Root Samsung Galaxy S with CF-Root Kernel

XDA member Chainfire has brought a simpler root tool for Samsung Galaxy S owners with JPx firmwares.

The new CF-Root kernel features:

–          Root

–          Superuser

–          Busybox 1.15.3 or 1.17.1 (if not mentioned in the filename it is 1.15.3)

–          “2e” recovery (can flash unsigned’s)

–          Integrated fix for ClockworkMod’s nandroid (

As it is just a kernel not a ROM, so it does not wipe anything from your Galaxy S.

Installation Instructions:

–          Flash CF-Root-JPx-vX.X.tar (Files here) as PDA in ODIN, without repartition.

–          Done..

–          Detailed Instructions:

  • Unzip the attached
  • (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
  • Start ODIN
  • Click the PDA button, and select CF-Root-JPx-vX.X.tar
  • Put your phone in download mode
  • (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
  • Make sure repartition is NOT checked
  • Click the START button
  • Wait for the phone to reboot
  • Done (if it took you more than 30 seconds, you need practice!)

More details and original thread here.

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1 thought on “Root Samsung Galaxy S with CF-Root Kernel

    Bharath Kumar

    (December 3, 2014 - 11:12 pm)

    Hope somebody would port 5.0 into this legendary phone 🙂

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