Were you planning on holding off on your purchase of one of the US Samsung Galaxy S variants because you require root? Well, worry no more – the root method used on the international version of the Galaxy S has proven to work on T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant and AT&T’s Samsung Captivate.

Two methods are already available, and both are fairly simple. Read the instructions below, or check out the source link for the most up-to-date instructions.

First method:
If you have adb and you know how to use it!
1. Download: update.zip
2. Put update.zip to SD card
3. Enter

Code:

adb reboot recovery

4. In Recovery menu select 'apply sdcard:update.zip' (use vol_down + home)

Phone will reboot

and you have

1. su+Superuser

2. busybox (/system/xbin/busybox)

Second method:

If you have Odin3 and you know how to use it!

Your data and programs will be deleted!!!!

1. Download: Superuser_v1_CSC.7z

2. Unpack

3. Flash this file as CSC file with Odin3

How to install busybox utils

in terminal enter

Code:

su
busybox --install -s /system/xbin

You can expect custom ROMs to start popping up pretty soon now that the device is fully rooted. Now Galaxy S owners just have to wait for Cyanogen support

samsung-captivate-root

Source: Samdroid, XDA

via: MyGadgetNews