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

Samsung Galaxy LogoJust few days back we saw on how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with the latest firmware of XXJVR 2.3.4 version and for all those who are waiting to know on how to root the same, we have managed to bring the instructions which are mentioned in the due course of this article. So, considering the fact that you have been a regular reader of the articles at AndroidAdvices.com we always wanted a feedback from your side on exactly what is the content you are looking for and so does we cover all the latest version of updates for your Android smart phones. So, coming back to the rooting part, you will have to ensure that first up you are on a XXJVR 2.3.4 version. If you are not sure of whether the version you are On is XXJVR or not then you need to head to the path from your phone which is Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XXJVR 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

Rooting ensures that you can enjoy the benefit of the custom ROMs and also other things which you can do with the rooting of a device. If you are a developer then nothing can be better than rooting the device as this opens up your device to a whole new gateway of services and applications as some of the hardcore applications which needs the system files level access requires the rooting access and rooting the device is actually what it needs to satisfy this.

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.

  • Raj

    Hi Neal,
    i’m using Galaxy S i9000.

    Baseband version:
    I9000DDJV5
    Kernel veresion:
    2.6.35.7-I9000DDJV9-CL312456 root@SE-S605#2
    Build number:
    GINGERBREAD.DDJV9.

    Please help me what is the next version do i need to update..
    also pls tell me my phone is in DDJV5 or DDJV9?

    thanks in ADVANCE!!!

    • Neela Pradeep

      its ddjv9 which is the official update!

  • Raj

    Hi NeaL Pradeep,
    i’m using Galaxy S i9000.
    my current android version is..

    Baseband Version:
    I9000DDJV5
    Kernel Version:
    2.6.35.7-I9000DDJV9-CL312456root@SE-S605 #2
    Build number:
    GINGERBREAD.DDJV9

    Pls help me what is the next version do i need to update..
    also pls tell me currently my phone were in version DDJV5 or DDJV9?

    Thanks in advance!:)

  • Sardar

    hi,
    I want rom supported Arabic
    please help

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

      you can install with the firmware version starting with J…

  • Pavel

    Hi I have problem with the download i was downloadint it and it stoped after like 3 sec and now it says for the last 20 min that im still downloading but it doesnt say when it expires… If it doesnt download could somehow please give me another link or advance where i could get the same rom cause The version sound incredimle..

    On my phone it allso says that my mobile network state is disconected… Wil it be all ok after the proces?

    Thank you for ur time

  • Nabeel

    After completing i faced strange problem \Move to SD \ disable in application managenment and it replace with \Move to usb\ and when i moved any application from phone to USB then it say file installed in SD , And at the end application close with error like no enough memory like that.

  • Tarun

    hi,
    My build number is Froyo.ugkc1
    Kernel: 2.6.32.9 – shout.lee@SEP-09 #4
    Firmware 2.2
    Baseband Version 19000UGKC1

    Any help would be appreciated i have tried everything

  • Mike Callaghan

    Updated my Galaxy s from 2.2 to 2.3.4 yesterday…. Just run your root programme , it worked first time perfectly thank you …Excellent work.

    Cheers

    Mike

  • Jenni

    How to unroot after doing this rooting process?

    Thanks.

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

      just update with XXJVR!

      • Jenni

        Understood. Thanks for prompt reply!

  • Paul Kim

    Hi Neal,

    after I updated, I cannot access Kies.. All of my contacts are saved in kies and I would like to retrieve them. Can you kindly give me any suggestions?

    Thanks man!

    Ps: Keep up the good work brother, we all appreciate it!

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

      Are they in .sbu format? if yes convert to xml or csv to upload on Gmail and then sync

  • Gaurav W.

    Hi neal,

    can rooting the phone cause battery drain?

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

      no, rooting is not the cause for battery drain!

