How to Root Galaxy S on Android 2.3.3 XXJVK Firmware

Galaxy S LogoWanted to get the most out of your Galaxy S? So, let’s check out how you can do it, we will see on how you can root your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 so that you can unlock the potential of your Galaxy S. But before that make sure that rooting actually voids the warranty and is only good for the people who actually know the rooting benefits and also can make use of apps which are only available for the phones which are rooted. But it’s recommended that normal users along with the users whose phone is locked or operator specific don’t perform this rooting process or else your phone may get unstable due to the overwrite of critical system files. Before proceeding to update ensure that you sync all your contacts with your Google Account, all sms, apps, videos and music files which are there in your phone should be taken a backup or else the data will be lost. Anything which is in SD card will not be lost, so you can alternatively move to SD Card.

Pre Requisites:

  • Make sure that you have installed the latest firmware of XXJVK 2.3.3 on your Galaxy S GT I9000 phone, or else if you continue without that your phone will be bricked as the base file goes missing which XXJVK 2.3.3 acts,
  • Download the below mentioned files,

CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1 kernel

Odin3
Kernel XXJVK

which are there in the Rooting Package for XXJVK which you will have to download it from here (Password : androidadvices.com).

  • Ensure that your phone’s battery is charged to the maximum and also ensure that you keep USB cable along with your phone as handy.
  • This procedure is not applicable for those who has operator locked phones as warranty voids.

Procedure to root Galaxy S with Android 2.3.3 XXJVK Firmware:

  • After downloading the above files, you will have to extract CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1-v1.3-BusyBox-1.17.1_NO-CWM on your computer which you have downloaded so that you get a .tar file which we will be using it in the due course of article.
  • Now, double click on “Kernel XXJVK” and select the “Extract” option.
  • Now you will have to switch off the Galaxy S and wait till the phone vibrates which means that phone is completely off now.
  • Next up you will have to start download mode in Samsung Galaxy S GT I 9000, you need to hold the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device.
  • Now in Odin, you need to ensure that the options like “Re Partition” is not checked and keep the options like “Auto Reboot” and “F: Reset Time” boxes as checked and keep rest all of the options as open.download mode
  • Now, click the PDA tab from the Odin and choose CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1-v1.3-BusyBox-1.17.1.tar file which is extracted in the above step.

Odin

  • Now, you will have to click on the flash option and will take few minutes for flashing and will preferably take few minutes.
  • After this you will see that your phone has been rooted and you can check it as the Superuser app will be available in the app drawer section.
  • After this process, again get into the download mode by following the same procedure so that again you need to flash the XXJVK Kernel which is extracted in the above step.
  • Now, Open the Odin and connect your phone with the computer and after connecting, simply click on the “Reset” button and you will see that “Added” notification is there in the message box. Make sure that you have unchecked the “Re-Partition” option and kept the tick on “Auto Reboot” as well as on the “F.Reset time”
  • Now, after selecting the options as mentioned above, click on the “PDA” button and select the unzipped “Kernel XXJVK.tar” file and simply click on the start option and wait for the procedure to get completed and start the reboot the device.

You can also go through our following video for easy understanding on this rooting process.

There you go, you have now successfully rooted your Galaxy S GT I9000, do let us know if you face any problems as we will help you in getting out of it.

  • Stas

    Dear Neal!

    I own Galaxy S GT- I9000
    Firmware version 2.3.3
    Baseband version I9000JHJV5
    Kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9000JHJV8-CL195440
    Build number GINGERBREAD.JHJV8

    How can I root my phone?
    Thanks, Stas.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      as of now there is no rooting procedure!

      • minny

        Neela,
        I have the same as Stas, from above and tried to root the phone, had to get jtag to get it to work again and the “lab” that did the work entered loads of Orange stuff to the system that I don’t want (phone is not on Orange and never has been)So I really need to root it to get rid of all this junk which is a nuisance.

        PPLEEEASE HELP!!! The phone was also 19000T but now the T is gone also. I use pelephone, not Orange so really don’t like the phone opening to orange and having orange GPS, etc,etc.

        Thanks,
        Minny

        • Pradeep Neela

          It is only for I9000 and not for I9000T

  • Ivan

    Hi

    I followed the steps above to the letter and after the first flash my phone has gone in to a loop of starting and then restarting again. If I try the second flash with the kernel it just sits indefinitely with no activity. I had Gingerbread 2.3.3 before starting. What can I do to fix?

