This thread is mainly for rooting development / techniques and updates on the SGH-I927[R]; If you're looking for the latest (detailed) instructions, please see CarpeNoctem's guide here:
If you want to participate in ongoing rooting/dev work, keep reading!
Success! The SGH-I927R was rooted on Dec 5, after a great team effort. We finally have the powerful device the Captivate Glide was meant to be! Special thanks to:
ardatdat, boog, CarpeNoctem, and everyone that helped keep this thread alive.
You've now got a couple options. If you don't mind the annoying little yellow triangle on boot-up (I think it looks kinda hackerish ), you can simply flash my insecure STOCK Rogers boot image (ro.secure = 0), attached to this message. I've never tested this against an AT&T ROM, so if you do, please report back how it goes!
Simply load this .tar up in the PDA section (same as procedure below), flash, and you should be able to adb in as root. Then, install your mode 6755 su binary into /system/xbin, and superuser.apk.
Note that you can always flash back to the stock kernel (also attached), when you're done rooting your device. This will restore the normal boot logo.
Alternatively, here are two pre-rooted ROMs:
Rogers Canada (SGH-I927R): https://rapidshare.com/files/1741701...ROOTED.tar.bz2
AT&T (SGH-I927): https://rapidshare.com/files/3058304...ROOTED.tar.bz2
1. Unpack the tarball, which will dump out a single tar file.
2. Put phone into download mode.
3. Launch ODIN, and select the file from the PDA flash option.
4. Don't touch anything else!
5. Flash the image.
Now, this goes without saying, but:
This is highly experimental! It could permanently brick your device! It worked for me, but I cannot accept any responsibility if something goes wrong!
At this point, it seems kernels and roms are interchangeable. I highly recommend the Rogers kernel, as it's not infected with CarrierIQ.
PS - Thank you Rogers, for doing the right thing!