How to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on Android 2.3.4 XXJVQ Firmware

Galaxy S LogoIf you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 phone with the latest version of Gingerbread that is XXJVQ 2.3.4 then you might just want to know on how you can root the device. So, in the due course of the article we will see on how you can root your device. Many times it happens that you don’t wish to have certain applications which comes by default along with the phone or even sometimes it happens that you are not able to customize the device despite being using the Android phone which is highly customizable platform, so with rooting the device, you can almost do everything with your device that is right from removing the stock applications to the customizing the device as per your needs and requirements.

Before proceeding with the procedure which is mentioned below you will have to note that thus is only applicable for the Galaxy S GT I9000 phones which are currently on the version of XXJVQ 2.3.4. To check that on which version you are currently ON, you will just need to check the same. For checking on which firmware you are currently on, you will have to go to the Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XXJVQ 2.3.4. If it shows any other version apart from this, then do let us know in the comments section so that we will find a corresponding rooting article for your version of firmware.

Note: Please note that you will have to reconfigure the APN settings after updating the firmware to access the data services and the Internet services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset. You will have to contact your Service provider to get more info on the APN Settings or alternatively you too can make a note of it. Not to forget also configure the MMS Settings or take down the MMS Settings as this too will need to be re configured after the rooting process.Also, we take no responsibility if you download the files and apply the below procedure to root your phone.

  • Amit

    I have on my GT -I9000
    Baseband Version: I9000DDJV4
    I dont find the instructions on that here
    Thanks

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can directly apply this update!!!

  • sofriendly

    Hi. I have samsung galaxy GT-I9000
    and my currecnt firmware info are as follows:
    Firmware version 2.3.4
    baseband version I9000JXJV6
    Kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9000JPJVC-CL577553
    ROOT @DELL136#2
    BUILD number GINGERBREAD.JPJVC

    what is the corresponding rooting for my firmware please?

  • Muhammad

    Dear All,

    I have the following version Galaxcy S GT-I9000 Firmware: 2.3.3, Baseband: I9000BUJV3, Gingerbread.BUJV9,

    How I can upgrade my phone as its giving me an error when i try it with Kies

  • TeZ

    Nice work, performed faultlessly, phone rooted and ready to go in minutes. :-)

  • Boben Le

    Hey
    Is it possible to use this on my phone which is

    Model Number: GT-I9000
    Firmware Version: 2.3.3
    Baseband Version: I9000XXJVQ
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-I9000XWJVN-CL366455 root@DELL86 #2
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.XWJVN

    Thanks

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

      yes you can use the same!

      • Boben Le

        Cheers mate thanks for the quick reply

  • Johnnie

    what is the password for the complete root pkg?

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

      androidadvices.com is the password!

  • Hammas

    Hi,
    My download target is not running it’s not appearing on the screen.What can I do now?

  • dawar

    i did all the process bt now my mobile fone is not turning on what happened is it dead? i tried my best to make it on bt useless

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

      WHAT WAS THE ISSUE!?

  • Jez

    Bluetooth problem – SOLVED!

    Firstly, thank you for making the rooting process incredibly straightforward. The root on my galaxy s took about 30 seconds!

    However, when I tried to turn on my bluetooth, nothing would happen. It would not turn on at all. To solve this:

    1. Clear cache in recovery mode (may not be necessary, but I did it.)
    2. Turn wifi OFF
    3. Reboot phone
    4. Turn bluetooth on
    5. Turn wifi on

    TADA!

    Maybe you should include this in tutorial, or at least mention it…took me almost an hour of internet searching and reboots until I stumbled across this fix.

    So happy when this worked…thought I would have to unroot my phone initally.

    One question:

    1. What does the “superuser app” do? (i know it’s not actually an app, but what do it do?)

    Thanks again,

    Jez

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

      it provides the rooting access!

      • Jez

        lol after i installed a few root apps i realised!

        thanks,

        jez

  • Sander

    Thank you so much for making the process of rooting my phone soooo easy!!!

  • Klaus

    Hi,

    My have this
    Firmware version : 2.3.3
    Baseband version : I9000XXJVQ
    Kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9000XWJVN-CL366455
    root@DELL86 #2
    Build number : GINGERBREAD.XWJVN

    And if it helps :
    PDA – I9000XWJVN
    PHONE – I9000XXJVQ
    CSC – I9000XSAJV5

    I’m from Australia and need root my mobile, can you help me with it?

