Samsung Galaxy S I9000 was the first popular Android-powered smartphone manufactured by the South Korea-based company. European Imaging and Sound Association named Samsung Galaxy S the European Smartphone of the Year 2010, while Samsung reported that as of January 2011 more than 10 million I9000 units were shipped.
The Galaxy S was Samsung’s first attempt to build a smartphone worthy of competing against Apple’s iPhone, which, at that time, was controlling a large chunk of the smartphone market.
Samsung Galaxy S packs a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixel and a pixel density of 233ppi, protected against scratches by a Gorilla Glass layer.
The smartphone is underpinned by a Hummingbird chipset based on a Cortex A8 core at 1 GHz and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The device also has 512 MB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, expandable using a microSD card, 5 megapixel camera autofocus, face and smile detection and a secondary VGA camera. Even though now it looks like a low-end smartphone, in March 2010, when the Galaxy S was officially announced, those were technical specifications worthy of a flagship smartphone.
The connectivity features list includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0, and microUSB 2.0.
Samsung Galaxy S runs Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box, but you can upgrade it as high as Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Of course, unless you chose the unofficial update way, because there are a lot of custom ROMs out there that will bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S I9000.
All the custom ROMs require root access to your device. Fortunately, you will find all the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 root tutorials you need here, at Android.gs. Our writers have tested all the root solutions in order to provide you with full working tutorials.
Anyway you should be aware that the root procedure will void the warranty of your Samsung Galaxy S, because the phone manufacturers don’t want you too mess around with the system partition of the smartphone. In order to successfully root your Samsung Galaxy S we recommend you to closely follow all the instructions in our tutorials, or else you might end up bricking your device.By Alex Dumitru