Galaxy SL I9003

How to Root Galaxy SL I9003 on DDKP3 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on DDKP3 Firmware:

  • First up you need to download the Rooting Package from here to your computer and once its done, you need to extract the same to get the Odin and rooting tar file as shown below. Even if single file is missing, download the file again.

Files in I9003ROOT

  • Now after extracting, open the Odin in your computer and turn Off your Galaxy SL I9003 and open the Odin in your computer.

Odin for Galaxy SL I9003 Connected

  • Download mode can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button after which a green robot will be shown indicating the Download Mode has been entered. If the device boots in the normal mode then you will have to try again entering into the download mode.

Note: if the ID : COM section doesn’t turn Yellow, you need to check with two things which are mentioned below,

  • Install the USB Drivers in your computer & Go to the Path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings” and
  • Ensure that “Samsung KIES” option is ticked before connecting the phone to the computer
  • In Odin, you need to click on “PDA” and select “DDKP3-CFROOT-12-02-2012” and click on “Start” to start the rooting process.

Files Selected

  • As soon as the phone gets rooted successfully, Galaxy SL I9003 will be rebooted and once you see the home screen, turn off the phone and remove the connected usb cable. Now, turn ON the phone in the recovery mode.
  • Recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume Up Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button after which a recovery mode list will be shown indicating the recovery Mode has been entered.

  • In recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys. Once it’s done, you then will have to select the option of “reboot system now” for restarting the device.

Note: At any point of time just in case if the process of firmware update gets stopped due to any reason, all you need to do is restart the process from the start by re inserting the battery.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same. Congratulations, you have now successfully rooted your device on DDKP3 Firmware.

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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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