Samsung Galaxy S Gets Rooted

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It’s true ladies and gentleman, the Samsung Galaxy S has been rooted thanks to a developer and his trusty testers. Admin user LeshaK, over at Samdroid, has been working an open source code and has created a Kernel for the Samsung Galaxy S.

Keep in mind, AndroidSPIN is not responsible for harm to your device, yourself, or others. Please attempt at your own risk.

How to install:

    • Download the Kernel HERE
    • Unpack File
    • Flash with Odin3 as PDA file

(Original Thread here)

What we now have:

    • Full Root access from adb.
    • Root in terminal via ‘su’

If you have a problem with this Kernel you can flash the original Kernel from JF2 HERE.

Source: PaulOBrien

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Alex Smith
I once served in the USMC from 02'-08' I purchased the G1 in 2008 and then watched the Android OS turn the mobile world upside down. I then got the Nexus One followed by the Samsung Vibrant. I also have the HD2 running Shubcraft CM6. I've been following the Android community for a while now and couldn't be happier doing anything else. "Go Green, get -C}[\][D[R[-][][D-"

  • johnny909

    The android jailbreak… what is the advantage of rooting your phone? Having access to thousands of apps that you would never use or is it just a power thing?

  • johnny909

    The android jailbreak… what is the advantage of rooting your phone? Having access to thousands of apps that you would never use or is it just a power thing?

  • terenceleechan

    root>jailbreak. it takes it much further, not just access more apps like jailbreak. you can modify anything on your system (remove/add/modify system apps, themes, performance settings of your phone like overclock, memory manager, etc). so its really much much more freedom

  • terenceleechan

    root>jailbreak. it takes it much further, not just access more apps like jailbreak. you can modify anything on your system (remove/add/modify system apps, themes, performance settings of your phone like overclock, memory manager, etc). so its really much much more freedom

  • 1

    Added on what terenceleechan had to say.. most importantly, it allows the user to install a custom Recovery which allows them to install custom ROMs such as the ROMs listed on AndroidSPIN.

    Custom ROM adds custom features such as apps2sd, optimizations to make the ROM smoother than stock, and so on.

  • 1

    Added on what terenceleechan had to say.. most importantly, it allows the user to install a custom Recovery which allows them to install custom ROMs such as the ROMs listed on AndroidSPIN.

    Custom ROM adds custom features such as apps2sd, optimizations to make the ROM smoother than stock, and so on.

  • fenestra

    Johnny! Say it ain’t so! I almost get tired of hearing this kind of statement and Johnny, I don’t blame you because “the big boys” have done a great job in brilliantly pacifying the masses.

    Rooting is to Android, as Cable (or Satellite) is to TV. I’m sure that if you had the choice you’d rather have cable/sat TV rather than just your rabbit ears bringing in your reception.

    Same goes with Android, once you root your phone you can unlock all of the restrictions on your device, everything! If you’re not a programmer, no worries, there are tons of wannabes and hacker-types that create cool little work-arounds that make your phone do things it previously could not because your provider either restricted it’s use, hid it or eliminated the functionality all together. How would you like Microsoft or Apple tell you what you can download or what kind of email is appropriate? You wouldn’t would you? So why settle with those types of standards and “policies” when you own your device?

    Man, keep reading the interwebs and become informed of the world of free, open-source, leading the wave of new innovations to come.

  • fenestra

    Johnny! Say it ain’t so! I almost get tired of hearing this kind of statement and Johnny, I don’t blame you because “the big boys” have done a great job in brilliantly pacifying the masses.

    Rooting is to Android, as Cable (or Satellite) is to TV. I’m sure that if you had the choice you’d rather have cable/sat TV rather than just your rabbit ears bringing in your reception.

    Same goes with Android, once you root your phone you can unlock all of the restrictions on your device, everything! If you’re not a programmer, no worries, there are tons of wannabes and hacker-types that create cool little work-arounds that make your phone do things it previously could not because your provider either restricted it’s use, hid it or eliminated the functionality all together. How would you like Microsoft or Apple tell you what you can download or what kind of email is appropriate? You wouldn’t would you? So why settle with those types of standards and “policies” when you own your device?

    Man, keep reading the interwebs and become informed of the world of free, open-source, leading the wave of new innovations to come.

  • K

    I’ve heard there are issues truly getting root access to the Samsumg Moment. What is the verdict here?

  • K

    I’ve heard there are issues truly getting root access to the Samsumg Moment. What is the verdict here?

  • Denis2legs

    does this mean i have access to iphone apps?
    and if so how and where do i download them?

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