Galaxy S I9000

How to Root Galaxy S on Official Value Pack XXJW4 2.3.6 Firmware

Value PACK LogoValue Pack for Galaxy S GT I9000 XXJW4 get Rooting treatment courtesy CF Root and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you too can root your device just by following the simple tutorial. Once the device is rooted, the warranty will be lost and then only way with which you can regain the lost warranty is by Updating Galaxy S with Stock Value Pack XXJW4 Firmware. In the process of this article we will be discussing on what are the express pre requisites along with a detailed tutorial in the next page.

Before proceeding, you need to check whether your phone is on XXJW4 2.3.6 Firmware or not from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where it should show the current firmware is XXJW4 Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware. If there is any other version being shown then you need to update with the XXJW4 2.3.6 Firmware. This procedure to root should only be applied to the devices which have the model number as GT I9000.

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Galaxy S Banner Value Pack

Express Pre Requisites:

  • All the data present in your phone should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
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

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Nexus S from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

USB Debugging

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the detailed tutorial on how to root Galaxy S.

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  1. weheee

    August 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

    • saish

      October 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      thnx weheee!!

    • Jako

      November 4, 2013 at 1:44 am

      Thanks weheee!!

  2. Lucky

    August 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    The link to download the rooting package doesn’t seem to be working from the last few days, can you upload the correct link ASAP

  3. Abdul Aziz

    June 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Hi will covert my phone to Jelly bean or I will have a rooted Ginger bread

  4. Nikhil

    November 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    the link is not working. even i checked with many old links.. not working 🙁 kindly fix.

  5. Paul

    November 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    The link doesn’t work.

  6. Amitchauhan

    November 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Dear Neal,

    Can you please help me for make root my samsung galaxy s (GT-I9000).Details as follows.

    Firmware version 2.3.6
    Baseband Version I9000DDJV7
    Build Number Gingerbread.ddjvb

    Appreciate if you can help

  7. sheminith

    October 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Cant download rootzip!
    Error message: This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.

  8. snowbeard

    October 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    the link to the root program doens’nt work

  9. Imran

    October 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    The given link is not working. says “This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.”
    can you give the working link.

  10. Dingo

    October 1, 2012 at 3:00 am

    New Value Pack XXJW4 Rooting Package this link is innactiv

  11. David Littlefair

    October 1, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Hi This link does not work, can you help

  12. Ephraim

    September 21, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Hi Neela
    I can’t download from the given link.It says “The file is removed due to copyright”
    Where can I download the root file

  13. Ephraim

    September 21, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Hi Neela
    I can’t download from the given link.It says “The file is removed due to copyright”
    Where can I download root file

  14. psmpaul

    September 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    The download link isn’t working. Please fix.

  15. Danish

    September 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Worked like a charm !!!

    Thanks Pradeep you are doing great work…

  16. Jurjen

    August 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Dear AndroidAdvices team,

    A few days ago I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S using the steps as you describes here on this site ( This worked perfectly.
    Shortly after that I decided to unroot my telephone. Actually I don’t know why I did it, but I did….. 🙁

    Anyway, when I realised that I was stupid to unroot my telephone, I decided to root my phone again like the way you describe on your site. All seemed to go well, but after rebooting the phone it appears not to be rooted.

    Can you please help me out here? What did I do wrong? Odin ran well, I think. The screen showed “PASS” 0:7

    The message box of Odin showed:
    ID:0/005 Added!!
    ID:0/005 Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    ID:0/005 File analysis..
    ID:0/005 SetupConnection..
    ID:0/005 Initialization..
    ID:0/005 Get PIT for mapping..
    ID:0/005 Firmware update start..
    ID:0/005 zImage
    ID:0/005 Completed..
    OSM All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)
    ID:0/005 Removed!

    What I saw this morning was that the unroot-file I used is probably meant for the SGS I9001 ( and not the I9000. Did I go wrong there? My god, silly me :-s

    Other facts:
    -CWM is still on my phone from the last root
    -Tweaks is still on my phone from last root
    -Firmware 2.3.6
    -Baseband version I9000XXJW4
    -Kernel se.infra@SEP-62 #2
    Buildnumber GINGERBREAD.XWJW5

    Again, could you please advice me on how to get my phone rooted again. Should I reset it first? Would that remove CWM and Tweaks and could I start all over again with rooting?

    Looking forward to your advice!

    Kind regards,

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      you can refer to the galaxy S category and can install any of the custom ROM firmware for further experience.

  17. Nii Addo

    May 26, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I know this might not be the right place to ask this but I would like to know if you can help me fix the ascending ringtone problem on my i9000

  18. Nii Addo

    May 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    please help me Neela, i bricked my phone, how can i fix it

    • muimis

      June 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

       enter dwnload mode and update with xxjvu…

  19. Amine

    May 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Hello, Thanks for your tutorial.
    I followed all the steps by when rebooting after the last step, the phone does not reboot : It get stuck in the black screen with “Galaxy S GT-I9000″…
    Any idea how I can fix this?
    Thank you!

