Root Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 With LeshaK’s Kernel

As promised, I am back with a complete, step-by-step guide to rooting Samsung’s Galaxy Spica/Lite/Portal i5700 Android handset, using LeshaK’s Kernel Spica v.LK2.02. Not only is this root easy without any complex commands, but also it brings nicety such as full root, su+Superuser, support for ext2, ext3 and ext4 SD card partitions, recovery mode, etc.

A few things before I begin with the walkthrough. First, the whole credit for this guide, the kernel used and everything else goes to LeshaK, the administrator of Samdroid forum. I have just simplified his guide for average users, since most of the forum is in Russian. Second, this guide assumes that your device is running on firmware 2.1, any version above JC3, and you know how to use Odin. If you want to know how to upgrade your firmware, check out our 2.1 update guide for Spica.

Third, this guide also assumes that your Samsung Android drivers (USB modem and Composite device) are properly installed, and that you have Android Debug Bridge (adb) properly configured. If not, check our the 2.1 update guide for drivers, and tutorial for setting up adb.

Please remember that any modifications to your firmware are potentially dangerous, and while they reward greatly, you must proceed at your own risk. If you don’t know what you are doing, it is advisable to avoid rather than having a bricked device. You have been warned!

This process will not delete any of your files or settings, both in SD card and internal memory.

Without further ado, here’s how to gain root and flash LeshaK’s kernel 2.02.

To begin with, download these two files.

  1. LK2-02-1_update.zip
  2. i5700_LK2-02_PDA.zip

Also download the Odin Multiloader for Android here if you don’t have it already. You need the spica_jc3.ops file for this guide, which we have bundled with Odin.

Mount your SD card, and place LK2-02-1_update.zip in the root of SD card (it should be inside the root folder of the card, not any subfolder). See the screenshot below.

memory card update placement

Unmount the SD card in Windows, turn phone off and remove your SIM card just to be safe. Let the SD card remain inserted, and put the device in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Camera + Call End keys. The phone screen should look like this:

Download Mode

Your phone should not be connected with the PC at this time via USB cable. Run Odin as administrator, and load the extracted i5700_LK2-02_PDA.tar file as PDA in Odin. Load spica_jc3.ops as the OPS file. You may need to click Reset Files once before Odin will clear previous settings. Make sure your selections match the screenshot below.

ProcessStart

With your device in Download Mode, attach it to the PC via USB cable. The message box will now show the Added and Detected message, as shown above. If all is set and handset has been detected, click the Start button to begin flashing the new kernel to the device.

Middle

Wait for the flash to finish until the following screen appears. The device will reboot during this time and enter recovery mode.

Finish


To be safe, wait for the process to finish entirely, which shall be indicated by a ‘PASS’ replacing the ‘RESET’ message.

complete

Meanwhile, your phone’s screen will be showing the following image.

recovery

Use the D-pad to move up and down between options. Select ‘Apply any zip from SD’ and press OK button. The next screen will show all the zip files present in the root of your SD card. Select the one indicated in the screenshot below, and press OK.

SDCardZip

You will be asked for confirmation to install the update. Press the Home button to confirm.

PressHomeKey

The update will install, delete some files, copy some more, and after about a minute you will see the following screen.

InstallComplete

Reboot the device by either clicking OK on Root system now, or press the Home + Back keys together. The device will reboot once more and that’s it: you have successfully rooted your Spica. Go to Settings > About Phone on your device and scroll down to verify the new kernel.

phone status

You may also run the adb command to verify su status, indicated by the command prompt showing ‘#’ instead of ‘$’ when you access the shell.

superuser

With LeshaK’s Kernel 2.02, you get the following advantages (as mentioned on the Samdroid forum)

1. Fully rebuilds Spica Linux Kernel from Samsung sources, plus:
- full root in adb (you can use cp etc, not only cat)
- root – su+Superuser
- add Netfilter/iptables (Walldroid, Wifi Tether)
- support ext2/ext3/ext4
- cifs (smb – support windows network shares)
- squashfs (for recovery utils)

2. Recovery
- apply update.zip files (android install/update system)
- samdroid backup – create .tar file (system + data), restore via Odin
- wipe (data, cache, dalvik-cache)
- you can repartition your SD card on 2 partitions FAT32 + ext2

3. Apps2sd based on CyanogenMod apps2sd
- move applications from internal memory to SD card with two partitions (FAT32 + ext2/3/4)

Soon I will come up with a guide on configuring and using apps2sd on Spica. Meanwhile, happy rooting and good luck. Please use this process with care, we are not responsible for bricked devices. Feedback, questions and general comments are greatly appreciated.

