`` Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on XWJW1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on XWJW1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy S ICS LogoUpdated with XWJW1 Firmware and want to Root? Then in the due course of this article we will check out on how to root your device so that you can easily root your phone. Please note that in the process of rooting the data will get lost, the same can be backed up by following the below mentioned steps. Please note that you will not be able to back up the data using the KIES PC Suite as this is the beta firmware.

Please be informed that this procedure can only be applied on the XWJW1 Firmware. To check whether your Galaxy S I9000 is on the XWJW1 firmware or not, the same can be checked from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where it should show the current firmware is XWJW1 firmware. If there is any other version being shown then you need to apply the firmware so as to root the same.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if anything wrong happens to your device which is the most unlikely if you follow the instructions as prescribed in the due course of this article.

Note: For facilitating smoother and safer firmware update, the data in the device needs to be cleared. So, ensure that you are backing up the data before proceeding to root the device.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Assuming that you have backed all the data with the help of above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next step where we will check out a detailed tutorial on how to Root Galaxy S on XWJW1 Firmware.


  1. Hi I know I’m late to this but the link to Hotwire is not working anymore. is there somewhere else I can get the rooting package? thanks

  2. My phone wont boot at all! (
    Galaxy S GT I9000 on XWJW1 Gingerbread 2.3.6) soon after I hit the ‘start’ and processes(s) finished. It tries to boot but fails each time. Any help much appreciated.

  3. Very helpful! Thanks a lot!

  4. Hi, I tried to root my phone using this process and got to the first reboot point after ODIN successfully did what it needed to do. The problem I have is the same as bobbobalong. My phone gets stuck flashing between the Galaxy S GT-I9000 screen and the Galaxy S 4G screen. It never moves any further than that. I had the latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware, so I’m not sure why I should have had any problems. I tried to hard reset the phone, but can’t select anything when in recovery mode. Pressing the power button does nothing, so I’m stuck. Tried to download a .tar file to do it for me in ODIN but the download link doesn’t work, so I’m not sure what to do at this point. I’d love not to have to buy another phone. If anyone can help, I’d be eternally grateful.

  5. Hi, does this method works with XWJVY firmware ?

  6. @Neela Pradeep

    have u found a solution for buggy phones running JW1 Gingerbread?

    For some of us who do have a buggy phone and rooting these devices won’t work on almost every stockROM. CWM won’t install correctly!!!!!

    But I have a solution for those phones found on a Dutch site!
    For those of you who don’t speek Dutch use google translate.

    Following the howto on that site and it will set your device free!!!!!:)

    Than you can run any custom rom you’ll like..I’m on the latest CM9 with Icy Glitch kerel running at 1400 mgh(stable)….Yey! Ones your on that Rom your former ROM will look zo last year!!

    For any typeo’s sorry I’m Dutch….I would like to see you type Dutch :)

    Here’s the link an happy flashing!!!!!!!


  7. Can someone let me know when would the 2.3.6Gingerbread be officially rolled out for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 in India?

  8. omg!!!please heeeeeeeeeeeeeeelpppp… i did not know what i miss but when im done with the clicking the zimage.tar and went to reboot it did not went throught reboot it stuck there and blinking only ..pleaseeee help how do i boot my customers mobile..huhuhuh pleeasseeee

  9. hi,,i have a galaxy gt9000 on jxjpe firmware version at android 2.2.i wanna upgrade this to 2.3.6.can i do that? download the odin already and choose pit and other files but it was failed.did i miss something? pls help.thanks.

  10. Hi, I followed all these steps and had no problems. But no root! I read that there some issues? Is a solution available? Thank you for answering

  11. Hi, I followed all these steps and my phone still works fine, but no root! I read there are some issues? Is a solution available? Thank you for answering.

  12. Hi, I followed al these steps and my phone still works fine, but no root! I read that there are some issues? Is there a solution available? Thank you for answering.

  13. Hi,

    I have succesfully rooted according to ‘Titanium Backup’.
    The only problem i’m having is that my SIM card keeps undetected.
    So my SGS i9000 is kinda useless as a phone right now. Did i miss something?

    Thnx in advance!

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