  20. Pedro

    May 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    After rooting:

    Wifi goes berzerk. Switches on and off @ random, LAAAAAGGGG, Reboots when stuck in any app…

    Don’t root, just use as is. Rom Ain’t too good anyway so try to stick with something from a carrier or a proper company, they won’t be worth then this.

  21. Bas Jonkers

    May 5, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I rooted and Superuser is in my app drawer. But when opening SU and asks me to update, I press CONTINUE, it says INSTALLATION FAILED. How is that possible?

  22. gautam

    May 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    hi neela ,i have just rooted my phone as per the steps but my phn has become so damn slow nd laggy nd the worst part it switches off suddenly or my screen just keep blinking did i root properly pls help

  23. John

    May 3, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Had this ROM for about a week since its release. Touchwiz becomes unstable after a few days, it’s a known bug. Recommend all on this to upgrade to Elite IMM76l V11, it’s faster, more stable and gorgeous. Best to 1st upgrade via JVU, see Neela’s instructions.

  24. Rukshan

    May 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Hi! i have flashed XXJW4 and rooted with the earlier kernel not CF-root, is it ok if rooted my phone again with CF-root (remember my phone is already rooted)..

    Appreciate if you can help!

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

      its alright you need not root again!

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

      its alright you need not root again!!!

      • Rukshan

        May 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

        i need to flash CWM, while having my current root i can’t simply do it, i installed Rom manager and flashed CWM even though some signature verification error comes… i got no clue!!

        what i should do?

        • Pradeep Neela

          May 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

          dont go via recovery image, you can root by odin!

        • Pradeep Neela

          May 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

          dont go via recovery image, you can root by odin!!!

  25. Amit

    April 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Hi Neela ,
    After the successful 2.3.6 upgrade tried to root as per instructions above . One problem where is the “XXJW4_Root_AA” file ???
    Can only find Odin and “CF-Root-XX_OXA_JW4-v4.4-CWM3RFS” in the download .
    Please help .

  26. Bryan

    April 20, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Hi Neela,
    I updated & rooted successfully to 2.3.6 version.
    But when i unplug my phone from my charger, it still says on my screen charging with the (%) sign.. & my battery life is much shorter.. my battery only last for about 4-5 hours when i’m not using it.

    Any idea how to fix this issue? Please & Thanks.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 21, 2012 at 11:54 am

      please check with the battery, there might be some issues!

  27. Vimala

    April 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Neela,

    I can’t seem to be able to download the root file as the link appears as and it downloads as a html file. Is it cos of high traffic? I hope you could fix it… maybe share it with mediafire??


  28. Tomasso

    April 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Agree. Can’t see ext4 in Tweaks app.

    • daniel

      April 10, 2012 at 6:28 am

      you’ve to download ex4 manager separately.

      • Pradeep Neela

        April 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        yes! it will be there in tweaks!

  29. calvinlau

    April 7, 2012 at 4:38 am

    I have a problem after rooting my i9000.
    I use my 3G internet connection and it run fine on internet browser.
    But when using apps that access internet such as Google Play, it doesn’t work. Please advice. Thanks.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

      please check with the network operator!

      • calvinlau

        April 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

        hi, neel.
        I already checked it with the operator and they reset my APN already.
        But the problem still exist.
        via 3G connection, i can only access internet thru browser.
        apps still couldn’t access to internet.

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm

          its not a modem issue, juz check witht he apn settings!

  30. billy

    April 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    hey everyone,

    just to share my experience so far with xxjw4. it is smooth if you don’t have any widgets or shortcut apps on your home screens. otherwise, it is very very laggy.

    also, restoring backed up apps with Astro, Easy Installer or My Backup root is a nightmare. the restoration process (re-installation from the mentioned apps) keeps getting interrupted. had to restart the process a few times.

    neal, i didn’t find the ext4 option in tweak manager. because the performance was so laggy, i decided to install ext4 apk separately. so far no major improvements 🙁

    • billy

      April 7, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      found a solution to the laggy problem that i still experienced even with ext4.

      personally, i think it has something to do with the touchwiz 4 launcher. i’ve installed the Go Launcher EX app and it is now working super fast with no lag.

  31. Omar Jivraj

    April 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Neela, please advice if SP-Root or CF-Root? Which is closest to stock and better.

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm


  32. Dashi

    April 5, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Hi, Any Custom ROMs available to install in this version XXJW4 ?


    April 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Pradeep,

    Please update us with the tutorial on how to convert to EXT4.

    Best Wishes..


    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      you can convert from the tweaks app!

  34. Sailandra Harsha

    April 4, 2012 at 11:10 am

    After Root phone will get only 1200 banch mar in quadrant app.