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  • Lalit Kultham

    I have Firmware version- 2.1
    Baseband Version- i570EDDJB2
    can i follow your guide for my baseband version.

    • Aatif

      This guide is for firmware versions JC3 and above. Since you have JB2 yet, I would advise to first upgrade to a newer firmware version (you can follow my guide here http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/how-to-upgrade-update-samsung-galaxy-i5700-1-5-to-firmware-2-1/

      after that, you can root using this kernel

      • 77volturi86

        What happens if I get my device bricked? Is there a way to get it back to normal?

      • Karthik

        Is this applicable for official release of Eclair 2.1?

        My spec is
        Baseband: i570EDXJC2
        Kernel: 2.6.29 chad.lee@SE-S604 #2
        Build no: ECLAIR.DXJC4
        Location: Singapore (Starhub for APN)

        Thanks for the help,

      • shane

        hey do you have msn or gtalk cos i need help with rooting my spica. im totaly new to all this.

      • zeyad

        i did wat u said and there is a samdroid downloading and it stpped on that

      • zar

        sir, can i ask for some help please..my samsung spica gt-i5700 hangs up most of the time and im getting annoyed with it already. do you have any suggestions what i need to do to make this work better? below are the phone’s specs:

        firmware version: 2.1-update 1
        baseband version: i570EDAJD1
        kernel version: 2.6.29 chad.lee@SES604 #2
        build number: ECLAIR.DAJD2

        any help would greatly be appreciated..

        thanks you..

  • Lalit Kultham

    Hey i flashed to the latest firmware JD1..n everything you told worked like a charm.
    thanks..
    but what is the real use of rooting?
    tell us about apps2sd soon..
    n can you also tell how to put livewallpapers..?

    • Aatif

      oops, I just noticed that you have already upgraded and rooted. congratulations!

      The main purpose of rooting is to gain full access to your device’s operating system. Since Android is based on Linux, a root level access means you can change whatever you like in the file system, for example, removing unwanted system-default applications like Myspace.apk, using things like Apps2SD, Live Wallpapers, install custom mods etc.

      As for Apps2SD, the guide is coming very soon. Basically, LeshaK’s kernel already has apps2sd built in, all it needs is to be enabled. It’s the ‘how to’ that needs some elaboration, and you will get that in the guide.

      Personally, with the Froyo announcement, I am pretty excited and hoping samsung will bring it to the Spica. You won’t even be needing apps2sd after that, although rooting would still remain a cool option :-)

      thanks for reading

      • alex

        someone help me is this safe to be rooted? firmware version 2.1-update1

        Baseband version i570edajd1

        kernel version 2.6.29

        chad.lee@SE-s604 #2

        build number ECLAIR.DAJD2

        (pls someone help me to fix this ir really want to root my fon and put some cool stuffs… please………… tnx in advance……….. pls message me for info..

        • j2ramunnio

          better dont touch ur phone, cus 90% of these updates for androids are shit! all they do is fuck up ur phone and thats all, better dont install stranger updates.

      • ronak

        plzzzz help my droid stop booting whenever i restart it it just showsssss the recovery menu plzzzz email me abt it quickly plzzzz email me at theflamer2010@gmail.com
        plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • spica_from_manila

    Instructions were very clear and easy to follow.
    Just completed successfully rooting my Spica.
    Will eagerly await your next tutorial.
    Good job and more power !

  • Huzeifa

    Just rooted my Galaxy Spica with your instructions.
    It worked like a charm.
    The guide was clear and to the point.
    Can u tell me how I can install LiveWallpapers and Apps2SD now?
    Thanks!

  • Jorgen

    Hi and thank you for this great tutorial, clear and concise.

    I am new to rooting and are wondering if there is a way to “unroot”, getting the phone back to original shape so to speak.

    Tutorial or link to info is much appreciated :)

    • iharel7

      I did root as well, Thanks! s there a way to un-root?

