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 androidadvices.com. 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

Disadvantages:
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.

  • Andrew

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

  • mar

    the XXJVT 2.3.5 Rooting Packagelink in not working :/

  • m

    to downlink dont work :/

  • Mgti9000

    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

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      are you using the FTP Server?

  • firas

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

  • babak

    Hi

  • indev

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      you need to put in the download mode!

  • Kobe

    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,
    Kobe

    • Neela Pradeep

      this si the article to root xxjvt! you can follow the same!

      • Kobe

        Yep! I confirm that it works for the 2.3.6 as well! Thx!

  • bobbobalong

    hellooo

  • tish

    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?

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

      it is the download mode!

      • Davy Sav

        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

  • mac1zr

    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

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

      we are in the process of fixing links!

  • n@rf

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

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

      yes there are issues with the same!

  • Byron

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

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

      yes you need to root the phone! yes it will speed up the phone!

  • radu

    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

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

      is it a download mode?

  • Byron

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

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

      yes it gets erased!

  • kiang

    Hi Neal,

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

  • ZanderX

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

  • ZanderX

    why is it zipped as a rar

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

      you need to unzip!

  • Alex

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

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

      yes alex you can update directly!

  • Rick

    Neal, download link is dead to me. I don’t know if the same to everyone else. The link for the http://downloads.androidadvices.com/S/SamsungGALAXY_S_GTI9000_XXJVT_2.3.5.zip also dead

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

      its now fixed, please check now. there was an issue with the download server!

  • Ketton

    I couldn’t download it

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

      hi ketton, the download links are now fixed!

  • Nomi

    “http://downloads.androidadvices.com/S/Samsung_GALAXY_S_XXJVT_RootingPackage.rar”
    download link is not working at the moment please fix this issue.

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

      we have fixed the download links now!

  • MikeK

    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?

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

      to un root just apply the firmware update of XXJVT AGAIN!

  • Leolita Ilaga

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

    Thanks…

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

      no, as I9000 and I9003 are different models!

  • Praveg Maheshwari

    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.

    Thx

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

      configure the APN Settings, contact operator for Internet Settings!

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

      Check with the Data Plan!

  • amit

    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.

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

      CHECK WITH THE APN SETTINGS! i guess there is an issue with your GPRS / 3G Connectivity!

  • Vizzi

    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 ?

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

      no, xxjvt can root only XXJVT Firmware!

  • Jeet Dholakia

    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 : http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae87/jeetdholakia/Original.png
    After the update : http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae87/jeetdholakia/shot_000003.png

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

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

      yes its an User interface change! as its a new firmware and also comes with the over scroll glow!

  • afra

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

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

    • afra

      and rooting done without any error as always .

  • amg

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

  • Anup

    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.

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

      you updated with which update?

  • matredbeard

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

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

      you need not root your phone to install ICS 4.0!

      • matredbeard

        i want to root it anyways tho

  • Sandeep

    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 “Com.android.phone” and my phone stop working for 5-6 seconds
    This issue is just killing me, Please Help

    also posted same on 24th Oct.

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

      clear the cache from the recovery mode. please follow the instructions as mentioned in the article!

  • Jermain

    Hi Neal

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

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

      configure the pn settings or get the internet settings from your operator!

  • saahil

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

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

      no saahil its strictly for I9000

  • Sharleen

    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.

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

      yes you need to root it again! if you see super user app in your phone then its a rooted device!

  • euchye

    not able to download the rooting package

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

      due to server load you may face some issues. we are in the process of fixing it. Inconvenience is highly regretted!#

  • asad

    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

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

      follow the procedure once again by re inserting the battery!

      • Rajan

        Hi Neal,

        Here’s what happened after applied root. My phone will reboot loops… When it’s start on the screen [Galaxy S GT-I9000] 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?

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

          RE INSERT THE BATTERY AND INSTALL IT AGAIN!

        • Rajan

          @Pradeep Neela – i did it but nothing happens… it is still showing the same…
          plz help…

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

            IT SHOULD WORK! TRY CLEARING THE CACHE!

  • Shiv

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

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

      have you installed the drivers mentioned int he article?

  • Sandeep

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

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

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

      • Sandeep

        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 “Com.android.phone” and my phone stop working for 5-6 seconds
        This issue is just killing me, Please Help

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

          you need to get into the recovery mode and then clear all the cache data as mentioned in the article

  • taimur

    how can we do voodoo lag fix after rooting this?

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

      you need to install the semaphore kernel!

  • JOSH

    THANKS , THAT WAS REALLY HELPFUL N SO FAST.

  • Sandeep

    Please advise ..

  • Sandeep

    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 “Com.android.phone” and my phone stop working for 5-6 seconds
    This issue is just killing me, Please Help

  • bbun

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

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

      no, please follow the instructions!

  • bbun

    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?

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

      its not for I9000M Phone! :(

      • bbun

        I learned my lesson now. I didn’t no because I have never done any rooting before and I thought all GT-I9000 are the same…

        Hopefully someone can help!

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

          you are on which ver now?

        • bbun

          I cannot tell because it’s looping when it stars,t 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…

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

            really sorry to say but this can only be applied for I9000 Model!

  • bbun

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

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

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

      • bbun

        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?

        Thnks

  • bbun

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

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

      what was your factory default firmware version?

      • bbun

        I believe my firmware version was gingerbread 2.3.3?
        Thks for your efforts.

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

          it is 2.3.5 version!

  • bbun

    Hi,
    I tryed to root my Samsung Galaxy I9000M with Gingerbread 2.3.3 from your instruction http://downloads.androidadvices.com/S/Samsung_GALAXY_S_XXJVT_RootingPackage.rar

    and now I got reboot loop.

    Can anybody help me?

    Thanks So much

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

      no, its not recommended for your phone as its for I9000 and not for I9000M

  • boun

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

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

      as of now its not there! may in the next version your language may be supported!

  • miks1141

    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.

    thx

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

      you need to unzip the file to get the mentioned files!

  • miks1141

    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

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

      you need to unzip the zip file to get the Odin as well as another tar file, please read the procedure carefully!

  • Paddy Padmanabhan

    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.

  • adicrst

    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.

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

      No, it wont because its a central IT Policy which cannot be compromised with :)

  • Ghamaraj Luitel

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

  • mouli

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

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

      have u checked with the sound settings?

      • prashant

        I do have the same issue. After rooting startup sound is not working.
        I have checked the sound settings and they seem to be fine.
        Pls help !!

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

          yes startup sound is removed!

  • Sandeep

    Many Thanks to androidadvices.com 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

  • Sandeep

    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.

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

      yes rooting and upgrading both are different!

  • Russell

    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…

  • nathan

    why is it zipped as a rar

  • Ajay

    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.

    Regards
    Ajay More

    • bilal pratab

      HYE Neal my wifi is not working for this i change the version to 2.3.5 but still not working

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

        Wi Fi should work as personally am on this firmware, have you cleared the Cache from the Recovery mode?

    • bilal partab

      but please how to unroot him i tried all my best but not working andd not open too

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

        just apply with the firmware, it will be unrooted!

        • bilal pratab

          can you please give me the web adresse to download the firmware and unroot him thanks neal

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

            you can follow the above procedure to un root!

        • bilal pratab

          can please give me the web adresse to apply the firmware and unroot him)

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

            you can just follow the above procedure to un root the device