Galaxy S I9000

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. Roobal

    May 27, 2013 at 7:18 am

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

  2. Bub

    November 4, 2012 at 12:01 am

    the file’s gone

  3. Jason

    September 22, 2012 at 5:36 am

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

  4. 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. Cioc

    August 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Tnx. took me 15 seconds to root my phone.

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      thanks for your feedback

  6. Russian

    August 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    thx man…great info

  7. Czh2438

    July 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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

  8. Shankartnk

    July 17, 2012 at 6:47 am

    thank you

  9. Shankartnk

    July 17, 2012 at 6:46 am

    thank you so much

  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. anthony

    May 15, 2012 at 4:25 am


  15. 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. 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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 13, 2012 at 12:21 am

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

  17. fabry

    April 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    password OXAJVU.rar please ……….. 🙁

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      there is no password for this file!

    • Satish

      June 19, 2012 at 1:29 am

  18. 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??

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 1:04 am

      re insert the battery and re applyt eh firmware!

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 1:50 am


  19. 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

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm

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

  20. Nii Addo

    March 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Where can I get zip themes for this ROM?

  21. Nii Addo

    March 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

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

  22. 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. 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)

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 8, 2012 at 10:26 am

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

  24. 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. Dave

    March 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm


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


  26. 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. Jovian

    February 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm

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

  28. 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. 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


    • 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. 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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      yes you can directly apply this update!

  31. lee

    February 11, 2012 at 12:27 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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

  32. Nii

    February 5, 2012 at 3:57 am

    how do i clear dalvik cache?

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      you can clear from the recovery mode!

  33. 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

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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

  34. Nii Addo

    February 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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

  35. 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

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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

  36. 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

    • Neela Pradeep

      April 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      yes you can directly apply the update!

  37. Mike

    January 22, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Thank you for your great work. Keep them coming…

  38. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 17, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      please extract the file only once and not twice!

  43. 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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

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

  44. 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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      you can update this one from any firmware!

  45. fish

    January 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

      apply the update once again!

      • 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. 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 ???

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 18, 2012 at 12:30 am

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

  47. asrulsyafiq

    January 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

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

  48. AHK

    January 13, 2012 at 12:37 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

      to unroot you need to update with XXJVU Firmware!

  49. 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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

      update the same with again!

      • 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. craig

    January 12, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Is anyone else still having problems downloading this file?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

      we are having issues with the download server!

  51. 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. 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..

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 11, 2012 at 11:21 am

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

  53. 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. Peewo

    January 10, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Having problem tying to download. Is the link down?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

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

  55. 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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm

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

  56. karlsbug

    January 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm


    The download link wont work.


  57. Shah B.

    January 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    All download links are not working…..

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 24, 2012 at 12:39 am

      download links are fixed, apologies for delayed comment!

  58. rizwan

    January 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

      yes you can, but please follow the procedure!

  59. rizwan

    January 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

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

  60. 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.


    • Pradeep Neela

      January 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      yes you can go back to any version!

      • Pradeep

        January 17, 2012 at 10:35 am

        You only answered part of my question 🙂


  61. 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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      yes you can very well apply the update!

  62. 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. nasko

    January 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

    ask here is there Bulgari menu?

  64. 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 ? ….

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      please follow the procedure, your procedure is wrong!

  65. 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???

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      yes you can go back to the desired firmware!

      • 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. bilal

    January 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm


  67. 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!

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      you can download the link from the Procedure section!

  68. bilal

    January 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    where i should download the rooying package please refresh the link

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm

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

  69. bilal

    January 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    But there are no link to dowoad the rooting package?

  70. 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.


    • 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. ZanderX

    January 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Neal where the file??

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      files have been added its there in the procedure section!

      • 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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