  • Pranav

    Amazing guide.I read many tutorials but was hesitant 2 root.
    Your tutorial was so simple that i did it without any1′s help.
    Thanks a lot & keep it coming :)

  • gaurav

    i rooted my i5700. nw hw can i how to put livewallpapers on it plz help………

    • http://b2zencreditnews.blogspot.com.html B2ZEN’S CREDIT NEWS

      just install samdriod kitchen mod from samdriod forums.Apply it to ur SD card as u applied the LK2.01.1(Apply any zip from sd).System recovery mode can be started by pressing the volume down+call initiating+call ending or power on-off buttons.and get the full use of live wallpaper,helixlauncher,3D galary and much more……Dont forget to click wipe data-catche option first …than click to create partition of u r choice ,and than apply any zip from sd( samdriod mod )…..reboot by pressing ok….

      • ronak

        HEY ODIN SAYS CCHECK IMAGE FILES WHEN I DO WAT U SAID PLZZZ HELP

  • Aleksander

    Hi,

    Great guide but i’m having a problem. I’m running JD4 and when i choose the LK2.02.1.update.zip on start-up the phone displays this message: e:can’t find update script – aborted.

    How can I resolve this? I had to flash the old PDA back to get the phone working again.

  • gimi

    hi have baseband version :i570EXXJC1 should i use this guide for my phone ?

  • Dirk

    Any news about the guide on configuring and using apps2sd on Spica yet?

    Since I am an app addict, the Spica is getting out of memory soon :-)

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  • el_kapitan

    I have the following, can I follow the your process to root my i5700? i’m a newbie in modding cellphones

    Baseband: i570EDXJC2
    kernel: 2.6.29
    Build: ECLAIR.DXJC4

    thanks in advance

  • milerx

    can you post the same process for the samsung galaxy i7500???

  • ck

    hi, i own a galaxy spica and ever since i upgraded from 1.5 to 2.1 my home wifi hasn’t been working, its saying its connected but i can’t seem to browse, cant even connect to android market. what is wrong with my phone? what do you call an android phone with no surfing capabilities?=(

  • sempi601

    hello, I just wanted to ask that if I root my phone, and later a newer firmware will be released, that I want to upgrade, then I have to do the rooting again? Thanks for your help in advance.

  • Sanchit Bhan

    Hi,
    Guide is awesome. My Baseband Version is i570EDDJC5 and Firmware Version is 2.1-update1. Can I root my device? I have updated my Spica 1.5 to 2.1 from Samsung service center. Also, will this enable me to use my sd card to install the apps? Because that will be awesome! Thanks!

    • Sanchit Bhan

      Also, will this void my warranty? :o

  • adam

    why cant i have downloading mood on samsuing i7500 i hold the keys but nothing appear on vabration i feel in the phone , help plz

  • rajiv

    I have Firmware version- 2.1
    Baseband Version- i570EDXJC2
    can i follow your guide for my baseband version.

  • akzouu

    Hey, I am going to use this guide, before it I’d like to know is the official firmware valide to use this guide?
    My info about the phone:
    firmware version: 2.1-update1
    Baseband version: 570EXXJC1
    Build number: ECLAIR.XXJCF

    In addition, can I use LkMod-2_5_1-PDA.7z for this guide?
    Am I right that it is possible to flash, if needed from original firmware to that firmware where is the link in this guide? If somebody guide me lots of thanks. I think that there are plenty of people who would need this information as some people have asked so far.

  • spyros

    hi,
    thanks a lot for your guide,can you make a guy for apps to sd also? :)

  • http://TechChase.in Ashish

    I am having firmware I570EDDJC5 with Kernel ver.6.29 shun.cho@SE-S605#2 is it ok to update with lower LeshaK’s Kernel version 2.2?

  • b.

    thanks, worked as a charm even on Windows7 x64!

    • Huh

      Even in Windows 7 64 bit? Shut up, I can’t even get Windows 7 to identify the phone. I had to use XP to update to 2.1.

  • Tarun

    Hi,

    I have Spica with Leshak kernel:

    Kernel Version: 2.6.29
    leshak@i5700-dev7 #105

    I am trying to get my phone unlocked (removing NUC lock)
    But, vendor said due to phone being with diff kernel he is not able to get it done.