  • Raja

    Hi dude,

    You are doing a great job. I successfully installed gingerbread-xxjvp-2-3-4-firmware from your website. What is the difference between xxjvp-2-3-4 and Android 2.3.4 XXJVR. Which one is latest and better? should i go for this one even when i am on xxjvp 2.3.4?

    Thanks dude for your help

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

      Go for XXJVR 2.3.4!

      • Gaurav W.

        Hi Neal. Pradeep

        Why XXJVR 2.3.4 is better than other XX*** roms??

        I am from India and I am planning to update my current unrooted Galaxy S (1week old) running on 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 any time soon and want to add new cf-root, voodoo sound v10 and lag fix. I don’t want to overclock! I also want my phone to be battery efficient!

        I did little research I am quite afraid to flash it because I don’t want to brick! I need little spoon feeding from you :D

        Thanks for opening this blog for us !!

        • Gaurav W.

          Ok.. I have updated to JVR, thanks for your guide!

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

          XXJVS is the best version as of now in the latest as its the 2.3.5 Gingerbread version!

  • fabian

    hey neal rooted and its great but i can’t do a factory reset / wipe cache partition ? any idea why ? please answer. thanks

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

      this clears all the files as some files may get corrupted in this process!

      • Fabian

        neal maybe you don’t get my point here.. I CAN’T DO A FACTORY RESET AFTER ROOTING THE PHONE! any explanations?

        • Fabian

          one more question can i clear battery stats from the default rom or do i first have to install a custom rom ?

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

            this is as of now available only to the custom rom users!

  • FrankieJoe

    Hi Neal,
    I rooted my phone but I just want to know how to unroot the phone in case in need it to send for waranty.

    Thx.

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

      Just clear cache, wipe data and then apply the update to revoke the root access!!

  • JuiceyNinja

    Please reply to my previous question

  • hari

    man your English sucks big time! :D

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

      hey hari, do let us know where you faced issues or felt that the quality was not up to the mark!

  • JuiceyNinja

    Hey mate, just wondering; when I root my phone with this,will I lose all my apps and saved data?

    Also will I have to re enter my wifi passwords and google accounts and so forth?

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

      no, not every time you need to enter!

  • sushil

    hi Neal i have downloaded the rooting package but on extraction i am getting another winrar file and odin but no tar file further extraction of winrar file i am getting a file known as z file

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

      Download the file again.

  • nitin

    Do we need to Wipe data/factory reset and select Wipe Cache partition after rooting process is completed??

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

      yes nitin its a must!

      • Niranjan

        Hi Neal,
        I am unable to go to recovery mode by pressing the buttons as you described.
        How do i delete partition then?
        Thanks

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

          what is the error message?

        • Niranjan

          Its not showing any error message its just simply booting normally. Any how now i have successfully installed EXTRAordinary ROM 3.4 and can access recovery mode from menu!.
          ext4 manager is installed when opened, it shows an error message “ACF-ROOT kernal was not detected, ext4 manager may not work properly” .. is there anything wrong?

          That was a nice adventure :-). Its working really fine. Missing some stock apps though.
          Thanks for all the advises.

  • stewroid

    will this work for galaxy 2?

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

      ITS ONLY FOR SGS!

  • Mohamed

    Hi,

    Could you please let me know from where I can download the firmware 2.3.4 for Galaxy S I9000. I would like to root my device.

    Thanks

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

      kindly follow the procedure!

  • Rohail

    I am using samsung galaxy s version 2.1 update1. Can somebody help me out and let me know the procedure of rooting a I want to upgrade my os

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

      yes rooting voids the warranty!

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

      you can follow the above procedure to root your phone!

  • Hightower

    Hi Neal . Thanks for XXJVR update. Everything works great. So I decided to root and followed it to the letter. It froze and nothing hapened for 20 min so i restarted and it came up with an error.
    So I tried to reflash xxjvr again and odin just sits there with “firmware update start. boot.bin”
    its just hung. Tried again still nothing. So i tried xxjvq and same thing. Please help. Whats going on? Everything was working fine before.

