From a noob to a noob.
FOR NOOBS LIKE ME. FOR NOOBS LIKE ME FOR NOOBS LIKE ME. TOO MANY OPTIONS FOR ROOTING YOUR I9100G?
SCROLL DOWN TO AFTER SECOND PARAGRAPH IF YOU CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO S******.
HOW IS SOMEONE LIKE ME, Who wants to take over the world, but sometimes forgets to breathe slow enough, how is someone like me going to ROOT my phone?
ROOT MY PHONE!!! What is that? I mean i Know it sounds cool, makes me a G, and all that. But how do I do that ..... Without making a fool of myself, Considering i have a SAMSUNG GT-I9100G
THATS RIGHT.... A I9100G. what everyone considers the ugly duckling of the Galaxy range of phones. Its not though. its the ugly duckling. maybe abit pale (mines the white one) but my no means ugly.
ANYWAY. IF you are like me, and can read faster than lois lane writes, then you have probably read the TONNES of information worth its weight in gold on this site. There is enough information here to build a country, let alone a ROM.
Take it from me, some 9 year old somewhere, is going to be a nobel peace prize winner someday and all-round superstar, due to his reading and research on this site. he will walk on water and have an army of andriodians (humans who have rooted their brain and let the Android rom take over their decisions).
But i am not him. I am 27 and have a belly. And wonky teeth. and i like chicken burgers way too much. way too much. TOO TOO MUCH. (Five minutes later, after a chicken burger)... Anyway... the keywords here are NOOB . I9100G .ICE-CREAM SANDWICH ( ICS ). ODIN . HEIMDALL . ROOT . CWM . CYNOGEN . KERNEL . ROM .
You know, alot of people on this site have put in alot of hard work and there is so much information here, valuable information. If you read these posts properly, you cannot go wrong. the difficulty lies in the options. and if you are someone like me, with a IQ built on a diet of chicken burgers and cola... then options are meant to take 5 minutes to decide, may take 5 lightyears ( honestly, i am actually odins father. Odin, father of Thor).
But since Ice cream sandwich has come out..... and since the I9100G is still not very well assimilated in the rooting world ( however the XDA boys , are leaps and bounds ahead of their peers, with help i'm sure from the geniuses at SAMMOBILE). SO i have decided to put on my ' I ALSO KNOW SOMETHING!!!' Hat on, and with it, give my 2 cents in the department of getting the best out of your gt I9100G. YOU WANT TO MAKE IT BETTER, SEXIER. WHAT TO DO?
A. A KERNEL IS WHAT TALKS TO YOUR HARDWARE, AND TELLS IT HOW TO SHAKE ITS ASS. ITS SITS IN BETWEEN THE HARDWARE AND THE ALL THE OTHER SOFTWARE ON THE PHONE: THE APPS, THE OPERATING SOFTWARE (ROM)
B. AS FAR AS I KNOW, THE R.O.M IS THE OPERATING SOFTWARE, AND USUALLY THE ONE THAT COMES WITH THE PHONE IS BLOATED AND HAS UNNECESSARY STUFF SLOWING IT DOWN, AS WELL AS NOT BEING TWEAKED FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE.
C. ICE CREAM SANDWICH IS THE LATEST ROM FOR THE SAMSUNG I9100G AS IT IS FOR MANY OTHER PHONES. SO ITS WHAT WE ALL WANT NOW. EVEN THOUGH MANY MAY CORRECTLY ARGUE THAT GINGERBREAD ( THE OLDER ROM) CURRENTLY FUNCTIONS BETTER.
D. A CUSTOM ROM OR A CUSTOM KERNEL ARE BOTH MANUFACTURED BY REALLLY SMART PEOPLE ON THIS SITE AND OTHER SITES, BUT I DONT GO TO OTHER SITES. THEY USE COMPONENTS FROM THE ORIGINAL ROMS ( KNOWN AS STOCK ROMS) AS WELL AS THEIR OWN PRODUCTIONS, WITH SOME HOT SAUCE AND SOME ICE CREAM..... ( NEED A CHICKEN BURGER SOON).. THESE GUYS MAKE LIFE BETTER.
