How to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on Value PACK XXJVU 2.3.6 Firmware

Value pack Rooting LogoYesterday we saw on how one can easily update their Galaxy S GT I9000 phones with the latest value pack released by Samsung and today in this we will check out on how to root the same. So, before you proceed you need to check whether you are on XXJVU Firmware or not which you can check from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version. Once you confirm the same, you need to proceed to the procedure which is mentioned below. Once you root this firmware, we will see on how one can install the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich over the next few coming days.

Recommendation: So as to avoid from the data loss / data corruption or say FORCE Close errors, you need to Root the device just after updating the firmware.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of updating your phone which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions mentioned in the article.

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

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. So, let’s head to the procedure to root Galaxy S on XXJVU Firmware in the procedure below.

Screen Capture 1 CWM Superuser SU 11 CWM FEATURES 1 CWM FEATURES 2 SU 2

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy S on XXJVU Firmware:

  • Download XXJVU Rooting package from here in your computer. Extract the same preferably to the desktop, in the process of extraction you will be prompted to enter the password. Enter the password as “androidadvices.com”.

Password Value Pack

  • Once the files are extracted, you need to Open ODIN in your computer and turn off the phone so as to enter it in Download Mode.

Rooting PACK CONTENTS

  • The download mode can be entered by pressing  down on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can also refer to the video below to know more on how you can enter into the download mode for more convenience.

  • Once download mode is entered, connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable and then in the Odin you will see that the ID : COM section will turn yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully updated and you are now ready to proceed to the next step.

odin for rooting xxjvu Phone Connected XXJVU

  • In Odin, click on “PDA” and choose the file “CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVU_2.3.6-v4.3-CWM3RFS” from the extracted files. After selecting and checking the same, click on “Start” to start the rooting process.

Select Files XXJVU

  • It will take around 4 minutes for the rooting process to be completed. It may sometimes take less time too. As soon as the rooting process is done, the device will be rebooted. To find out whether the device has been successfully rooted or not, you will have to find two additional applications which are “CWM” and the “Super User” which will mean that the phone has been successfully rooted.
  • Turn OFF the phone so as to restart in the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can refer the below mentioned video on how you can enter into the recovery mode.

  • In the recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option. Please note that you will have to ensure that you don’t select any other options or else there is a high probability that you may erase all the data which is even stored in the Internal / External SD card.

recovery mode

  • If you face any issues in the process of rooting this firmware then you need to re insert the battery and then again follow the procedure again.

So, in this way you have successfully rooted your Galaxy S running on the Gingerbread 2.3.6 Value pack. Do let us know just in case if you have any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same in the comments section.

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138 comments

  1. After Rooting my phone keep on restarting!!! Any fix?

  2. the file’s gone

  3. How do I know if my Galaxy S1 has custom ROM firmware?

  4. Hello Pradeep Neela,
    I successfully upgraded my I9000 through this procedure. Now can u plz tell me how to unroot my fone and go back GB 2.3.6?? Thanks.

  5. Tnx. took me 15 seconds to root my phone.

  6. thx man…great info

  7. wtf 15min already ….. still in download mode? @@help pls

  8. thank you

  9. thank you so much

  10. Hi,

    I’ve follow the step that you mention above..

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:11)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    zImage
    Removed!!
    Completed..
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    After complete my phone was reboted and showing Galaxy S GT-I9000 ..

    Do you have any idea what happen to my phone.

    Nick :(

  11. hi pradeep. i have done a root with the above firmware package but still my camera says camera failed.
    in application camera file shows 0.00b is there no solution to make my camera running

  12. Hi Neela,

    I need to know why do you do these steps “In the recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.”

    I have installed the XXJVU and have rooted myphone, but i havent done the steps that you have mentioned above. My phone is working fine and i also have my previous data (though i dont have any physical SD card installed in my phone.) I need to know if i dont follow the above mentioned procedure… will it hurt me anyway? Or is the installation incomplete if i dont do this..?

    Request you to please reply, your expert comments would be appreciated.

    BTW: You guys are doing a “Awesome Job”.

  13. :( help
    E:failed to mount / dbdata Invalid argument)
    E:copy_dbdata_media:Cant mount dbdata your storage not prepared yet
    please use ui menu for format and reboot action

  14. Hi Pradeep,
    I have a 3 mobile unlocked samsung i9000 running gingerbread 2.35 updated via kies nearly a year ago. I find that I am unable to go in to download mode no matter what i try–several hours of trying to remove battery, volume up and down separately etc. Can you please help?
    the other alternative if this is not possible, an you suggest how to make the existing version run quicker?

  15. I have installed Android from http://androidadvices.com/valuepack-update-samsung-galaxy-face-unlock-i9000-xxjvu-236/ but now when i try to root the device i get this error:
    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..

