How To Root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G With SuperOneClick

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T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4GWe have confirmation of achieving root access successfully on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G (also previously rumored to be called Samsung Vibrant Plus) with a single click by using popular rooting tool SuperOneClick so if you want to root this latest Samsung Galaxy S Series device, read on for our complete guide.

We just love SuperOneClick – it works like a wonder for a rooting a lot of Android devices and especially the Samsung Galaxy S series devices. That is why when XDA-Developers forum member JWhipple got his Samsung Galaxy S 4G and wanted to root it, SuperOneClick is what he tried and SuperOneClick is what did the job!

If you want to get on with the rooting process, here are the complete instructions:

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Requirements:

Procedure:

  1. Enable USB Debugging on your phone from Menu > Settings > Applications > Development.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer via USB.
  3. Launch SuperOneClick on your computer.
  4. Click ‘Root’ and follow any instructions that you might get. Don’t worry in case you don’t get any instructions and just be patient while it roots your phone.
  5. If it doesn’t work, try changing the value under ‘Exploit:’ to one of the options like ‘rageagainstthecage’, ‘psneuter’ etc. instead of ‘auto’ and try again. At one option or the other, it should work.

That’s it – you should now have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4G and you should be able to install apps requiring root access as well as flash a custom recovery and custom ROMs.

[via XDA-Developers]

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  • Bob

    Is this the way to go on getting more out of the Galaxy s 4g? I’m a little scared on doing this. Do you have to install usb drivers first? Please help!

    • stefan

      hey BOB.did you try to root it?

  • Elito

    I just did it… It took me just 1 hour to root (thanks to this web site) and then unlock (thanks to xda developers) Good Work

  • Fixer2sonic

    I have rooted and hacked both the original T-Mobile G1 and the Samsung Vibrant and to achieve root, only took a couple minutes on each and was easy. With my new Galaxy S 4G, however, I have followed the directions, and am running superoneclick and this is what I have been looking at for over 15 minutes: SuperOneClick v1.6.5.0
    Killing ADB Server…

    OK

    Starting ADB Server…
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *

    OK

    Waiting for device…

    OK

    Pushing rageagainstthecage…
    89 KB/s (5392 bytes in 0.059s)

    OK

    chmod rageagainstthecage…

    OK

    Running rageagainstthecage…

    My vibrant used the Galaxy S one click root program that came out last fall and it did it in a couple minutes. Does anyone know how long this is supposed to take with this program? Seems like it’s stuck.

    • djob

      i have this exact same problem

    • Seattleforge

      That’s where I’m at as well. Exactly. It’s been 15 minutes. The phone doesn’t appear to be doing anything and superoneclick looks frozen.

    • sinsir

      just select exploit to psneuter and it will root fine 🙂

      • DigialChris

        Seriously?So the directions are wrong?

        • Yaniv C

          Directions might just be different for different people.
          I used neuter and it took about a minute and worked perfectly.

    • lrnano

      I am running a pure to 2.2 stock vibrant I did the update through Kies but now I can root. I am rooted all my friends running Eclair 2.1 as it came out of the box. Yes.. fustrated is the word. I can put roms on every that is on 2.1 that has the same phone but not on mines. T-Mobile Vibrant…

  • Edgar

    Works Great! Awesome! took less than a minute!

  • Kurt Milam

    Looks good. I followed the instructions exactly, and it took about 5 minutes to root my Galaxy S 4G.

    Titanium Backup is now running. Everything looks fine, so far. Thanks for the tips!

    Kurt

  • juan

    i followed it then tried to flash a rom but doesnt bring the recovery

  • Venkat

    Hi – I just have some questions about rooting. I got my Samsung Galaxy S 4G only 2 days back. I want to do the rooting so that i can install the applications on my SD card. I would like to know whether my existing T-Mobile voice/data will continue to work if i root the device.

  • Ryan

    Thanks so much! I tried using superoneclick a few weeks ago but my phone kept saying Waiting For Device because I didn’t have the proper samsung drivers and I couldn’t find them anywhere else. Your link to samsung drivers worked perfectly and my Samsung Galaxy S 4G rooted with no problem!

    PS. I stumbled your article

  • scott

    worked great for me. Thanks for your step by step instructions.

  • raymond

    thanks!! succesfully rooted!!

  • Just User

    How long it takes to root the device?