    Regards

    Klaus

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

      you can follow the above instructions to root!

      • Klaus

        Thank you for the prompt reply, now it’s rooted and I didn’t have my internet and mms cfgs.

      • Klaus

        sorry, did hit the touch pad,
        I want means that my GS has kept all cfgs.
        Thanks

        • Klaus

          It’s me once again, after reboot my mobile, for unknown reason it has rebooted twice, and then it lost the opening sound, and my wi-fi doesn’t work anymore, it’s keep obtaining IP address… forever. What should I do, try once again?

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

            CHECK WITH YOUR INTERNET WIFI SETTINGS!

      • Anon

        My phone has the same versions. So even though the build number says XWJVN, it’s still OK to use the above method? This is my first time rooting a phone so I don’t want anything to go wrong.

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

          yes, its ok you can proceed with the steps!

  • alejandro

    Hi neal!

    i know this will sound weird, but i updated my galaxy today and i have gingerbread 2.3.3 (not 2.3.4) baseband version XXJVQ. i can attach a screenshot if you want. i want to apply a lag fix and i was thinking about updating to 2.3.4, then rooting, the applying the lag fix. but i don.t want to lose all my applications and i don.t know how to root my current version, in order to back them up. any help?

    thanks

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

      yes you can update with the same!

  • Janno

    HI NEAL!!! I already rooted my GTI9000! just wanna ask why dont i have Titanium backup application. And im going to update it on your Extra ordinary rom, should i go to recovery mode and Clear cache bfore updating the zip file using CWM??? please reply ASAP, i already downloaded the Extra ordinary Rom and ready to update!

    • Janno

      Rooted my device on XXJVQ and going to update on extra ordinary rom 3.3. am i ready to go or still go to recovery mode???

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

        yes you are ready to update!Kindly follow the instructions!!

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

      yes that will be better!

  • Vandan

    Hi
    I m running on DDJV9 gingerbred indian version can i get a rooting guide for the same thanx in advance.

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

      We will soon come out with the same.

  • Rob Robinson

    I have rooted my Galaxy S GT-I9000 and still my battery goes flat in under a day. What do you suggest I do?

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

      HEY RB CAN YOU BE PRECISE ON WHAT YOU WANT?

  • rampy

    Hello, I rooted succesfully my 2.3.3 Galaxy S. I rooted it just to use titanium backup to put my apps back. How can I un-root it ?

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

      just update with any of the firmware, your device will be un rooted!

  • Geko

    T H A N K Y O U ! ! !

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

      thanks for your appreciation buddy

  • Ananth

    How to root samsung galaxy GT-I9000, with firmware 2.3.4 XXJVP. and How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Extra Ordinary ROM v 3.2.

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

      yes just follow the instructions of the article and you can easily update witht he same!

  • Ananth

    How to root samsung galaxy GT-I9000, with firmware 2.3.4 XXJVP

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

      kindly find for the article from the search box which is there on androidadvices.com

  • http://linuxishbell.wordpress.com/ linuxnas

    Hi I have followed your advice for a while. my Galaxy S I9000 with 2.3.3 XWJVN firmware. How to root it? where to get the rooting package? Thanks

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

      as of now we havent come with the XWJVN Rooting procees, once we cover we will let you know via http://www.androidadvices.com site!

  • Clint

    Hi

    I tried the root thing on XXJVQ and it bricked my phone….I followed the instruction to the letter. I have managed to un brick my phone and put it into download mode again by means of a home made jig.

    Please help as I would like to root my I9000 so as to make better use of the phone’s OS?

    Thanks

  • majid amiri

    hi
    l have agalaxy s gt i9000 pileas sos

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

      which version you are on currently?

  • Stuart

    Hi, I’m kinda new to all this but i thought id give it a go. I downloaded everything as told and was hoping to upgrade to 2.3.4 XXJVQ, everything went smooth as i follow all the instructions closely and once finished everything seemed fine. I don’t even know if there is a problem or i’ve done something wrong but when i checked to see if the upgrade had worked, I had these details :

    Firmware Version 2.3.4
    Baseband Version I9000XJVP
    Kernel Version 2.6.35.7-I9000XXJVP-CL264642 se.infra@SEP-40#2
    Build Number GINGERBREAD.XXJVP

    I’m a bit confused because i thought it should have read GINGERBREAD.XXJVQ

    Please help a beginner and tell me what i’ve done wrong.

