How To: Root the Samsung Vibrant / Captivate

I. Before You Begin

1. Download and install Microsoft .Net 4 Framework.

2. Download and install the Samsung Drivers.

II. Root the Phone

1. On the phone, hit Menu then go to Settings > Applications > Development and make sure USB Debugging is checked ON.

2. Download the One Click Rooting program for your specific phone and extract it to somewhere on your computer.

Samsung Captivate One Click Root

Samsung Vibrant One Click Root

3. Connect the phone via USB cable to your computer.

4. Right click the AT&T Captivate One Click Root.exe/T-Mobile Vibrant One-Click Root.exe file and select Run As Administrator

5. A command prompt window will appear, simply follow the instructions in the command prompt and you’re all set.

III. (Optional) Load a Custom ROM

1. Head over to our How To Load a Custom ROM on the Samsung Vibrant/Captivate procedure.

Big thanks to TGA_Gunnman for his one click rooting program!

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  • TGA_Gunnman

    Updated the One-Click Root to include unroot as well. You can get them from XDA

    • TGA_Gunnman,

      Great work on the program! I have the latest version linked here and it has the unroot option you added built in.
      Let me know if you would like me to change anything about the procedure.

      • Cev2387

        The Drivers take forever to install. I have been waiting at least an hour now and almost half way. I could not even take the path you took to get to the setup. I never even found the setup.exe file.

    • kman

      I’ve tried to run it on my vibrant… update.zip downloads to the phone ok and reboots into recovery mode.
      On menu, I have apply sdcard:update.zip, which i highlight then hit main button (power button does nothing)
      Get message install from sdcard…
      finding update package…
      opening update package…
      installing update…
      assert faile: getprop(……… bunch of stuff in yellow
      Red text follows:
      e:error in /sdcard/update.zip
      (status 7)
      Installation aborted.

      Any suggestions?

  • romedroid

    My market is borked after rooting. Still doesn’t work after unrooting. WTF? Help?

    • Romedroid,

      Post in the forum under Samsung Galaxy S and be more specific than borked lol

      • Czsimbulan

        Mine worked fine and I was able to get the superuser permission however it was still blocking all the games /apps thats not bought in the market? how come i can’t install any of the apps/games to my phone? please help.

        • Trackingdog

          Same problem!! Rooted my Captivate super easy but now want to load apps not from the market and it wont let me says “For security, your phone is set to block………no sourced in android market.

        • Trackingdog

          Same problem!! Rooted my Captivate super easy but now want to load apps not from the market and it wont let me says “For security, your phone is set to block………no sourced in android market.

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  • TGA_Gunnman

    Hello Unlockr,

    If you want you can add the I9000 to the list. It will do 2.1 root and unroot but 2.2 JP2 root only. 2.2 is not a supported firmware and to root JP3 is out of the scope of my simple app. Rooting to 2.2 JP3 is a larger process using Oden and Unrooting from JP1,2 or 3 would involve using Oden and going back to stock firmware.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=742403

  • King Breezy

    Mines says cant open /sdcard/update.zip what should i do

    • Terrell

      I’m getting the same error when i try to do this

      • Johnny

        I was getting this also. Once I set USB debugging and unmounted it went fine. Seems if you set USB mount then it does not work. This is stated in the video but very briefly and I missed it twice before I caught it.

  • cnote

    Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!

  • So I followed the steps and when I selected reinstall packages its said that it could find update.zip
    so I rebooted the phone and now I can get the 1 click root to even talk to the phone.
    Phone is still fully operational, I’ve tried rebooting it still same. I checked to make sure USB debugging is on, and it is. It’s like the phone isn’t responding to 1 click root anymore.

    Any thoughts?

    • oh, and its the Captivate if that matters..

      • Johnny

        After the reboot you will more than likey have to set your USB debugging back on and do not select USB mount.

  • Nate

    Is it possible to do this using a Mac? Please say yes….

    • Nate,

      Unfortunately the program is for Windows only I believe. No boot camp on your mac? Or a friend with a Windows PC you could use real quick (only takes 10 minutes then you dont need a computer again).

  • Skilz

    From my understanding, this root method does not unlock the bootloader, which means you do not void the warranty. My question is, what are the pros and cons of unlocking the bootloader, besides the fact that you void the warranty (i dont really care about my warranty).

  • TGA_Gunnman

    For those of you having issues with the update.zip not being found this is because adb could not find your device to xfer the file over to it. Make sure your drivers in windows are setup correctly. Open up a CMD window in my directory. Open my directory and hold down SHIFT and right click mouse and choose open command window here.
    Then type “adb devices” if your device does not come back then your drovers are not setup correctly.

