How To: Root And Unroot Samsung Galaxy S i9000 With A Single Click

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Finally there is some great news for Samsung Galaxy S i900 owners looking for an easy and painless root method. Senior Member, TGA_Gunnman, at XDA Forums has released a one click rooting tool for Samsung Galaxy S which not only roots Android 2.1 Eclair and Android 2.2 Froyo, but also gives you a one click unroot option.

Here is the step by step guide on rooting and unrooting Samsung Galaxy S with a single click:


If you are planning to use this guide on Windows X86 or X64 then make sure to download Samsung drivers before embarking on the root process. This rooting application requires Dot Net Framework Version 4 to work.

  • The first step is to enable USB debugging mode on your device. You can enable USB debugging on your phone by going to Menu > Settings > Applications > Development and check mark USB Debugging.
  • Now download Galaxy S i9000 one click root file, extract the contents and save them on your desktop [or wherever your prefer].
  • Now connect your phone to the computer and double click on Galaxy S I9000 One-Click Root file.
  • Now simply click One-Click Root 2.1 or 2.2 on the screen and follow the onscreen command mode instructions to complete the root process. Please note that for One-click root 2.1, your phone needs to be running Android 2.2 2.1 Eclair and for One-click Root 2.2, Android 2.2 Froyo.
  • In case you are using this application to unroot your phone then simply follow the instructions above and click on One-click Unroot.

Disclaimer: Please attempt this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case your device bricks or any other damage occurs due to this method.

[Via XDA-Developers]

Update: Now you can also one-click root/unroot Samsung Galaxy S with Mac OS. The detailed guide is posted here.

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  • John

    Step 4.. do you mean “One-click root 2.1, your phone needs to be running Android 2.1 Eclair” instead of Android 2.2 Eclair” ?

    • http://www.addictivetips.com/ Ali Waqas

      Thank you for pointing out the typo. I have fixed the error.

  • Sean

    I’m using JG4.
    it totally doesnt work.
    Some instruction appeard, but never be rebooted.

  • Tom

    doesn’t work with JG5. The commands shown in the tool aren’t available on phone’s screen…

  • andy

    hey,
    I’ve tried to use your steps, but when I m following the steps from the “on-screen command” something is wrong. It says : “Once you’re in the recovery click the volume button on the left side of the phone until “reinstall packages ” is highlighted” . The thing is I do not have on the mobile’s screen such option(reinstall packages). +
    I have only these :
    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/ factory reset
    wipe cache partition

    Any suggestion?
    Thank you,
    Andy

    • Martin

      apply sdcard:update.zip

      thats the one. hightlight it then press the power button or the menu button. and it will install..

      thanks

      • Nathan

        when I try to do what you have suggested above, the recovery console says it can’t find update.zip at /mnt/internal_sd/update.zip

        what am i doing wrong?

        thanks

  • Sami

    I’m using a Mac and I can’t open the .exe file. Any alternatives?

  • phill971

    like andy!!!
    i’ve the same problem!!!!
    suggestions?

  • Stellan

    To those of you who had problems. I seemed to have the same. But I chose the “apply sdcard:update.zip” and pressed the HOME KEY not the power button. Then it worked!

  • sam

    I did the same but it does not work for me, it says no permission.

  • Roy

    I’ve tried it too but same problem with the other guys… Then I choosed apply sdcard:update.zip and it failed.. It was saying verification error ore something… How can i fix this?

  • ralph

    for the problems experienced by Roy, sam, phill971 and andy:
    connect with your pc but don’t mount! “Reinstall packages” won’t appear either way, but “apply sdcard:update.zip” needs to be done. It fails when mounted (as sam says), but it works just fine when unmounted (like Stellen experienced)!

    • Roy

      What do you mean with don’t mount? Should I plug it in and then click on “one click root 2.2″ (for my samsung) ore how?

  • Roy

    Oh and I’m using I9000XXJP3.. Does it work with that firmware?

