How to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT Firmware

Root XXJVT LogoIt was the last time when we saw on how you can update with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.5 version of firmware which is XXJVT version. Now, in this article we will see about on how you can root the phone so that then you can easily update with the Gingerbread 2.3.5 based custom ROMs which we will see very soon at Again we would like to really apologize for the delay caused in bringing this article and in future we will ensure that as soon as the firmware update article comes the subsequent article will be of the rooting.

So, before you proceed with the procedure to root your phone you will now have to ensure that the firmware in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 is the XXJVT 2.3.5 and nothing else. Please note that if you continue to still proceed with this procedure to root your phone then you may face issues like phone not turning On etc. Just in case if you are not sure of the version on which version the phone is updated to then you can have a check the same. All you need to do is to just go to the path in your phone that is Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XXJVT 2.3.5.

So, for all those who wanted to know in short about what is the rooting and what rooting is all about along with the advantages as well as disadvantages then we will guide you on the same. For your simplicity we have broken this article into two different pages, on this page we will see on what is the rooting, advantages and disadvantages of rooting followed by the instructions on how you can root the phone with a simple to follow tutorial which is there in the next page.

What is Rooting?
Rooting is basically a technique wherein if a phone is rooted then it lets third party applications as well as the user to access the system level files which otherwise are not provided with the access so that the required amount of customizations can be made with the System which are generally done by the custom ROM installations. Let’s check out on what are the advantages and disadvantages of the rooting.

Advantages of Rooting:

  • First and Foremost, rooting allows the customizations like it allows the installation of Custom ROMs in the phone.
  • Allows you to convert file systems from the laggy RFS to the speedy EXT4,
  • Allows you to remove the system apps which come by default with the phone,
  • Allows you to apply host of other customizations

Sometimes, the procedure to root the phone is bit lengthy, so you are required to follow the instructions carefully or else you may end up bricking up the phone.

Rooting voids the warranty, though it can be reclaimed by updating with the default factory firmware on unlocked phones which doesn’t come with the boot loader lock.

Procedure to Reclaim Warranty or Revoke Root Access:
Just in case if you have rooted your phone on XXJVT 2.3.5 Firmware and now you wish to un root / Revoke the root access of the device, all you need to do is to just follow the procedure to again apply the update of XXJVT 2.3.5. Please note that in this process you need to disable any Voodoo lag fixes if applied from the recovery mode or else it will brick your phone.

Note: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner if anything wrong happens with your device, though which is a very unlikely if you follow the instructions which are mentioned in the article.

So, let’s proceed to the next step where we will see on how you can apply this root to your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 phone.


  1. Hi
    Thank you for your website.
    Can I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000T operating system?

  2. the XXJVT 2.3.5 Rooting Packagelink in not working :/

  3. to downlink dont work :/

  4. hi when i put my phone in download mode and connect to pc with odin already open nothing happens and my pc makes the device not connect sound, the usb connection does work normally though for file transfer etc. Please hlep

  5. this is weird my samsung galaxy s gt i9000 is running android 2.3.6 on this something i should worry about?

  6. when i put my phone into recovery mode it doesnt show up in odin, but it deos wen the phone is on….. please help

  7. Hi,
    I got a secondhand I9000, and I’m a total newbie concerning rooting and custom ROM of smart-phone.
    Here’s the “about phone” page of my GT-I9000 phone:
    Firmware version: 2.3.6
    Baseband version: I9000XXJVT
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.XWJVW
    Now I’d like to root my phone, but I couldn’t find any tutorial or tools to root the XXJVT running Gingerbread (2.3.6)…any help/suggestions?
    Thanks in advance,

  8. hellooo

  9. Hi, I’m not very techie, but I did try to follow your instructions above. I got it so far as all drivers installed with the ID:COM block as yellow, but when i click PDA, and got the extracted file from my desktop, the phone closed suddenly and I can’t turn it on anymore. The symbol on the phone is: an exclamation mark in a triangle between a mobile phone and computer icons. Help!

    What should I do now? I tried doing the recovery after Force Close Error after Rooting, but it won’t budge. I removed the battery and turned on the phone, but I still get the same icons. Help, please?