E. TO ROOT YOUR PHONE IS THE PROCESS IN WHICH YOU GET TO BE ABLE TO ALTER THE KERNEL, THE ROM, AND MORE I SUPPOSE, DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU KNOW.
F. AN IDIOT IS ME. STUCK IN TIME FOR TOO LONG, NOW HE DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT ANYTHING MODERN OR RELEVANT. BUT HE WILL KNOW.
SO. IF YOU WANT TO ROOT YOUR I9100G, READ THIS ROUGH GUIDE, THEN READ UP ON EVERYTHING I HAVE READ UP MYSELF UPON ( SEE THE REFERENCES AT THE BOTTOM) THEN, MAYBE YOU CAN COME BACK HERE IF YOU NEED TO CUT OUT OPTIONS.
BUT I AM NOT LIABLE FOR ANY MISTAKES OR DAMAGED CAUSED BY WHATEVER YOU DO. I AM MERELY A VESSEL SHARING THE KNOWLEDGE I'VE PICKED UP ON THIS SITE. YOU STILL GOTTA READ SOME OTHER STUFF. LIKE eg.. i've said wipe the dalvik cache, but i havent said how. but its here on this site, just like everything else i've written.
******FIRST OF ALL , AND THIS HAS TO BE IN CAPITALS:::: THERE IS A BUG THAT AFFECTS MANY SAMSUNG PHONES, THAT HAS RECENTLY BEEN DISCOVERED, THAT CAN DAMAGE YOUR PHONE, IF YOU USE A DODGY KERNEL. SO I SUGGEST YOU ONLY USE STUFF THATS SAYS CWM AND CYNOGEN. I AM ONLY SAYING THAT COS ITS WHAT I'VE LEARNT ON THIS SITE.
THESE ARE THE STEPS TO ROOT YOUR PHONE ( IT HAS TO BE THE I9100G. ONLY THE G. AND NUTHIN ELSE. 'AINT NUTHIN BUT A G THING BABY').**********
*********BACK UP YOUR PHONE******
MAKE SURE YOU ALREADY HAVE KIES. it ensures your pc has the right drivers for the phone. then before you start ANYTHING, make sure kies is switched off. (check in task manager, all its processes should not be running).
1. DOWNLOAD ODIN AND INSTALL HIM. BE NICE.
2. DOWNLOAD THE GT-I9100G_LP7_ClockworkMod-Recovery_220.127.116.11 FILE. ITS A .TAR FILE. ( I DONT KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, BUT ITS SOME GOOD STUFF)
3. DOWNLOAD THE cm-9-20120615-NIGHTLY-i9100g ROM ZIP FILE, OR THE LATEST ONE AVAILABLE ( I WARN YOU THIS IS A AWESOME ROM. AND I NEVER USE THE WORD AWESOME)
4. DOWNLOAD THE gapps-ics-20120317-signed GOOGLE PLAY ZIP FILE. YOU NEED IT FOR GOOGLE PLAY.
5. ORDER A CHICKEN BURGER.
6. COPY THE cm-9-20120615-NIGHTLY-i9100g FILE AND THE gapps-ics-20120317-signed FILE TO YOUR INTERNAL SDCARD.
7. SWITCH OFF YOUR PHONE ( MAKE SURE IT HAS ATLEAST 70% BATTERY, OTHERWISE YOUR NOT A NOOB, JUST A JACKASS). LEAVE IT OFF. FOR NOW.
8. OPEN ODIN ON YOUR PC, AND THEN CLICK ON THE BUTTON THAT SAYS "PDA". IT WILL ASK YOU TO CHOOSE A FILE, CHOOSE THE GT-I9100G_LP7_ClockworkMod-Recovery_18.104.22.168 . MAKE SURE THE CHECK BOX NEXT TO THE "PDA" BUTTON IS CHECKED. AS WELL AS THAT, IN THE TOP LEFT QUADRANT OF THE ODIN, THERE ARE OTHER BOXES TO BE TICKED. MAKE SURE ONLY ONLY ONLY "Auto-reboot" and " F-reset Time " ARE THE ONLY OTHER BOXES TICKED. SO THERE SHOULD BE A TOTAL OF 3 BOXES TICKED, THATS IT. NO MORE.