  • Marcel

    Thanks, it worked without problems on my new Galaxy S

  • Moelayy

    I followed every step exactly but nothing happen to my samsung glaxy s. When I click One click root 2.1 button, it shows 1. “Once you’re in the recovery click the volume button on the left side of the phone until “reinstall packages ” is highlighted”. But my samsung didn’t shows anything. Please advise.

  • nurul

    Why not to make everyone happy w/o any problem, show us in the video like youtube or etc.. So tat will be aesy for us to follow the steps??

  • andy

    hello guys, I come with some answers…
    I succeeded rooting my phone by
    - selecting apply sdcard:update.zip
    - pressing HOME BUTTON instead of POWER BUTTON

  • Ritesh

    Will this method work for Samsung Galaxy 3(I5801, 2.1 Eclair) ?

  • haroon

    hi guys, not working for me , apply sdcard:update.zip n home button, but still giving error in the end… its the internal sd card so the update.zip file should be there automatically or i have to put it there by myself , because the error shows that it search update.zip file in sd card,,,or is there any other step i have to follow,,,thks !

  • james

    wow, this makes a difference.
    The lag fix is incredible.
    I tried this by entering recovery mode on the phone, wrked first time, nz galaxy s

  • beto_nl

    Won’t work on JPC…don’t waste your time trying

  • nggarden

    Doesn’t work on Android 2.2 Froyo firmware I9000ZSJP2 also. Please Help…

  • bob

    For recently issued Captivates – (I have Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I1897) you might get the following error. There seems to be a more recent (or more generic) version at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=739304
    -bob

    – Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Installing update…
    assert failed: getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “GT-I5800″ ||
    getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “GT-I5800″ ||
    getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “GT-I9000″ ||
    getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “GT-I9000″ ||
    getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “SGH-T959″ ||
    getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “SGH-T959″
    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

  • Sam Douber

    It does not work at all on android 2.2, I have a non branded handset but not working.

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  • matt

    i get the same error as bob “– Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Installing update…
    assert failed: getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “GT-I5800″ ||
    getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “GT-I5800″ ||
    getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “GT-I9000″ ||
    getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “GT-I9000″ ||
    getprop(“ro.product.device”) == “SGH-T959″ ||
    getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “SGH-T959″
    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.”

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  • http://? Lucian

    tell me please , step by step how to make my samsung galaxy s gt i9000 , to root eclair 2.2

  • Scott`

    I’m also a Mac user. I get the message;
    E.Verification failed.
    I’ve tried the power key, it’s wrong. I get no result other than a turned off phone. I hit the home key and I get that message. I’ve taken out the SD card and gotten a different error message. ALso, WTF is all this “mounting’ and Unmounting” When I plug in, I get
    1. Charge
    2. Mass Storage
    3. Tether
    there is no other option.
    thank you

  • sunil

    This did not work for either. I have 2.2 and it gives me error. And it says volume button to toggle and press power, but the power button does nothing.

  • Icks

    Hi..

    I noticed from the start of having this phone that I could not put it into recovery/download mode. Ive tried every steps I found on the internet. (vol up+home+power), (vol down+home+power), vol up+vol down+power) etc.. So I rooted my sgs using the one click rooting software. It worked fine. So when I wanted to install the lag fix, I use the same one click root software but replaced the rooting file with the lag fix file. It also worked fine and my sgs was fast and snappy! But my intro samsung logo graphics was not visible anymore but there was sound, other than that everything worked fine.

    Yesterday I was curious on what will happen if I run the MDS lag fix again. I selected the 1024kb option and it started to create 1gb file again and an error occured and my sgs stalled. I pull out the battery and restart. Came out the samsung galaxy s GT-1900 intro screen. Intro sound effects came out (no logo graphics).. nthen blank screen all the way! Its not booting to the home screen…. Ive tried batt pull and recovery/download mode combo buttons many times! Nothing works.. it just starts up the intro screen + sound and then just dark evil black screen for eternity… I dont know what else to do. Hope you can give any advice. Im running out of buttons to experiment! I think I have officially bricked it. Even flashing wont work until I get my recovery/download mode work in the first place. :’(

  • http://www.brazirish.com Monica

    It works like a charm. Thanks a million! :-)

  • Mustafa

    Im rooted on 2.1 eclair. In order to get to 2.2 rooted, do i have to…
    1. unroot
    2. Download official 2.2 froyo
    3. Root with 2.2 froyo

    and does this mean i will loose all my data?

