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 “”.

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.


  • 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.


  1. Reply Roobal May 27, 2013 at 7:18 am

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

  2. Reply Bub November 4, 2012 at 12:01 am

    the file’s gone

  3. Reply Jason September 22, 2012 at 5:36 am

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

  4. Reply Omer Javed September 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    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. Reply Cioc August 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Tnx. took me 15 seconds to root my phone.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      thanks for your feedback

  6. Reply Russian August 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    thx man…great info

  7. Reply Czh2438 July 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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

  8. Reply Shankartnk July 17, 2012 at 6:47 am

    thank you

  9. Reply Shankartnk July 17, 2012 at 6:46 am

    thank you so much

  10. Reply Nick May 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm


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

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:11)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    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. Reply anwar May 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    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. Reply Moeed May 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    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. Reply iasmin May 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    🙁 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. Reply anthony May 15, 2012 at 4:25 am


  15. Reply ARJUN April 28, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    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?

  16. Reply Dexter April 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I have installed Android from but now when i try to root the device i get this error:
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 13, 2012 at 12:21 am

      are you trying to root a n/w locked device?

  17. Reply fabry April 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    password OXAJVU.rar please ……….. 🙁

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      there is no password for this file!

    • Reply Satish June 19, 2012 at 1:29 am

  18. Reply gohul April 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 1:04 am

      re insert the battery and re applyt eh firmware!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 1:50 am


  19. Reply Muneeb March 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks for the update 🙂
    but i have a BIG problem….
    its says

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

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      just reinsert the canle and then re insert to apply the update again!

  20. Reply Nii Addo March 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Where can I get zip themes for this ROM?

  21. Reply Nii Addo March 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

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

  22. Reply strutzu2007 March 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    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

  23. Reply sots March 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    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)

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 8, 2012 at 10:26 am

      yes it will be lost, you need to backup the same!

  24. Reply Aamir March 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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

  25. Reply Dave March 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm


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


  26. Reply Jovian February 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

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

  27. Reply Jovian February 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm

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

  28. Reply Aries February 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Hi Pradeep,

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

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

    Can I root this phone with your procedure?


  29. Reply PydiJ February 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm


    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
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDJV9

    Pls advise me in this issue


    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      its not a known issue, apply the udpate and root the phone, issues will be resolved!

  30. Reply Manjit February 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    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?

  31. Reply lee February 11, 2012 at 12:27 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      check with te wifi settings, wifi should work, its not a known issue!

  32. Reply Nii February 5, 2012 at 3:57 am

    how do i clear dalvik cache?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      you can clear from the recovery mode!

  33. Reply Nii Addo February 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      as of now there are no fixes but you can apply the camera fix!

  34. Reply Nii Addo February 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      yes, in this version the boot sound doesn’t play!

  35. Reply Nii Addo February 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      have you cleared the cache from the recovery mode? clear the same!

  36. Reply Roms February 3, 2012 at 8:53 am

    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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      yes you can directly apply the update!

  37. Reply Mike January 22, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Thank you for your great work. Keep them coming…

  38. Reply Cody January 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

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

  39. Reply Dave January 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm


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

  40. Reply okizen January 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    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?

  41. Reply Uditha January 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

    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.

  42. Reply Moad January 17, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    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.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 17, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      please extract the file only once and not twice!

  43. Reply same prob January 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm


    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?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      remove the usb, restart the pc and phone to re try the process

  44. Reply fish January 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

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

  45. Reply fish January 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

      apply the update once again!

      • Reply fish January 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

        it still the same after odin said pass

        • Pradeep Neela January 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm

          it will show the reset option in blue after updating the device!

        • Vaibhav May 18, 2012 at 12:22 am

          I also face the similar problem. It only says
          All threads completed. (succeed 0/failed 0).

        • Vaibhav May 18, 2012 at 11:22 am

          Hi Neal … it showed the reset option in blue, but after that galaxy screen is going on and off. I unplugged the phone and still the same problem.

