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How To Root Samsung Captivate Glide On Android 2.3 Gingerbread

The QWERTY keypad equipped Samsung Captivate Glide gets rooted! The root method comes in from XDA-Developers forum member CarpeNoctem along with lambgx02 who provided the Carrier IQ free kernel (by Rogers) and the insecure kernel and the Rogers rooted ROM, and ardatdat who provided the rooted ROM and the overclocked kernel. The root will work for both the AT&T Captivate Glide and for Rogers as well. Read on for instructions and more on how you can root your Samsung Captivate Glide.

Please do note, that if you’re on Rogers, your kernel is already CarrierIQ Free, in which case you will not have to flash the CarrierIQ free kernel on way to rooting your device. So how can you root your Captivate Glide? captivate-glide-root Here’s how.

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



  1. To begin, put your phone into download mode (Turn off the phone, press volume UP and keeping the button pressed, press the power button. A screen should ask you if you want to continue – press volume up to confirm) and launch ODIN.
  2. If you’re on AT&T, hit the PDA button, and select the .tar kernel extracted from the CarrierIQ free kernel zip file or the OC’d version of it.
  3. Connect the device to the PC and once it is detected in ODIN, hit the Start button.
  4. After the phone reboots, put it in download mode again. If the flashing failed, try flashing this insecure kernel.
  5. Now it’s time to flash the rooted AT&T or Rogers ROM depending on your carrier of course. Run ODIN and hit the PDA button selecting the .tar ROM once extracted.
  6. Hit the Start button and this will begin flashing the ROM on your device.
  7. Now after the phone has rebooted, run the Market and make sure you have the latest version of Superuser installed and that su is updated.

That’s it! Your captivate guide should be permanently rooted now. You can now enjoy apps that require root privileges and if you want more that just apps, try installing a custom recovery for flashing ROMs and other zip packages. For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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  • Jenn Liles

    odin gets stuck after NAND write start