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

      re try the flashing process again!

      • Hightower

        4 attempts.
        on 4th attempt it got past boot.bin and now gets stuck at factoryfs.rfs with a bright green screen!

        • Hightower

          Ok Finally I have life. The 8th attempt finally went through.

          So now im freaked out about rooting the phone. Is there any other way to do a lagfix without rooting?

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

            yes you can lagfix without rooting!

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

          glad that your issue now has been sorted out!

  • sanket

    reply fst waiting!
    plzzzzzzz

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

      we have already replied you, kindly find for the same!

  • sanket

    relpy my post fast yarr !
    plzzzzzzz

  • Gary

    i have the 2.2 what would i do for that ver?

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

      hey gary you can directly update with this version!

  • sanket

    just tell me is it necessarily to root for update rom 3.2v ?
    how to root galaxy s i9000 official 2.3.3 ?

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

      yes its necessary as its a JVQ based ROM!

  • sanket

    plzzzzz reply fast yarrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!!!
    cant wait for 3.2v !!!!!!!!!!!!! i m reall exited .

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

      follow the instructions buddy!!!

  • sanket

    dose v3.2 ROM harms warranty of official 2.3.3 ?

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

      yes it harms as it needs root access!

  • sanket

    i m having official version 2.3.3 ddjv5 .
    can i update rom version v3.2 ?
    how ?
    plzzzzzzzzz reply fast !
    thanks !

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

      yes you can but kindly follow the instructions carefully!

  • Rimi

    Hi Neal,

    Can you recommend a custom rom for the galaxy s? I tried cyanogen 7 but I didn’t like it. I’ve heard good things about Darky’s rom but I would really appreciate it if you can suggest something as there are so many roms to choose from and you must’ve tried many diff roms.
    Thanks.

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

      its way better tan the cm7 rom

      • Rimi

        Did you mean Darky’s or extraordinary v 3.2 is better than cm7? If Darky’s, then which version is most stable for speed and battery life?

        Thanks.

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

          yes rimi Extraordinary is better than Darky and CM.!

        • Rimi

          Thanks Neal, I flashed the extraordinary rom yesterday(once again thanks to your detailed instructions for noobs
          like me), and everything seems fine. Only I had a bit of a problem with Titanium Backup not restoring some of my game apps – angry birds(all three) and blast monkeys. I restored the apps +data but whenever I tried to run them I got a pop up saying the app needs to be force closed. I tried reinstalling from the market and then restoring only data but that also didn’t work. Finally back to freshly installed angry birds with all data gone :(

  • Jerome

    dear,

    I want to upgrade to 2.3.4 my current version is

    base baseband version is I9000JXJV6
    Kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9000JPJV6-CL233266 mobilus@MEA-03 #4
    Build Number GINGERBREAD.JPJV6.

    Please advise if there is an update for this.

    Many thanks.

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

      yes you can update with this version of firmware!!

  • John Naughton

    Hi Neal, my samsung is: model GT I9000-VERSION 2.3.3 – gingerbread.xxjvo, I worry that if I root I will negate the terms of my warranty?. What are the benefits of rooting and updating the firmware? is it worth it? will it for example, make the phone perform better, look better?.Thanks John.

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

      you can claim warranty by updating with any stock rom!

  • Paddy Padmanabhan

    HI
    I just up upgraded to XXJVR and rooted. Surprising the the quandrant score is now only 1300, it was closer to 1800 with XXJVQ.
    Is there any reason why the score has comedown.
    Paddy

  • mukib

    Done rooting. When will you come up with the voodo lagfix? Thanks.

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

      as of now there is no voodoo lagfix for this one but once it arrives, we will surely come up witht the same!