    There is another method on XDA that just was written. Its an app for your phone that will root you but it is still being tested and does not unroot.

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  • @TGA_Gunnman, I re-installed the samsung / windows drivers and was then successfuly at getting root!!
    Thanks a million!! ok that I add all this to my own blog?

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  • ralamar

    thanks for all the hard work that went into this. it was the easiest thing i’ve done in long time. followed video and instructions to a tee. now i can tether with a 5mb download speed (not bad at all!) and got rid of all the annoying bloatware.

    cheers!

  • daymond

    i am getting an error message of “unable to find a version of the runtime to run this application” and i cant go any further any ideas

    • daymond,

      Update the version of Java and .net framework on your computer… Google them.

  • Vibrant Newb

    Can you unroot with 1 Click if it was rooted with a different method?

  • PortScanner

    rooted my Captivate today. worked brilliantly! i have had no issues market and all apps still work properly. One Click Root is awesome. Thanks so much M8!

  • Patricio

    We all waiting for CM6 to be release for are Galaxy S, but in the mean time I found this amazing app ( One Click Lag Fix ) they will make your phone much more faster and they will fix the lag. Before I apply the changes my vibran score on Quadrant was 800 now the score is 2000+ I am really happy. I never thought possible that simple app could leave my phone so fast.

    This app will:
    Root you Vibrant or Captivate
    Ext2 tool
    One Click lag fix
    Space Checker
    and more

    Please guys let me know your score on Quadrant before and after

  • Eric

    i did the one click root for my samsung captivate but now i have no network connectivity

  • cool

    I also had problem with no update.zip found. I downloaded update.zip and placed it at the internal card root, re-ran one click root, and it works. Hope this helps.

    Cool

  • Nishant

    I am very much new to Android OS. I am from India and just bought Samsung Vibrant from US.
    After very much googling for root mobile and (wi fi / bluetooth) Tethering i came to this page.

    This page is very informative now i understand that its very much easy to root the mobile. But one thing to ask u guys. Is it necessary to LOAD CUSTOM ROM ? As per i know custom rom is the Operating System which is already installed in our gadget. ? Without it can’t we use wifi/bluetooth tethering? Tethering and Remove preloaded application is my main criteria.

    Pls. guide me friends ?

    • Nishant

      Pls. guide me for the above issue.

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  • jarvis

    how do you unroot samsung vibrant??

    • Nishant

      simply follow the method mentioned on this page.

  • Terrell

    How exactly do I put this file on the root of the internal card? Thanks for the help in advance.

  • TGA_Gunnman

    Check XDA, I have a MAC version and I have updated Superuser and busybox.

    TheUnlockr can you update your post if you have time?

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=739304

  • TGA_Gunnman

    Also there are not separate versions anymore, the new version supports. Vibrant, Captivate, I9000 and I9000M from the same app.

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  • Matt

    does this void the warranty of the captivate?

    • Matt,

      Please click on Wireless 101 at the top of the site, then Android 101 then on the Rooting, Jailbreaking, and Unlocking guide and it will explain everything.

  • nick

    so all the galaxy s models have eclair.if i root my captivate now would i have to unroot it when 2.2 comes out?

  • Robert

    Hy I would like to know if the captivate must be conected to de pc after the rooting ond the pc has finished. I mean when y have to select reintal packages on the phone, the phone must stay conected, disconected?

    thnaks.

  • chris

    it says my phone is now being restarded but its not restarting at all

  • chris

    ok i restarted it myself then redid process and it worked!!

  • mike

    Hey when i download the net framework 4 setup it says blocking issues, You must install the 32-bit Windows Imaging Component (WIC) before you run Setup…well when i go to download this it gives me a bunch of files..here they are……..wic_x86_chs.exe
    wic_x86_deu.exe
    wic_x86_enu.exe
    wic_x86_esn.exe
    wic_x86_fra.exe
    wic_x86_ita.exe
    wic_x86_jpn.exe
    wic_x86_nld.exe
    wic_x86_ptb.exe
    wic_x86_rus.exe……and they all come up error messages when downloaded…..if you know anything please email me…my names mike and my email is trueheartedcwby@aol.com, thank you so much

  • Hayden

    will somebody please help me i rooted my phone with the one click thing and it worked great and then i installed a ROM and now i cant get off the rom i hit unroot and its still runnning the rom and i tried hitting factory reset in the recovery mode and installing the normal update.zip but nothing happened its still stuck on the Hybrid rom somebody please help me thank you.

