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

By Pradeep Neela / December 23, 2011 / Galaxy SL I9003 1

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

  1. 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..

    1. 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..

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

  3. 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

      1. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!! :( :( :(

  6. 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?

  7. 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

  8. 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?

  9. 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~

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

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

  10. 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..

      1. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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) ??

  15. 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

  16. 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..

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

      1. 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

  20. 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?

  21. 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

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

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