  • Keyur

    Hi Neil,
    I am using samsung galaxy s GT I9000 locked on orange, UK. I want to unlock my phone as I am moving to India and want to use my phone on Indian network. I requested orange to provide me with the unlock code which they did. But for some reason I am unable to unlock the phone with the code provided from Orange. I also contact other unlocking code providers on internet and they also provided me with the code (which was similar to that provided by Orange) so cannot unlock my phone. It seems that the unlock code available against the IMEI number of my phone is incorrect. DO you know what the problem is and why the unlock code is not working inspite provided by Orange? any other alternative?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we cannot provide the unlock code, contact orange for the same!

  • orlando

    Hello Neal,
    I have upgraded to gingerbread 2.3.3 successfully and also Rooted using Odin successfully. But now my phone speed is around 950 while when I had Froyo 2.2. with oneclick lagfix it was 1850 on the quadrant benchmark.
    How can I fix the Lag and speed up my phone while keeping the stable 2.3.3. version?
    Thanks !
    Orlando

  • Melos

    It seems as if I misread my model, I apparently have a Samsung Galaxy S Gt i9000

    Is there a way to unroot it so that it exits the infinite loop?

  • Melos

    I’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S i9000, yet I have the same problem as Kirk. It goes into Media search, then continues to reset itself, please help!

  • http://kwmastersphoto.com Kirk

    Re-flashed a new 2.3.3.3 xxivo from download. Got things back to original state. No root.

    Ok

  • http://kwmastersphoto.com Kirk

    Help please.
    I had a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant I9000

    I followed your rooting procedure today 12 Sept
    OS was 2.3.3
    The unit will not start up. It will continue to re-boot or it will go into download mode. How can I get it started again?

    Your help is most appreciated

    thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      THIS IS BECAUSE YOU FLASHED THE FIRMWARE ON THE WRONG PHONE! IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ONLY FOR GALAXY S GT I9000. You now need to apply update for Vibrant phone! is your phone turning on in the download mode?

  • Jared

    what are the benefits of doing this to your device? as i have followed the instructions and have seen no difference in my phone. please inform me :)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      please update with the XXJVR 2.3.4 version for you Galaxy S AS ITS THE LATEST gINGERBREAD EDITION!

  • jamshi

    sir i’m updated my galexy i9000 build nomber jpjpa. after updating there is ”market” is not reach pls help me

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Kindly update with the XXJVR 2.3.4 version of firmware!

  • Martin

    Hi , Mine wont stop rebooting like the proble above , Ive Re added the . Tar file 3 times now and uploaded

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly update with the latest XXJVR 2.3.4

  • Hinson

    sorry sir
    i was trying to root my Galaxy S 2.3.3
    and while i was in odin
    i thought you said flash option means “flash lock”
    now my phone stuck on the download screen and my computer is not rooting the phone
    how do i deal with this?

    p.s. i was working on CF-Root….

  • NaylinnMaung

    Does it work on any Gingerbread Firmwares?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, its specific for specific firmwares!

  • Ajinkya Prakash Hivare

    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN GINGERBREAD 2.3.3XXJVK AND GINGERBREAD 2.3.3DDJV4

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      DDJV4 is the official version released via KIES and XXJVK is the leaked version!

  • Samster

    I rooted my i9000 after updating to 2.3.3 from your previous tutorial. Everything’s fine but it seems my accelerometer isn’t working, hence I can’t go into landscape mode anywhere. It’s not really an issue as such and I can live with it but is there any way to fix this?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      try installing XXJVR 2.3.4 version of firmware!!!

  • Shahid Latif

    Dear Neal Pradeep. As I’ll have to ask you the same question that I asked before updating to 2.3. Will my fone remain unlocked.

    If it remains unlocked than I shell give it a try. Thanks

    GT-I9000 Orange Unlocked updated to your Gingerbread 2.3.3

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes your phone will remain as unlocked!

      • Shahid Latif

        Great! Now it keeps rebooting after media scan, even after removing external SD card. What should I do?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          kindly re apply the update!

        • Shahid Latif

          NeaL Pradeep Reply:
          August 11th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

          kindly re apply the update!

          ++++++++++++++++++++++++

          Well I kinda formated/wiped all data/rest to factory settings and its not rebooting anymore. I took backup of all apps so so regrets :)

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            shahid, in which version of firmware you were on?

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            kindly re insert the battery and then re apply the update in the download mode!