  46. Reply Frenki Kola January 14, 2012 at 12:43 am

    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 ???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 18, 2012 at 12:30 am

      just follow the corresponding procedure to get back to the original version!

  47. Reply asrulsyafiq January 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

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

  48. Reply AHK January 13, 2012 at 12:37 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

      to unroot you need to update with XXJVU Firmware!

  49. Reply Pablo January 12, 2012 at 11:05 am


    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?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

      update the same with again!

      • Reply Vaibhav May 18, 2012 at 12:04 am

        I also have the same problem as Pablo. I tried to update again using ODIN, but it says 0succeed/0failed. And in the end it is struck at Galaxy S screen.

  50. Reply craig January 12, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Is anyone else still having problems downloading this file?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

      we are having issues with the download server!

  51. Reply Jeet January 12, 2012 at 1:04 am

    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?

  52. Reply empoy January 11, 2012 at 11:16 am

    good day ser,

    i already rooted my phone to this firmware xxjvu, and its succesfully 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..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 11, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Yes we will be soon coming out with the custom ROMs!

  53. Reply Nagaraj January 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

    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

  54. Reply Peewo January 10, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Having problem tying to download. Is the link down?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

      we have fixed the download links for this, check the same now!

  55. Reply Bertwin January 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    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,


    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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      we are working on the links, yes you can apply the firmware!

  56. Reply karlsbug January 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm


    The download link wont work.


  57. Reply Shah B. January 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    All download links are not working…..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 24, 2012 at 12:39 am

      download links are fixed, apologies for delayed comment!

  58. Reply rizwan January 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

      yes you can, but please follow the procedure!

  59. Reply rizwan January 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

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

  60. Reply Pradeep January 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I have upgrade my GT I9000 with XFJVA (Gingerbread 2.3.5). My current Basebaand Version is I9000XXJVT and Kernel Version is 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.


    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      yes you can go back to any version!

      • Reply Pradeep January 17, 2012 at 10:35 am

        You only answered part of my question 🙂


        • Pradeep Neela January 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

          can you repeat the question?

  61. Reply Sunil January 9, 2012 at 11:06 am

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

  62. Reply Pradeep January 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Hi Neal,

    I have rooted the phone with Custom ROM Gingerbread 2.3.5 XFJVA. The Kernel Version is shown as “ 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.


  63. Reply nasko January 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

    ask here is there Bulgari menu?

  64. Reply Naeem Ejaz January 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    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 ? ….

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      please follow the procedure, your procedure is wrong!

  65. Reply bilal January 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      yes you can go back to the desired firmware!

      • Reply bilal January 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

        Neal i don t think but now i am sure that in the next value pack maube the official all we nezd is the bztterie and wifi plase say this message to samsung electronics.thanks in advance

  66. Reply bilal January 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm


  67. Reply bilal January 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    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!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      you can download the link from the Procedure section!

  68. Reply bilal January 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    where i should download the rooying package please refresh the link

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      its there in the procedure section! In 2nd page!

  69. Reply bilal January 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    But there are no link to dowoad the rooting package?

  70. Reply Daniel January 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    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.


    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      all you need to do is to just follow the instructions! you can directly update with this version!

  71. Reply ZanderX January 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Neal where the file??

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      files have been added its there in the procedure section!

      • Reply bilal January 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

        Neal how to apply semaphore kernel 2.4.0 or vodoo lzg fix on this version xxjvu???

        • Pradeep Neela January 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

          we will come back with the same!

        • bilal January 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

          Neal if i semaphore 2.5.0 with xcjvu after thus i can t go back to xxjvt easily?

        • bilal January 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

          Neal i repeat if i use the semaphire kernel 2.5.0 with xxjvu if after this i want to go back to xxjvt so i will have to face no probleme?

        • Pradeep Neela January 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

          yes you can go back to any firmware!

        • bilal January 20, 2012 at 4:45 am

          Neal one important feedback xxjvu need more imorovements fir the rich games like gta3!!!???when the value pack coming

        • Pradeep Neela January 23, 2012 at 10:43 am

          you can download from market!~

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