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[HowTo] Root/Unroot Samsung Galaxy W (I8150)

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24th October 2011, 02:49 PM   |  #1  
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For the record, rooting causes a violation of the garantuee policy of Samsung. Furthermore there is a possibility of demaging the Android-system(bricking). This has not happend as far as I know, but it should be mentioned. As advanced user it is usually always possible to recover the system, but still, just to let you know.

So whoever takes the risk, takes the responsibility

Advice: Use a PC without any drivers or software from other Android devices, this may causes conflicts with the drivers in the ADB.

Rooting


Rooting via Recovery mode(SD card)

Note: This instructions is written for the stock recovery. It has been reported that custom recoverys are causing problems during rooting. If you use a custom recovery which causes problems, please flash the stock recovery via ODIN first(scroll down to Other). Than apply the rooting

1. Download this Zip-file copy this into the internal SD card.

2. While switched off, keep the following buttons pressed. Release the power-button once the Samsung Galaxy W(I8150) is switched on.


As soon as you see the Android with the box, release the Home- and Volume Up-button.

After you hit the menu-button shown on the last image, the screen will gray out, you will have to wait until the recovery menu appears.

3. Navigate with the volume up and down to apply sdcard:update.zip in Recovery Menu. To confirm your selection use the home-button.

4. Choose (with volume buttons) the update.zip file on your internal sd card and confirm again with Home-button. You will have to wait 5 seconds.

5. Now choose reboot system now and confirm with home button.

Now you device should be rooted.

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Rooting with the manual method

Note: It has been reported that this method no longer work for firmwares later than LA2.

1.a On the Mobile: Got to Settings -> Applications -> Development -> and checkmark USB debugging.
1.b Auf dem Handy: Geht auf Settings -> Applications -> and checkmark Unknown sources.

2.Connect the device to your PC(USB) and wait until all the drivers have been successfully installed .

3. Download and install the Android SDK.

4. Download thisZip-File and extract all the files into the folder platform-tools, which should be located by default at C:\program files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools.

5. Run CMD(prompt) (as Administrator) (and change the direction on: C:\program files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools.
To do so you will have to enter following command in the prompt:
Code:
chdir C:\program files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools
(Every line/row has to be confirmed with the ENTER-Key to get to the following line)
6. Now enter following code in the prompt:
Code:
adb push zergRush_samsung_w /data/local/
adb shell
(Every line/row has to be confirmed with the ENTER-Key to get to the following line)
7. You should be now in the ADB Shell, now enter following code:
INFO: The $-sign in the prompt is to indicate that you are in the ADB-shell
Code:
chmod 755 /data/local/zergRush_samsung_w
/data/local/zergRush_samsung_w
Now you will have to wait 3-4 minutes. If this step was successful the following last two lines will appear:

[+] Rush did it ! It's a GG, man !
[+] Killing ADB and restarting as root..enjoy!

8. Now you should be out of the ADB-shell(no $-sign) Now you will have to enter the following code in the prompt:
Code:
adb remount
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/
adb push su /system/bin/
adb shell
After the last entry you will get back into the ADB-shell($-sign).
9. In the ADB-shell you will have to enter:
Code:
chmod 644 /system/app/Superuser.apk
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
reboot
INFO: 4755 stands for read and write permissions, so this is not a tipping error!
After the restart you Samsung Galaxy W should be rooted.
10. You may have to update Superuser via the Android market ->Menu-Button->My Apps Superuser -> update.
Have fun with the root access!!!

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Rooting with the auto-method(DoomLord v.3) (for Windowsuser)

Note: It has been reported that this method no longer work for firmwares later than LA2.

1.a On the Mobile: Got to Settings -> Applications -> Development -> and checkmark USB debugging.
1.b On the Mobile: Got to Settings -> Applications -> and checkmark Unknown sources.

2.Connect the device to your PC(USB) and wait until all the drivers have been successfully installed .

3. Download this Zip-File and extract all the files into a random folder.

4. Run the runme.bat-file as Administrator and press any key.

5. Now you will have to wait for 3-6 Minuten. The program will have to process all the necessary steps.

6. If you get the message "ALL DONE!!!" you device should be successfully rooted.

7. You may have to update Superuser via the Android market ->Menu-Button->My Apps Superuser -> update.
Have fun with the root access!!!

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Unrooting


Unrooting via Recovery mode(SD card)

IMPORTANT: Only use this method if you have used the rooting method via Recovery mode !!!
I personally haven't tested it yet, so it is not confirmed by my person.