    And i get a error with the file name. Do you know what seems to be the problem?

  16. password OXAJVU.rar please ……….. :-(

  17. unfortunately my fone got bricked while i was rooting. can you help me by tellin any way to get out of it??

  18. Thanks for the update :)
    but i have a BIG problem….
    its says

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    zImage

    and its been stuck on Z image for the past 30 min :/
    plz help

  19. Where can I get zip themes for this ROM?

  20. I would like to know where I can get .zip themes for this ROM

  21. Hi, I root my i9000 successfully, I want voodoo lag fix or something like that to solve my problem with lag , please help, a link to a tutorial …. Thanks

  22. hi neel, i have upgraded my s1 to xxjvu successfully. i want to root it now, but will i lose the data in it? ( like my downloaded apps)

  23. Even i have same version… & i tried to root… But in Odin3, ‘ID:COM’ is not turning Yellow… What Should I Do Now…??

  24. HI,

    Does the phone have to be in USB debugging mode when I root the phone?

    Thanks!

  25. Hi Pradeep have been driving all day and have done that, still the gps satellite doesnt connect.

  26. Hi have succesfully rooted my device but the GPS doesnt connect. any solutions ??

  27. Hi Pradeep,

    I have the following build:
    PDA: I9000XXJVU
    Phone: I9000XXJVU
    CSC:I9000XAJVU
    Build Info:Thu Dec 29 16:42:13 KST 2011

    Kernel version:
    2.6.35.7-I9000XXJVU-CL851880 se.infra@SEI-22 #2

    Can I root this phone with your procedure?

    Thanks
    Aries

  28. Hi

    After updating by above procedure my mobile’s front camera not capturing photos and showing the error Camera failed”
    I have the following details in my phone

    Model: GT-I9000
    Firmware: 2.3.3
    Baseband: I9000DDJV5
    Kernel: 2.6.35.7-I9000XXJVU-CL851880se.infra@SEI-22#2
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDJV9

    Pls advise me in this issue

    Thanks

  29. Hi Pradeep,

    I updated my Galaxy S GT I9000 to firmware 2.3.6. The baseband version is I9000XXJVT and build number is GINGERBREAD.XWJVW.

    Can I use the above to root the updated version?

  30. Hi the wi fi is not working,
    what can i do regards

  31. how do i clear dalvik cache?

  32. the camera shutter speed is very slow, it takes about 5 seconds to take a single picture and there is no sound at the boot screen…..any fixes for this? thnx in advance

  33. and after rooting, the sound at the boot screen doesnt play

  34. the camera shutter speed is very slow….what can i do to fix this? it takes about 5 seconds to take a picture

  35. Hi Neal,

    I have 2 galaxy s gt-i9000 and i want it to upgrade to Value PACK XXJVU 2.3.6 firmware. below are the existing specs. Can i just go straight to this firmware (Value PACK XXJVU 2.3.6) without any issue?

    unit 1
    FW: 2.3.4
    Baseband: i9000XXJVP
    rooted with installed CWM

    unit 2
    FW: 2.2
    Baseband: i9000HVJP
    not rooted

  36. Thank you for your great work. Keep them coming…

  37. Hi I have rooted my phone fine, but now my phone cant access my SIM card, it wont even read it.
    Help?

  38. Neal,

    Thanks for the wonderful work.I’m absolutely a loyalist to androidadvices.
    Followed your instructions to the dot…no problems.

  39. Neal, Which is the the newer firmware, I9000XWJVZ_I9000OXAJVT_OXA or I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA? And for future reference, how would I be able to tell the newest firmware?

  40. hi guys

    i got a problem where i dont knw what to do and i need help. i did the root firmware update and on the ODIN3 its sayng successful n pass but when i try to turn the phone on, it doesn not turn on. it comes up to the screen saying galaxy samsung and then shuts off and it keeps happing over and over again. i try to reboot it and its still the same thing. can any one help me please.

  41. hello there… after i downloaded the file and extracted it i couldn’t find the targeted file, all that i found was this file ”zimage” but not the file mentioned above. can you help me please cause i want to root my galaxy s to get the ICS.

  42. Hi,

    My phone is stuck on the galaxy S screen and doesnt want to reboot despite odin showing a pass in the end and auto reboot was ticked. Is there a workaround for this?

  43. which updates can break it down to me pieace by pieace and before i start my phone Firmware Version is 2.1

  44. help my phone just go on and off after odin said pass…

  45. I’ve updated to ics 4.0.3 with my SGS I9000.. but I want to go back to Android 2.3.6.. Can somebody tell me how can I get back to this version of android ???

