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shehroz adeel On Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Disclaimer: Rooting will void your phone Warranty. We are not responsible if anything happens to your phone. This article is purely for Root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000, applying these steps on another device may gets damage. Don’t miss any of the steps, firstly read and understand the whole tutorial then go for the actual process.


1. Make sure your mobile should possess 70 to 80% battery
2. Enable USB debugging mode (Menu (app drawer) > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)
3. Ensure that you have backed up your all important data.
4. Install Root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 USB drivers. (Download USB drivers or download Samsung Kies (drivers included))

Step by Step Guide on:

How to root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 and Install CWM Recovery

Step 1: To root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000, first you have to download “CF-Root“, as per your Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware Baseband Version from Below: (To check baseband version: Go to Settings > About > Baseband Version)
After downloading CF-Root File, extract it on desktop.
Step 2: Download “Odin” extract it on the desktop.
Step 3: Switch Off your phone, take out the battery and insert it back. Now boot your phone into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home button together, and then press the Power button till you see the Android Construction logo. Once again press Power/Volume Up button to confirm.
Step 4: Open “Odin.exe” (from extracted folder) and connect your phone via USB cable with your computer in download mode. If your phone is connected successfully the one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow.
Step 5: Click on “PDA” button and select file “cf-root-xx_oxa_xxx-xx.x-cwm3rfs.tar” (from extracted folder).
Step 6: Please make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot options are checked on Odin.
Step 7: Now, click on the “Start button” on Odin to start the installation process. Installation will take a few minutes to complete so please wait for the complete process.
Step 8: Finally, when the installation process is completed successfully you will see the “PASS” message on Odin and then your device will reboot automatically.
That’s it, You have successfully rooted and installed ClockworkMod Recovery on your device. So, it is the complete step by step guide on “How to root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 and Install CWM Recovery“. We are not professional android users, so if you encounter any problem while rooting and installing CWM Recovery then lets us know so that we can solve it. Also let us know, if it works for you or not? Happy Rooting :D

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  1. In all the posts in android station I can't see anything about rooting a Samsung s3 is the phone I have and I would like to see the easiest way to do it.thank you. Stephen.

    1. Hi Stephen well there is a guide for s3 mini, a easy guide for the s3 standard edition will be comming soon thanks for your feed back.

    2. Hi Stephen Now there is a guide on android station about rooting method of S3 i9300 and 9300T as you asked for here is the link: