July 28, 2014

International Galaxy S Root Method Works on U.S. Versions

Samsung’s Galaxy S line is sure to be a winner, with 1Ghz processors and beautiful Super AMOLED screens. The only thing that could make it better is the ability to gain root access without jumping through a bunch of hoops. Well, it appears that our friends across the pond may be able to help with that. LeshaK, a Russian developer from Samdroid, has successfully rooted the international version (i9000) of the Galaxy S with a simple procedure, and the guys over at XDA Developers have managed to port it over to the American varieties of the Galaxy S.

The process seems to be quite painless, as all it takes is flashing an update.zip file. Pretty easy, right? They can confirm that this works with the Captivate (AT&T) and the Vibrant (T-Mobile), and should work with the Epic 4G (Sprint) and the Fascinate (Verizon) upon launch.

A custom Rom has already been made by Paul O’Brian of MoDaCo for the i9000, but has yet to be tested on any of the U.S. models. Although Sammy has promised official Froyo for all, it seems the hackers of the Android community may beat them to it.

Thanks to AndroidAndMe for the tip.