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

Procedure to Root Galaxy SL I9003 on DDKP1 / DDKP2 Firmware:

  • Assuming that you have downloaded the appropriate rooting package from the links mentioned in the Pre Requisites section, you now need to extract the same. Please note that in the process of extraction you will be prompted to enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without inverted comas.

DDKP1 Password DDKP2 Password

From extracted files, open the Odin executable file and turn Off your phone so as to enter your phone in the Download Mode. The Download mode mode can be entered by pressing  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 download mode.

  • Once the device is booted up in the Download Mode, connect the phone to the computer with the Original USB cable which you got at the time of purchase while keeping the Odin opened in the computer.

Odin for SL I9003

  • In the Odin, you will see that within a minute or two, the ID : COM section will turn yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully installed and you are now ready to select the files.

Phone Connected SL I9003

  • If you want to Root your Galaxy SL on DDKP1 firmware then click on “PDA” to select the file “DDKP1-CFROOT-23-12-2011” while, if you want to Root your Galaxy SL on DDKP2 firmware then click on “PDA” to select the file “DDKP2-CFROOT-23-12-2011”.

DDKP1 File File Selction DDKP2 File Selections

  • After selecting the files, ensure that all the other settings like “Re Partition” etc. are selected properly as mentioned in the below screen capture.
  • Once you have selected the file and checked with all the settings, you can now proceed to click on “Start”. Once the process is over, the phone will be rebooted automatically. Please note that the device will take more than normal time to boot.

Users Facing Force Close Errors:
Just in case if you are facing force close errors then you need to turn off the phone to enter the phone in the recovery mode. You can enter into the recovery mode by pressing up on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Once you enter into the recovery mode, choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

So, that’s it you have now successfully rooted your phone. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of Rooting as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

90 Comments
  1. Reply swerty August 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    phone not reconised by odin

    ;(

  2. Reply ronak May 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

    heyy plz help me out
    I rooted my phone without any custom roms. Now the phone is not starting.. It just shows samsung galaxy s gt-i9003 on its screen.. what shud i do..

    • Reply ronak May 28, 2012 at 7:39 am

      I didn’t install any custom roms.. just directly rooted my phone and in odins, the screen appeared as pass and not the phone is stuck in welcome note.. plz help me out..

  3. Reply sairam May 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    hi i want to root my galaxy sl but my firmware version is 2.3.5ddkp3…….. is it possible to root

  4. Reply urock2091 May 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    can i use this tutor to my GT I9003

    firmware verversion: 2.3.6
    baseband version: I9003DDKP4
    build number: GINGERBREAD.DDKP2

    Please confirm before i proceed, thanks in advance

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      no, its for DDKP1 and DDKP2

      • Reply urock2091 May 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        So how can i Root my GT I9003? i already Updated it officially in your other Tutor… please, i want my phone to be Rooted. any Tutor related to it? appreciated your Reply.

      • Reply mulhim abolais June 25, 2012 at 11:26 am

        how am gonna root my phone, Help please… give me the link if you have any.

        • Pradeep Neela June 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

          ITS THERE IN THE ARTICLE, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AND ROOT THE SAME

  5. Reply Satyajit Nair (@satyajitnair) May 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    i did a backup of stock 2.3.6 firmware using CWM on sd card. After running a restore through the restore menu i cannot find the google account in the account and sync menu. cannot get contacts, sign in mkt place, please advice.. am stuck

  6. Reply Lax April 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Pls help!!!

  7. Reply Lax April 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I tried to root my Galaxy SL GTI9003 and failed. I faced similar problems of the phone not responding. I then tried the recovery mode options and tried wipe cache and factory reset. Still phone is not responding!! :( :( :(

  8. Reply Mister Anonymous March 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Hi!
    Im a noob! :P
    I have a Samsung Galaxy SL i9003!
    My Baseband version: I9003DDKP4
    My Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDKP2

    can you please tell me which rooting package I should be using?

  9. Reply made gun March 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    and then how to unroot?? to get back the warranty..

