Samsung Galaxy S is one of the most popular Android devices out there. We have previously covered rooting guides for the Galaxy based on Froyo Stock ROMs. Then a few weeks back when the unofficial Gingerbread was leaked, it obviously removed all previous root privileges you enjoyed, hence a root for the Galaxy running Gingerbread had to be developed. While we don’t mind the different methods or tools involved every time, we wouldn’t mind one universal solution. Thanks to XDA-Developers, forum member nikademus has come up with a kernel that now allows you to root ANY stock Galaxy S ROM, from Froyo based stock ROMs to Gingerbread based ROMs. For more on this, and how to use it, read on!
Now this kernel is actually based on the Fugmod kernel. The kernel installs Busybox, and Superuser right away to your phone giving you root access straightaway. According to the developer the kernel is safer than most rooting kernels out there.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Tiptz will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- To begin, download the above mentioned Kernel file onto your PC.
- Now turn off your device and wait for 30 seconds before moving to the next step.
- Enter download mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power + Home Key for a good 3 seconds.
- Once you’ve entered Download Mode, run ODIN on the PC.
- Now connect your phone to your PC via the USB interface.
- In ODIN, click the ‘PDA’ button and browse to the ‘.tar’ file already downloaded. Select that file.
- Check the ‘Auto-Reboot’ option only.
- Lastly click Start and wait for the process to complete. Once the process completes, the phone will reboot.