  • Hayden

    can somebody please post the rom that comes with the captivate when you purchase it

  • Jonovan

    My phone wont reboot into recovery mode, not sure why but ive followed all the steps above, any ideas?

  • stuckers

    Are there any updated drivers for the Samsung? I downloaded the drivers that were linked and my computer goes to install them, but ends up saying that it cannot install the drivers.
    Dell Inspiron Windows Vista 64.

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  • Rico

    my phone did not reboot in recovery mode when i clicked the one click root. also i do no get the screen when i plug my phone to my pc that tests the samsung drivers.

    help

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  • Hao

    I have T-mobile Vibrant with 3 key locked, and I followed all the instruction to root it and install a new rom. I used the “enter recovery mode” function provided by “ROM Manager”.

    My problem is, in the step of “choose a zip file from SD card” in recovery mode, it displays internal storage’s directory instead of SD card’s.

    I found that the update.zip is located in the root of internal storage’s directory and is missing in SD card. I tried to fix it by copying update.zip to SD card and it didn’t work. Then I tried to copy the ROM file to the root of internal storage, I can find the ROM in “choose a zip file” this time. However, when I installed the ROM, it freezed at “installing” with 0% of the process bar. I waited for about 10 minutes and removed the battery. The phone booted into the T-mobile’s ROM.

    What should I do to correct the SD card directory?

    Please help! Thanks!

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  • Pixbuf

    I was able to root my Captivate with no problem. The instructions are quite clear. I got the little Superuser Permission app icon. However, I don’t know what to do now. I wanted to uninstall apps that I don’t want, like AT&T Navigate, but I don’t have the uninstall option for that app in Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications. How do I get rid of it for good?

    Also, is it safe to keep the phone rooted all the time? Would it be better to unroot it when I don’t need root access? (I’m a Linux user (although I ran the rooting in Windows) and I never run apps as root because safety is a big concern.)

    Thanks for helping this Android newbie.

    • 1. Its a bit of a command line adventure to remove apps you don’t want one at a time. The best way to go is flash a custom recovery image then use it to flash a custom rom (the custom roms have speed tweaks and crappy att apps removed etc.)

      2. Unlike with root access on a regular linux system, we root and install a separate app called Superuser Permissions. What that program does is notify you if anything asks for root access then you have to give it permissions to allow the app to use root otherwise it blocks it. So no worries about leaving it rooted.

    • Kenforillo

      hey, i tryed all that but it wont work, can you get back to me at kenforillo@yahoo.com

    • Acollinsjr927

      In order to remove apps once the device is rooted, you have to go to the android market and search for “root uninstaller”. That will bring up a number of apps made specifically for that purpose.

      • Love2havefun6971

        If o root my captavait will it let the battery last longer and make it able to make the ringer louder please email me any one and let me know love2havefun6971@yahoo.com please help me

  • Ckenares

    I click samsung vibrant one click root and i get a blank page plz help

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  • Jsmaloney07

    i have a vibrant when i click to put in revocery mode it does nothing to my phone? how do i get it to go to recovery mode?

    • Danameizsebas

      hold the volume up/down and at the same time hold the power button until u c a yellow android

    • Danameizsebas

      hold the volume up/down and at the same time hold the power button until u c a yellow android

  • Alanchm

    Everything went well for my Captivate, until “reinstall packages”…it said “E:signature verification failed Installation aborted” why is that?

    • Any word on that? It did the same to me.

    • will

      That’s happened to me too…

    • will

      That’s happened to me too…

    • will

      That’s happened to me too…

    • Guioningram

      mine is doing the same thing

    • Guioningram

      mine is doing the same thing

    • Jonestile

      Just tried to root and had the same thing happen, has anybody heard of a fix for this?

    • Jonestile

      Just tried to root and had the same thing happen, has anybody heard of a fix for this?

    • Jonestile

      Just tried to root and had the same thing happen, has anybody heard of a fix for this?

    • Jonestile

      Just tried to root and had the same thing happen, has anybody heard of a fix for this?

    • Jonestile

      Just tried to root and had the same thing happen, has anybody heard of a fix for this?

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  • Hunterstiles

    will this work for 2.2

  • Anonymous

    I keep getting the following error when trying to drag anything onto my internal sd card:

    error 0x80070057 the parameter is incorrect

    I’ve been posting this in multiple forums and have not had any help yet. Please please please can somebody help me?

  • Missy Sippy

    This sucks!!! I’ve been trying to root my phone all day. It keeps telling me that the driver is unable to run on my pc. I have an updated windows vista pc and neither one of the drivers seem to work. Where do I go from here? Any suggestions? I just want a faster phone 🙁

  • Missy Sippy

    Never mind….I was trying to be precise and follow the video step by step!! THANKS!!