  • tijs

    I followed the instructions to the letter. Odin told me fail and my phone had black screen of death. If I was not a developer my phone would have stayed dead. (i was not able to enter download mode nor connect to computer)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      to which firmware yur phone was flashed before? Kindly follow the procedure carefully!

  • Taoufik

    hello i did the process last night but the phone is taking self reset again and again. plz urgent response required

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly find for XXJVR 2.3.4 article which is the latest version

  • http://yash1229.wordpress.com Yash Bhatia

    Odin is not there in the package I downloaded!
    It only has a zip file named “CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1-v1.3-BusyBox-1.17.1_NO-CWM” and a file named “Kernel_XXJVK” (7zip application)!

  • harsha

    hi i have rooted my phone with the above procedure . but now i want to unroot it . so haow can i unroot my device back to stock firmware . can i flash it directly with the stock firmware using odin

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      just update with any of the firmwares and then the phone will be un bricked automatically!

  • Colpro

    “Hey Guys, you are all awesome and doing and doing a fantastic job. Your instructions are so clear and precise that I now have Gingerbread v2.3.3 XXJVK on my Galaxy S. Now I want to Root It. I have downloaded the files from the Rooting Package successfully. When I double click on the CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1-v1.3-BusyBox-1.17.1_NO-CWM file and extract, I do not get the tar file that you say I should get, I get another zip file with the ame name as the file I have just extracted. When I double click on that and extract, I get a file called zImage. And I get the same when I extract the Kernal XXJVK file too. What am I doing wrong?” Regards Foz.

    I have exactly same problem and can’t find an answer??????

    Colpro

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      kindly root the phone again as the device is still not yet rooted!

  • Ajinkya Prakash Hivare

    hi my phone version is 2.3.3. Baseband version-I9000DDJV4 KERNAL VERSION 2.6.35.7-I9000DDJV6-CL198883root@SE-S605#2. BUILD NUMBER-GINGERBREAD.DDJV6
    DO I ROOT MY PHONE WITH THIS PROCEDURE?
    YOU HAVE MENTIONED firmware of XXJVK 2.3.3 IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ROOTING PROCEDURE.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      no, just updating with the firmware won’t mean that you have rooted your phone!
      Dn’t worry

  • Sujan Karki

    Thanks bro 4 this awesome instructions n want 2 suggest everyone just go with the flow… :-) finally rooted sgs i9000 android 2.3.3 xxjvk

  • vijay

    Will this root work for Samsung GL i9003 with 2.3 Version?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      no, it will brick your phone

      • Ayush Gupta

        Hey i did it and stuck……….what can i do now…

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

          RE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

  • Mohsen

    Tnx Neal! Would my phone be rooted after the update or do I need to go through another step to root it? If the latter is rooting available for jvp 2.3.4?

    Tnx,
    Mohsen

  • Mohsen

    Hi,

    I accidentally rooted my 2.3.3 JVO with the instructions above for JVK. Now my phone keeps resetting. I made a dumb mistake. Please help me. How do I go about getting it back to life and also rooting it.

    Tnx in advance,
    Mo

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      just follow the instructions to update xxjvp 2.3.4 and your issue will be solved!

  • hiyu

    im very very sorry for my comment, i just didnt read the comment above….

    i did read them and it works perfectly now, so no rebooting just perfectly rooting (heheheh)

    thanks guys!!!

  • hiyu

    Hi guys,

    So i rooted my phone but now it just keeps rebooting it self after 5 seconds.
    like: its on 5 seconds later off and then automaticly on again than after 5 seconds it repeats…

    anyone who can help me with that

    i would really apreciate it!!

  • Joe

    Hi,
    I have the same problem as Rich above. I did exactly what you said and now my Galaxy S just keeps rebooting. How can I fix this?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      Update your phone with the new 2.3.4 release which is now available at http://www.androidadvices.com

  • Rich

    after following you tot to the letter, my phone just keeps rebooting. any advise would be great??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      you can update with 2.3.3 xxjvo

  • Sid

    Hi,

    I followed the instruction and download 2.3.3 on the phone and it works fine with no problem at all. Only one issue GT I 9000 is for vibrant and I have fascinate (similar to captivate) after installing new OS my home key and search key does not work……..Do you know what I can do to resolve that issue? is there a 2.3.3 for captivate or fascinate? Please let me know.

    Regards,

    Sid

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      @sid you will have to either wait for few days or you will have to visitt he service centre as despite mentioning again and again you flashed the in correct firmware for your phone!

