As promised to few users in the comments section, we are here with this article to guide you on how you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy GT I9003. This article comes as a huge respite for all those users who were searching for the detailed tutorial on how to root their phones on the Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXKPM firmware version. We understand that there are issues with the current firmware of XXKPM 2.3.5 version too, but be rest assured that with your comments, we are forwarding your feedback to the Samsung Electronics and we are hoping that soon a new update will be released wherein all the issues will be solved.
Over a due course of this article we will see on how you can root the Galaxy SL I9003 which is there on the XXKPM version of firmware. Please note that this procedure to root the device can only be applied if any only if you have the current firmware version of the XXKPM version, if you are any other firmware versions then this won’t be working for you and also its not recommended to proceed if you don’t have Galaxy SL I9003 powered with XXKPM firmware.
How to Check the current Firmware on your Android?
To check on which firmware you are on your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003, then you need to go to the path of Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XXJVT 2.3.5.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if anything wrong happens to your device, which is a very unlikely event if you follow the procedure which is mentioned below.
At AndroidAdvices, we are trying our level best so that you can make the most out of your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 device in the form of coming out with frequent update articles not only based on the stock firmwares but also on the custom firmwares front. Also, with the announcement of the latest Ice Cream Sandwich, we are also expecting the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version for Galaxy SL I9003 to be available unofficially.
Rooting Information: Please note that, rooting your phone will void the warranty so keep a note of this. The only way with which you can un root the device is by following the procedure again of XXKPM 2.3.5 as that will revoke the rooting access and then you can reclaim the lost warranty.
So, let’s proceed to the list of pre requisites which you need to follow and then followed by the list of instructions which you need to so as to root the device.
Special Instruction: Please don’t use KIES to backup your data as after rooting the KIES will not recognize the phone and you won’t be able to restore the backed up content.
- In the process of applying this rooting process, there is a possibility that you may end up losing complete / partial data which is there in your phone memory. So, you need to ensure that you have created a backup of all your data so that the same can be restored just in case if you lose any of the data. With the help of below mentioned data you can easily backup or restore the data.
Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Now, once you have taken the backup, you now need to ensure that minimum of 70% charge is left in your device so as to make sure that the device doesn’t get switched Off in the middle of firmware update. Also, check whether USB Debugging is enabled or not, if it’s not then enable the same. The USB debugging can be enabled from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
- All the tools like Antivirus, firewalls and KIES PC Suite in the computer should be closed completely as these tools hamper the process of rooting.
So, let’s head to the next page where we will see on what is the procedure to root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXKPM firmware.