  • If you can’t get the drivers to work sometimes just trying a different computer is the easiest solution.

  • If you can’t get the drivers to work sometimes just trying a different computer is the easiest solution.

  • Ericcwallsshh

    hi, when i connect my vibrant to my computer, it does not install the drivers. What am I doing wrong? I have everything installed, ( net version 4, the driver software, and the one click root,..I also have debugging mode ON) What am I doing wrong? Please help, thanks

    • Robodawg

      make sure the USB port is one mounted directly on the motherboard, ie: backside of computer. I have read other reports similar to this and that was the suggestion that had the highest success rate.
      Hope it helps 🙂

  • Not sure, try a different USB port, or a different computer.

    • Splinterz91

      well, im having a similar problem. my brother and i both got the captivate, and i have already rooted mine last night and now im trying to do the same to his but with his phone , i cant get it to show up on the computer without mounting it like u said in the video.. if i remember correctly my went thru the process fine. but now that im working on a second one, it just is giving me trouble…the main problem is that the phone will not connect to the cmputer to transfer the update.zip without mounting it, so when i ignored the “do not mount” it gave me the insallation faliur aborting installation when i tried to reinstall the packages… any help?

  • Nat

    Can i still use this one click root on a Samsung Captivate that has the leaked 2.2 Froyo update installed on it?

    • Not sure, but it should technically work.

    • Not sure, but it should technically work.

    • Not sure, but it should technically work.

  • cbarnard

    I had my captivate rooted before, Last night I re flashed my OS to 2.2 from 2.1,

    Every update.zip I have loaded refuses to work including this one this is the error I get every time.
    “E:signature verification failed Installation aborted”

    It seems to me this doesn’t work with Fryo.

    Do we have any fixes for this?

  • Wait, the 2.2 update you tried to flash failed? or you managed to update to 2.2 and now every update.zip after fails?

    • Flaran

      I think he meant the latter. After I updated to Froyo on my Captivate it won’t work either 🙁

    • Flaran

      I think he meant the latter. After I updated to Froyo on my Captivate it won’t work either 🙁

  • Joshnunez1000

    I did everything right and when i try to reinstall the packages it says it aborts

  • Joshnunez1000

    I did everything right and when i try to reinstall the packages it says it aborts

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  • Robodawg

    Awesome, very easy to do!! I researched a lot of links and this was as straight forward and simple as it gets! HATS OFF TO YOU! thank you.
    Robodawg

  • Robodawg

    Awesome, very easy to do!! I researched a lot of links and this was as straight forward and simple as it gets! HATS OFF TO YOU! thank you.
    Robodawg

  • Jsobol12

    Thank you so much for the ‘how to’! This was so very helpful!!!

  • Factory reset the phone and start over.

  • Factory reset the phone and start over.

  • Smith30102

    Will this work on a fascinate?

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  • It might. Try it ance let us know.

  • I’d try factory resetting his phone.

  • dandan

    i love you man!

  • Ha welcome!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for great video.

      I have got T mobile simlock on my vibrant and to get it unlocked i have to root as far as i know. I have been trying for a long time till i got your video. But i have one and final problem though.

      It works fine till the blue cmd window appears press any key to continue but i cant see recovery mode on my device. I dont have SD card on my mobile. Do one has to have SD card for rooting?

      Any help would be appreciated. Or anything else i can do to remove T mobile lock??

      Thanks in advance.

      Regards,
      Jayendra

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  • Vicero2

    vicer2
    Please Help. Rooting a TMobile Valiant. When I click the one click root button, I get an error message as follows: Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue, the app will ignorre this error an attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the app will close immediately.

    I click continue and nothing happens. Can you suggest a ffix?
    Thank you.

    • Skilled_1

      I’m having the same issue. Please help.

    • Skilled_1

      I’m having the same issue. Please help.

  • Topbum

    I followed everything and when the reinstall packages ran on the phone, the bottom message read:
    “E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted”

    It didn’t work for me. Any suggestions for my Captivate on AT&T?
    Thanks

  • Gnelsonat

    Great Video…. may have had a problem though… (apologies in advance for my newbie-ism)… you commented “not to mount” so i left my sd card out… in reading further in different places, it appears that the root should be installed on the sd card? is this correct? My captivate IS rooted (super user app, successfully downloaded titanium backup and rom manager), and appears to be working…. however, when i turn the phone off & back on, it goes back to the recovery screen… i assume this is not normal…. should i be turning off a setting or something else?

  • crystal

    my captivate is in the system recovery. at the very bottom it says ‘installing muti-csc’ do i wait or reboot it ?

