Galaxy SL I9003

How to Root Galaxy SL I9003 on DDKP3 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Samsung Guess LogoFor all the users of DDKP3 Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware on their Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 can now easily root their phones with the help of a simple tutorial. Please note that once you root the device, the warranty will get void and the only way with which you can restore back the warranty is by re applying the firmware update of DDKP3 again. We really apologize for the delay happened in coming out with this rooting article, also very soon we will try to come out with an all new firmware which will clear off all the errors related to the Wi Fi.

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.

Before proceeding, you need to check whether your phone is on DDKP3 2.3.6 Firmware or not from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where it should show the current firmware is DDKP3 Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware. If there is any other version being shown then you need to update with the DDKP3 2.3.6 Firmware. This procedure to root should only be applied to the devices which have the model number as GT I9003.

Pre Requisites:

  • In the process of rooting your device, there is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted. So, it’s better to back up all the data so that just in case if any data is lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

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 Galaxy SL I9003 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions carefully, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update in your phone.

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  1. Gaurav

    November 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Pradeep!!
    First of all thanks for exceptional work you have done for newbies like myself. Had a question for you.
    “Which stock would you the best for rooting and trying out custom roms for Galaxy Sl -i9003?”


  2. samsil arefin

    September 18, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Now the download link doesn’t work, can You please send a link that I can download them through. Please I donn’t have any collection of those firmware . please please find me a solution to have them ( I9003 DDKL3 2.3.6 Gingerbread package/ DDKP3 Rooting Package) for my phone i9003. I want to upgrade to 4.1 and you mentioned the above two steeps to complete.

  3. nikhil

    September 14, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Hi Pradeep,

    The link to the rooting package says “This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.” Please fix this.

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      yes you can apply the update..

  4. joe

    August 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    can i use this link to root on DDKP4?

  5. satheem

    August 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

    i installed DDLF2 2.3.6 gingerbread on my galaxy sl.. pls tell me how to root my device using odin

  6. hemant

    June 16, 2012 at 12:38 am

    have u guys stopped giving updates:-/

  7. glenn

    May 15, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Hi Niel,

    Are you guys planning to develop ICS on this handset?
    W’re pretty much happy and appreciate your works if this handset can support ICS.

    Hope you’ll come up with ICS.


  8. meet

    May 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    how can i update gt i9003 , 2.3.6, i9003DDKP4 to ics?
    kernel version cl882023 dpi@DELL144#1
    build no- GINGERBREAD.DDKP3.

    This one is really unstable version.

  9. Satyajit Nair (@satyajitnair)

    May 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    i did a backup of stock 2.3.6 firmware using CWM on sd card. After running a restore through the restore menu i cannot find the google account in the account and sync menu. cannot get contacts, sign in mkt place, please advice.. am stuck ..

    ps: am on DDKP3 did a post on the DDKP2 errorneously

  10. GT

    April 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Hi after I done this wifi doesnt work and incoming calls do not work what can I do now to fix this????????

  11. Tushar Mokal

    April 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm


    I have I9003DDKP4 – Firmware Version – 2.3.6.

    Can i use this update.

    What benefit do we get after rooting the device.

  12. deep

    April 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    sir please give the updates of samsung galaxy s plus i9001..

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

      we will soon come up with the updates!

  13. raman

    April 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Sir please give the update of miui v2.4.6 for galaxy s i9003 which has already arrived in the update of miui on xda sote

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      yes we will come up with the same!

  14. raman

    April 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Sir please give the update of miui v2.4.6 for galaxy s i9003 which has already arrived

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      yes we will come up with the same!!!

  15. Vale

    April 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Una vez instalado DDKP3-cfroot-12-02-2012, no puedo acceder al interior del galaxy I9003, en Kies y el PC no lo reconoce

  16. daniel

    April 19, 2012 at 1:52 am

    wi fi not working…again….

  17. sunil

    April 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Hi neal
    my mobile is getting restarted often. i had given my mobile to samsung service centre, they updated firmware and returned it but the same problem continues even now, kindly provide me a solution for this irritating problem 🙁
    gt i9003
    firmware- 2.3.6
    baseband – i9003ddkp4
    build- gingerbread.ddkp3
    pls help

    • meet

      May 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      Hello Sir,
      Please provide with a solution to this problem. I also have exactly same version AND exactly same problems!
      Thank you in advance!

  18. alrick

    April 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Sorry, wrong statement. What I mean is the same as Keine’s question

  19. Mrinal

    April 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm


    What all I can change or will change after rooting?

    Also when ICS would come for this handset?

  20. KEiNE

    April 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  21. alrick

    April 17, 2012 at 4:25 am

    This is a repost…nothing is new in here

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