    Ques:
    1. As i have Super User access, can i do it myself and how?
    2. If not, then can i get the original kernel back and how?

    any suggestions or pointers are appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Tarun

  • Mohammed Ashfaq

    Dears,
    I am using Samsung Spica with following version.
    Firmware Version
    1.5
    Baseband Version
    i5700JXIL2
    kernal version
    2.6.27
    Bulid Number
    CUPCAKE.JPIL3

    please could you please guide me to update new firmware. I am based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I Bought this mobile 3 month back.

    Thanks in advance.

  • shane

    model number GT-15700
    firmware version 2.1-update1
    baseband i570EXXJC1
    Kernal version 2.6.29 root@SE-S611 #2
    build number ECLAIR.XXJCD

    How do i root that

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  • zviki

    Everybody can update,no mater which firmware you have.For apps2sd go into menu-samdroid tools-apps2sd setting and enable apps2sd (you can enable dalvik too).Apps will be moved to sd after some time…

  • zviki

    Link for spica firmwares (depending on the country where you live):
    http://samsung-firmware.webs.com/WEBPROTECT-samsungandroidi5700.htm

  • rawnal

    hey! i’ll install that lesha’s kernel and do I need format the sd card as fat32 & ext2 for use app2sd?

  • Grrr

    Excellent guide, it worked for me! Before root, my phone was updated from 1.6 to 2.1 at a Samsung service center in Thailand.

    Firmware version: 2.1-update 1
    Baseband version: i570EDXJC2
    Kernel version: 2.6.29 — chad.lee@SE-S604 #2
    Build number: ECLAIR.DXJC4

    I rooted using a Macbook Pro running Windows 7 in Boot Camp, Odin won’t connect to the phone in VMWare Fusion.

    • Meeran

      I am also unable to update via VMWare Fusion, as Odin COM port mapping is not recognized !!

  • graham

    my phone is GT i5700
    firmware 2.1 update 1
    baseband i570edajd1
    kernel 2.6 29 chad.lee@se-s604 #2
    build # eclair.dajd2

    I am in Manila, Philippines.
    I cannot get online, the browser wont load any URL’s, although Wi-Fi works ok.
    I believe this was a Globe phone.

    Has this been rooted already? Can I root it?

    Graham

  • sachin

    Is this applicable for official release of Eclair 2.1?
    My spec is
    Baseband: i570EDDjC5
    Kernel: 2.6.29 shun.cho@SE-S605 #2
    Build no: ECLAIR.DDjC5
    Location: India(Starhub for APN)
    Thanks in advance for the help,

  • sachin

    Is this applicable for official release of Eclair 2.1?
    My spec is
    Baseband: i570EDDjC5
    Kernel: 2.6.29 shun.cho@SE-S605 #2
    Build no: ECLAIR.DDjC5
    Location: India
    Thanks in advance for the help

  • hitesh

    hi…

    i have already upgraded to JC5 thru samsung service centre.

    I am following your guide & odin detects my phone on com31. But, once i start flashing, theres no activity. Odin status shows setup connection & apart from that there is no moment. I tried many other things but odin will not proceed.

    Any idea?

  • graham

    Great instructions, all made very clear.
    I have a problem though, I can’t get Odin to detect my spica even though it’s shown in device manager.

    Has anybody got an answer to this please?

    my phone is GT i5700
    firmware 2.1 update 1
    baseband i570edajd1
    kernel 2.6 29 chad.lee@se-s604 #2
    build # eclair.dajd2

    Graham

    • alex

      how can u do the 1st step i dont know how to put it my sd root… how can i find my sd root? tnx

  • Dr. Uday

    I am not able to connect my Galxy spica android 1.5 to my laptop.
    I want to take contact back up.
    But after connecting device, message comes “device is unsupported”

  • wahid

    What a wonderful and excellent tutorial. I made it easily with your brilliant guide. Just a litte bit problem after rooted, many of my previous applications which was working well now are forced close. Even some small aplication like k9 or launcher. Could you please help me why and how to fix it? Or should I unroot it? But how?
    Thanks.