  • crystal

    my captivate is in the system recovery. at the very bottom it says ‘installing muti-csc’ do i wait or reboot it ?

  • www.teesteel2@aol.com

    I downloaded the sumsung drivers but you said i need to double click on setup.exc and its not there…im using a dell lap top with vista windows. It seem that everythings else is there but the setup , also once i downloaded the file i was on able to extract

  • Marqurl_mckay

    i did everything step by step and when i went to plug my vibrant into the computer it did not enter recovery mode please help

  • Christopher

    Awesome. No problems.

  • Teesteel2

    I went and install everything done the whole procedure only thing i recieved was the superuser icon..help me what went wrong…

    • Danameizsebas

      thats all u just need to install root-access applications through the markect

    • Danameizsebas

      thats all u just need to install root-access applications through the markect

  • Noelgrange

    yes im rooted

  • soo i have rooted my vibrant but now it wont turn on with out being plugged any plz help

  • soo i have rooted my vibrant but now it wont turn on with out being plugged any plz help

  • soo i have rooted my vibrant but now it wont turn on with out being plugged any plz help

  • Tylerj1234

    Brilliant. tried superoneclick root and was a pain in the ass. This method worked perfect…thank you. Just ran benchmark after one click lag fix and got 2350 on my captivate 🙂

  • Erikengstrand

    I cant find ”run as a administartor” ??? where is it??

  • Thomas

    This isn’t working for me i have the at&t samsung captivate

  • Thomas

    This isn’t working for me i have the at&t samsung captivate

  • Lagartijo7_39

    Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  • Itsworksgood

    rooting from this method worked beautifully on my vibrant on android 2.1, the later guide didnt work for me but this one did, i went back to the later guide for instructions on how to install wifi tether, and worked beautifully too

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  • Fix420

    i had vibrant 2.1 rooted…then updated to 2.2 froyo via kies mini.. and it took away root… but then tried rerooting via your process and it made it to the reboot page on my phone to reinstall packages and came up with E:signature verification failed Installation aborted”… i tried numerous times and it still wont take. could it be because of the 2.2 update? curious
    thanks…phil

  • Fix420

    i had vibrant 2.1 rooted…then updated to 2.2 froyo via kies mini.. and it took away root… but then tried rerooting via your process and it made it to the reboot page on my phone to reinstall packages and came up with E:signature verification failed Installation aborted”… i tried numerous times and it still wont take. could it be because of the 2.2 update? curious
    thanks…phil

    • Seattletype

      I have exactly the same issue.. any solution?

      • Es

        3rded

        Same issue

        • Redpy5

          Same. Looks like they need to create a new rooting process being that the signature isn’t verifying.

        • Redpy5

          Same. Looks like they need to create a new rooting process being that the signature isn’t verifying.

          • Gsharp2004

            5thed. Boned. =

          • Norbu

            6th bullzeye same problem i have spent many hours rerooting by many methods all unsuccessful

          • Keeperofconundrums

            7th Boned Hardcore 🙁

          • Jose diaz1

            8th i even tried to use the 2.2 roter for galaxy s I9000 but same error. i guess unable to reroot was the only down side in upgrading to android 2.2 (Froyo)

          • Gabriel

            Same!! 9th!!

          • I’m getting the same thing, here’s whats on my screen

            — Install from sdcard…
            Finding update package…
            Opening update package…
            Verifying update package…
            E:signature verification failed
            Installation aborted.

            Kept retrying…kept getting same thing….z4 doesn’t work either, not on the Samsung Galaxy S for Tmobile

            Any suggestions?

          • JCHOY

            @David Cogen   ^^^above link and meathod works well and easier

    • Jerms

      i had the same problem

    • Brk15

      Did you find a solution. I am on Vibrant with froyo KA6 .

    • SwayinFla

      Same here. Signature verification failed.

    • Ibrahim Dan Karami

       Now it works… i have posted something (Login as: Ibrahim Dan Karami)The line starts with “I now have a solution to all the problems on rooting… ”
      If it works for you please like the post 🙂
      Thanks
       

      • Macwhite1

        Hello Ibrahim, where is the link to your solution??  Maybe you just forgot?
        Thanks,

        Mac

      • Macwhite1

        Hello Ibrahim, where is the link to your solution??  Maybe you just forgot?
        Thanks,

        Mac

  • Jlitton02

    didnt work for me came up with an error plz help

  • MacBuckets

    I had no luck in several attempts with the Captivate-specific rooter here (wouldn’t write update.zip to the sd card), but first try with the “Galaxy-S-one-click-root-all-models” rooter (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=739304) worked right away.

