June 26th, 2011, 12:36 PM
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You don't need to root.
Simply follow the "root me baby one more time" thread as far as using odin to update firmware and your done.
Here is the basic process.
download "odin multi downloader"
Download "jc3_ops" file
Download a 2.1 eclair firmware
Download and install kies from samsung.
Set your phone into download mode by pressing at the same time, vol down + camera + power/end call
Connect phone to pc via usb
Load odin, set files to use jc3 and firmware .rar file, tick needed options, "one package"
Notice on odin that com port should go yellow.
Wait for phone to reboot.
You will now have what ever firmware you chose installed.