How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate I896

The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate I896 is a smartphone that provides 16GB of memory to store valuable moments of your life that can be kept secure for the years to come. If you just got this device or looking to get it, you must be concerned whether the root method is available for this device or not. Fortunately, we’ve a root method that just works superfine on this device and the following guide shows how you can root your Samsung Galaxy S Captivate I896 smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device, keep this in mind and go ahead.

2. Your device needs to have at least 60% of battery life left, otherwise, you’ll be stuck in the middle of the process.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. SuperOneClick (It’s attached in the first post)

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate I896:

1. Download the SuperOneClick archive to the Desktop of your PC.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop. To do so, you can use free tools like WinRAR, it works really great.

3. On your device, head to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging and tick-mark the box.

4. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.

5. Launch the SuperOneClick on your PC by double-clicking on the executable file you extracted to your Desktop.

6. Hit the Root button given inside the tool and let it do the process.

7. When the rooting’s done, reboot your device.

8. And you’re good to go!

Congrats! Your wait ends here and you now have a rooted device right in your hands, waiting to be loaded with root-only apps!

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here and here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

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  • djp

    I am trying to use this method, but to no avail. I have a Samsung Captivate i897 running 2.2. I have SuperOneClick 2.3.3 on my Windows box. I have followed all of the instructions, but I always get this message after pressing “Root”: “The following device does not have drivers installed . . . Would you like me to forcefully install an Android ADB Interface Driver for this device?” I click yes, as recommended elsewhere. It confirms it has been installed. I try “Root” again and get the same message. Only this time when I click again to forcefully install it, I get “No more data is available”. I can’t move any further. Please help!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Make sure you’ve proper drivers installed on your device. Just head over to your manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers available, that should solve the issue.


      • djp

        I’ve done that, as well as EVERYTHING listed on other forums to get the drivers to work. Sadly, it looks like it may not be possible for me.

        • Mahesh Makvana

          Well, we provided you with the possible solutions to your issue. Maybe you should try something else to root your device, there’s a whole forum on the XDA Developers where you’ll certainly get some answers.

          Meanwhile I’ll see what I can do for you!

      • djp

        OK. I got the driver problem fixed — I think. However, SOC hangs every time at “Starting ADB Server”. There seems to be no solution to this. I have even tried on Ubuntu, where it gets further, but hangs at searching for device. HMMM.

  • Daniel Kuhn

    my usb port doesnt work on my phone. is there any way that i can still root it?