    • Elam_email

      I used the Captivate rooter. Gave me the E: Signature verification failed installation aborted. I tried the Galaxy-S-one-click-root-all-models — same error.

    • Elam_email

      I used the Captivate rooter. Gave me the E: Signature verification failed installation aborted. I tried the Galaxy-S-one-click-root-all-models — same error.

  • BrianA

    I activated the USB Debugging, but when I plug in my Captivate to my PC, it shows no sign of it being connected other than it charging my phone. What did I do wrong?

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  • Suburbindifer05

    You are amazing thank you so much, was fastest root i have ever done, G1, Flipside, and Captivate are the 3 I have done, G1 took 3 hours, Flipside took 10 min, and this was done before your video was

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  • eli

    i have the superuser app but it says i dont have root access

  • Sue

    i followed the instructions above to root my samsung galaxy vibrant s firmware 2.2, and when i get to the
    recovery mode it doesn’t have reinstall packages so i just picked the second option about the sd card i hope
    that is correct and then followed the rest of the instructions. Still no luck rooting my phone if you can help me
    it will greatly appreciated.

  • Buckland Alaska

    The USB driver file requires one to pay $29.99.Is there another way to get updated USB drivers?

  • Vaughnirv

    I have a vibrant that i rooted a couple of months ago. A week or so after rooting i noticed that my usb connection was a bit off. If i unplugged the charger, the battery icon would look like i was still charging the phone. It would also look as if i was charging from my laptop if i was charging from a wall. Not sure if I should un-root the phone. Any suggestions

  • Naomi7112

    i got a rooted samsung vibrant. i have downloaded the needed files as listed above. but when i connect my phone my computer doesnt recognize that my phone is connected. what can i do to solve this problem

  • Mikehamilton

    it all worked good un untill it said the signiture was no good, did i miss something?

  • TaylorGroos

    I followed all the steps and I have the “superuser permission” app installed but my phone is still the same and nothing happens when i open the app. What did I do wrong?

  • Grandmastersilvist

    Does this work for the Samsung Galaxy Indulge R910? If so do you guys plan to try and root the R910?

  • Aaronjoe21

    Im pretty sure this method doesnt work once you’ve updated to 2.2 via samsung kies. is there another method?

  • Dorm

    does it also insert the clockworkmode?

  • A M Stewart810

    so if you have had your phone updated to 2.2 froyo, it won’t work?

  • Phoenixfour

    excelent!!! thanks. Worked!!
    Excelente!!! gracias. Funciono!!

  • Phoenixfour

    Android 2.1 vibrant version.. ok

  • Christine Clay

    Thanks soooo much I finally got it!!! I have the samsung captivate…. thanks!!

  • Rynemlet

    I tried this and my phone is not doing anything the green screen is just staying up not going to blue screen need help

  • Serge

    GREAT….thanks a lot,,, works 100% (samsung captivate)

  • Michael 46917

    i tried this method, but unfortunatly it diddnt work,, it actually booted into recovery, but the update.zip file did not come through, it just says “verification failed” everytime.. im on android 2.2 is this why it isnt working?

  • SPIGGYBOYG

    You know all you !@#$%$#$$$ don’t know shit this is a waste of time if anyone says this works they are LIARS.

  • Sully

    Thank You! Directions were easy to follow and videos helped worked great on my vibrant!! At least I think, I have the superuser icon but nothing comes up when I click on it, iis that how it is supposed to be? Also, whole reason I did this cause I could not get the 2.2 update to work thro kies and really want to be able to use my vibrant as a wifi hot spot. Can you point me to a good ROM for this? None I saw listed a wifi hotspot only wifi calling which I will use too!

  • Sully

    Thank You! Directions were easy to follow and videos helped worked great on my vibrant!! At least I think, I have the superuser icon but nothing comes up when I click on it, iis that how it is supposed to be? Also, whole reason I did this cause I could not get the 2.2 update to work thro kies and really want to be able to use my vibrant as a wifi hot spot. Can you point me to a good ROM for this? None I saw listed a wifi hotspot only wifi calling which I will use too!

  • Sully

    Thank You! Directions were easy to follow and videos helped worked great on my vibrant!! At least I think, I have the superuser icon but nothing comes up when I click on it, iis that how it is supposed to be? Also, whole reason I did this cause I could not get the 2.2 update to work thro kies and really want to be able to use my vibrant as a wifi hot spot. Can you point me to a good ROM for this? None I saw listed a wifi hotspot only wifi calling which I will use too!

