Android: Gingerbread 2.3.6 root for Samsung Galaxy S i9000

SuperOneClick. That's all there is to it. No jibberish jargon, checking of build versions, phone models, etc. SO EASY!

There's more information about it here on XDA, but this program worked a charm on my phone where the other methods weren't so "clean".


Make sure you've got:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0+ or Mono v1.2.6+
  • One of the supported operating systems (Vista+, Ubuntu Hardy+, Debian Lenny+)
  • Phone on USB Debugging mode
  • Computer detects your phone (may require USB drivers for your phone to be installed)
  • Download "Mount /system (rw/ro)" app


  • Download the package, extract. I tried this on v2.3.3.
  • Run SuperOneClick.
  • Plug in the phone
  • Click root
  • Wait for it to finish
  • Unplug and reboot the phone manually

It couldn't be simpler!

*edit 25/6/2012* (Added following bits)

Now the last part.

You still won't be able to edit system files because the /system folder is mounted as read only. To change that to read/write, you'll need the "Mount /system (rw/ro)" app.

Start it up, enable write and away you go!


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