brick. There is a procedure with which you can root your devices; there are many advantages of rooting as you can install any application which requires root access. You can root your device easily, so let’s check out the procedure with which you can root your device, please note that it’s highly important to take the back up of all your data as data may get erased. Also, it’s very important to follow the procedure as mentioned below as not following the steps carefully may brick your phone in short your device will become unusable. Also, note that this rooting procedure is strictly for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and not for any other mobile device.

Before we proceed to the rooting procedure, make sure that you download these files,CF-Root for DDJP6 and CF Root XXJPY. If you are on DDJP6, then download the corresponding file and if you are on 2.2.1 XXJPY then download the corresponding file.

Procedure to root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000:

  • First, you will have to switch off your device by taking necessary backups and then you need to enter into the Download Mode which can be activated by pressing the down volume button + Menu button, continue holding both and then press the power button holding the other two buttons (volume down + Menu button).Open the ODIN 1.3 select this tar file in PDA don’t select any PIT file also don’t tick re-partition.
  • Now, connect your device to the computer and then after the yellow block on the screen then you need to press on the start button.
  • As soon as the device gets loaded with all the files, your phone will be restarted.
  • Now, to check that you phone got successfully updated or not, you need to first find the Super user which will be having Pirate Skull logo icon which will be shown in the in your menu.
  • Now, after seeing the Pirate skull logo you have now successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000.

If anywhere the password is asked then you need to enter Do, let us know if you come across any problems.

  • jeremy

    my galaxy S model is the GT -19000M will the rooting work on it? and if it does, how do i check if i have DDJP6 or 2.2.1 XXJPY in order to dl the correct file???

  • brandon

    what .tar file?? the link for odin doesnt work, so i downloaded from another source. but cant find the tar file. can you help?

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  • yakub

    will this softwares work on ubuntu also or these are only for windows?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      its only for windows!

  • jake tyson

    hey….. i’ve samsung galaxy s I9000 wid version 2.1 eclairs…….i’ve downloaded both files CF XXPJY AND CF DDJP6 at my PC… tell me where i’ve to download ODIN 1.3 & what i’ve to do with both these files CF XXPJY AND CF DDJP6…??
    be specific in your posts Mr.Pradeep…..they are more confusing rather than helpfull??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      upgrade with XXJV9 2.3.4 GINGERBREAD version and then follow rooting instructions for the same. Ihope am specific

      • vinaybk

        Hi Neal Pradeep… my question may not be related to the above posts, but still if you can answer, it would be helpful in understanding the Android. Can a 2.1 eclair OS be upgraded to any future version of android say if 3.0 comes after 2 years?If not then what can be the reason?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          yes it can be upgraded!!

  • henry

    my build number ends with JSD, what CF-root package do i download?

    • Neal Pradeep

      follow the instructions which are mentioned above!

  • oieg

    Well this worked …. well?.. After following the instructions to the letter I started my phone up and nothing is happening….. comes up *Galaxy S GT-I9000 Samsung* (the first thing you see when starting your phone) and nothing happens. Uhh I formated my phone and same thing still. Like to say DONT DO THIS.

    I have plenty of experience in rooting phones and putting new OS on them all that kinda crap and this is the first trouble I have had. Dont use this guy.

    If you do well best of luck.

    • Sneha

      Hey Oieg,

      I m facing same issue, tell me wt do i do now? After using this method my screen only shows “Galaxy S GT-I9000 Samsung”.

      Please its urgent.


      • NeaL Pradeep

        Which version of firmware you were on?

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  • Tim Larkin

    Well, my problem since day one is that no matter what computer I plug the phone into, and I have tried Win 7, xp and vista and win 7 64 and 32 bit, is I either get “USB Device not recognized”, or something similar, or nothing. Samsung says it is the cord (I have three of them!) or the USB port (but it charges flawlessly and makes a ping every time I plug it in so I really doubt that). The blogs suggest I am not the only one, but no one seems to have a solution

    • Neal Pradeep

      @Tim Larkin sorry to hear that you need to visit service centre for the same as we have heard that there are handsets in the market who are facing these issues. Just report the same in the service centre they will help you in replacing the things.

    • Sophie Breslin

      I have the same problem/error message as Tim Larkin. I have tried multiple cables and multiple operating systems on pc, again USB allows charge, etc. How do I get my photos off without USB port?

      • Neal Pradeep

        have you modified in the settings?

      • Tim Larkin

        I got mine fixed. Eventually I was able to convince Samsung I was not insane and not technologically incompetent. It turns out it was an actual hardware problem and they had to replace the usb plug in the phone. Now it works.

      • Tim Larkin

        Sorry I I sent you two messages, but mine was a hardware problem, had to send it to Samsung and the found the USB port was defective and replaced it and now it works.

  • Daniel Wood

    How the hell do you brick 2 phones trying this??!! God i hope u dont drive a car.
    Neal, cheers for all your good work. I, like most people appriciate your tutorials!

  • Mad Brad

    After trying this and bricking 2 phones, I’ve come to the reality of having to settle for the terrible stock features and programs. One phone bricked and killed the battery so that it couldn’t be used in the next phone. It even managed to kill any charger I plugged into after. These galaxy phones imho are barely stable in stock form, and rocking the boat will most likely cause you to want to slit your wrists. Don’t do it!

  • Saul

    Can you unroot this method.. how ?

  • Bob

    G Lacasse
    To be honest though mate, if you don’t know how to properly back up all your data from the phone. you shouldn’t really be looking to root you android phone. its like trying to run before you walk….


  • Mr Scratch

    G Lacasse

    Well said , you took the words right out of my mouth , thanks for posting your oh so correct

    Mr Scratch

  • Neal Pradeep

    you need to download cf root on your pc as i have written that you need to select tht in Odin.

  • G Lacasse

    It’s interesting that the article starts by talking about a “myth” of Rooting being responsible for Brikking the phone but does nothing to dismiss that fear when it goes on to say that not following this rather cryptic procedure may delete all data and make your device unusable.

    I appreciate people that take time to explain such procedure, but it’s always a little short on specifics. Things like “backup your data or phone”, HOW ? It’s the only reason I want to Root in the first place, to use Titanium Backup before upgrading to Froyo.

    The last time I tried, I was victim of the bad release of 2.2 in Canada that “destroyed” the internal SD. The app “backup everything” does so on the main SD (?DUHH) so was not there anymore. App brain remembers your apps but does not see that only the paid ones have been remembered by the market. I spent hours finding, reinstalling, putting the icon on the proper screen. All the mail settings are gone.

    My old Garmin M3 (Windows Mobile) came pre loaded with a backup and restore app that carefully backed up everything, an exact restore point right on the SD and/or on the PC. Why, why , why does Android/Google only backs up some data and makes it SO hard to have a full restore point.

    Back to this article,
    “make sure that you download these files,CF-Root…” : WHERE ? On the phone or the PC ?


    maybe by Android 3.5 we wont have to jump through hoops;
    it’s exatly like going back to the DOS days,
    it was fun when I had the time, but now I have other things to take care of…