  • Sully

    Thank You! Directions were easy to follow and videos helped worked great on my vibrant!! At least I think, I have the superuser icon but nothing comes up when I click on it, iis that how it is supposed to be? Also, whole reason I did this cause I could not get the 2.2 update to work thro kies and really want to be able to use my vibrant as a wifi hot spot. Can you point me to a good ROM for this? None I saw listed a wifi hotspot only wifi calling which I will use too!

  • bluelight320

    I tried another method elsewhere on the internet but this method from TheUnlockr.com worked perfectly. Thanks!

  • Rockcellucor

    this shit dosent work

  • Rmicchio

    i have tht 2.2 upate on my captivate and when i follow all this crap it comes up on my phone E:signature verifacation failed how do i fix this also when i go to download the usb drives it dose not say setup.exe so what do i do???????????????????????????

  • Jaclyn

    When I try to extract the “GalaxyS_Vibrant_One-Click_Root.rar” there is not a button for extract?

  • Juandevry

    Ladies and Gentleman.PLEASE make sure your SD card it not mounted on the phone before the one click root process. Just make sure you have debugging mode on.

    • Satish

      Hi,

      I have an external SD (mini) card and I can only unmount external card, but not the internal sd. I dont see that option at all …

  • Jstar1645

    ok guys i found a solution for the E:signature verification problem.. its simple when in recovery screen go to erase all user data. click on yes erase and then reboot your phone. It work on my vibrant and i had the same problem.

    • Khafjai15

      that shit dont work it will reset your phone

  • Ahmed99898

    Will this erase all data on my phone???

  • Treacherousintellect

    ok everyone….. for all of you with the froyo 2.2 upgrade, to root your phone is extremely easy!!! download the super one click rooting program and instead of going to the Samsung captivate tab, stay in the universal tab and click on root! worked for me the first time! good luck

  • Ibss

    This process doesn’t work on vibrant 2.2 Froyo

    • Ibrahim Dan Karami

      Now it does… i have posted something as Ibrahim Dan Karami.
      It starts with “I now have a solution to all the problems on rooting… ”
      If it works for you please like the post 🙂

  • geny

    Did anyone find a way to fix the “verification failed”? :/

    • Ibrahim Dan Karami

      Now it works… i have posted something as login: Ibrahim Dan Karami.
      It starts with “I now have a solution to all the problems on rooting… ”
      If it works for you please like the post 🙂
       

  • I now have the solution to all your problems… I have done it and it worked perfect on my Vibrant
    Now that I see this being written, let me say it too: Follow instructions at your own risk…
    Before I start let me explain some stuff I got to realize. They might be true but it helped in rooting and installing a new ROM
    • First of all, I guess you get signature failure because ClockWorkMod did not install on your phone. So you are basically still running on the stock Samsung CWR
    • Second, CRW doesn’t install even though it tells you on ROM manager. This is because your actual ROM is full (so no disk space)
    • If you are running Froyo and my instructions fail, please use ODIN to flash to 2.1 éclair. This is due to signature strictness in Froyo. I had to do it myself

    Now this is what I did:
    1. Use SuperOneClick or OneClickRoot. But if it doesn’t work, you can as well Root your phone using OCLF.2.0 (The recent versions don’t have root due to Google policy). I used OCLF.2.0.4

    2. After rooting your phone, delete some data from the system file to free up space. You can use any tool that you are comfortable with. I used RootExplorer. I prefer deleting sounds coz they won’t tamper much with the system and you can easily recopy them. To do so, go to:
    a. /system/media/audio/alarms
    b. /system/media/audio/notification
    c. /system/media/audio/ringtones

    3. You can order by size to just delete the heaviest. You don’t have to delete all. Just a few from each folder above

    4. Download and install Rom Manager and install CloakWorkMod. It should now be fine if you reboot your phone. If there is no change, do the following:
    a. Repeat step 2 and delete some more sound then try step 3 again
    b. If it still didn’t work, check the root of your folder. You will see a folder called CloakWorkMod
    i. Keep opening the folders until you reach …./cm/recoveries/
    ii. You will see a zip folder called recovery-clockwork-2.5.1…….
    iii. Copy it to the root of your phone card
    iv. Rename it to update
    v. Reboot your system into recovery mod
    vi. Select install update.zip or install zip from sd card (Can’t remember what it is called on stock CloackWorkMod recovery) 🙂
    vii. The CloackWorkMod recovery will change after install
    viii. You have finished
    ix. Select the option to Reboot your phone
    5. Download and install a ROM of your choice
    a. Download the ROM
    b. Place it on your phone
    c. Go to Rom Manager
    d. Select Install Rom from SD card
    e. Locate the Rom and select it
    f. You are done (NB follow instruction on how to install the particular Rom you downloaded. Process after selecting the Rom might change)
    6. I am ready to assist further in case of any problem

    • Lazkid2

      this method doesnt seem to be working for my vibrant. is there another process i can use? i am using superoneclick and have superuser

  • Locke

    Thanks for the advice. It rooted my Samsung Vibrant. I now need to figure out how to unlock it so that I can use it at other GSM network.

