How To Root Samsung Fascinate SGH-T959P Running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

Samsung Fascinate is the CDMA version of Samsung Galaxy S. Samsung Fascinate SGH-T959P (Telus) comes with Android 2.2.1 Froyo that later receive official Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update. Now, many of you most likely want to root it to run root only apps as well as access system files. After long searching we find a legitimate way which is shared by vcmerritt that can actually root Samsung Fascinate SGH-T959P running on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.

To obtain root we will flash a small .tar file in your Samsung Fascinate T959P running on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware using ODIN. Flashing of which root your device. However, in this process you may lose your personal data and settings. You should follow this guide carefully to properly backup your data that you can restore later.


Rooting Information: Once your device is rooted, warranty will get void; However, you can reclaim the warranty by applying official firmware update.

To check if you successfully rooted your device or not install an app called “Root Checker” that available for download from Google PLAY store for free.


This tutorial is only for Samsung Fascinate, model number T959P. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.

SMS & Call LogUse SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & SettingsUse Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names


  1. Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
  2. You already have USB Driver Installed for Samsung Fascinate in your PC. [Download USB Driver]
  3. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]

If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next page of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to root Samsung Fascinate T959P running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware.

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  • Beau Mayes

    after i flash in oden it passes and i can get cwm recovery, but wont boot into phone..any help?