One Click Root For Samsung Galaxy S On Windows, Mac OSX
Samsung Galaxy S, the latest Android phone from Samsung has become quite popular recently. You can now root your Samsung Galaxy S on stock Android 2.1 Eclair on several models including GT-19000, Captivate SHG-1897, Vibrant SGH-959, GT-19000M, Epic SPH-D700, and so on.
This one click root, unroot for Samsung Galaxy S on both Windows and Mac OS X has been developed by TGA_Gunnman of the XDA forums. Windows users, make sure you have Samsung drivers (download links for both 32bit and 64bit systems at the end) and also .NET framework 4.0 installed on your PC.
Before you go ahead and root your Android mobile, you need to know that rooting adds the following files to your device (unrooting removes them).
/system/xbin/busybox (version 1.17.1)
/system/app/Superuser.apk (version 2.3.1)
and links /system/bin/su to /system/xbin/su
Disclaimer: Rooting can void your warranty and may also brick your phone if not done properly. We are not responsible for any damage caused to your device, so go ahead at your own risk.
Root Samsung Galaxy S On Windows
1. Download the application (link at bottom) and extract the RAR file to a folder on your desktop.
2. Put your phone in USB debug mode, which can be enabled by checking the USB debugging option in Menu –> Settings –> Applications –> Development.
3. Now connect the device to your PC via USB cable and run the Galaxy_One-Click_Root.exe file that can be found in the folder that you have just extracted.
4. Click the ‘One-click Root’ button and follow the instructions in the command shell to root your Samsung Galaxy S.
Root Samsung Galaxy S On Mac OSX
1. Download One Click Root For Mac OSX (link at bottom) and extract it’s contents.
2. Put your phone in USB debugging mode (step 2 of Windows instructions above).
3. Connect Samsung Galaxy to your Computer and run the One Click Root app.
4. Click ‘Root me’ button and follow the on screen instructions.
After the phone has rebooted into recovery select “apply sdcard:update.zip” for I9000 and I9000M and choose “Reinstall Packages” for the US models using the volume keys and then press the home button for I9000 and I9000M and the power button on the right top side for US models to start the process.
That’s it. You have now successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S. Now it’s time for some after root work to be done on your phone, that is to flash clockwork custom recovery on your phone.
After Rooting: Clockwork Custom Recovery
Install ROM Manager from Android market.
Launch ROM Manager and click on Backup ROM and save your android rooted stock. This will help getting back to un-rooted stock much easier.
Go to XDA forums for more information on this.
How To UnRoot Samsung Galaxy S
The same instructions given above apply for unrooting as well. Only you will have to click the Un-Root button in the application.
In case you have rooted using another process, you can still use this app to unroot. However the ROM on your device should not have created links to BusyBox. A better way is to restore your device back to stock ROM instead of unrooting it.