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Root Galaxy S Blaze 4G with Odin

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It took a few days, but the development community has finally achieved root access on the recently released Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. Recognized XDA developer k0nane has released a pre-rooted stock kernel for the Galaxy S Blaze, which you can flash on your phone with Samsung’s Odin software to get root access. The kernel will make no other changes to your device, except rooting it, so it’s completely safe to use.

Read on to find out how you can root your Galaxy S Blaze 4G with Odin.

Compatibility

This hack and the guide below are compatible only and only with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. It’s not compatible with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

Pre-Installation Requirements

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  • If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process.
  • Make sure you have the proper drivers for the phone installed on your computer.

How to Root Galaxy S Blaze 4G

  1. Download the rooted kernel.
    Download Link  |  Filename: blaze-root-kernel.tar
  2. Download the PIT file.
    Download Link  |  Filename: blaze.pit
  3. Download ODIN, which is the software you need to flash the kernel on your phone.
    Download Link  |  Filename: odin-185.zip
  4. Extract the odin-185.zip file to a convenient location on your computer.
  5. Open Odin (from step 3) — double-click the Odin 1.85.exe that you got after extracting the file odin-185.zip.
  6. In Odin, do the following:
    1. Click the PDA tab, then select the blaze-root-kernel.tar you obtained in step 1.
    2. Click the PIT tab, then select the blaze.pit file you downloaded in step 2.
  7. Important! Do NOT touch/change any other option in Odin, except selecting the PDA and PIT files as given in step 6. Make sure the Re-Partition and F. Reset Time options in Odin are NOT checked (i.e not selected). Only the Auto Reboot option should be checked, all other options should be unchecked.
  8. Now, turn off your Galaxy S Blaze 4G, then boot into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons together, till the screen turns on and shows you a Warning! screen. Let go of the buttons, then press the Volume Up button to enter download mode.
  9. Connect the phone to the computer. You should get the message “Added!” under Odin’s message box in the bottom left. If you don’t get this message, then probably there is a problem with drivers. Make sure you’ve proper drivers installed.
  10. Click START to start flashing the rooted kernel on your Galaxy S Blaze 4G. After the flashing is complete, the phone will automatically reboot. You’ll also get a PASS message in ODIN. You can now safely disconnect your phone from the computer.
    IMPORTANT Note: If ODIN gets stuck and doesn’t seem to be doing anything, or you get a FAIL message (with red background) in ODIN, do the following – disconnect the phone from the PC, close ODIN, remove battery, re-insert it, then do the procedure again from Step 5.

That’s it. Once your phone reboots, your Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be rooted. You can now use all the root-enabled apps as your heart desires. Do let us know how it works out for you, in the comments below.

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  • Alfredo

    The PIT link doesn’t work. Is there somewhere else I can get it from?

  • Sarge

    Thanks so much!

  • khan

    does any one knows how to root the galaxy s blaze 4G on 4.0.1 cause i cant put the phone on download mode even following procuders,let me knw please

  • khay

    i would like to know?? if you have rooted galaxy s blaze 4G would you still be able to update firmware currantly using 4.0.4,thanks

  • Dabo Ross

    I think I did something wrong… After following these steps on the galaxy S blaze, My phone refuses to boot… It has the loading bar go all the way up to full, then stops…

    • http://www.facebook.com/puzzlerok Cesar D. Mejia Bacuzzi

      I just tried rooting the phone for my brother today and I’m getting the same result. I have rooted my Archos G9 tablet, a HTC MyTouch 4g, and my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4g successfully without any issues, and this phone’s root procedure almost seemed too easy, well I guess it is because it didn’t work. Maybe the devs need to make the procedure a little tougher so the tech gods count us worthy of root. I’m downloading the stock rom now to flash back to stock and hope the phone works.

      • Dabo Ross

        BTW, I fixed my error by installing cyanogenmod

        • roger

          how did you install cyanogenmod???? I got the same problem in the same type of phone.

  • lokut

    Works perfectly thanks

  • Scott P

    A few simple tasks and my phone was rooted….after reading these easy to follow instructions!! Thank u

  • Scott P

    Super easy, less alil minor confusion setting the Blaze into Download Mode. After Googling it, I quickly learned that the phone should already have debugging checked, then power turned off, and plugged usb to desktop. Note that sometimes takes a few tries to get the phone into Download Mode. Thank you for the easy instructions!

  • Lonny D

    All went well except. Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:20)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Added!!

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:20)..

    File analysis..

    SetupConnection..
    Then nothing happens. I waited for 15 minutes and nothing. I then diconected the phone and recived the following message:

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    Removed!!

    I did this procedures twice with the same results each time.

    • Scott P

      I know this response is late but are u sure the phone was actually in Download Mode? And I’m certain u already knew the instructions were specific to the Samsung SGH-T769, right?

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