  • SAHIL

    I have Firmware version- 2.1
    Baseband Version- i570EDDJC5
    can i follow your guide for my baseband version and please tell me which baseband version is latest and suitable for root by leshak and where did i find it……

  • Naeem Akhtar

    Hi Please help.
    My Spica firmware version is i570EDDJC5
    I have rooted my spica successfully using LeshaK’s kernel 2.02 from using this guide
    But I don’t see any SamdroidTools icon in app drawer. There is only Superuser Whitelist icon in app drawer.
    1. How to get SamdroidTools icon?
    2. where to get update.zip file which is used in Recovery? Because when i try to download it from Recovery I get nothing.
    3. Also when I install Live wallpapers and go to Home screen and browse wallpapers list I don’t find Live wallpapers there in the list?

    Now My spica’s firmware is:

    Baseband version : i570EDDJC5
    Kernel version : 2.6.29 leshak@i5700-dev7 #65
    Build number : Leshak’s Kernel v.LK2.01.1

    Please help its urgent because my phone is running out of internal memory, apps2sd is required. Also I need Live wallpapers.

  • sam

    hi, i followed the steps and all seemed to work fine until after it reset it doesn’t get past the samdroid loading page. Is it bricked? what should i do?

    • Sam Singh

      There is nothing to worry. Just boot into recovery and do a factory reset, ie, wipe cache and data.

  • Benoit_dono

    How do you proceed with this guide if your Spica already has 2.1?

  • hoononai

    why is the odin multidownloader still setting up the connection with the phone?! 5Mins has pass and its still the same!any idea what is wrong?

  • ryebert

    Thank you so much for this step by step guide in rooting spica. The images helped a lot for newbies like me, specially those who are not that so tech savvy (both in the android and PC programs). I followed every step to the letter including the steps needed (adb and the samsung android), and voila – I have a rooted spica as of last night.

    I will await your promise: “…Soon I will come up with a guide on configuring and using apps2sd on Spica…”

    Again, thanks for helping this newbie.

    • alex

      how can u do the 1st step i dont know how to put it my sd root… how can i find my sd root? tnx

  • Wahid

    Thanks for the guiding… much appreciated and more helping rather than going to Samsung Center… LOL,
    I wonder if somebody else has the same problem with me, after rooting and install M900 wifi tether, my wifi does not start anymore, it always “unable to start wifi”.
    Please share with me how to solve this case.
    Thanks

  • Steven

    Frimware version – 2.1-update1
    Baseband version – i570EXXJC1
    Kernel version – 2.6.29 root @SE-S611 #2
    Build number – ECLAIR.XXJCD

    IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO DO THE ABOVE.

    thanks

  • ashlesh

    Some steps might be missing in this guide I could connect my phone and it got detected but when I started the process in(clicking start in the odin) it is not connecting and even after waiting for an hour nothing happened and I have to disconnect my phone and if I connect it again it is not even connecting

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  • Nikita

    Can i follow your guide if my firmware is : i570EXXJC1 (updated with PC studio automatically).

    Ps: really nice guide dude !!

  • arif kadir

    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 87

    that appears whenever i click start on odin :( help please

  • nihal

    Dear sir,
    I have upgraded this one, but unfortunately I can’t hear in-call voice. and applications are not installed on sd card please help me to clear the problem or please tell me how to remove & downgrade to old one.
    thanks in advance.

  • alex

    someone help me is this safe to be rooted? firmware version 2.1-update1

    Baseband version i570edajd1

    kernel version 2.6.29

    chad.lee@SE-s604 #2

    build number ECLAIR.DAJD2

    (pls someone help me to fix this, i really want to root my fon and put some cool stuffs… please………… tnx in advance……….. pls message me for info..

  • Sebastian

    Hi, I wonder if it works with Basband version: i570EXXJC1?
    I would be pleased for a replie :-)

    • spica user

      i had the exact baseband version and you and i rotted my phone with succes

  • cas

    does you have method root access and upgrading to froyo for samsung galaxy 5 (GT i5503) ? if you had it please post it. thanks.

    • itsjame

      Dear sir, I also need to upgrade my Samsung Galaxy GT-I5503 to Android 2.2(Froyo) from Android 2.1…. Kindly anyone help please..