  10. Reply lemi February 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    i did as required in the steps, but when the phone starts to boot it ends in the first screen showing samsung galaxy i9003 and won’t continue!
    please help

  11. Reply Samant February 6, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Hey.\
    I bought my Galaxy I9003 from Thailand. Few days back Kies showed that update is available to GB. 2 days after the update my mobile started restarting randomly and it just stuck at the samsung logo screen and kept restarting.
    Then using your firmwares i updated it to xxkpq but still the same problem. I had to take the battery out and then restart and then select items on the startup screen and the main screen was like new everytime with all contacts and msgs deleted.
    I updated twice with xxkpq with deleting cache and also factory reset everytime but no help. Then i switched to froyo from your site, but it was not stable. Force slose notifications came every minute. Then I plugged it into Kies and there was an update to DDKP2. I just did that yesterday and now again the same restarting problem. I clear the cache everytime but still no help. What should i do?

  12. Reply Rick January 31, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Hi,
    I have:-
    Base band: I9003DDKP4
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDKP2

    Can I use this Tutorial with DDKP2?

  13. Reply Richard January 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    mine is:
    Base band: I9003DDKP4
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDKP2

    Can I use this Tutorial with DDKP2?

  14. Reply Rakesh Sarangi January 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I had the same problem as Steven or Mushkat.
    PLEASE HELP

  15. Reply Rakesh Sarangi January 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Dude!
    I exactly have the same problem.
    Did you find any solution?

  16. Reply Rakesh Sarangi January 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Theres no screen shot which shows which options to tick!!
    Help!!

  17. Reply biguace January 15, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Motwani,any problems with CM? where did you get CM rom for i9003?

  18. Reply steven January 14, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Hi. I’m in a very serious situation.
    I followed your instructions when rooting my GT-I9003. I used Odin as it was in your package for DDKP1. I did as you say in your instructions. The “Re-Partition” wasn’t check at the time of rooting. Then, I pressed the start button. My phone rebooted and after some time, Odin showed “Passed”. Now,30min went by but my phone was still on the “Galaxy S GT-I9003” screen. So, I disconnected the device and removed battery. i couldnt even enter into recovery mode to Wipe Data and Cache I rebooted my phone again but 20mins went by and still I was stuck on the welcome screen. Odin dont even can detect my phone now. Now, I’m not able to go to recovery mode. When I go to recovery mode or start like normal mode, it shows me a logo. Since i can’t upload the picture of the logo, i will describe. Now, I’m not able to do anything.

    So what should i do now?
    If my mum finds out,im gonna die..
    So please do help me,pls~~~

    Please help ya~

    • Reply Aamir January 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      1) If you would have followed the instructions properly then there’s no chance anything would have gone wrong.
      2) Read the disclaimer before doing anything. Unless u know what you are getting into.
      3) If you are not able to boot into recovery and download mode (which i assume you are doing properly. Re-check if you are doing it properly) then take your mobile to the nearest Samsung service center.

      • Reply jgramajo May 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        I had the same problem, but I left the phone without battery over the night. In the morning I put the battery and pushed the correct buttons to get into recovery mode.

        If somebody got into this situation:
        1. Take off battery, SD Card, SIM.
        2. Wait at least two hours
        3. Follow the instructions properly.

  19. Reply Naveen Motwani January 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Neal currently i am on cyanogen mod7. how can i go back to ddkp2. please answer

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

      clear dalvik cache from recovery mode in advanced tools and then apply any firmware of your choice!

      • Reply Naveen Motwani January 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

        Thanks neal. succesfully back to ddkp2. you r realy amazing. thanx again nd waiting fr new firmware…..

  20. Reply shamun January 8, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    thanks neala..installed cm7, its reallly awesome

  21. Reply shamun January 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    can i use Cyanogen Mod 7.2 Firmware on rooted ddkp2..i have rooted nd installed ddkp2 on sl i9003 as u mention..but i can’t see any changes after rooted..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      yes you can install cyanogen mod!

