Root & Install CWM on Samsung Galaxy S on XXJUV Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S Root & CWM

You have updated your Firmware to XXJVU, the next thing you should do is to root and install recovery. Thanks to Chainfire crew you can now root and install recovery at the same time by flashing their file in ODIN.

Pre-Requisites -
The few points listed below will help you backup your data on Samsung Galaxy S.
  1. Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  2. Back up all contacts to SD card.
  3. Backup SMS on Android.
  4. Backup call log on Android.
  5. Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  6. Make sure you have Samsung KIES installed which will provide the drivers for your phone.

We not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk.
Procedure to Root & Install CWM on Samsung Galaxy S

  1. Download CF-Root Kernel.
  2. Then, extract it to a new folder via Winzip/Winrar. You should get this file CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVU_2.3.6-v4.3-CWM3RFS.tar
  3. Next, download and extract the Odin3 to get the Odin3 v1.7.exe
  4. Turn off your phone.
  5. Turn on your phone by pressing Volume DOWN+Home+Power until a screen saying ‘Download Mode’ comes up.
  6. On your computer double-click the Odin3 v1.7.exe to run the program.
  7. Connect your phone to the computer using your USB Data Cable.
  8. The Odin program will recognize your phone and you will see that the ID : COM section will turn yellow, which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully installed.
  9. Now, in Odin, Click the PDA Tab, and select CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVU_2.3.6-v4.3-CWM3RFS.tar
  10. Make sure to select the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time check box in the options.

    Galaxy S Odin Step
  11. Then, click the START button. Now the rooting process will begin.
  12. When finished, your device should restart by itself. Restart it manually if it doesn't.
  13. Wait for the Samsung logo then you can now safely remove your phone to the computer.
  14. If you have successfully rooted your phone, ODIN program should look like this.

    Galaxy S Odin Step
  15. When you checked your phone you should to 2 new apps, the superuser which means your rooted and CWM which means you have CWM Recovery.
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