  • Adam

    It took about 30 seconds to complete the rooting process, works like champ, great tutorial!

  • Ashley

    My Samsung Galaxy S 4g isnt rooting. It stops at waiting for device and gets stuck. what do i do???

    • vq35de

      you don’t have the driver installed. go to xda devs website and search for samsung galaxy device driver.

  • vq35de

    author forgot to mention the fact that after you plug in the usb, leave the phone as it is. DO NOT TURN ON THE USB MODE. just leave the phone in charge mode. that did it for me.

    http://www.pressbyte.com/2260/simple-root-samsung-galaxy-4g/

  • Joe

    How can you tell if it installed right? i got a window that told me my device was successfully rooted on the pc. but is there anything on the phone that would show me it worked right? and now my phone seems a little laggy?

    • Markus

      Download a terminal emulator from the Android Market. Open it up and if you see a $ on the right hand side type su and the hit enter. If the $ changes into a pound sign # you are rooted, if not then you aren’t rooted.

  • Daniel Sullivan

    I rooted my Samsung galaxy s 3g without a computer, no problem. I cannot seem to root my galaxy s 4g with a computer. I followed all the instructions to the letter just keeps running, any suggestions?

  • Bafflowing

    What version of firmware will be on the phone? I have 2.2 now

  • legeneva

    worked perfectly and it took me about 10 mins to do that. For some of you who asked the question concern to how long it takes after “Running rageagainstthecage…” step, in my case, it was about 8mins. Btw, my phone is samsung galaxy s 4g from Tmobile, version 2.2.

  • Will_It_Work

    After trying this all day with my SGS 4G with no success, while trying different things, I finally figured out that the SuperOneClick link above is missing the rageaginstthecage file in the download. The link that vq35de had posted above, ( http://www.pressbyte.com/2260/simple-root-samsung-galaxy-4g/ ), does contain this missing file. After I downloaded the program from that link, installed it, unzipped it, and used it, my phone was rooted in less than a minute. Thanks to user vq35de, and I hope this helps. <———-Beginner at this stuff

  • Will_It_Work

    Just realized though, my phone does have a little bit of a lag now. Is that usual, or is there something I should tweek now?

    • Will_It_Work

      Actually, I spoke too soon. After the phones first re-boot after running reagaginstthecage the lag fixed itself. No more problems.

  • Let’s Do This

    Try Unlocking your phone when it gets to “Running rageagainstthecage…”. It runs faster. And if SuperClick looks frozen or is not responding, it is because you don’t have the Samsung USB Drivers correctly installed.

  • BOB G

    YOUR FILE HAS A TROJAN ON IT… DONT DOWNLOAD IT!! sUPERONECLICK!

  • Joe

    Every time I try to download the superoneclick file my virus protection software flags it as infected with a trojan. Is this file safe?

    • sgttesttickle

      super one click is a virus you moron it tampers with files that were intended to be left alone. it is a virus that works in a good way

  • Kirk

    I don’t know why it takes longer on some phones, but it does. Mine took about an hour or more. I had tried several times before and killed the program thinking it wasn’t working after reading comments of under five minutes. If you are having problems, just leave it be and see what happens.

    • Jake

      Thanks for your post, Kirk! Took about thirty minutes for me. At one point, the program and the phone both appeared to be frozen, but I let it be and it did its thing!

  • Navi

    How do find out which version of windows to download to root the galaxy s 4g?

  • trev

    this takes forever ive been doing this for about 20 mins now and its says running ragagainstthecage… like wtf is this how it goes?

  • Daniel Sullivan

    After following the instructions, downloading the Samsung drivers and trying for days on end to get root access, we clicked not on rageagainstthecage but on psneuter and gained access in less than two minutes. I hope this helps anyone who was as frustrated as I was with the instuctions.

  • Joe

    I have been trying to open the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G box for over 3 hours and I can’t seem to get the box open. Is there instructions how to do this so I can root the fkr?

  • Frankyy

    mine stays at “waiting for device” and it stays der -____-

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  • chris

    is there any way to do this without the usb cord?

