Here’s how to root Samsung SGH T959 which is well-known as Galaxy Vibrant. In US, T-Mobile network offers this phone at reasonable price. This phone ships officially with Android 2.2 Froyo OS. Basically this phone is not a member of high-end smartphones line but it has decent features equipped with. Lets say the Samsung’s 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, Super AMOLED 4-inch display, 5.0 Megapixel camera, 2GB built-in storage and a 3.7 Volt Lithium Ion 1500mAh battery. But do you know that it lacks of something? Yes, the “Root” access.
In order to be able to install many root-only apps in the market, simply follow these steps to root your Samsung Vibrant SGH-T959 phone.
1- Make sure your phone has at least 80% battery remaining
2- Create a complete backup as..
3- We hold no guarantee of any damage to your phone
4- Download SuperOneClick v1.9.5 root tool [link]
5- Then extract the .zip file into your desktop
How To Root
1- Enable USB Debugging on your phone:
Simply go to Menu > Settings > Applications > Developer Options and tick the USB Debugging checkbox.
2- Connect your device to your PC and if there are any drivers being installed at this point, let Windows 7 do so.
3- Now run SuperOneClick.exe to launch this tool
4- Click on the “Root” button
5- Wait for this tool to work.
Once done, this tool will confirm the status of the root process.
How to unroot Samsung Vibrant? Simply follow above mentioned steps but instead clicking the “root” button, this time just click the “Unroot” button.
If that version ain’t working, simply try its latest version here.