  • Jeff

    Wow. worked in a matter of seconds. Thanks guys. AGAIN!

  • Mizaan

    hi neal im going to give this whole thing another try…. i redownloaded the xxjvk 2.3.3 files and when i try downloading the root package it says that there were some errors during testing and the package failed. *GGGGGRRRRRRRR*

  • Sickboy

    Hi all Ive bean looking for a simple flashing tutorial that’s works, when i found this i couldn’t believe my eyes.
    I installed the odin software on the comy and read threw the tutorial at least 3 times ,computers are not my strongest point but this couldn’t of bean any simpler

    I would just like to thank Neal Pradeep for this firmware

    L.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      @sickboy thanks and stay tuned for more!

  • iTurk

    one shot, worked perfect, no problems, thanks

  • AmAn DhiLLoN

    hey neal…i hav a query

    i need too install themes on my galaxy s and make it cool wit lots of widgets nd graphics….plzz tell me wat i hav to do for dat….???
    do i need to root my phn??
    and how v can install touchwiz…??

    plzz do reply

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      hey @AmAn DhiLLoN you can’t install themes on galaxy S but you can set wallpapers, also touchwiz is already present in your phone!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal Pradeep

      @AmAn DhiLLoN you can search all your queries in Search Box at androidadvices.com

  • Foz

    Dear Neal,
    When I extract the files from the Rooting Package, I get zImage files instead of the tar file and Kernal XXJVK file you say I should get.
    Regards

  • Foz

    Hey Guys, you are all awesome and doing and doing a fantastic job. Your instructions are so clear and precise that I now have Gingerbread v2.3.3 XXJVK on my Galaxy S. Now I want to Root It. I have downloaded the files from the Rooting Package successfully. When I double click on the CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1-v1.3-BusyBox-1.17.1_NO-CWM file and extract, I do not get the tar file that you say I should get, I get another zip file with the ame name as the file I have just extracted. When I double click on that and extract, I get a file called zImage. And I get the same when I extract the Kernal XXJVK file too. What am I doing wrong?
    Regards
    Foz.

  • Parmeshwar

    Hi Pradeep , I have already downloaded the XXJVK 2.3.3 and I don’t have a PIT file for that particular firmwares. Can you please send me a PIT file or someone can help me with this. My Phone is Samsung Galaxy GT Si9000. It was very slow without any songs and pictures. So that i didn’t download anything on it, I was totaly unsatisfied with that because i paid expensive. It has 2.1 version, Kernel , Eclair, PDA: JG4/ PHONE: JG3/CSC: JG1 (ops) Its abit hard to remember all. Please help with it. Bye from Parmeshwar

    • Neal Pradeep

      @parmeshwar the pit file is there in the complete package. Download the same from the above article!

  • Mitch

    so I should reflash the latest firmware of XXJVK 2.3.3 and then root as this tut????thanks for the quick response

    • Neal Pradeep

      @mitch yes!

  • Mitch

    sorry just reread your above tut ???it is actually for my phone,but still have avg report superuser as an infected item

  • Mitch

    Hi Neal Ive used your tut for upgrading galaxy s to gingerbread xwjvb and then used this tut to root ,installed avg free on phone and it reports superuser app to be an infected file and wants to uninstall it,I then realised that my phone is actually a galaxy s gt-i9000 and there is a seperate tut for it but not for gingerbread xwjvb,apart from avg reporting virus the phone seems ok ,but i’m worried it may not last any help would be much apreciated

    • Neal Pradeep

      @mitch you can re flash your device to root with the same!

  • Razvan

    Helppp…
    i have followed the steps above and i do not have any tar file in the unziped ones….
    the phone does not start any more it only reset itself all the time

    • suts81

      Hi, Im having the same problem ie when the file is extracted all thats there is zimage and thats it

      • Neal Pradeep

        you don’t have to unzip twice @suts81

  • vicky

    i ws rooting galaxy s gingerbread xxjvk nd i accidentally unplugged the cable nd the phone is nt gettin switched on what shld i do nd wen i rooting the proceess seemed to stop ws it goin on or nt

    • Neal Pradeep

      Hey vicky sorry for the delay jn replying. you can flash with xwjvb 2.3.3 again by goin into download mode….

  • Cristian

    Hello, anybody else who installed this version has problems with batery? the batery will go to 0% after 8–9 hours..