  • I have tried to root now about 10 times.  On my phone i get message ” E: signature verification failed”
    Installation aborted
    Any ideas???  Thanks

    • Ibrahim Dan Karami

       check a post i put (Ibrahim Dan Karami)…
      it starts with “I now have a solution to all the problems on rooting….. “

  • YARI_327

    HI, I HAVE THE CAPTIVATE WITH THE 2.2 FROYO AND WHEN IS IN RECOVERY MODE AND I TRY TO REINSTALL THE PACKAGES IT SAYS E:SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FAILED / INSTALLATION ABORTED. WHAT CAN I DO TO COULD ROOT MY PHONE!!

  • Ma Brock12

    ok. this took me forever to figure out but it’s rather simple. after you update to froyo 2.2 the phone will not support roms with the new kernal. you have to flash back to ji6kernel-recovery2e, find it on google.,, can’t remember the actual site. You must use Odin3 and place the kernal in the PDA slot. Push stART.After you do that, flash rommanager so you have the update.zip file. place your rom on your internal sd card.. (if you get the write protection error.. its because you are using mass storage. use the media option). restart in recovery. load your rom from sd. and presto.. no more issues. =)

  • Lwdjdmr

    thaaaaaaaaank you!

  • Mark Johnston

    Okay I have tried this method including manually, I have done another captivate but this one purchased 4 days ago will not root.  The error it gives “signature verification failed install aborted.  Please help not sure whats going on.

    Mark

  • Thickanatomy

    Cool, I’m now rooted….whateva that “REALLY” means. Now on to loading ROM’s. Thanks so much for this easy step by step tutorial.

  • 2wrwells2

    Everything worked as documented until I selected to re-install packages and push power button. I received a line:
    — Install from sdcard….
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    E. signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Please advise……..
    I’ve tried this process with sdcard and with sdcard unmounted. Also, I’ve tried by removing sdcard from phone completely still same error.

    • 2wrwells2

      Samsung Captivate 2.2 Froyo 

      • Anonymous

        Search for SuperOneClick 2.0 Beta 1

  • i just used z4 root app v1.3.0 and it got me rooted.  might wanna try it if this isnt working for you

  • Just used this method on my Samsung Vibrant and it worked fine! First time rooting anything, thanks for the guide. 😀

  • Chamelio_sal

    help it says E: signature verification failed 

    • Anonymous

      Search for: SuperOneClick 2.0 Beta 1

  • Mark Baucom

    mine says unhandled exception when i do the one click root

    • Mark Baucom

      and it doesnt run the command prompt

  • floyd

    If I root my captieate will it make the battery last longer. And let me make the ringer lot louder cause this ringer suck please some one let me no!!!!! My email is love2havefun6971@yahoo.com

  • Sandra

    HELP!!! I had everything going great, i clicked on the one click root, and got
    “X unhandled exception has occured on your app. If you click continue the app will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit the app will close immediately. The system cannot find the file specified…. ”
    What do I do?

  • Yunach95

    i did everything but i keep getting a message “unhandled exception has occured in your application. < does anybody know what i did wrong?

  • mcc

    samsung drivers take 45 minutes to intall…. might be one click but is very frustrating anyway

  • Chris Bruno

    in the recovery menu i click reinstall packages like it says and i get ( E signature verification failed Installation aborted) what went wrong

  • Pat Perdue

    I don’t have a “reinstall packages” option on my Galaxy S.  Here’s what I have:
    reboot system now: apply sdcard:update:zip: wipe data/factory reset: wipe cache partition: format internal sd-dard

    Should I choose any of these?

    Thanks…pat

  • Timdbobo

    I installed the .net package, and the usb drivers for the samsung, when I plug in the phone it shows on the phone that it is connected but the computer doesn’t pop up anything like the video shows. I tried to run the one click root and nothing happened on the phone, I assume because the usb thing didn’t pop up, what can I do to figure this out?

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  • Vidas24

    I have Telus Fascinate, aka T-Mobile Vibrant. Firmware version 2.3.3 ,Gingerbread. So it shows up  Android system recovery   and there is no option as reinstall packages,but apply updates instead….   any ideas? does this method even works for my phone? or there is another one?