1. Download this Zip-file copy this into the internal SD card.

2. While switched off, keep the following buttons pressed. Release the power-button once the Samsung Galaxy W(I8150) is switched on.


As soon as you see the Android with the box, release the Home- and Volume Up-button.

After you hit the menu-button shown on the last image, the screen will gray out, you will have to wait until the recovery menu appears.

3. Navigate with the volume up and down to apply sdcard:update.zip in Recovery Menu. To confirm your selection use the home-button.

4. Choose (with volume buttons) the unroot.zip file on your internal sd card and confirm again with Home-button. You will have to wait 5 seconds.

5. Now choose reboot system now and confirm with home button.

Now you device should be now unrooted.

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Automated unrooting DoomLord(for Windowsuser)

IMPORTANT: Only use this method if you have used the automated rooting method of DoomLord !!!
I personally haven't tested it yet, so it is not confirmed by my person.

1.a On the Mobile: Got to Settings -> Applications -> Development -> and checkmark USB debugging.
1.b On the Mobile: Got to Settings -> Applications -> and checkmark Unknown sources.


2.Connect the device to your PC(USB) and wait until all the drivers have been successfully installed .


3. Download and install this Zip-file and extract all the files into a random folder.


4. Run the runme-UNROOT.bat-file as Administrator and press any key.



5. Now you will have to wait for 3-6 Minuten. The program will have to process all the necessary steps.


6. If you get the message "ALL DONE!!!" you device should be successfully unrooted.

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Credits

Thanks to
qzem who helped me unrooting my device and wrote the instruction of most of the manual rooting method :thumbup:
DoomLord
team Revolutionary
Ch4lky
mirred
KeksKlip

Please let me know whom else I should add!
I have only written the instructions!
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14th January 2012, 02:16 AM   |  #2  
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good day, i rooted my phone using doomlord's automated root and it was successful, but i updated it yesterday and it was unrooted. i tried using doomlord's rooting method but to no avail? help?
14th January 2012, 11:41 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by mike_kenji

good day, i rooted my phone using doomlord's automated root and it was successful, but i updated it yesterday and it was unrooted. i tried using doomlord's rooting method but to no avail? help?

Can you let us know which version you are using ? Settings->About phone->Build number

As far as I know there is a build version, I don't know which it was, which is not rootable with Doomlord.

EDIT: Rooting via Recovery works.

BTW: Have you tried the manual method ?

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14th January 2012, 11:46 AM   |  #4  
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The provided instruction does not work on LA2 firmware. You still can get root from Recovery-Mode using update.zip with busybox, su and etc.
14th January 2012, 12:13 PM   |  #5  
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The root instruction is almost the same as http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1253707.
I have used attahed files to get root. Thanks Dronson from 4pda for the provided files.
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14th January 2012, 02:39 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mirred

The root instruction is almost the same as http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1253707.
I have used attahed files to get root. Thanks Dronson from 4pda for the provided files.

thanks for this! i already rooted my phone.
15th January 2012, 12:06 AM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mirred

The root instruction is almost the same as http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1253707.
I have used attahed files to get root. Thanks Dronson from 4pda for the provided files.

Hi, thanks for this!!

Just to be clear, can this method be used with Custom RZRecovery, or only with Stock Recovery?

Also, has anyone tried the Root tool contained in the RZRecovery Plugins package:

http://rzdroid.com/ftp/recovery/ging...dle-update.zip

Quote:

PLUGINS
This bundle contains 4 plugins:

  • Disable/enable Dalvik bytecode verification in Android
  • Disable OTA downloads in Android
  • Fix Permissions
  • Root the installed ROM
After installing this update, there will be a new menu in Extras called Plugins.

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I tested the Rooting via Recovery and it works like a charm. I managed to root the latest firmware (XXLA2) that was unrootable with Doomlord or manual method.
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I tested the Rooting via Recovery and it works like a charm. I managed to root the latest firmware (XXLA2) that was unrootable with Doomlord or manual method.

Hi fender.....

were you answering my question, just above, about rooting with the RZRecovery, or did you use the Stock Samsung Recovery?


Thanx in Advance
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Hi fender.....

were you answering my question, just above, about rooting with the RZRecovery, or did you use the Stock Samsung Recovery?


Thanx in Advance

I rooted using Stock Samsung Recovery, and I'm sure RZRecovery could do the same

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