  • Kieran Mitchell

    Sorry, can you clarify something for me? The 2.3.3 ROM that just came out for the i9000 is XWJVB. However, this guide says it is for XXJVK. Thus, it seems to me that this root is /not/ for the new 2.3.3 ROM.
    So yeah, can you clarify this for me :P Or explain it to me, since obviously I’m not understanding something here.

  • raj swamy

    hey iam stuck after i rooted the phone using the above procedure, upto the first stage everything was fine. in the second stage when i again when into download mode for appyling the kernel file Kernel_XXJVK.TAR.

    it starts the process and gets stuck
    after displaying firmware update start, it is stuck on zimage for ages nothing happens
    pls help

    • Neal Pradeep

      @raj swamy it should work, try restarting computer and phone and then try!

  • Haroon

    hi Neal,
    I tried rooting my galaxy captivate with Android 2.3.3 XXJVK Firmware but during the procedure, its screen turned green and the phone never started again. It’s not charging, not getting detected on the pc. Its completely dead :( . what should I do now.
    Please guide me.
    Thanks

    • Neal Pradeep

      hey @haroon you were not supposed to update your phone by this methosd as this one was strictly to I9000 users and nt for Captivate, now you need to update the phone’s firmware with any of the ROM!

  • Harry

    Does it support the T. Chinese? Also, I have done the upgrade of 2.3.3 and also rooted, but I can not find any lagfix to improve I/O performance, can u pls help me to get it?

    • Neal Pradeep

      hey @harry still there are no lagfixes, once it arrives, will surely update with the same, stay tuned to AndroidAdvices.com

  • Alex

    does it support russian ?

    • Neal Pradeep

      @alex as of now no!

    • Neal Pradeep

      @alex as of now no!

    • Neal Pradeep

      @alex as of now no!

  • froyo

    Hi
    l am having problem with my phone.After l rooted my phone the screen stopped to auto rotating.l wonder if there is anything l could do to solve this.Also the kernel still showing is jv1 even after l went on second stage of istalling jvk kernel as shown above.

  • Mahesh

    I have upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.3 and also rooted my phone, but I am not able to find any lagfix for Gingerbread 2.3.3, can u please tell me where do I find that?

  • Ajith

    Hi Neal,
    Can you please tell me what is this rooting means? And its benefits?
    Once I root my SGS 2.3.3 XXJVK now, whether it will be possible to upgrade this in all future updates?

    I am just confused by “rooting” please help me

    Ajith

    • Neal Pradeep

      hi @ajith, rooting is for using the functionalities which is suited for beta testers as well as developers, its not recommended to root as it voids warranty. yes even after rooting you can upgrade the firmwares

  • Bas

    Is it possible to unroot my phone?

    • Neal Pradeep

      yes, just flash with the firmware again, it will un root!

  • Robert Witherspoon

    Hello Neal, Im not sure you saw my last post but,

    After flashing the CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1-v1.3-BusyBox-1.17.1.tar file twice because after doing it the first time, I did not see the superuser app, I then flashed again. After flashing a second time I still did not see the superuser apps in the App draw. Can you please tell me what I may be missing? FYI, I am running Gingerbread 2.3.3.

  • Robert Witherspoon

    Hello Neal,

    I’m not sure if saw my last post but please read below.

    After I flashed the CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1-v1.3-BusyBox-1.17.1.tar file I checked to see if the superuser app was in the App draw. I noted that it is not there. I tried flashing a second time and checked again but still the file was not there. Can you please tell me what I may be missing?

    • Neal Pradeep

      @Robert sorry to see that, but may be due to some reason you are unable to root! i hope you cleared the cache and all!!

  • Yaniv

    Hello Neal

    i sew the guide you publish abuot hot to root the SGS and it seems to be working just fine (Thank you!), SU icone is appear, but where can i find the “root” folder on my SD at the phone ? or should i install
    something else ?
    *need to add region\font\lang’
    or maybe you have a better idea to do so …

    Thank’s =]

  • Asim1003

    after unpacking file Rooting-Package-by-AndroidAdvices I get the next files:
    1. CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1-v1.3-BusyBox-1.17.1_NO-CWM.ZIP
    and
    2. Kernel_XXJVK.exe
    After duble click on Kernel.exe I have get the file called
    1. Kernel_XXJVK.TAR
    but I have not the file CF-Root-XW_OXX_JV1-v1.3-BusyBox-1.17.1.tar !
    What I need to do ! Your description is not corect ! Or I do anything wrong ?
    tnx
    BYE

  • Oeyvind

    Everything goes fine until I have to Flash the Kernel. The Download screen goes on forever (more than 2 hour) and seems to get stocked, then I turn off the phone and its getting bricked.