    Thanks Stuart.

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

      hey stuart you can update with the XXJVQ, just follow the instructions and you should be able to update!

      • Stuart

        Hi Neal, I did follow the instructions and ended up with XXJVP, That’s what i don’t understand, Once i updated it should have been XXJVQ not XXJVP.
        What have i done wrong ?

        Stuart

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

          kindly update the device once again as it was not flashed correctly!

        • Stuart

          Thanks Neal, I managed to get it, now im running the correct firmware :) Even though it’s hard to tell if there’s any difference, If any…….

          Stuart

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

            hey stuart, great to hear that!

  • karam

    actually i am facing a big problem, after pressing the start button on the odin3 the phonse starts to restart always it stays like this for more than 20 minutes so i removed the USB cable.

    please help….

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

      is your download mode turned ON on your device?

  • Stephen Stone

    My Galaxy S Firmware version is 2.1 update1.
    Can you find me a corresponding rooting article.
    Thanks ahain,
    Steve

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

      thanks stephen for your kind words, stay tuned for more updates on android!

  • Salman

    Hello Neal,

    I just have installed XXJVP gingerbread 2.3.4 .. rooted it from CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVP-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar … now i want to have speedmod kernel installed with lagfix … searching from the last 2 days but couldnt find proper flashing guide or procedure …

    could u plz help me in this ?

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

      we will soon come out with the procedure!

  • Ghetto-Smurf

    Just baught samsung exhibit 4g and am new to the rooting thing heard is was the way 2 go, was wondering if anyone can help me out in rooting my android and setting up to revert it back if needed

  • Abhijit Deshpande

    Hello,

    I have bought a new phone recently.

    In About phone section i see the following
    Model Number GT-I9000
    Firmware Version 2.2
    Builde number FROYO.DDJP6.

    Please help me in updating the version of andriod. Wanted to know how to do it.

    Thank you in advance

    Cheers,
    Abhijit

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

      simple! just follow the instructions above to update your phone!

  • sanjeev

    Dear sir,i hve updated &rooted to xxjvq as per your tutorial.Everything is fine &smooth.Can i flash kernels like voodoo,speedmod etc on this update? which you prefer?kindly inform.

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

      yes sanjeev you can update with the same!

      • sanjeev

        which kernel you prefer best? please inform.Thank u.

  • Saydul

    I cant send mms from my galaxy si9000. It is android 2.1. Can you help me out how can i send mms from my handset useing airtel sim( Bangladesh) or updat andriod version

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

      have you configured the settings for MMS? You can get the same from your operator!

  • kuber chib

    Hi,

    I successfully rooted my device last week and have not faced any problems apart from bluetooth issue. I am unable to turn it ON. Sometimes restarting the phone fix this but problem occurs again after next reboot.
    I updated my busybox to no advantage.

    Please help Neal!

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

      have you tried clearing the cache?

      • kuber chib

        yes i cleared the cache.. shall I do it again? and what about wiping Dalvik cache?

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

          yes you can retry again

  • moh moneim

    How to root version 2.2
    When trying to instal app from my PC this message appear…….there are no android associated with this account

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

      which user account you are using to link?

  • natz

    Hi Neal,

    I already updated my SGS to 2.3.4 XXJVQ and also installed Voodoo Lagfix…It is running very smooth…Benchmark score is 1975…Do I still need to ROOT it?…Will there be additional benefits or significant improvement?////BR

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

      yes you can install 3rd party ROMs easily after rooting!

    • Galaxy S 2.3.4 XXJVQ

      natz, what benchmark app you use to get that 1975 score? me, i used the quadrant standard and the best i can get is 1675 or less most of the time.

      • natz

        i used the same benchmark app…did you install voodoo lagfix?…mine is running on 2.3.4 XXJVQ and lagfix it with voodoo XXJVP-stock-kernel+hacks (couldn’t find voodoo hack for XXJVQ yet)…

        • Galaxy S 2.3.4 XXJVQ

          i use the same rom xxjvq 2.3.4 downloaded from this forum. but the lagfix for this xxjvq i cannot find, i only found is lagfix for xxjvp which i cannot find an article that this lagfix can be use with xxjvq rom. so i dont try.

