22
Jun
Samsung Galaxy S Already Rooted!

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Well, this didn't take long. A samdroid.net admin by the name of LeshaK just announced that he had rooted Galaxy S, after playing with the open source code released by Samsung earlier:

Now we have
1. Full Root access from adb
2. Root in terminal via 'su'

More detailed instructions are posted in the thread.

While I haven't seen anyone verify LeshaK's statement yet, if true, this is going to make the upcoming Galaxy S series phones twice as delicious - perhaps somebody will come up with a Froyo ROM before they are even released here in the US (Galaxy S is out in Europe).

For the latest root status, check the samdroid.net forum link and these threads on other sites that sprung up in response:

Samsung Galaxy S Already Rooted! Samsung Galaxy S Already Rooted!

Thanks, PaulOBrien.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Watcher

    i 4 1 like to see this phone on sprint i have the htc hero (DC 2.09.1 oc to 710) and the fact that i don't like the Evo is a big thing for me, my friend has it and it needs a lot of work be for its as stable as the hero (plus $10 extra come on) so a good 1ghz phone thats not 4g would make me happy (no 4g where i live anyways) and i like the over all Ui on this phone and now that i know its rooted i want it even more, or a nexus one come on sprint
    why are you putting all of your eggs in one 4g phone that most mite not like.

    *Sigh*

  • spikenick

    What theme is this you are running?