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.


  1. 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

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

  3. the link is not working. even i checked with many old links.. not working :( kindly fix.

  4. The link doesn’t work.

  5. 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

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

  7. the link to the root program doens’nt work

  8. 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.

  9. New Value Pack XXJW4 Rooting Package this link is innactiv

  10. David Littlefair

    Hi This link does not work, can you help

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. The download link isn’t working. Please fix.

  14. Worked like a charm !!!

    Thanks Pradeep you are doing great work…

  15. 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,

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

  16. 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

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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?

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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 .

  25. 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.

  26. 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??


  27. Agree. Can’t see ext4 in Tweaks app.

  28. 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.

    • please check with the network operator!

      • 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.

  29. 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 :(

    • 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.

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

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

  32. Hi Pradeep,

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

    Best Wishes..


  33. Sailandra Harsha

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

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

  35. 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.

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

  37. Hi Neela,

    Can you please advise how to convert to EXT4..

    Thanks as always


  38. 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.

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

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

    • 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.

  41. 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?

  42. Xxjw4 is official or the beta?

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. hi
    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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

    • we have changed the steps, please try now!

      • 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.

    • 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

  48. Please share the procedure/steps to unroot the same

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