  • zeyad

    i did wat u said….i am still waiting more than 1 hour….help plz

    • james

      remove the battery of your phone pone and go back to step 1

      • talha

        i repeat the step 1 many time but no response …………..n sometime after 2 secs windows encounter a problem ……..help plz …………..thanks in advance

  • http://www.niktrix.in nicky

    How to tether Samsung Galaxy Spica I5700
    Model Number – GT-I5700
    Firmware Version – 2.1-Update-1
    Baseband Version – I570EXXJC1
    Kernel Version 2.6.29 root@SE-S610 #2
    …Build Number Eclair.XXJCE

    i want to do Usb tethering like EasyTether does

    Easyther is working fine but its has limitation in freeware version that we can not open SSl websites

  • khalid

    after updatin ma phone s proper but i lost market application ……….ma phone sw samsung galaxy spica can u plz help me hw 2 get it back…..plz soon

  • harsh

    PLZ HELP
    i got stuck up at the process of applying any zip from SD.
    i select LK-02-1 update.zip then an errror comes like
    E: error in install_busybox.sh (status 65280)
    E: failure at line 21: run_program PACKAGE : install_busybox.sh
    Installation aborted.

    what to do now…plz help

    • hateem

      same happened with me, any luck fixing urz?

  • thirukumaran

    What is LK2-02-1_update.zip used for?

    I found a new verison of i5700_LK2-02_PDA.zip

    http://forum.samdroid.net/f55/lk2-08-original-firmwares-root-new-superuser-wifi-tether-bb-12-07-2010-a-1193/

    If i use i5700_LK2-08_PDA.7z do i need LK2-02-1_update.zip?

    My current phone is
    Basband version i570EDDJC5
    Kernel version 2.6.29 shun.cho@SE-S605 #2
    Build number ECLAIR.DDJC5

    • tarun

      i have the same firmware so can i use this process to root ???

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  • David

    Hi all,

    I have a Samsung Galaxy PORTAL i.e. the same phone but in the UK. Atm I have:

    Model No: GTI5700
    Firmware version: 2.1-update1
    Baseband version: i570EXXJC1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.29 root@SE-S610 #2
    Build no: ECLAIR.XXJD2

    Can I still use the above method or is it different? Also, I have problems extracting the i5700_LK2-02_PDA.zip file, get error saying:

    ! C:\Users\David\Downloads\i5700_LK2-02_PDA.zip: The archive is either in unknown format or damaged

    using winrar.

    Would appreciate help!

    David

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  • klebedaja

    I’ve tried with jc1 and i stucked at connection thing in odin, so i’ve pulled out a battery. So concluded jc1 not working. Then i first flashed to latest firmware from samsung firmwares, I570EXXJH7. Then i’ve flashed with i5700_LK2-08_PDA.tar and LK2-02-1_update.zip, and lately i’ve flashed i5700_Froyo_cm-6.1_update.zip. It works just fine for me. Wish you all the luck.

    • Proton

      Post the link to benefit us.

  • dan

    worked for me

    but had many issues at start but what worked when I followed your guide but i made sure to turn off all that ker and pc studio stuff, and it worked

    before root
    Model Number – GT-I5700
    Firmware Version – 2.1-Update-1
    Baseband Version – I570EXXJC1
    Kernel Version 2.6.29 root@SE-S610 #2
    …Build Number Eclair.XXJCE

  • xD_avid

    having the phone as this image I have it in version 2.2 of android?

    http://cloud.addictivetips.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/phonestatus.png

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  • Alpesh Surti (Surat)

    Nothing to do for this, just go in samsung Authorized service center and asked him about your problem they shawl your problem within a minute. Trust me. Thnx

  • Leslie

    If I were to not want this anymore how would I be able to get rid of it? Would i just go on the SD card and remove the .zip file?

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

      No, the file copied to the SD card is used for installation. Once installed, removing that file won’t remove the installation. You will have to find another kernel like the stock kernel and install that to get the device back to the way it was.

  • FilipD

    HELP, I THINK I BRICKED MY PHONE WHEN THE PHONE IS STARTING UP IT COMES SOME SAMDROID.NET SHIT, IT LOADS, THEN ITS JUST THE SAME SCREEN ALL THE TIME!