      • andy

        update the voodoo lag fix for xxjvp even if your on xxjvq and you will get 2k+ quadrant score easy

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neal

          great to hear that!

  • Richard

    OK updated my SGS from 2.2 to 2.3 via these tutorials and happy with the results, occassional forced close of some programs freezing. Updated now to the new 2.3.4 and everythings working great.
    THANKS

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

      thanks richard for the feedback!

  • Rimi

    Hi Neal

    I rooted my galaxy s on XXJVQ today as per your tutorial but my APN settings were not wiped. After rooting I rebooted in recovery mode, took a back up and then cleared the cache. Did I not do something right?

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

      no, its a very rare case that APN Settings get erased. I hope you have cleared the cache! :)

  • Jimmy

    Sorry, I had posted this in the other article on how to flash with XXJVQ but I think it should be ideally be on this one. I hope this is not considered as spamming and if it is my unreserved apologies.

    Hi Neal
    I recently upgraded to XXJVQ and a week later rooted my phone successfully as per your detailed and well presented instructions for both procedures. However, after rooting it, I am experiencing intermittent force closures while trying to make calls using the key pad and/or through Call logs. I have wiped the cache severally but the issue persists. Though it is not a big problem as such, since I still manage to make the calls after retrying, a bug certainly exists and I am wondering if my case is a unique one and if re flashing XXJVQ again and then Rooting the phone will solve this problem. Thanks for all of your good work

    • Jimmy

      For some reason I cannot put my fingers on, the FC got worse today especially when trying to call from sleep mode. I reflashed XXJVQ and so far, 8 hrs later, none of the FC has reappeared. So the culprit was definitely caused by either the rooting process or the software……. Food for thought

  • Billy

    hey Neal…
    I installed this version of Gingerbread, and also installed and applied the lagfix you had prescribed for XXJVP after reading from other users that it works, the phone is working fine now, except i have a problem connecting to kies, it says that phone has to be in pc suite mode for kies to recognise it…. ( or something like that..) please help me how to go around this… all my contacts are synced with kies… and its an emergency! Thank you…

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

      you can covert the SBU file to the CSV and then you will have to transfer the same!

  • Gibran

    When are we going to get darky’s rom in the website he’s released the 10.1 version of his rom.

  • tariq javed

    Dear Neal,
    how i instal sd card phone not ask where i install? please tell me procedure .

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

      didn’t get your query!

  • tariq javed

    sir,
    please tell me how to install game in external sd card my almost games come in phone flash drive this drive full now i cannot install more application how i install games in external sd card. please reply

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

      you can install directly in your sd card!

      • tariq javed

        Dear Neal,
        please explain me how i install in sd card phone not ask me where i install games?

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

          its an app specific and app developer has to look out for the same!

  • Alex Sales

    sir neal, is there already an article of using cyanogen mod for Samsung galaxy s 2.3.4 XXJVQ firmware?

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

      not as of now but as son as it arrives, we will let you know!

      • Alex Sales

        thanks!

  • davester

    after rooting..i cant get wi-fi to work…is ther a bug that is affecting this……and how can i fix or get it up and running…..i really need this to work…i use it at home cuz recept is bad around my area….

    pls help

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

      very sorry to hear this but try updating the firmware with XXJVQ 2.3.4 and then rooting the device again, have you cleared the cache?

      • davester

        have not cleared the cache yet,,,,but will do…..and how and were do i go to update…do i need to re flash with odin….

        • davester

          thanx neal.. you the man….wi-fi works now and also the external sd card can now be read after wiping cache……
          also how is the battery life after rooting…..

          5 stars rated

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

            thanks buddy..

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

          you will have to update your phone manually!

  • Abhijeet

    Hi Neal,

    Do you find the device sluggish after updating and rooting to Android 2.3.4 XXJVQ Firmware? Even the quadrant scores are pretty low. Is it because there is no lagfix for the firmware. i am definitely finding the phone to be sluggish after the update. Does anyone else hv the same problem??

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

      you need to clear the cache to experience better speed and performance!

      • Abhijeet

        I had already wiped the cache the day i rooted the phone. The phone seems ok now. maybe there was some problem yesterday.

  • Mohsin

    Hi Neal,

    Why we need to root 2.3.4 XXJVQ Firmware ? what will be the new experience after rooting ?

