Are you on the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmwares on your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000? The in the due course of the article we will see on how you can easily root the phones as over the next few coming days we will be checking out on how you can update with the beta version of ICE CREAM SANDWICH Android 4.0 version which will require your phone to be on the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.6. So, be it XWJVU or XWJVZ Firmware, you can easily root your Galaxy S GT I9000 by following this article.
Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.
Just in case if you don’t know or want to know on which firmware version you are on then you can check the firmware from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XWJVU / XWJVZ Gingerbread 2.3.6. Please note that once the rooting process is done, the warranty will get void.
After this, you need to proceed to the page where we will see on what are the list of pre Requisites you need to follow.
- Backup all your data which is there in your phone so that just in case if any data gets corrupted or erased, you can easily restore the same. With the help of below mentioned tips, you can backup and restore the same.
Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Ensure that you have ADMIN privileges in your computer so as To get the full USB read / write access. Close all the tools like Firewalls, Antivirus suites and also the PC Suites in your computer or else these tools will tend to interrupt the process of rooting.
- Last but not the least, you need to enable the USB debugging mode in your phone which you can enable from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging” as shown in the below screen capture.