    Can I eventually drop to flash the Kernel? What can I do?

    Many Thanks

    • Neal Pradeep

      @Oeyvind sure you can!

      • Oeyvind

        Ok thanks! =D So why does it say we have to flash the Kernel_XXJVK?

        • Neal Pradeep

          @Oeyvind so that the base file is created which is the kernel!

  • http://twitter.com/mklerx Martin K

    Followed the guide for my Galaxy S. Gingerbread 2.3.3 ROM from samfirmware.com.

    After the first Flash the phone was rooted (could start Titanium Backup Pro), after the second flash the phone was NOT (TB fails to get root).

    Any ideas?

    • Neal Pradeep

      @martin you can reflash again your device with the same by following the procedure here at androidadvices.com

      • http://twitter.com/mklerx Martin K

        Update on my last comment: phone WAS rooted, only busybox was missing. After installing it from TB the app works.

  • Robert Witherspoon

    Hello again Neal,

    I was able to correct the problem I previously had. Now though, after flashing the first Tar file and checking to see if the superuser apps is in the App draw I note that it is not there. What am I missing?

  • Robert Witherspoon

    Hello Neal,

    I made the mistake of have the box next to PDA checked and then hit start. Nothing seems to be happening. Have I caused a problem by doing so?

    • Neal Pradeep

      @Riobert you can re follow the instructions if your phone is not flashed successfully.

  • Richard

    Followed above guide, and after hanging first time (why does it always do that) and restarting went in nicely.
    Phone runs vey well best since I brought it in 2010. Upgraded to Froyo and now Gingerbread.

    Re-installing lost apps. Always good to clean out stuff not used.

    However phone was rooted and now is not. Do you have procedeure for rooting a Galaxy S running Gingerbread.

    Thanks again..

  • Filipe Ganhão

    Hi! I installed JVK yesterday, straight from samfirmware.com and using ODIN. Perfect! I then started re-installing my old apps, since I lost everything.

    Question: If i follow the procedure you described above to root my SGS JVK 2.3.3, will i loose everything I installed and configured so far? (rookie question, I know. :))

    thank you.

    • Neal Pradeep

      @Filipe Ganhão yes! you will have to reconfigure some things!

  • slamdrunk

    The question about the kernel above.. Answered./ figured it out.. great tutorials by the way they work as described. Perfect. thank you again now rooted.

    • Neal Pradeep

      @slamdrunk thanks for the appreciation, do let us know for any more help!

  • slamdrunk

    Hi last question. Sorry about all the questions. Ok so I have a question with this last step

    you need to flash the XXJVK Kernel which is extracted in the above step.

    Question> do i just do the same thing exactly over with the same PDA file as i just flased in the step above ?. or do I have to click on another button like phone or csc and then click start. Sorry I did not really understand I have to flash the kernel.. So do I now select the kernel file and put it in the PDA box on Oden.. sorry really confusing..

    can you help one last time please.? thank you

    • Neal Pradeep

      hey, never regret about asking questions about Android at androidadvices.com as we are here to empower you with all sorts of Android help! Let us know for any sort of help and also do pass a word about this site to your friends too so that they too are benefited by our motive to empower the Android users!

      • Aaron

        Hey, my phone won’t restart. It’s just staying on the Samsung Boot screen?! help!

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          kindly update with any of the firmware version again to bring back the phone and also kindly follow the instructions!

  • slamdrunk

    and once more question. sorry to keep posting here. where is the reset button they speak about in this sentences below.. I am so lost! can anyone help please..;

    simply click on the “Reset” button and you will see that “Added” notification is there in the message box.

    • Neal Pradeep

      @slamdrunk hey you are free to ask your doubts here, as we are there to help you! So, go ahead!! :)

  • slamdrunk

    sorry can someone explain what this means..

    Now, you will have to click on the flash option and will take few minutes for flashing and will preferably take few minutes.

    I do not SEE the FLASH OPTION.. does this mean click start.. or is there a menu somewhere that i did not see. thank you for anyones time to answer my silly question.

    • Neal Pradeep

      @slamdrunk yes you need to click on the Start button and not on reset button!