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

      you can further customize your device after rooting!

      • Mohsin

        Would you please explain further customization ?

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

          may i know for what customization you are looking for as we have recently covered the Cyanogen Mod!

  • Ferdinand L. Travisonda

    i have a XXJVP firmware, please let me know if i can root my samsung galaxy s. thanks

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

      yes youm can root your Galaxy S running on XXJVP Firmware

  • Galaxy S 2.3.4 XXJVQ

    Hello Neal,

    Just want to know if there is a difference between a XXJVQ rooted from Gingerbread-GT-I9000-XXJVP-stock-kernel+hacks and rooted using CF-Root-XX_UNK_JVQ-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar?

    Now my phone is rooted because i use Gingerbread-GT-I9000-XXJVP-stock-kernel+hacks now if i want to root again using the CF-Root-XX_UNK_JVQ-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar what steps shall I do?

    Thanks and hoping for your reply soon.

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

      yes there is a difference!

  • JR

    There is no tar file when i downloaded the root package. if downloaded several times and its not there?

    any help?

    thanks

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

      the file is there in the article, kindly read the procedure to find the link!

      • JR

        Yep its all good. it was my mistake, i misread the file.

        thankyou for your reply!

  • Abhijeet

    Hi,

    After rooting ndroid 2.3.4 XXJVQ Firmware is it necessary to wipe cache and files as we do whenever we update firmware. U hv not mentioned it this time.

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

      its a wiped version so its not a compulsion.

  • Alex Sales

    how to increase battery life with rooted XXJVQ 2.3.4 firmware?

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

      you can refer our article on the same

  • Dr.Ketan

    Hello Neal
    I have updated my SGS from 2.3.3XXJVK to 2.3.4 XXJVQ, it was uneventfull, n perfactly works
    But just little bug after rooting (it happen to both device i have rooted)
    thr is boot anomation sound lost.
    Neway nothing much imp(even i say i like it, now it is peaceful to reboot !)
    still just to know is it bug?

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

      yes after rooting there is no boot sound, its a bug which may be solved in other rooting options as you are currently using the CF Root method!

  • Murali

    hi, I recently, upgraded my Galaxy s GT I9000 from froyo to GB. I can find any info on getting root access fro my phone
    Phone: Galaxy s gt i9000,
    Baseband version : i9000ddjv4,
    Firmware : 2.3.3,
    Kernel version :2.6.35.7-I9000ddjv9

    Can you please help or point

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

      you can first update to xxjvq 2.3.4 and then proceed to root your phone on XXJVQ

  • http://www.maboot.com Tayyab

    can you please tell me the difference between Samsung Galaxy S I9000 And Galaxy S GT I9000

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

      both are the same handsets!

  • Umer

    hi there Neal, once again you have made all the SGS users happy. One thing, once i root my device, can i Install CYANOGEN MOD, if yes then HOW?,

    Thanks

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

      yes, we will soon bring an article for the same!

  • Remzi

    Thank you I have perfect rooted my phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jimmy

    Hi Neal
    Perfect advice, I have rooted succesifully. Though I am not sure why I rooted it maybe due to posts I have read all over the place about it, I will now probably experience the difference. Quick question, for my warranty sake, if I ever needed to redo the rooting process, would a simple reflashing with the XXJVQ you have provided be adequate? Thanks for your advices

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

      yes! just update your device with the firmware and the root access will be revoked!

      • Bilal

        hi,

        I rooted my phone, and the camera stopped working, i need to remove the root access to do a factory reset.
        any help is appreciated.

  • Enrique Natali

    How to root version 2.2.1

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

      which version you are on of 2.2.1?

  • zeny

    Hi Neal

    You were saying with the help of the CWM recovery tool you can easily flash the kernels, flash the update.zip files, delete the backups, back up the ROMs, restore the backed ROMs etc.

    You mean we can download the updated files into d SD card and then updated from CWM recovery tool?

    Thanks again :)

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

      yes you can!

  • zeny

    Hi Neal

    Many Thanks for the updating! Great Job!
    I have a question, between Odin3 V1.0 & V1.7 if i were to use any of these version to root JVQ, any side affect?

    As for odexing and de-odexing, what’s the different?

    Thank You again!

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

      its always recommended to use the supplied Odin version!