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Samsung Galaxy S/SGH-T959V/Rooting

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Rooting is what allows you to make changes to your Android system, as well as enable you to use features that are otherwise locked away. A phone in the rooted state has a voided warranty.

There are a couple of different ways of gaining root access on the Galaxy S 4G:

SuperOneClick Method

  1. Download the latest SuperOneClick.
  2. Unzip the packaged files through a program like WinRAR, Winzip, or 7-Zip.
  3. Put your SGS4G into USB debugging mode. To do so, navigate to “Settings” → “Applications” → “Development” and check the "USB debugging" mode to ON.
  4. Connect the phone to the computer via USB cable.
  5. In the folder of the file you unzipped, run the SuperOneClick.exe file.
  6. Click "Root" and wait for the process to finish.
  7. When prompted to test if the root worked, you can choose to skip.
  8. Install busybox as recommended.
  9. Donate if you wish.

Note: If it did not work, please reboot your computer and phone, then try again.

Custom Kernel Method

Obtain the AntonX Basic with a Twist kernel from the Heimdall One-Click thread and flash the kernel using the directions for Heimdall One-Click. When finished, the kernel will automatically root your phone and convert your filesystems to ext4 during the next boot.


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