Easily Root & Install CWM Recovery in Your Samsung Galaxy S I9000

We are Providing Here a detailed tutorial of rooting yourSamsung Galaxy S GT-I9000through CF-Root Andinstall ClockworkMod Recovery in it.

Before we Begin with This process Remember Important Precautions you need to take.


  1. Completely charge your phone.
  2. You will lose your Data during this process, to learn how to create back up of yourphone’s data click here.
  3. Enable USB DEBUGGING in developers option, to learn more about this Click here.
  4. Drivers must be installed completely to work flawlessly through the whole process, To learn about drivers installation click here.

Rooting Method

1. Download Odin V.1.85 and install it in your PC and launch the application.


2. Download Galaxy S Root & CWM RecoveryPackage and Extract this file.

3. Now Turn Off Your phone and Reboot in  Download Mode, To do this Press Home+volume down and then Press Power button while holding previous 2 button pressed. Keep these button pressed till you see Android Robot onyour screen.

4. Now connect your Phone to PC via USB CABLE, and wait till ID:COM box turns Yellow in main ODIN interference on your screen.

5. Click “PDA” on main ODIN interference  and choose the file with the name of cf-root-xx_oxa_jw4-v4.4-cwm3rfs.tar” file in Galaxy S Root folder you downloaded and extracted in step 2. Wait for ODIN to load this file.After that Also check the “auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” boxes and then click “start”. Make sure the “Re-partition” and ”  Flash Lock” are unchecked otherwise you might brick your phone.

6. Wait for the Process to be completed and your phone will restart. Now you have completely rooted your Samsung Galaxy S I9000 withClockworkMod Recovery Installed.

  1. mavi

    Hello, please help. after i installed CWM, my phone restarted then it is continously showing the “Galaxy S GT-i9000” only. it doesn’t continue to home screen. What should i do?

  2. Have to tried flashing your phone?

  3. mavi

    Hello Zeeshan, I already fixed the problem, i just loaded the original firmware and followed these steps. 🙂


  4. ousainou bobb

    can someone please help. have followed the above steps and installed cwm and my phone will not start it will only show Galaxy S GT 19000 only and goes off again and start again

  5. Zeeshan Tahir

    Try Flashing your phone.. and Then repeat the process..!!

  6. Athar Durrani

    hello, same problem here, keeps rebooting not going any further flashed (wiped cache partition, wiped dalvik partition, did factory reset) but nothing works im stuck. pls help i dont know if im flashing my phone in the correct manner or do u mean something else?

  7. djbunny

    My goes recovery mode What i do pls help.

  8. Muhammad Tauseen

    which CF-root should i download??? plz send me the link and name

    firmware 2.3.4

    baseband I900ZSJPJ

    kernal version

    buil number lidroid-i9000-1.2


  9. muhammad laraib abbasi

    plz help me i want to give root to my mobile samsung s1 GT I9000,i follow this Procedure but after Press Home+volume down and then Press Power button.my mobile shows android robot in screen but after these no work perform.what should i do,pplease help me any one..?

  10. unknown

    how to flash?
    please help my phone is not working a multicoloured screen appears at startup