Thanks to those of xda-developers, we can now root the recently released Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G handset. The phone is not extremely impressive but it has its strengths, though it’s running only the Gingerbread version of the Android OS. So, more likely you will be tempted to make an OS update, but in order to do so you must first learn how to root your Galaxy S Blaze 4G.
We all know that Samsung isn’t planning to release the ICS upgrade for its Blaze soon, the only way to enjoy the latest Android firmware being in getting and flashing a custom ROM or unofficial software into its system. As stated, these kinds of operations will require root access. Therefore during this new step by step guide we will be checking the easiest method in which you can complete the up-mentioned procedure.
It’s important to know that you need to gain root access over your phone’s system before making restoration, optimization or customization operations with your device. Without rooting, the system will be locked and you will not be able to control it in any way. But, once you unchain it, you will be able to improve and power up the performances of your smartphone, taking full advantages of its capabilities. As you should know, the Blaze 4G specs are including a dual core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 / 32 GB of internal storage, a 5 MP camera, a 3.97 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen and the Gingerbread operating system. It’s a decent handset with regular performances.
You will be rooting the Galaxy S Blaze 4G by using Odin, a program which is designed especially for this types of operations. The tool will help you install a stock kernel that in fact, will root the system. No other changes will be made, so you have nothing to worry about. You can learn how to use Odin during the steps from below.
Gaining root access can also be considered a difficult procedure due to the fact that once you decide to start it the smartphone’s warranty will be void. So, if you somehow damage your device, then nobody can help you. Another thing that you must consider before proceeding to the next step of the tutorial is referring to the data stored on your device. Usually, the root operation is erasing the messages, contacts, data or Market apps from the system. For avoiding this, you can backup your Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G first. You can use our previous guides, from where you can learn how to make a safe and full backup:
- download SMS backup and restore apps for Android.
- sync contacts on Android with your Gmail account.
- download call log backup and restore.
Then, do the following:
- Charge the phone so it can have enough battery power during the installation procedure.
- Download Odin and place it to your computer (you need to have access to a Windows / Linux / MAC PC).
- Un-install (if installed) the Samsung PC software Kies.
- Also, deactivate the Firewall programs from both, the computer and phone.
After completing the above mentioned you can safely start rooting your Galaxy S handset. Read the steps and do all as explained. In this way you can be sure that nothing bad is happening and in the end we can help you out in case if something isn’t working as it should.
How to Root the Galaxy S Blaze 4G
- For the first step you must download the kernel described before along with the PIT file. You can get it from here (place it on the PC).
- Install Odin and the run it.
- In the Odin window click on the “PDA” option and then select the file downloaded in step one (the kernel one).
- On the same Odin, click on the “PIT” option and select the second file downloaded in step 1.
- Select the “auto reboot” option and leave the rest as they are, don’t make any other changes.
- Take your phone and turn it off.
- Reboot it by entering in download mode: hold down simultaneously the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons while powering on the device.
- After that, connect the Blaze with the computer by using the USB cord.
- In Odin you should see the “Added” message.
- Click on “Start” in order to start rooting and installing the kernel.
- In the end, the phone should reboot automatically and in Odin you should see the “Pass” message.
- You can safely disconnect the handset from the PC by removing the USB cable.
Congratulations, your Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is now rooted. You can start updating its OS or flash custom ROMs as the system is finally unchained and opened for changes. Do tell us how things works and if everything went fine.