  • Axel

    Ok, might be being a bit thick here, but, does this only work if you’ve got an external SD card installed?

  • florida166

    when I try to do it my phone says:E:signature verification failed Installation aborted.
    i’m running froyo 2.2 what did I do wrong?

    • Blake

      “when I try to do it my phone says:E:signature verification failed Installation aborted.
      i’m running froyo 2.2 what did I do wrong?”

      I get this too, do you have the offical 2.2 update via Kies?

      • Nathan

        Me too! Froyo 2.2 Samsung Galaxy S!

  • cosme loi

    Samthing happened with blake a florida…what can i do now? Mine is gti9000 jp3 running froyo2.2…..tried a lot of times it jist shows e:/signature verification error…

    Pls help!!!hate lags!

    • Nathan

      I have that too! Although you shouldn’t be lagging with Froyo on board!

  • someone

    How can you repost this, and leave out important information like which firmware it has been tested with?? Its like you’re trying to brick peoples phones?!

    IF YOU WANT TO USE THIS ONE-CLICK ROOT, READ THE ORIGINAL POST AT XDA (link at bottom of tip)

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  • Marco

    When i try all the steps you described i can apply sdcard:update.zip.

    Then it says — Installing from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Ok it doesn’t seem to work. What now???

    I really want to root my Galaxy S with froyo

    Thanks

  • Unknown

    Marco, go to the menu and click, verification toggle or something like that, make sure its disabled and then try updating. cheers.

  • 911mic

    No Signature verification failure!

    For FROYO

    First enable USB debugging mode and remove the external SD Card.

    follow instructions here to root galaxy s i9000, see video :

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

    after this the device is rooted , reboot your device.

    Download RyanZA’s OCLF 2.0 in the app market , open it and

    click EXT2 and after that One Click Lag Fix 2.2+

    All DONE!!

    • Miztaichee

      My Galaxy S GT I9000 is already a Froyo 2.2.

      Build number: FROYO.DXJPA
      Kernel version: 2.6.32.9
      root@SE-S604 #1

      I have followed every single step including removing my external, wipe everything in internal SD + debigging mode. I have also installed .Net Framework 4 since i’m using XP 32bit

      Still, i got this error: E: signature verification failed
      installation aborted

      I can’t click on EXT2 tools or OneClickLagFix V2.2
      What have i done wrongly? :((

      HELP!!!!! I’m so tensed!

    • Miztaichee

      My Galaxy S GT I9000 is already a Froyo 2.2.

      Build number: FROYO.DXJPA
      Kernel version: 2.6.32.9
      root@SE-S604 #1

      I have followed every single step including removing my external, wipe everything in internal SD + debugging mode. I have also installed .Net Framework 4 since i’m using XP 32bit

      Still, i got this error: E: signature verification failed
      installation aborted

      I can’t click on EXT2 tools or OneClickLagFix V2.2
      What have i done wrongly? :((

      HELP!!!!! I’m so tensed!

  • Glen

    Hey guys i need help please… How do i unroot my device? i click on unroot it goes into system recovery…

    Then it says Once your in recovery click the volume button on the left side of the phone until “reinstall packages” is highlighted…

    Where is reinstall packages i dont see it on my phone :(

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  • Jez

    Doesn’t work for me 2.2 reboots into the console fine when I try to apply update.zip I get the error

    E: Signature verification failed
    Installation aborted

    Any way to get a signed update zip ?

  • darwin

    thanks a lot it works fine with my sgs I9000 :D

  • p5wdh

    for those who encountered E:SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FAILED
    INSTALLATION ABORTED… please try this SuperOneClickv1­.5.5 and this is the link http://www.general-search.com/fileinfo/20246822

    WARNING!! Do at your own risk!!
    Reply

    • PooshanNavathe

      Thanks heaps, worked a charm. Very frustrating until now

  • p5wdh

    for those who encountered E:SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FAILED
    INSTALLATION ABORTED… please try this SuperOneClickv1­.5.5 and this is the link http://www.general-search.com/fileinfo/20246822

    WARNING!! Do at your own risk!!

