There are tons of custom ROMs being cooked up by developers around the world, and it’s really a great thing to try these ROMs on your device. To be able to flash custom ROMs to your Android phone, you need to root the phone first so that you will be able to touch areas of the phone that the manufacturer originally didn't want you to tinker with.
If you own a Samsung Captivate Glide SGH-I927/R (either the Rogers or AT&T variant), you'll be glad to know that devs have succeeded in breaking down its doors and rooting it. It won't be long before ClockworkMod Recovery and custom ROMs will start pouring into the Captivate Glide.
Once you've rooted your Samsung Captivate Glide, you'll be able to install and use root-only apps (which work only if your phone is rooted).
In this tutorial, you'll be rooting your Samsung Captivate Glide by flashing a pre-rooted ROM with the help of Odin3. In most cases, you'd normally just flash a kernel update file to be able to root your phone. But, in the case of the Samsung Captivate Glide, the only known method for now is to flash a pre-rooted ROM using Odin3.
Before actually proceeding to the installation process here are some things that you need to do first. Don't miss anything on the list or else the installation will not be successful.
- Download Odin3 1.85 from here. You'll be getting a ZIP file. Extract the contents of the file into a folder on your computer.
- Download and install the Samsung USB drivers for your phone. Get the drivers for 32-bit Windows from here, or the 64-bit drivers for Windows from here.
- Download the right ROM for your variant of the Samsung Captivate Glide. For the AT&T variant, get the ROM here. For the Rogers variant, get this one instead. Whichever file you download, you'll be getting one with a *.bz2 extension. You can extract the contents by using archive extraction software like WinRAR or 7-zip. After extracting, you'll get a file ending with the *.tar extension.
- Fully charge your phone.
- Back up your important files and data (e.g., bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs, etc.).
NOTE: Whatever happens to your phone is your responsibility and yours alone. We shall not be held liable.
Here's how to root your Samsung Captivate Glide SGH-I927:
- Turn off your phone. Make sure it is already completely off before proceeding. You'll know that the phone has powered down completely because it will vibrate gently.
- Reboot the phone into Download Mode by holding down the Volume Up key and pressing the Power key once. Release the Volume Up key when you see the options screen. Press the Volume Up button one more time to enter Download Mode.
- On your computer, open the folder where you extracted Odin3 to. Run the Odin3 executable file inside that folder.
- Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable. If you installed the USB drivers for your phone, Odin3 should automatically detect your phone.
- Click the PDA button in Odin3. Locate and select the *.tar file that you extracted from the *.bz2 file earlier.
- Under Option in Odin3, make sure “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” are checked. “Re-Partition” and “Flash Lock” shouldstyle=”text-decoration: underline;”>notbe checked.
- Press the Start button in Odin3. This will start the flashing process. You will see “Success” if the process completed without problems. If the process fails, try pulling out and reinserting the battery, then start over from the beginning.
- Reboot the phone.
- Disconnect the phone from the computer after the phone has completely rebooted.
- Check whether you already have root access by running a root-only app (e.g., Titanium Backup, which is available from the Android Market).
Congratulations! Your Samsung Captivate Glide SGH-I927 is now rooted.