  • Michael

    I was reading the comments and they all pretty much have an explanation, typically if your stuck at waiting for device it means you don’t have the drivers installed and it is taking very long which means that your computer sucks or you did a process in your phone that your not suppose to like turning on media storage or not activating USB debug. I am also waiting for my phone to get rooted right now in this current time, I hope it works because bloatwares are taking over my phone like doubleTwist and Slacker. If phone providers are going to pre-install these in our phones I think they should be bug-free and doesn’t start when it’s not suppose to.

  • Michael

    I have successfully rooted my phone thanks to this! I do only have one question. What happens if the GingerBread update comes, will it remove my root? will it brick my phone? will my phone deny this update? Please do reply to this as this is becoming a paranoia.

  • chad marlin

    am having a litle problem was moving apps and deleting some appas and deleted tw launcher for my T mobile galaxy s 4g phone and now i cant even get to home screen to debug it to reload it and i also forgot to back up all my apps and back up my phone can you help me plz msg me back thx chad..

    or if any one can hlpe plz send me an email at vashmarlin@gmail.com or call 602 748 9499 note twluncher is looping sayin not working

    for the love of rooted phones plz help and plz forgive me new user

  • David

    I ran first time and it failed. Ran a second time and got prompts to confirm various steps and it auto ran in psneuter. Successful.

  • marc

    rooted great thanks a lot and lad went away after restart

  • Taybabi21

    i won’t this phone so bad

  • Gmsonicx

    So I followed trhe steps and it took about 1 minute and my phone did not reboot at all. Did I do something wrong?

  • Gmsonicx

    And my phone is suddenly very laggy.

  • Noob!

    When i open up exploit it only shows ‘psneuter’.
    How would i change it it to ‘rageagainstthecage’??

  • Ricardocontin

    Works Like a Charm…tks….

  • Anonymous

    Will this work with a Galaxy S running 2.3.6 update?
    I loaded the usb drivers correctly and am hung up @ Waiting for device…
     Does it make a difference which USB setting Kies or mass Storeage settings?

    • google

      im also curious because this was posted during froyo and i just upgrade my samsung galaxy s4g to gingerbread 2.3.6. well this root work?

    • google

      im also curious because this was posted during froyo and i just upgrade my samsung galaxy s4g to gingerbread 2.3.6. well this root work?

  • anom

    TMo just turned off my free tethering.  This to me was bait and switch.  The sales rep at a TMo pushed the Samsung Galaxy S phone and 5GB dataplan for its free tethering.  I signed up for 2yrs. 3 mos. later, they turned off my free tethering.  I’m rooting to get this back.

    This instruction works.  Like other comments, be patient.  It took about 12 min after being stuck at ”
    Running rageagainstthecage…”, but eventually runs the rest and completed the root.  Tethering apps that requires rooting now running (just search for tethering on Market).  If it wasn’t for the early termination fee, I would have canceled my contract.  My phone model: SGH-T959V; Firmware 2.2.1 (FROYO.VUVKD1).  Hopes this helps other who are pissed at TMo with their bait-n-switch selling scheme.

  • owen

    Anyone who know where can I find arabic support for T-mobile galaxy s 4g ? 

  • jschofield

    Does this work on The Galaxy S 4 G yet!?!? I would like to root but nothing including this has worked for me in the past.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad this is a year old.  The d/l for SuperOneClick (both links d/l the same file) results in virus warnings on a big time scale.  Virustotal scanned both of them (SuperOneClickv1.6.5-ShortFuse.zip) and gave a detection ratio of 26/43.  I would like to root my new T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G but it won’t be from this site.  Nice of Haroon to put this out here .. but it needs updating and proof read.  Too many risks for me.

  • Makibg03

    I can’t download the superclickone v1.6.5

  • Makibg03

    I can’t download the superclickone v1.6.5

  • Kevin Isham

    Mac?

  • ths jovy

    i keep getting this message what does it mean
    Pushing rageagainstthecage…
    cannot stat ‘C:Usersal and joyDownloadsSuperOneClickv1.7-ShortFuserageagainstthecage’: No such file or directory

    OK

    chmod rageagainstthecage…
    Unable to chmod /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage: No such file or directory

  • Ni Hao Kailan

    It Doesn’t Even Work Tryed To Make It Work for 30Mins And Nothing This is Trash -_-

  • joeblow

    file deos not have trojan. nothing wrong with it. any hack will come up trojan. There is a new superoneclick out.

  • Hoàng Vũ

    Why when I at shell rooting step 7 and it said wait for device what I do