  • Jurko

    Hi
    can someone help me? i cant connect my phone in download mode to PC. I try it in another PC but it doesnt connect.
    Mobile phone info:
    firmware version: 2.1-update1
    Baseband version: i570EXXJC1
    Build number: ECLAIR.XXJCF
    Kernel version: 2.6.29 root@SE-S610 #2

    If you know how to repair it pls send email to juraj.tomecek7@gmail.com thx :)

  • pedro

    HI,

    I’m doing all the steps as they are mentioned but when I get to the Odin step, I execute Odin as admin. (OK!), I load OPS (OK!), I load PDA (i5700_LK2-02_PDA.tar) (ok) but when I press RESET the PDA field is cleared again and in the space where it was to be the 1 (COM 5) in yellow, nothing!!!

    What am I doing wrong???

    Thanks.

    pedro, Portugal

  • siddique

    @pedro….press start button instead of reset

    If downloading bar does not start to fill after pressing the START button in odin(at least a minute) …..try getting battery out and restart the process.

  • Chris

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…

    Just stays like this for minutes and does nothing, restarted from step 1 many times and have redownloaded everything many times.

    • Nosherwan Huma

      Same here! :S

      • Mike

        Just go back to step 1.

  • Dan

    Whenever I turn my phone on now I get the image that says Samdroid.net official partner etc.
    There’s a grey progress bar, but it just loads that bar and does nothing else.

    Have a destroyed my phone? :(

  • fille

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…
    wtf? please help!

  • DC

    did exactly as stated but ended up..

    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…

    waited but nothing happen, So how long must i wait, restarted from step 1 many times and have redownloaded everything many times.

    pls help urgent..

    many tks
    Danny

  • Kazmerx

    Help Me Please! my phone always start in recovery mode what is it ? Help Me Please!

  • Bleh

    Is this guide possible on android 1.5?

    • Sam Singh

      Bleh  Yes it is possible, i used android 1.5 with this guide.
      Now it is upgraded to Android 2.2

  • Dan

    OMFG thank you <3 <3 <3
    worked
    Galaxy portal on three

    • Peter

      I i am afraid that i have Bricked my divice,it get suck at the samdroid.net screen… how did you manage to recover yourse?

      regards peter

  • Louis

    Fantastic guide and works an absolute treat. Thank you.

  • scorsam69

    for those who think their phones are bricked :

    your phone is not destroyed you can recover it by using “odin”
    the same happened with but now its ok

    here is the link
    http://www.londatiga.net/it/samsung-i5700-galaxy-spica-android-2-1-flashing-guide/

    for more help drop a comment at scorsam69.blogspot.com

  • Alex

    whilst in odin, i click on the PDA button and it comes up with an explorer, when i click in the folder that contains the file necessary the root with kernel PDA one, it doesnt show up? need help….. please?

  • Alex

    sorry, got it wrong. whats really wrong is that is a zip. file and not a tar. is that important?

    • spile

      unzip the file, tar is in it

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  • Daniel

    Help pls. Odin does NOT sence my COM and Spica.
    Got spica running in download mode. Tried the process over and over many times.
    PLs help very urgent> TKS

  • Daniel Phillips

    Hi I manged to follow all steps correctly and flash and root my phone but i can no longer download anything from the app market, is there a way of fixing this?

  • Emil

    Great guide, thx alot!!

  • Mike

    CRAPCRAPCRAPCRAP.

    Im Mike, Im 15, Im dumb as hell, and once I tryed to apply any zip from SD, my phone found no file in which I put onto the root of my phone earlier. Now my phone just loads up with the blue samdroid.net loading screen but just freezes once the loading bar is full. Any ideas?

    • xxx

      root ur phone one more time using tis same guide.

  • maqui

    yepee!!!!!!!!!!!!… i got it men.. tnx lot..

  • spicafan

    Hi!

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/828/spicaroot.jpg/

    One Click Root for Spica !

    Tested, Working.

    MD5: 08bd16addbd61e366cb4b990cde092af

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GJXYSLGF
    http://hotfile.com/dl/128851792/0846562/galaxy_spica_root_v1.0.zip.html
    http://www.uploadking.com/QEVXJSZ9TY
    http://www.uploadhere.com/VRKRZ1MZZ5
    http://depositfiles.com/en/files/378x7c5wo

    !!! IMPORTANT !!!
    Do not use spaces in the folder name where you unpacked this program.
    !! IMPORTANT !!!

