How to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S GT-I9000


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.

Important Tips:

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:

Required File(s):

Step 1 – Extract the 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.

  • http://none Geoff

    Hi, followed instructions to the letter. My Galaxy S GT I9000 restarted but wont settle on home screen. Its just lights up briefly, and flashes off and on repeatedly. Won’t hold on long enough for usb drivers to settle and show the phone in odin
    Any ideas what I can do or is the handset now ruined? Hope you can offer some help

    • Kee Song Yang

      What you are experiencing right now is a boot loop. In this case, you will have to flash a new kernel.

  • http://none Geoff

    Update. I can get the phone into download mode. Repeating the above gives exactly the same result. Have other folk made the i9000 root OK by the above method -wondering if its an issue with UK network phones

    • blake

      same it keeps on flashing

    • Kee Song Yang

      get into download mode and download another cf root

  • 59th

    had the same problem. was now flashing it to an older version and it is back alive.

  • keskor

    I followed the instruction,but at the end it says “other threads succeded and one fail”,so the whole operation fail

    • Kee Song Yang

      keep trying

  • fred

    Works great thanks

  • mona

    my phone keeps flashing and i can do nothing with it ! what should i do ??

    • huma

      same here happening same with me,, my phn z flashing

    • Kee Song Yang

      Download a new kernel

  • nadouani

    Same thing for me here :(

  • Agus

    It said it failed on 1 thread.
    My phone is running on Samsung Galaxy S (anycall, Korean phone).
    baseband M110S.WA09.XXXX.ST
    Can you tell me what’s wrong and how to get it done?

  • Rakitha

    hey i did everything as told but when i start the installation,it fails….why is that

  • adamsurfari

    This Guide is a piece of time wasting trash

  • Romi

    It worked well thank you very much!!!

  • Nadav

    I did everything but it wrote fail and now it won’t turn on and odin is not finding it.

    • Hassan Imtiaz

      Try using odin v1.85. Hopefully it will work.

  • rohi


  • rohi

    after rooting my phone is rebooting pls help

  • tauseen

    which CF-root should i download??? plz send me the link and name
    firmware 2.3.4
    baseband I900ZSJPJ
    kernal version
    buil number lidroid-i9000-1.2

  • gabi

    I installed on my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 as instructed above and I received from Odin a green button with successful operation but now my phone is restarting continuously without even make it to home screen.

  • Wewe Wewew

    plsss help me guys my phone has the same problem….

    Flash again2x

  • dion

    i cant choose zip from scard

  • Lisa

    No meu telémovel, o odin deu erro, disse opereração falhada, e eu tentei vária vezes e já nem operação falhada diz. Depois disto o computador não lê o telemóvel e ele não liga, aparece uma imagem de um telemóvel com um pontinhos a liga lo a um computador e um triangulo com um ponto de exclamação em cima. O que faço?

  • Lisa

    On my phone, Odin gave the error, said operation failed, and I tried multiple times and has not failed operation says. After that the computer does not read the phone and it does not turn on, appears an image of a phone with dots to connect it to a computer and a triangle with an exclamation point on top. What do I do?

  • foday

    am having the same problem. refused to boot. can anyone help of how to return to my normal os


    sir when i rooot in odin mode IN GVN METHOUD for clockmode gt-I9000 FOR KIT KAT VARSION handset is restarting!

  • Amine Dz

    IME 35591804376721 7

  • Vaikesh Leo

    Hello my friend ,
    I cant get connected to the odin when my phone is in downloading mode.
    I didn’t get the yellowBlue in ID:COM.