      • Reply NAVEEN MOTWANI January 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm

        can u give me the download link of cyanogen mod. i heard a lot about cyanogen. and i want to know is there any risk to download custom ROM. thanks. and download link please

        • Pradeep Neela January 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm

          we havent covered cm7 for SL I9003

      • Reply Naveen Motwani January 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        install successfully cyanogen mod on ddkp2. its really awesome…. thanks neal

  22. Reply shamun January 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    i already rooted and installed ddkp2 on sl i9003 as u mention ..so can i use or installed CyanogenMod7 , cranium, darky or any other roms on this device.

  23. Reply Martin January 6, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Hi,

    I have just installed new rom on my i9003.
    I have:
    Base band: I9003DDKP4
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDKP1

    Can I use this Tutorial with DDKP1?

    Thanks,
    Martin.

  24. Reply shamun January 4, 2012 at 12:04 am

    i have updated i9003 from froyo to latest gb ddkp2 and rooted as u mention..but i have a question that how can i download custom roms and which rom is better for this rooted ddkp2, how can i install roms. plz reply

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 4, 2012 at 12:32 am

      go with ddkp2

      • Reply Naveen Motwani January 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        same question from me. how can i download and install custom roms.

        • Pradeep Neela January 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm

          you can install wide range of custom roms from androidadvices.com

  25. Reply Ruchir December 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Hey Neal,
    Please answer some of my questions.
    1) The Samsung widgets have gone missing from the widgets menu…..how can I get it back??
    2) I cannot reboot my clockworkmod recovery from the ROM Manager app….it says some file is missing from the SD card. Can you help?
    3)The paid apps in the Android Market have not become free of cost even after rooting…..so can you please help?
    4)Will I get my warranty back if I update my phone again to DDKP2 or some other version (no rooting) ??

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

      yes this version doesnt support widgets,
      apply teh fw once again and check!
      paid apps won’t become free
      yes warranty can be reclaimed after unrooting!

  26. Reply Prince December 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    i have installed rom manager. Does it mean i have rooted my phone.

  27. Reply Prince December 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Hi Neal,
    Please help…. I followed all your instructions…. But i am unable to see the cmw app….

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 31, 2011 at 11:06 am

      install the rom manager app from market!

      • Reply Prince December 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm

        I ve downloaded it from market and installed it. Is my mobile rooted now??

        • Pradeep Neela December 31, 2011 at 4:27 pm

          yes it will be rooted!

  28. Reply Faraz December 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Hey dude i flash my phone by mistakenly i have baseband i9003DDKP4 and build no ddkp1

  29. Reply Naveen Motwani December 29, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Neal at present i am on DDkp2 and i want to root my phone but i want to know that if i root will i lose all my apps coz i have some paid apps. how can i backup my apps before root. need your suggestion

  30. Reply Naveen Motwani December 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Neal, at present i am on ddkp2 and i want to root my phone just only for titanium backup app. but before this i have some paid apps and i want to know that if i root, will i lose all my apps. is there anyway to backup my paid apps so that i could root my phone.. need your suggestion..

  31. Reply kumaravel December 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    after downloading phone hangs so re-flashed to DDKP1Firmware without root

    :-(

  32. Reply Awal December 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Need your help. What should I do if I’m mistaken rooting my phone with the wrong version of update.
    For example, my phone is:

    Baseband version: I9003DDKP4
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDKP2

    And I root with this version.

    The problem is I can’t surf the website \Web page not available\ and my packet data is always disconnected.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      configure the apn settings or internet settings!

  33. Reply Mishkat December 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Hi. I’m in a serious situation.
    I followed your instructions when rooting my GT-I9003. I used Odin as it was in your package for DDKP1. I did as you say in your instructions. The “Re-Partition” wasn’t check at the time of rooting. Then, I pressed the start button. My phone rebooted and after some time, Odin showed “Passed”. Now, 15mins went by but my phone was still on the “Galaxy S GT-I9003” screen. So, I disconnected the device and removed battery. Then went in recovery mode to Wipe Data and Cache. But it didn’t work. I rebooted my phone again but 20mins went by and still I was stuck on the welcome screen. So, I tried to root again with Odin and this time, it showed “Failed”. Now, I’m not able to go to recovery mode. When I go to recovery mode or start like normal mode, it shows me a logo. Since i can’t upload the picture of the logo, i will describe. The logo is telling there’s problem with Phone & PC connection. A Phone Logo, A Hazard Logo and a PC logo appears. Now, I’m not able to do anything.