    1. Run Galaxy Spica OneClick Root 1.0.exe as administrator.
    2. Click Root button, and wait 5-10 sec…
    3. Enjoy!!!

  • Shaun

    Thanks so much, nice work guys. :D

  • Samender Singh

    for those who think their phones are bricked :

    your phone is not destroyed you can recover it by using “odin”
    the same happened with me but now everything is under control and my phone is stable

    here is the link:
    http://www.londatiga.net/it/samsung-i5700-galaxy-spica-android-2-1-flashing-guide/

    if you need any help contact me : maple.syrupc54@gmail.com
    http://ssingh313.blogspot.com/

  • RAJESH J V

    My mobile is SAMSUNG GT I 5700 all message I wonder please

  • andronesia

    Hi, just stoppin by
    some say that using windows 7 to root android device may fail
    use windows xp to root, many succeed

  • John

    hey I need help for some reason Odin wont recognize my android phone I have a samsung galaxy Spica firmware is 2.1
    basebandversion i570edXJC2
    Kernel version 2.6.29 chad.lee@SE-S604 #2
    Buildnumber ECLAIR.DXJC4

    GT-I5700

    PLEASE help for some reason I did everything it says but when I put my phone on download mode and do everything that it tells me to do in ODIN well lets just say that Odin never detects my phone its like I didnt even plug it in my laptop pls help ty

  • youssef nour

    thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks maaaan
    worked great

  • kkrisztian

    After I take my phone in download mode and in Odin I click to Start this message appeared “Please connect phone” but my phone is already connected. What can I do now? Please help and sorry for my bad english.

  • andrew656

    hi, i have upgraded my phone to andorid 2.1 with firmware JE1 but it is not  very good (i haven´t live wallpapers…) so i want this … please, can i upgrade my phone another time with this guide ? i have Phone: i5700XXIK1 , thank you

  • fajar

    Hello… what I wanna ask is, COM number on “COM port mapping” label is must be 5 or not? Or just follow the default based on aou device? (my device default COM number is 13)

  • Tiklu Ganguly

    Great post. Just was been able to install the staff. Initially I was also stuck at “setup connection…”. The only thing I needed to do was restart the process once more. That is close odin. Remove the phone from usb. restart the phone once. And then again restart it in download mode. etc. etc. And the thing just worked. Now I have rooted the phone successfully. Also the phone feels much faster now. Thanks a lot for the great post.

  • Billy

    my phone is not being found by odin HELP :(

  • Twan

    Works like a charm! Thanx for this explendid guide.

  • andrew656

     Hi guys, I have Samsung Galaxy Spica (Phone: i5700XXIK1). I flashed it 6 months ago with firmware JE1 to android 2.1. Can I do this root with my phone ? With wich firmware ? Thanks.

  • Naufal

    if when I download requires an internet connection?

  • Nikhilesh

    Successfully updated my Spica after lots of retires.

    Phone details:
    Model Number – GT-15700
    Firmware version – 2.1-update1
    Baseband Version – i570EDDJC5
    Kernal Version – 2.6.29 shun.cho@SE-S605 #2
    Build Number – ECLAIR.DDJC5

    Thinks that I tried to get rid of the connection problem.
    - Make sure Kies is not running. In the task manager kill Kies and Kies tray agent
    - For the samsung “Downloading…” screen make sure phone is not connected to usb
    - Before running Odin, make sure phone is not connected.
    - Ran Odin as administrator and in Window XP SP2 compatibility mode. I was on Win7 64 bit
    - Connected phone after started odin. check if it detects the phone or not. Also check In device manager that both samsung drivers are shown.
    - Now start the upgrade and it will work :)

  • Marissa

    good morning, i went to repair cellphone last night to unlock my samsung GT15007 but something happened to my cell they can not reboot my cellphone and reset the root according to them. what will i do to reset the root and to unlock my cellphone? thank you for responding. God bless

  • gad

    hey guys…… i encounter big problem with my samsung spica… I went to dev tool and went to pointer location and check its under (something set pointer etc..) suddenly my phone hangs and restart and i see pattern on my screen like a cross line and then it hangs and restart and so on i cannot open already my phone… what should i do? i need your help guys thank you… can you email me your answer guys at gadreel123@yahoo.com.. GODBLESS!!!