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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S 3G (Telus)

Updated on September 20, 2012

Rooting Samsung Galaxy S

This guide details rooting procedure for the following device model:

Model: Samsung Galaxy S 3G (Fascinate)

Carrier: Telus

Firmware: 2.2 or 2.3


Firmware: 2.2

  1. Download SuperOneClick from
  2. Ensure ADB is properly configured. Device drivers installed accordingly.
  3. Enable USB Debugging in Settings/Development path
  4. Connect device. Click 'Root'
  5. Follow instructions on screen if prompted to. Once complete device will be rooted. Upon restart Super User will be in app drawer.

Firmware 2.3

Note: In order to root 2.3 you must flash to a lag fixed kernel based on galaxy I9000 international. Once rooted you would be flashing back to stock kernel if you wish to remain on full stock firmware. Otherwise remain on custom kernel for the added benefit of lag fix and custom rom support.

You will need the following three files:

  • Samsung Galaxy S SpeedMod Kernel
  • Stock Gingerbread Kernel
  • Odin - Samsung Galaxy S (Flashing utility)

- Search Google and for files.

  1. In Odin deselect both 'auto-reboot' and 're-partition'
  2. Put device in Flash Mode/Download Mode:
  • Power Off device
  • Hold 'Volume Down' key
  • Power on device. Release power, hold volume down, simultaneously insert USB cable
  1. Odin will recognize device.
  2. Ensure PDA path in flashing utility is set to Speedmod Kernel
  3. Select Flash
  4. Once complete boot device into recovery
  • Power Off device
  • Hold 'Volume Up' 'Volume Down' and 'Power'
  1. Once in recovery menu select 'Advanced Options'
  2. Select 'Root your device'
  3. Now flash back to stock kernel if desired

If flashing back to stock gingerbread kernel put phone back into Download Mode. Reconnect. Initiate Odin. Select PDA path as stock kernel. Flash as per above instructions.

Phone rooting procedure is now complete.


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