I Wanted to get this guide posted so that others could get CWM and root done at the same time. I canÂ’t take screen shots for the recovery end due to the fact that I have yet to find a way to do it and my phone is my camera. I will however do my best to explain this as simple as possible. Kernel info: [KERNEL][KK4][1/28/11] Corn Kernel v7.06 from Source (OC, BLN, Voodoo Sound, etc.)! - xda-developers Disclaimers and credits: *Read the guide first! If you are not comfortable doing it then don’t!!!* *I am not responsible if you screw your phone up, It runs away from you, blows up or your Wife/Girlfriend leaves you* There is no icon or app for CWM like there used to be, all flashing and such is done from the recovery console. Don’t download the CWM from the market it will not work!!!!!! This shouldn’t erase any info on your phone but for the love of all that’s holy, back your stuff up!!! *Avoid using Nandroid as some roms will brick your phone if you try to use it, do the research* Credit where it is due: mtcarey @XDA for his/her hard work on this kernel, Imran @ithinkdiff.com for the download mode pic and most importantly my boss for not getting upset that I am doing this at work LOL! And now the guide: First thing is first you will need the files for this to work. You will need Odin3v1.85 (not one click) it can be downloaded here 1st post: http://androidforums.com/captivate-all-things-root/483646-guide-root-official-2-3-5-guide.html Then you will also need Corn Kernel ( I use 7.05 because the others were giving me random reboots) download here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10453685/android/CornKernel_UCKK4_v705.tar Remember were you put them!!! Make sure you are upgraded to official 2.3.5 for this to work right. Here is how to do that: SAMSUNG (Not going to detail that here, it’s pretty straight forward.) Now let the fun begin: Unzip Odin and the kernel (leave the kernel in .tar format. start Odin up (Right click and run as administrator if on Windows 7) You should look like this: Now put the phone into Download mode. There are 3 ways to do this. (I personally use method 3 and have had the most success with it, I also don't remove my sim, your call on that) Here is how to get into download mode: Method 1: ADB - from recovery or normally booted with usb debugging on) 1.Open a cmd prompt/console/shell 2.adb shell 3.adb reboot download Method 2: KEY COMBO 1.Remove the battery, sim card, sdcard if you have one 2.Insert the battery 3.Hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power Method 3: KEY COMBO 1.Remove the battery, sim card, sdcard if you have one 2.Insert the battery 3.Hold both Volume buttons 4.Plug in the USB cable and continue holding both Volume buttons Your phone will look like this if you are in Download Mode: If you used Method 1 or 2 then you need to plug your phone into your computer (with Odin Running). If you used Method 3, you are already there. Odin will show it sees your phone and will look like this: (Your Com number will be different based on what USB port you are using) Now click the PDA button and browse to CornKernel_UCKK4_v705.tar and Odin will now look like this: (I hope I don't have to tell you the path to the file will of course be dependant on where you saved the file) Now hit Start. A progress bar will show on both the phone and Odin. When the flash is complete Odin will look like this: At this point the phone will reboot. You may remove the USB when it is on the AT&T screen. After the AT&T screen you will notice a new boot screen that has the android guy in the corner, System Corps at the top and the corn logo. That is a good thing as it means the Kernel was flashed. Let the phone fully boot. You now have CWM Recovery. There is no icon or app like there used to be, all flashing and such is done from the recovery console. DonÂ’t download the CWM from the market it will not work!!!!!! Once the phone is fully booted it is time to root Using CWM Recovery. I cannot do screen shots for this part, just read and pay attention to what you are doing. Then I want you to read and pay attention to what you are doing. Shut the phone down completely, to enter recovery you will need to hold both volume + and - as well as the power button. When the AT&T screen comes up release the power button but Do not release the volume buttons! The corn boot screen will show next, keep holding. The screen will flash and you are now looking at the recovery screen. you can now release the volume buttons. At the top it should read SystemCorps CwM-based Recovery v220.127.116.11 Your options are: Reboot system now Apply update from sdcard Wipe data/ factory reset Wipe cache partition Install zip from sdcard Backup and restore Mounts and storage Advanced CWM functions Reformatting, tweaks, and more Power off ++++Go Back++++ You will want to use the volume buttons to scroll down to Reformatting, tweaks and more Once that is highlighted press the power button You are now looking at these options: Reboot into recovery Reboot into download Switch to Stock 3e recovery Reformatting / Lagfix Options Partition repair Tweaks and settings System Information Install root / extras ++++ Go Back ++++ Use the volume buttons to scroll down to Install Root / Extras Once that is highlighted press the power button. You are now looking at these options: Install Superuser and Busybox (root) Replace Some overlapping Toolbox commands Replace Most overlapping toolbox commands Restore ALL overlapping Toolbox commands Install / reinstall Superuser only Install SQLite3 Install zipalign init.d script ++++ Go Back ++++ Hilight (should be already) Install Superuser and Busybox (root) And hit the power button You should now see these options: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO Yes – Apply root to device NO NO NO ++++ Go Back ++++ Scroll down to highlight Yes – Apply root to device And press the power button, it goes very fast. Once done scroll to GO Back using the volume keys and press power, scroll again to GO Back and press power. Basically once you have done root keep going back till your first choice is Reboot system now Highlight this and press power button, your phone will now reboot and you will be rooted and have CWM recovery!!