    • amato

      p5wdh, thanx a lot bro! it really works for me using samsung galaxy s I9000 and encaounter error
      ” E: signature verification failed
      installation aborted “..
      best regards from Malaysia ;)

    • Said abu rass

      U r great Man
      it’s worked excellent ,

      • Blake Miller

        help me please………………..im stuck my cmd prompt wont recognize adb.

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  • dennis

    doesnt work at all…no option of reinstall package, only update zip appears n if selected the esignature failure is shown

    • D79_

      works good for me

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  • karx11erx

    Galaxy S GT-I 9000 2.2. USB debug mode enabled. The phone doesn’t reboot and doesn’t go into recovery mode. This rooting program doesn’t work at all here. Calling the rootme2.2.bat directly works, but there is no command “reinstall packages”, only “apply sdcard:update.zip”. WTF?

  • karx11erx

    Updating using sdcard:update.zip results in a signature verification error.

  • Dennis

    hello

    i have the same problem with the ” reinstall package”. cant find it.
    I have checked the usb debugging. And i dont have a sd card.
    ive tested the “apply sdcard:updatet” , and its says installation failed.
    I have froyo 2,2.

    / Dennis, Sweden

    if someone can solve or help me with this pls email me a kryddan84@hotmail.com

  • Ghettosp

    please i will sincerely like to know how long this process takes cos i tried the z4root which is also one click root and after 3 hrs my phone hanged and i had to put it off ND STILL IT WASN’T ROOTED I THANKGOD THAT NOTHING HAPPENED 2 MY GALAXY S

    • http://www.hqraja.com/ Haroon Q. Raja

      This method does work and we have tried it out ourselves on our Galaxy S I9000. And it definitely does not take hours. Though like any rooting procedure, try it entirely at your own risk because one never knows what can possibly wrong.

  • Han

    My Galaxi is so. slow and hangs after upgrade to 2,2.
    I did read al the comments, I am not good in those things…
    Do I have al the email settings of outlook and the apps, still on my galaxy after the root thing?

  • Eddie

    worked a dream, im on 2.2 and used the superonelclick

  • xxxsuperseriesxxx

    Is this works with Samsung Galaxy Vibrant with 2.2 Froyo?

  • dan

    My phone say’s
    Finding update package……
    Opening update package…..
    Verifying update package…..
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted

    pls from here wat can i do

  • serenity one

    does everything stay on my phone or should i back it up before doing this?

  • Roof

    Thank you so very very much

  • Robert

    Thank you so so so much for this. I finally found a root for the i9000 which is also ready to use for non pc experts. “Kneels down and kisses feet”

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  • Henno

    Lauched the app, clicked One-Click Root 2.2, saw a green console window for a few seconds, then a blue one saying that my phone is now rebooting into the Android system recovery but the phone does not react like nothing had happened.

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  • cookie

    I rooted 2.2 (galaxy s) by this method and the microphone (not speaker) does not work now, how can i un-root 2.2 by this method or how can i fix it?

    Plz email me.

    Thanks.

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  • Ibss

    Do you also have the same for the samsung Vibrant 2.2 Froyo?
    The one i downloaded does not have that feature

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  • andy

    just get error “signature failed” and it stops when i try tis… :S

  • JCS

    does this method work for tmobile vibrant?

  • andrei

    well SuperOneClickv1.5.5-ShortFuse worked like a charm on my SGS with Froyo.XFJP7. applied lagfix after and now it’s fast again as it was before the froyo update. thx a lot

  • Bryce

    I’m getting the same thing as Andy, “Signature verification failed Installation aborted”

  • Elegant

    Same here: “Signature verification failed Installation aborted”
    Galaxy S i9000 with v2.2

  • Stephen

    My phone came rooted, but all the apps that need a rooted phone say diffrently, Tried this and it too says it is rooted

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  • Stellajo

    I’m also getting “signature verification failed” Please help!

