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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

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. not able to download the rooting package

  2. 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

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

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

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


  7. Please advise ..

  8. 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

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

  10. 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?

  11. 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?


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

  13. 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

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

  15. 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.


  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

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

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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…

  24. why is it zipped as a rar

  25. 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

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