  46. can this tutorial root my rooted sgs? currently my sgs is gingerbread 2.3.4

  47. How can I UN root the phone after I have rooted it?

  48. Hi,

    My phone is stuck on the galaxy S screen and doesnt want to reboot despite odin showing a pass in the end and auto reboot was ticked. Is there a workaround for this?

  49. Is anyone else still having problems downloading this file?

  50. Is it necessary to do a factory reset after rooting???
    I have restored my device for daily use with great efforts, I don’t want to loose the data again by doing a factory reset?
    Any option?

  51. good day ser,

    i already rooted my phone to this firmware xxjvu, and its succesfully rooted..now do you have custom roms like s.u.r.f.a.c.e roms to apply on this firmware?..i want to give it a shot..thanks in advance adroidadvices..

  52. Dear Sir,

    Today I installed Ginger bread 2.2.3 on my Samsung galaxy vibrant phone.
    After installation phone was booted as expected and able to open applications.

    After install, I’m not able to use home button and also getting
    FORCED UPLOAD by key pressing error

    Build Number : GINGERBREAD.XWJV1

    Could you please help

  53. Having problem tying to download. Is the link down?

  54. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have FirmwareVersion 2.3.3

    BasebandVersion is: I9000XXJVO

    Buildnummer is: GINGERBREAD.XWJVH

    Can I use above instructions or are they useless for me.

    I’ll be awaiting your reply,

    With kind regards from,

    Bertwin

    PS: The link to the rootingpackage is corrupt, if above is useful for me would you please be so kind to send me a working URL/LINK…—>Thanks in advance

  55. Hi,

    The download link wont work.

    Cheers!

  56. All download links are not working…..

  57. can i apply this value pack on my i9000XXJVK im already running ICS RC1

  58. hi can i apply this value pack im already running ICS RC1 on i9000XXJVK.

  59. I have upgrade my GT I9000 with XFJVA (Gingerbread 2.3.5). My current Basebaand Version is I9000XXJVT and Kernel Version is 2.6.35.7-I9000XFJVA-CL621561 root@DELL124#2. Now I want to use the latest Value pack and also want to root it as you have instructed above. Kindly let me know what path I should be following to reach to this state where I can use your above instruction.

    Also kindly let me know how to get back to the original Froyo version of Andriod which came pre-installed on GT I9000 when the phone was bought.

    Regards,
    Pradeep

  60. My firmware version is 2.3.3 & baseband version is DDJV4.
    Can I update to Value PACK XXJVU 2.3.6 Firmware ?
    Please suggest

  61. Hi Neal,

    I have rooted the phone with Custom ROM Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA. The Kernel Version is shown as “2.6.35.7-I9000XFJVA-CL621561 root@DELL124 #2″ and Baseband version “I9000XXJVT”. I need to know two things

    - Which version I should be upgrading it to now which will give me best battery performance and have minimal bugs. If I have to follow some pattern of upgrades, kindly let me know that as well. I haven’t done any installation since XXJVA.

    - Also is there anyway to get back to the original version of Andriod which was earlier installed when the Phone was bought. If yes how.

    Regards,
    Pradeep

  62. ask here is there Bulgari menu?

  63. Neal… I tried copying library files to /system/lib through root explorer but it is giving me the error “space not enough”. In the top it shows only 3.00 MB free space… I am using Galaxy S GT I9000 mobile rooted with XXJVU 2.3.6 firmware. Also, i did a fresh installation so there is no other apps in my mobile except the root explorer but still it is showing 3.00 MB only .. I’ve even did wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition. Any suggestion ? ….

  64. thanks guys to fix the probleme i love you and alos can i go back toxxjvt after the updates???

  65. HELP HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE ROOT PACKAGE PLEASE ADD THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE ROOTING PACKAGE I HAVE TO BACK UP ALL MLY DATA FROM TITANIUM BZCK UP PLEASE GUYS DO SOMETHING AND TRY TO DO IN ?5 MOINUTES I CAN T WAIT AND THANKS TO POSQT THE UPDATES?????!!!!!!!!:-)

  66. please guys do something i can t downbload the rooting package because there isn t the link to download the rooting package HELP GUYS I NEED TO BACKUP MY DATA AND ALSO I CAN T WAIT TO TRY THIS STCOK ROM!

  67. where i should download the rooying package please refresh the link

  68. But there are no link to dowoad the rooting package?

  69. Hello Geeks,

    I would like to have my Galasy S rooted on XXJVU 2.3.6 but my worry is the firmware version it is running. In this tutorial, i see some thing about the XXJVU Firmware version but for my case, when i check the firmware, i only see 2.2, and baseband version is I9000JXJPD, and build no is FROYOJVJPF.

    I would therefore need some advice on what to do prior to the rooting process. If some one has rooted a device like mine, please just give me details on how you did so.

    Thanks.

  70. Neal where the file??