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Root Samsung Vibrant

by dave on July 21, 2010



So you have your newest Samsung Vibrant, and want access root? A thread has been spotted at xda forum developer showing how you can get root access.

After going through the process, it seems all very easy. This method shared will allow you to give root access to root-only applications. If you’re looking for any custom ROMs then hold on, they are not available yet and you would have wait a bit until custom ROMs are out developed.

WARNING: This may likely void your warranty, and you should do this at your own risk. We take no responsibility whatsoever if you risk your Vibrant into a paperweight.

How to Root Samsung Vibrant [Guide]:

  1. Download this file and rename it to “update.zip”
  2. Go to Settings > Applications > USB Settings > and select Mass Storage (On your device).
  3. Connect your device to your computer via USB, and mount as a mass storage device by pulling down the notification bar at the top of the screen.
  4. After connecting your device, look for a new drive on your PC. Look for Internal Storage, not the External. Hint here is that your external drive contains Avatar movie, so you should browse the storage that does not have Avatar .
  5. Copy (drag and drop) the update.zip file to the Internal Storage.
  6. Turn off the phone.
  7. Hold down the volume up and down buttons while turning the Vibrant on, which will bring you to the recovery mode.
  8. To navigate in Recovery, use volume up and down to move, and Power button to select. Select “Reinstall Packages”
  9. After installed, your phone will reboot, and will have the Superuser app, as well as Busybox installed.
    You’re Rooted!

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josh February 18, 2011 at 5:14 am

I didt do it on mine

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