How to Root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP1/DDKP2 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy SL LogoJust few days back we saw on how you can update your Galaxy SL I9003 devices with the latest DDKP1DDKP2 Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmwares and in this article we will see on how you can root the same. So, before we proceed you need to ensure that you are on the DDKP1 or DDKP2 versions only as these can be applied only on these firmwares. It’s very simple to check whether you are on one of these firmwares or not, to check visit the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where it will show DDKP1 / DDKP2 2.3.6. Just in case if it shown any other firmware version then this article is not for you.

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.

Rooting Information: Please note that once you root the device the warranty will get void, so keep a note of this. The only way with which you can revoke the root access is that you need to again re apply the firmware update of DDKP1 or DDKP2 so that the warranty will get void.

Many of the Users ask us in the comments section on what is Rooting and what are its advantages.

What is Rooting and its Advantages:
Rooting is a process wherein the system files are provided with the access by the third party applications due to which the customization becomes possible.

Rooting allows you to customize the phone with the help of custom ROMs and also allows you to make use of other apps which require the rooting access.

The only disadvantage is that the warranty gets void, though it can be regained by updating with any of the stock or default firmwares.

So, let’s check out on what are the list of Pre Requisites you need to follow before moving to the procedure which is mentioned in the next page.

Pre Requisites:

  • Download respective Rooting packages for your Galaxy SL I9003 from the below mentioned links in your computer and extract the same.

Rooting Package for DDKP1

Rooting Package for DDKP2

  • Assuming that you have downloaded the Rooting package, you now need to backup all your data present in your phone so that just in case if the data gets wiped off or corrupted, the same can be restored easily. With the help of below mentioned tips, 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

  • Enable the USB debugging from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging as shown in the below screen capture.

USB Debugging

  • Close all tools in your computer like the Antivirus tools, KIES PC Suite and also the firewalls as these tools tend to interrupt the rooting process. Ensure that the device is left with the charge of minimum 60% so as to ensure that all the issues are sorted out.

So, assuming that you have followed all the instructions carefully you now need to proceed to the next page where we will see the procedure on how to root your Galaxy SL I9003 phone.

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