      • Praveen

        Dear Neal,

        Right now i am rooting my galaxys with gingerbread2.3.3, but after starting the flashing, the phone screen if off,but still showing the IDCOM in odin in yellow colour.

        Tell me how much time it will take?????

        Thanks in advance.

        • Neal Pradeep

          @Praveen it doesn’t take more than 5 minutes and which is the maximum time! try restarting the phone and computer!

      • Mahmud Koya

        Dear Neal,
        I own a SGS GT-I9000 which I bough in the KSA and have been using without any problem. But when I wanted to use it in India with IDEA or VODAFONE sim cards, it gives only ‘emergency call’ facility. I could use an IDEA sim about 15 days which is almost 2 years old. But later it also stopped working and gives only emergency call in the same way a newly bought sim card does. All these sim cards work in other phones including another model of Samsung!

        Finally I bought an Airtel sim card, which works without any problem. I do not know what causes my SGS to act like this. Could you advise me to get rid of this problem. The phone details are here:
        Model number: GT-I9000
        Firmware version: 2.2.1
        Baseband version:I9000JXJPF
        Kernel version: 2.6.32.9
        root@SE-S606#30
        Build number: FROYO.JPJPM
        —————————————-
        If I enter *#1234#, I get the response:
        PDA: I9000JPJPM
        PHONE: I9000JXJPF
        CSC: I9000 OJPJPL
        Buil Info: 2011.02

        Thank you in advance,
        Mahmud Koya
        Riyadh.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          have you tried updating with any firmware like XXJVR, as of now i feel that your device is network locked and the same needs to be unlocked first!

        • Mahmud Koya

          Dear Neal,
          No, I haven’t tried any update. How could it be network locked when I could use it in the KSA with three Serivice Providers like STC, Mobily and Zain and in India with Airtel and ,of course, with ‘Idea’ for a shortwhile before it started giving only ‘emergency call’?!
          If it is network locked, how can it be unlocked, Mr.Neal?
          By the way, what is the best firmware version fo my phone to be updated?

          Thank you very much for your consideration,
          Mahmud Koya.

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            best firmware is XXJVS 2.3.5 as of now for your Galaxy S GT I9000

        • Mahmud Koya

          Hi Neal,
          I want to update my SGS GT-I9000. What is the best firmware version for my phone.The phone details are here:
          Model number: GT-I9000
          Firmware version: 2.2.1
          Baseband version:I9000JXJPF
          Kernel version: 2.6.32.9
          root@SE-S606#30
          Build number: FROYO.JPJPM
          —————————————-
          If I enter *#1234#, I get the response:
          PDA: I9000JPJPM
          PHONE: I9000JXJPF
          CSC: I9000 OJPJPL
          Buil Info: 2011.02

          Thank you in advance.

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            yes, you can update with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVS!

        • Mahmud Koya

          Hi Neal,
          I successfully updated my SGS i9000 with the the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVS as you advised and rooted as well. After the update, I think the WIFI signal reception reduced, but the browsing and downloading speed is not affected. I mean, the previous networks showed four or three signal bars, now show two or one only. Is it common to all or should I do something more to my phone?

          Thank you very much,
          Mahmud Koya.

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            There is a wi fi fix for the XXJVS which we will soon be coming out!

        • Mahmud Koya

          Hi Neal,

          Is the WIFI fix for the XXJVS available or not?

          Thank you,
          Mahmud K

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            WE WILL BE UPDATING THE FIX WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS, STAY TUNED!

        • Mahmud Koya

          Hi Neal,
          Where can I find the WIFI fix for the XXJVS which you said yesterday would be available in next 24 hours?

          Thank you,
          Mahmud K

        • Mahmud Koya

          Thank you Neal. I did as you guided and I fixed my WIFI problem.

          Thanks once again for your excellent solutions,
          Mahmud K.

        • Mahmud Koya

          Hi Neal,
          Can the Voodoo Lag fix be applied on (R00TED) SGS GT-I9000 with XXJVS 2.3.5?

          Thank you for supports.
          Mahmud K

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            we will soon be coming out with the same!

        • Mahmud Koya

          Hi Neal,

          Is the Voodoo Lag fix for the (R00TED) SGS GT-I9000 with XXJVS 2.3.5 available or not?

          Thank you,
          Mahmud K

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            yes its available!

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            yes its available for your phone!

  • shihab

    does it support arabic ?

    • Neal Pradeep

      @shihab no not as of now!