  • natz

    Guys, I just updated Skype on my Galaxy S GT I9000 and Skype Video calling is now working between my PC and Galaxy S GT I9000…Front and back camera are working fine…Haven’t tried yet between 2 Android phones…

  • RememberChase

    Oh, man i love you! i was about to throw my i9000m at a wall! saved me a loot of stress. something weird though, it used to say i9000m now it just says i9000. no problem just different. thanks man, now how do i root this thing?

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

      hey buddy we are really happy for you! Glad that we were able to help you! Thanks very much in showing trust with us. We have come up with the instructions for rooting XXJVR which you can refer the same on androidadvices.com

  • Vandan

    Couold u plz direct me to the article where i can root my gingerbread 2.3.3 DDJV9 Thanx

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

      no, as of now you cant root DDJV9 but as soon as the rooting procedure arrives we will cover the same. You can expect it soon at our site!

  • Colpro

    Hi Neal

    I downloaded the “complete package” and unzipped. I now have a zipped file zImage.

    How do I use the zImage file??

    This has happened on three other of Advices Flashing / Rooting packages – with the same result, so I can’t use them?

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

      you dont ahve to extract twice. kindly follow the instructions carefully and strictly!

  • yarnz

    hi neal,

    why dont you root with CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVR-v4.1-CWM3RFS for xxjvr? is there a problem with this CF Root or there are different between CF-Root XXJVR and CF-Root XXJVQ?

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

      hey yarnz as of now its rootable by both the CF Root options! We have tried and tested the same! No issues reported as of now by users either!

  • Prabhaher

    hi neal,

    thanks for the rooting package, when will you come up with voodoo lagfix for XXJVR?

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

      its the same lagfix, kindly follow the procedure on how to root xxjvr!

      • prabhaher

        sorry neal, i don’t get clearly here, do you mean we can use the same lagfix used for the xxjvq version? i’m done with rooting the phone and its fine.

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

          no, lagfix is different for different versions! Its not recommended to flash with the wrong version!

  • harshal

    Dear friend i m triying update my galaxy s 2.2 ……
    and i some problemof calender not working…. it has a error { the application calendar storage process com.android.providers.calendar has stopped unexpectedly.please try again}………this message will come and application will closed…………
    sp pls help me what to do.

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

      you can update with this version and can try!

  • azim khan

    This is safe?

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

      yes its safe if and only if you follow the instructions!

  • Ajith

    Kindly direct me to any of your forums where i could see the advantages of rooting or what can I do if I root the device which i cant do when not rooting.

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

      its mentioned in the article , kindlty refer the same!

  • prabhatsingh

    Dear friend i m triying update my galaxy s 2.2 to ginger bread i manage to dawnload application and i manage phone dawmload option but it cant show in software windows.

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

      after following the instructions you can easily update with the same!

  • Alex Devlin

    There is an updated CF-Root for JVR. I’ve used it to root the version of JVR I downloaded from here.
    Here is the link to the post on xda that has the download link for the next version from the one you have posted here.

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

      its the same which is posted here!

  • Huzefa

    Hi Neal, will appreciate if you can provide similar detailed steps to root gs2

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

      yes we will soon come up with the same!

  • adicrst

    Hi, my version is
    Kernel version: 2.6.35.7-i9000XXJVK-CL75655SE.INFRA@SEI-28 #2
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.XXJVK

    I updated fallowing an old article from your site ( http://androidadvices.com/update-samsung-galaxy-s-gt-i9000-stable-gingerbread-xxjvk/ ), so is a version of 2.3.4 for XXJVK ?

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

      this is the new version, you can follow this to update the same!

      • adicrst

        Thanks alot Neal, i’ll update my phone.
        I’ll come back with feedback

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

          sure adicrst!

  • robrecht

    I wonder where I can find the differences between all those kernel versions. And how you can backup all your apps so i do not have to install everything.
    And Is it worth to upgrade from 2.3.3 xxjvk?

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

      all the pre requisites section has these steps on how you can backup , you can update with this version!