      • Hi, I have rooted my GTI9000 and it all seemed to go well and i followed your instructions to the letter but when i went into recovery mode and wiped the cache and rebooted my wi-fi stopped working so any advice would be appreciated thank you

  10. Brother, i cant downlioad the rooting package from the link. an error message appears everytime i click the link. can you help me with this one as i want to try the new custom rom.

    Thanks brother

  11. The download link is still not working. Can you please fix it?

  12. How to convert RFS to EXT4?. . .or how to speed up my phone after rooting my phone?

  13. i have an error message while i try to root. its a image with a exclamation mark place between a phone and a pc. please help thanks

  14. if i root my samsung g i900 XXJVT with this update will my applications/games/contacts be lost?

  15. Hi Neal,

    Successfully upgrade. Thanks a lot.
    How can I include Chinese interface/ writing method into the current firmware?
    Thanks a lot!

  16. Neal how can unzip a file which is already unzipped????

  17. why is it zipped as a rar

  18. Can I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 firmware version 2.3.3 directly into android 4.0???

  19. Neal, download link is dead to me. I don’t know if the same to everyone else. The link for the also dead

  20. I couldn’t download it

  21. “”
    download link is not working at the moment please fix this issue.

  22. I am on 2.3.5 JVk have rooted as described above but wifi and auto rotate not working. how do you unroot and will this sort out the issues?

  23. I am using samsung galaxy S GT-I9003. Can I root it on Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT?


  24. Hi… I recently updated my galaxy s.. But after the update, I am not able to access internet on my phone. After updating, i could easily access internet for 2 days. But after 2 days, the internet connection is not being detected. I have the APN’s also. My operator is Vodafone India.


  25. Hi Neal ,I had rooted my galaxy i9000,after installing gingerbread 2.3.5XXJVT firmware.Every thing was working perfectly but suddenly got problem with market application.Market is not opening with a massage \connection time out try again\.Kindly help.

  26. hai ! neel ! i have one doubt ! plz help me !

    imy mob is Galaxy GT-I9000 with XXJVS, Gingerbread-XXJVS .. can i root using XXJVT 2.3.5 Rooting Package ?

  27. Hello i have successfully rooted my SGS i9000 but i am having one problem is that there are some changes that i find quite odd.

    The option button color is different from the others, and there is no color in top navigation bar its completely black.

    Original Image :
    After the update :

    so is it due to change in version because i have not seen such a change.

  28. thank alot … another device of my friend equipped with gignerbread .

    neal u made lot of ppl day … with powerful gingerbread .

  29. Thanks a lot for your useful advices & beautifull site. I used this Rooting Method and it was Great.

  30. Hey neal, Im using Galaxy S Gt-9003, when i got the phone the internet was really fast for first 2 days… amazing speed … but i dont know what happened after that its dead slow now… pls help me out.

  31. how do i root my sam g s i9000 gingerb 2.3.2 so i can upgrade to ics

  32. My phone is having a problem since I have updated it with Gingerbread 2.3.4,also problem remains the same after i upgarde XXJVT 2.3.5.
    It randomly force close the process “” and my phone stop working for 5-6 seconds
    This issue is just killing me, Please Help

    also posted same on 24th Oct.

  33. Hi Neal

    When im starting up my phone i can’t connect to my 3g internet.
    Can you please tel me whats going on?

  34. hi neal,
    can the above procedure be used for samsung galaxy s GT-I9003??

  35. Hi, Neal. Thank you for these useful instructions. I have a question. I rooted my phone to install Titanium Backup months ago, but yesterday I updated my firmware. Do I need to root it again? And if so, do I need to uninstall Titanium before doing that? And what about the Super User that is already on my phone? Thanks a million.

  36. not able to download the rooting package

  37. Hi there

    i have rooted my galaxy s i9000 with gingerbread n after that my cell is unable to be on …just blinking on the screen galaxy s….what to do

  38. hi…in rooting process Odin is stuck in “setup connection”…

  39. Is there any alternet way to reach out to Neel
    any mail ID or chat..

    • hey sandeep you can mention all your queries out here, we will solve the same!

