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Root and install CWM on Galaxy S I9000

Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Series is heating up the market with its great features and also at an affordable rate. What we need in Smartphone is, it should be running on Android Operating System, must have Big Screen, Smooth Touch and some unique features. But are we satisfied with those unique features? Definitely, No! The way to get satisfied is to install Custom ROM. Before that, you must have to root your device and CWM installed.

Today, we bring up the method to root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 as well as process to install CWM Recovery, which is essential to install Custom ROMs. So, in this article we will show you the most simplest way to root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. As you will traverse below, we will surely guide you through the complete process on to how to root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. But, before that please read the prerequisite, disclaimer and other important notes. Let’s start our journey!
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
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