    Please, help or my Dad’s gonna kill me. Please Please Please.
    PS: The Downloading Mode still opens.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 31, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      re insert the battery and again root or apply the firmware again by following the instructions!

  34. Reply Mishkat December 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Pradeep. I’m a serious situation.

    I went through your instruction. I didn’t check the “Re-Partition” on Odin. I mean it was blank. I rooted the phone and it rebooted. Odin showed “Passed” with green signal. 10 minutes went by but my phone didn’t start. I unplugged the data cable. 15 minutes waited still no answer. Then I removed the battery and try going to recover mode. In the recovery mode bottom, it said most of the lines meant negative like couldn’t found E:\android etc not found. I wiped out the data and cache but it failed. Now, i restarted my phone. still, not loading but stuck on the “Galaxy S GT-I9003″ welcome image. The phone didn’t start. So, i tried to root it again but Odin showed, “Failed” this time checking the “Re-Partition” on. Now, When i try to go to Recovery Mode, it doesn’t happen. Only it shows a logo which means “Phone To PC Connection Has Problems”. This text doesn’t appear but the logo tells this. When I tried to normally start the phone, it shows the same.

    Pls help. I’m so fraustrated. My dad’s gonna kill me.

    Pls pls help.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

      APPLY THE FIRMWARE AGAIN, YOUR ISSUES WILL BE RESOLVED!

      • Reply G V MAHESWARA REDDY January 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

        dear frnd, my galaxy sl i9003 is disconnected durind the process, the phone was not working, it seems only phone and warning indicator and system indicator, please help me

  35. Reply sanket December 28, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Samsung wont provide ICS update for Sl?can u come up with the same….
    I also want to ask if i can disable the touchwiz launcher?What’s the procedure for it?

  36. Reply Karan December 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    hw time the phone takes to boot after rooting??is it 10-15 min??i rooted my phone but after rooting its on boot screen form 15mins

  37. Reply Karan December 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    hey hw much time(in mins) it takes for booting for the first time after rooting??

  38. Reply Karan December 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    hey i m rooting my phone first time i want to know how time it takes for booting first time after rooting(in mins)??

  39. Reply Killua December 26, 2011 at 5:56 am

    after i have rooted my phone, do i have to install another ROM or can i choose not to?

  40. Reply Sajin December 26, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Thanks alot mate…… Successfully rooted my mobile!!!

  41. Reply azhar December 25, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Hi Neal,
    Mine is
    Baseband version: I9003DDKP4
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DDKP1
    Also can use this root tool? Tq

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      no, its not applied for DDKP4!

      • Reply Martin January 6, 2012 at 4:17 am

        What can we do to root this?

        • Pradeep Neela January 6, 2012 at 9:47 am

          just simple, follow the procedure!

  42. Reply Karan December 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    i have a doubt should i only add pda file or all the file(pit,phone,csc)

  43. Reply Prince December 24, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Neal,
    I ve rooted my mobile. But how to confirm my mobile is properly rooted or not??
    I have no problem as of now.

  44. Reply Sheen Dcruz December 24, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Seems that Samsung aint gonna release ICS for the Samsung S users. :(

  45. Reply rohit December 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I have galaxy i9003 2.3.5 gingerbread and its base band version is ddkp3 …….. i want to root my device can u please guide me how can i root my 2.3.5 ddkp3 verion device.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 23, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      we will come up witht he same!

      • Reply Susmit March 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm

        @NeaL Pradeep,Please guide me how to root 2.3.6 ddkp4 device!

        • Neela Pradeep March 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

          as of now it hasnt arrived!

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