9. NOW SWITCH YOUR PHONE ON IN THE SPECIAL MODE WHERE YOU HOLD THE VOLUME DOWN BUTTON, AND THE MENU BUTTON AND THEN PRESS THE POWER ON BUTTON. IT WILL ASK YOU A QUESTION. I WOULD ANSWER BY PRESSING THE VOLUME UP BUTTON. ONCE YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION, IT WILL TAKE YOU TO A SPECIFIC SCREEN.
10.NOW PLUG IN YOUR PHONE TO YOUR PC, AND THEN LOOK AT THE ODIN PROGRAM. IN THE TOP LEFT QAUDRANT, THERE IS A AREA THAT SAYS ID:COM. UNDER IT THE AREA SHOULD BE YELLOW NOW.
11.PRESS START ON ODIN. IT SHOULD DO ITS THING........ THEN YOU ARE ROOTED.. SO NOW, YOUR kernel IS A GENUIS'S KERNEL, NOT THE NORMAL ONE. AND IT SHOULD START UP IN CLOCKWORK MODE (SOMETHING SPECIAL).
12.FROM THERE , CHOOSE THE " GET SOMETHING" FROM ZIP OPTION, AND SELECT YOUR CUSTOM ROM.... IT WILL LOAD IT UP. SICKKK MOVE!!!! NOW YOU HAVE A ROM FROM THE FUTURE.
13. DO THE SAME ZIP PROCESS WITH THE GOOGLE APP FILE. SICK HOMIE!!!.... NOW CHOOSE WIPE DATA FACTORY RESET. THEN WIPE THE DALVIK CHACHE.
BELLISIMO!!!!! C'EST BONNE!!!!!!! MAMBO MAZURI!!!!
NOW YOU ARE OFFICIALLY A G!!!!!!
SO SO SO SO EASY.
I HAVE PURPOSELY NOT GIVEN YOU THE FILE LINKS FOR 3 REASONS. 1. THEY ARE NOT MINE TO GIVE. 2. THEY ARE ALL OVER THIS SITE, SO WHERE YOU GET THEM THERE IS MORE KNOWLEDGE. 3. I DONT KNOW HOW. REALLY I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT FORUM POSTING AND OTHER INTERNETINGS... I AM ACTUALLY INTO HARDWARE.
THIS IS JUST THE SIMPLEST AND FOR ME THE SAFEST WAY TO MAKE MY PHONE A SUPER PHONE. SINCE ICS CAME OUT, I FOUND IT HARD TO CHOOSE WHICH ROM AND KERNEL AND WHY. I ONLY HAD MY PHONE 2 MONTHS BEFORE THAT. SO I WAS AND STILL AM A NOOB . I'M A NOOB. NOOB. NOOB IS ME. SO THIS IS A GENERAL ROUGH SMOOTHISH GUIDE AT WHAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE THE BEST MODDING RECIPE FOR THE I9100G AT THE MOMENT. THINGS CHANGE. ASK KIM KARDASHIAN.
SO I HAVE COMPACTED MY MANY HOURS OF READING, JUST SO YOU KNOW WHERE TO START...
EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT ROOTING MY PHONE I HAVE LEARNT FROM READING ON THIS SITE. SO I HAVE TO THANK THOSE PEOPLE WHOSE STUFF I HAVE READ. THERE ARE MANY MANY.
SO I WILL EDIT THIS POST IN DUE COURSE TO ADD ALL OF THEM, GOD WILLING.
BUT FOR NOW I KNOW, OF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, I HAVE TO THANK : PARAS LEHANA. CHAINFIRE. SUPERATMOS. CYANOGEN TEAM. CODEWORKX.. ASHWINSRIHARI.. JIANGYI.. SIDDIQULAH16.. FARYAAB.. NITINVAID... KINGSAPP.. BURGER KING.
PLEASE, DONT THANK ME ON THIS POST, I DONT DESERVE IT . BUT REMEMBER ME. AND MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU TO THANK ME FOR.
Read these. .. THESE ARE THE REAL GUIDES.. mine is just an intro to a guide.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=26656939 by ASHWINSRIHARI
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=26703989 by JIANGYI.