  35. Arindam

    April 3, 2012 at 12:24 am

    On rooting and using CWM recovery installing the Dark Knight it says DEVIL KERNEL. It never boots back normally. What could be the issue ?

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      just remove the kernel, come to stock kernel and root!

  36. galaxySfan

    April 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    hi neal

    Pls advise, how to convert to ext4? I hv already rooted and i can see only 3 additional files, CWM, tweaks and Super User. Where shall I get option to convert the file extension from RFS to ext4. Appreciate your valued opinions.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 12:53 am

      from tweaks option you can convert the file syustem to ext4

  37. tim

    April 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    yea i wanna know how to convert to ext 4 too pleasee..

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      you can covert from the tweaks app!

  38. Sonal

    April 2, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Hi Neela,

    Can you please advise how to convert to EXT4..

    Thanks as always


    • Pradeep Neela

      April 6, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      yes you can convert the device to ext 4 by using the tweaks app!

  39. suhail

    April 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    hi Neel,
    Thanx a lot for covering this article bro.
    Even after rotting, my SGS feels buggy even though i followed each and every step carefully.

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 2:12 am

      have you cleared the cache from the recovery mode?

  40. Scott

    April 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Thanks, Neela! All works great, as per usual with everything you do.

  41. Alvaro

    April 1, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Hi, PlaY, how you convert to EXT4?. Thanks for all!

    • PlaY

      April 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      You may need to install the CF-Root ext4 Manager by Chainfire and this app automatically restart your phone to recovery mode and do the conversion for you. You won’t get to download this app from Google Play. You need to google search it and it is hard.

  42. Paul sellars

    March 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I have downloaded the xxjw4 files, carried out Odin set up but cannot root phone.
    It keeps coming up when running Superuser, no root.
    please advise?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      it only root xxjw4 device

  43. bilal

    March 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Xxjw4 is official or the beta?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

      its official for some users!

  44. A.K i9000

    March 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Neela,
    what is the deffrent between 2.3.6 old value pack and the above mentioned??? and which one is the best??

    Thanks an appreciate your shortly reply

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 8, 2012 at 11:55 am

      there are many performance fixes!

  45. PlaY

    March 31, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Root my XXJW4 with the new CF-Root v4.4
    -include CWM, Tweaks and SuperSU but without EXT4

    then I install Titanium Backup to remove unnecessary samsung apps
    (AllShares, Books, Buddies Now, Calculator, Calender Clock, Days, Emails, Home Screen Tips, Mini Diary, Samsung Apps, Sim Toolkit, Social Hub, TalkBack, Write and Go and Y! Finance.

    I remove all apps above so that it give more space for the ext4 conversion.

    Before convert to EXT4 – quadrant benchmark show 1229
    After convert to EXT4 – quadrant benchmark show 1905

    • Ajay Tomar

      March 31, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      please guide,how to install ext4 separately…

      • Pradeep Neela

        April 7, 2012 at 2:14 am

        from the tweaks app you can convert the same!

        • Pedro

          April 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

          Sorry Neela,

          What Tweeks App, could you tell where to get it please?

          Kind regards,

          • Pradeep Neela

            April 12, 2012 at 1:24 am

            it should be there after installing rom manager app

    • billy

      April 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      hi PlaY,

      did you install ext4 separately?

      i’ve got an apk file from previous update, ‘CF-Root-ext4-v1.3Addon.apk’, is it safe to install this apk?


  46. vivek pathak

    March 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    first of all thank for this update, i had install this, very smooth but i have problem in rooting i had follow all instruction but still not able to root the device.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      we have changed the procedure please check!

  47. Sanjoy Missra

    March 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I have spice MI310 which runs on Android Froyo2.2. could you pl. share as how can i upgrade the same to newr version (if not IceCream Sandwich than atleast Gingerbread).
    I shall be eagerly waiting for the reply on the same.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      we will try to come up with an article!

  48. PlaY

    March 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

    i do not recommend root xxjw4 using this new kernel. This root completely slow down the system, slow respond and laggy. Unable to convert rfs to ext4, just root access.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      we have changed the steps, please try now!

      • PlaY

        March 31, 2012 at 9:05 am

        Thanks for the update. I am trying out the new CF-Root kernel now. I suppose the previous first kernel came from STOCKPLUS. Be the first to root a new ROM doesn’t mean be the best.

        • Yogesh Patel

          March 31, 2012 at 9:31 am

          Good for you!

    • peter

      May 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      You’re absolutely right, the device really slow and not all the options they say that, Deif stay with 2.3.6, free 200M excellent Rom

  49. galaxySfan

    March 30, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Please share the procedure/steps to unroot the same

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      to unroot you need to apply the update once again!

  50. bassem

    March 30, 2012 at 2:33 am

    nothing happen after the flashing with odin and applaying rinme succefully
    it stays on android recovery

    • bassem

      March 30, 2012 at 2:34 am

      runme sorry

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      please check we have modified the steps!

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