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How to Root Captivate Glide using Odin (Both AT&T and Rogers Devices)

Captivate Glide, the only qwerty phone with a dual-core processor and gorgeous Super AMOLED display (at least until Droid 4 launches), has been rooted. So, if you are using Captivate Glide, now you can use that cool Titanium backup app to backup and restore your apps with data whenever you wish.

Now that the root access has been gained on Captivate Glide, we hope the ClockWorkMod recovery makes its way to this super phone too, so that one it becomes dead easy to install custom ROMs, themes, other mods and backup and restore the whole phone with one super click.

Warning

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!!!

This Root Guide is applicable only to Samsung Captivate Glide, whose model number is number SGH-i927R at Rogers and SGH-i927 at AT&T. Do NOT try this on any other phone. Check your phone’s model number in Settings > About Phone.

Pre-Installation thoughts:

Installing/Flashing this ROM will erase your apps and data. So, it’s a very important you back them up before proceeding further. To backup your apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. Restore APN settings if Internet isn’t working for you. This Android backup guide would help you.

How to Root your Captivate Glide (Rogers/AT&T):

Normally, on Samsung phones, we get a kernel file (some few MBs in size) which can be flashed using Odin to install Root (and ClockWorkMod recovery too, mostly, and at least on Galaxy S1 i9000 and Galaxy S1 i9100). But on Captivate Glide, you need to download a big rooted rom — separate file for Roger’s Captivate Glide and that of AT&T’s, btw — and then flash it using Samsung’s Odin PC software. It’s still easy, you’ll soon find out.

  1. Download Odin 1.85.
  2. Extract Odin3-v1.85.zip to any folder. Don’t delete any file inside it. You’ll get Odin3 v1.85.exe, run it when asked in step 4 below.
  3. Download the rooted rom file.
    1. For Rogers Captivate Glide — Link. Size 290.30 MB.
    2. For AT&T Captivate Glide — Link. Size: 292.78 MB.
  4. You need to extract the file you just downloaded in step 3 (use 7-zip). This extracted file — not the downloaded file — is to be used in step 11 below.
  5. Disconnect your phone from PC.
  6. Power off your phone. Wait 5-10 seconds until phone vibrates a little bit to confirm complete power off.
  7. Enter your Captivate Glide in Download Mode (also called Odin mode). For this, hold Volume Up key (keep holding it until you see options screen) and then press power key once. On the next screen, press Volume Up once to boot into download mode.
  8. Download and install drivers for your phone so that Odin recognizes it. Link: 32 bit (x86) Windows |   64-bit (x64) Windows
  9. Run Odin3 v1.85.exe from extracted folder (from step 2).
  10. Connect your phone — which is in download mode — to PC now. Odin should recognize it — you should be able to see this text — Added! ! — in message box bottom left.
  11. On Odin, click on PDA tab and browse and select the extracted file (from step 4) — make sure it’s for your version of Captivate Glide.
  12. Now, make sure the Re-Partition and Flash Lock boxes are unchecked while remaining two boxes there — Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time — are checked. Leave everything else untouched.
  13. Hit the Start button on odin. Flashing of the rooted rom file on your phone will begin and after it’s done, you’ll get a SUCCESS text in box top right, with green background. If the flashing fails, you’ll get FAIL text in that box with red background. If it fails remove battery, put it back and try the whole process — steps 6 to 11 — again, without breaking the sequence.
  14. After successful flashing, phone will reboot automatically, upon which, your phone will be rooted. Try the Titanium backup free app from the market to test it.
  15. Enjoy!
  16. [Optional] Donate to the team here. Special thanks to lambgx02 for this!

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