      • My phone is having a problem since I have updated it with Gingerbread 2.3.4,also problem remains the same after i upgarde XXJVT 2.3.5.
        It randomly force close the process “” and my phone stop working for 5-6 seconds
        This issue is just killing me, Please Help

  40. how can we do voodoo lag fix after rooting this?


  42. Please advise ..

  43. My phone is having a problem since I have updated it with Gingerbread 2.3.4,also problem remains the same after i upgarde XXJVT 2.3.5.
    It randomly force close the process “” and my phone stop working for 5-6 seconds
    This issue is just killing me, Please Help

  44. I believe I’ll need to apply the factory PIT file and ROM!

  45. Hi Neal,

    Here’s what happened after applied root. My phone will reboot loops… When it’s start on the screen [Galaxy S GT-I9000M] and then swtch to another screen [Galaxy S GT-I9000] and black screen for a second and loop back…

    How can I remove that root?

    Pls help anybody?

  46. Or do you have another flash for my model (i9000m) or recommendation of what to do ?
    Thanks Neal

    • no, not as of now but we will try our level best for the same!

      • Thank you so much Neal. I’m scare and I know now it’s only software issue…. I got from other forum … Try to restore, delete cache …etc… It doesn’t help. I guess I have to find the factory ROM to restore… Is that what I should do Nea? From your experty should it be restore with factory ROM?


  47. Thank you Neal. I’m new to this rooting… Can you please help on how to go back to the factory default?

  48. Hi,
    I tryed to root my Samsung Galaxy I9000M with Gingerbread 2.3.3 from your instruction

    and now I got reboot loop.

    Can anybody help me?

    Thanks So much

  49. I just flashed my i9000 but there is no (ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ) Greek language to the input languages for SMS!can i do something?

  50. the rooting zip file XXJVT 2.3.5 gets downloaded as a rar file. please check as i cannot unzip a file which is already unzipped.

    i have been trying to do it since yesterday.


  51. Hi Neal

    I am not able to download the rooting zip file XXJVT 2.3.5. It gets downloaded as a Rar file which is not recognized / windows fails to open it.

    Plz help

  52. Hi
    When I downloaded from the “XXJVT 2.3.5 Rooting Package” Link, I am only getting Samsung_GALAXY_S_XXJVT_RootingPackage.rar”. Not as mentioned here. Please check and advise. So I am not able to proceed to root my galaxy s I9000.

  53. HI NEAL,
    Does rooting helps me get rid of the enforced PIN lock if I have the company’s email on my device ?
    thank you brother.

  54. Thank you Neal for this article. Rooted successfully. Can I install Cyanogen MOD 7.1 Custom ROM Firmware as I have XXJVT.

  55. when ever i am rooting my samsung galaxy s GT I-9000 my phone start up sound is not working.

  56. Many Thanks to for there tips,advices for all adroid devices. Its really helpful for us, as we are now just in transition mode from all time user friendly NOKIA to ANDROID DEVICES.

    Your tip & advice had helped us a lot.

    Warm Rgds

  57. I have SAMSUNG GALAXY S which came with 2.2 version, can i update it to 2.3.5 GinjerBread Version of Android OS.
    In your article yo mentioned “So, before you proceed with the procedure to root your phone you will now have to ensure that the firmware in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 is the XXJVT 2.3.5 and nothing else”

    So i wanted to ask that rooting and upgarding from 2.2 to 2.3.5 is the same thing or two different thing.

  58. hmmm are u going to give custom update for galaxy s i9000 (sc-02b) ntt docomo model of SGS i9000 .. i can’t update my unit with ur custom rom, when i try to update it with ur rom the IMEI is gone and all the network signals are also gone..
    i’d really appreaciate it if u can provide update/rooting for sc-02b models.. thanks guys…

  59. why is it zipped as a rar

  60. I have successfully rooted my i9000 following your instructions, well there was the second com i.d. port which was RED & flashed Falied, but still the handset was rooted successfully.

    Off lately after 1 month suddenly I am not able to send or receive sms from a particular number.. can you help me fix this issue ?

    Also very often I am getting force close messages. Please help I am in mess.

    Ajay More