How to Root Samsung Galaxy SCH-I899

Having Galaxy SCH-I899 changed for the better is something you’ve probably thought about more than once. To help you get what you want with as little effort as possible, we give you this tutorial.

To better know what you’ll enjoy by rooting the phone, some words on SRSRoot; because this is the app that provides the handset with root access. As such, here we go. For starters, what you’re looking at is an app which comes to you for free. The rooting power it possesses is joined by its unrooting ability. An SRS Server is what’s powering the app. If you don’t want to have bloatware on your smartphone, you won’t; the SRSRoot doesn’t let that touch it. The freeware is also going to protect the device from damaging viruses. Apart from all of these advantages, the app has another one: it fully works with many different products.

The benefits of this procedure

By using the SRSRoot, you can benefit from the presence of root-only apps. As a result of having root access, the handset’s CPU will put on a stronger performance. Also, the smartphone’s about to get custom ROMs and new features. The Android 2.0.1 OS running on the phone won’t get lost in the process. Superuser / admin permission and battery options are also offered; as are customization methods. A Build ID has to be chosen; the app lets the owner of the smartphone opt for whichever Build ID he / she is used to. Our choice was for this one: CUPCAKE.DB19.Samsung-Galaxy-SCH-I899

Before the root access lands on your Samsung Galaxy I899, you’ll have to give up on its warranty. You won’t be separated from it for too long; applying a tutorial meant for this phone will easily restore it.

The main problems with a rooted device appear when you upgrade it. As a result of an update, the root access will be revoked. The system partition will be erased very soon. Your product’s internal and external SD cards are not affected by the procedure; the important data will still be yours to use.


Are you ready to get down to business? If you can’t wait to begin, our advice is to perform these basic pre-requisites first:

  • your laptop must have USB drivers compatible with the phone (download them from over here);
  • you should now deactivate the phone’s security software;
  • they will have to be flashed on the laptop now;
  • the smartphone needs to run on a fully charged battery;
  • perform some backups to keep the handset’s content safe from any sort of damage;
  • it’s in your best interest to create a full NANDroid backup;
  • enable, on the Samsung Galaxy SCH-I899, USB Debugging;
  • the laptop’s security programs are also in need of disabling;
  • your laptop’s operating system shouldn’t be Linux or Mac, but Windows.

Step by step instructions

To make sure problems are avoided during the rooting, you have to start our steps below.

  1. The thing to fully concentrate on now is the first step. This one is all about you downloading the SRSRoot on your laptop. The app’s situated at this address.
  2. Open the latter, then look for a download button. The next step will ask you to click on the button. Having done so, wait until the freeware’s on the laptop.
  3. After it is, time to flash it. Another action to perform states the following: launch the app. After you do as such, make sure you tap Menu on the SCH-I899, then Settings. This will get you faster to Unknown Sources. Why is this option relevant? Because it needs to be enabled.
  4. As does USB Debugging. But you already had to tap the latter; so, if you performed this action when we told you to, there is no need to activate it again. As such, make sure a connection’s achieved between the phone and laptop with the handset’s USB cable.
  5. After this plugging is created, you’ll have to do this: start the phone’s rooting. Begin the necessary procedure by tapping Root Device (All Methods). It’s quite possible that you have to wait far more than what we suggested.
  6. If something of this kind happens to you, don’t worry; you can always start the steps again and redo them. But if you’re not getting into this sort of trouble, then we suggest performing the last step.
  7. It all consists of this: tap Reboot System Now. The Samsung SCH-I899 will soon reboot for you to enjoy the new root access.

If you’re feeling let down by the latter, a good idea is this: revoke the root access. Which is a procedure that’s also performed with the SRSRoot freeware.

There’s also a way to solve the issues you may meet while rooting the device; find help for this situation by accessing the comment section under this post!

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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