  • KSTu

    does not work on my SGS,any clue?

  • SGS SANDHU

    For me its showing error “Signature Verification Failed” when i select and press enter on “..update.zip”

  • Tish

    Thanks, andrei! I was also getting that “Signature Verification Failed” message and SuperOneClick worked like a charm!

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  • samson

    i wanted to share my galaxy’s screen to a PC screen. Any idea how to do this…

  • samson

    I wanted to share my Galaxy 19000 screen to a PC screen and project. any ideas??
    thanks

  • Amit

    Same error on my samsung

    Signature Verification Failed”

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  • Yash

    The download link isn’t working anymore!

    • http://www.addictivetips.com/ Ali Waqas

      Thanks for pointing out. Download link has been fixed.

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  • Aaron r

    what does “this application was unablle to start (0xc000007b). Clock OK to close the application.” mean?

  • Redhawk74

    Same Prob as Aaron R

    • Oscar

      Sam e problem, “this application was unablle to start (0xc000007b). Clock OK to close the application.”

  • Hup

    Help im getting this error

    Signature Verification Failed

  • Hup

    wait now it says it cant open it =(

  • Hendrik

    Can you make it so that it would work also on 2.3.3

    Thank You

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  • Trebour

    I kept getting a error and the application wouldn’t launch “this application was unable to start (0xc000007b). ” etc…..

    How ever i found a different copy of the above program perhaps more up-to-date ???
    This worked for me.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?qvp8gbrb7czm47v

    • Raj

      Thanks a ton mate, i was stuck on this error and the link you posted worked.

  • cherilynn

    Hi someone please help me, i double click on the i9000 one click root but it shows :” the application failed to intialized properly (0xc00007b). click on ok to terminate the application!

    OMG someone please help meeeeee!!! WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO, I want to unroot my SGS in version 2.2.1 PLEASE SOME KIND SOUL EMAIL ME~!! i will be grateful
    Ch-chihxian@hotmail.com

  • Riz

    Getting “Signature failed” error .. any clue ?

  • Yash Bhatia

    Does this work for Android 2.3.3 JVO ROM?

  • Johnny Rockstar

    Will This Work With The New Gingerbread 2.3.3?

    • cyberman

      Did u get u phone rooted if so any help would b appreciated as im running same o.s

  • Sreejith

    Thanks a ton.. the new lik worked

  • vasu

    can i root to 3.1 honey comb

  • Jagan

    I have Samsung galaxy s plz help me to root.did any one rooted this set plz tel me how to.

  • V

    The black screen comes up with the green print saying reboot system now, but how do I reboot it?

    • V

      I’m freaking out here. I clicked the home button to start the rooting process but I don’t know if it’s even doing anything. The screen just goes black and the screen keys are lit up at the bottom, but then I hit the home button again and it goes back to the black screen with green option menu. PLEASE HELP! I just want my phone to work :(

  • moi

    fuck this shit, it deleted all my files on my external sd D<

  • cyberman

    Anything like this for 2.3.3 ? Thnx

  • Morleo09

    cant get thid to work, nothing happens

  • Raknin

     I got a Signature Verification Failed Issue On MY Samsung Galaxy gt-i9000 Running Android 2.2 when i did the update how can i bypass this problem.

  • STARSHIVANGI

    my fone is 2.3.3 VERSION WAT SHALL I DO!

  • yot

    will the unroot work with 2.3.6?

  • dexter

    Hey thanx
    this worked well for my sgs on stock eclair 2.1
    just follow the steps…

  • dexter

    Hey thanx
    this worked well for my sgs on stock eclair 2.1
    just follow the steps…

  • flying d

    says the file is no longer available due to a claim by LeakID?

  • Stako

    Link to One Click Root does not work, also how to tell if you are Eclair or Froyo? I’m 4,0,1 version software, if that’s what these are supposed to mean. Some details on this article are NEEDED.