How to Root and Install ClockworkMod CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. Galaxy S GT-I9000 is the predecessor of Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S2 featuring a 5 Megapixel Camera, 1 GHz Cortex-A8 CPU, 512 MB RAM and a 1500 mAh Battery. Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 still attracts the interest of developers to develop customized rom for this device. If you are using Galaxy S with stock rom, consider to venture the world of custom rom to get your device shoot up in performance and battery life. This post will guide you on How to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S GT-I9000. Make sure to check out some of the important tips that I have written below before rooting your Galaxy S. Also make sure to read each and every step of the Tutorial to avoid any confusion.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. Proceed at your own risk.
- Rooting will void your device’s warranty. And if done incorrectly, it may brick your device.
- This root method is only for Galaxy S GT-I9000, don’t try this on any other variants of Galaxy S GT-I9000.
- Charge your battery up to 70%.
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Backup your phone data:
- Install Galaxy S GT-I9000 USB drivers -> Download USB Drivers for Galaxy S GT-I9000.
- Make sure your device is on Official Android Firmware. Go to Settings > About Device
I have written this detailed and easy to understand step-by-step instructions guide on How to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S GT-I9000. If you are used to rooting your device, then this should not be any different for you. However, for beginners, it is recommended that you read the whole tutorial before rooting your device. Let’s get started then..
How to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S GT-I9000:
Step 1 – Extract the cf-root-xx_oxa_jw4-4.4-cwm3rfs.zip file you downloaded.
Step 2 – Run Odin and turn off your phone. Now put the phone into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Home buttons together and then press and hold the Power button until the construction Android robot and a triangle appear on the screen. Press Volume Up to continue.
Step 3 – Connect your phone to the computer using a USB Cable and wait for some time. One of the ID:COM box will change its color with the COM port number as you can see in the image below. If it does, your phone is connected properly. If it doesn’t, try to plug in USB into another USB Port in your computer. Still not working? Re-install the USB Drivers.
Step 4 – In Odin, click on PDA button and select the Icf-root-xx_oxa_jw4-4.4-cwm3rfs..tar file.
Step 5 – Make sure Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time options are checked and others unchecked.
Step 6 – Click Start Button. Installation process should begin now and would take a few minutes to complete.
Step 7 – After the installation process completes, wait for your device to reboot and when the device shows Homescreen, remove the USB Cable.
Your Galaxy S GT-I9000 is now rooted on Official Android Firmware. To verify, check SuperSU app in the App Drawer. If you run into any problem, just let me know in the comments section below and I will give you a solution as soon as possible.