How to Root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on Gingerbread XXKPE 2.3.4 Firmware

Turn On Smart Life LogoSo, yesterday we saw on how you can easily update your Galaxy SL I9003 with the Gingerbread XXKPE 2.3.4 Release and now you would want to root your phone so as to further customize your device the way you want to as rooting allows you to access the system level files and then it’s all your play to customize the phone. Please note that rooting voids the warranty, so you better be careful about this, though rooting voids the warranty, there is a way to un root as well.

To un root the device all you need to do is to just update with any of the firmware versions for your phone and then the root access gets revoked and then the warranty reclaims automatically. But before you proceed you will have to ensure that you have the current version of firmware on your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 as XXKPE. Just in case if you don’t know on how you can check the version then all you need to do is to go to the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XXKPE 2.3.4 version. If any other version name is being shown then that means you will have to update your device with the XXKPE version from the link which is mentioned above.

Rooting ensures that you can enjoy the benefit of the custom ROMs and also other things which you can do with the rooting of a device. If you are a developer then nothing can be better than rooting the device as this opens up your device to a whole new gateway of services and applications as some of the hardcore applications which needs the system files level access requires the rooting access and rooting the device is actually what it needs to satisfy this.

Note: Please note that you will have to reconfigure the APN settings after updating the firmware to access the data services and the Internet services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset. You will have to contact your Service provider to get more info on the APN Settings or alternatively you too can make a note of it. Not to forget also configure the MMS Settings or take down the MMS Settings as this too will need to be re configured after the rooting process. Also, we take no responsibility if you download the files and apply the below procedure to root your phone.

Please ensure that you follow all the below mentioned instructions carefully or else there is a high probability that you may end up bricking up the phone. So, let’s get started with the pre root instructions and then followed by the procedure on how you can root your phone.

86 comments

  1. Hi Pradeep, 
    can you please update the download link, as its giving page not found error. I was in the middle of upgrading to Cranium, and got stuck here as link is not working..Many thnx in advance.
    Mat

  2. currently on 2.3.6
    do i need to shift back to ur referred 2.3.4 in order to root or may i proceed with this only..

  3. my i9003XXKPE is going to kernal panic upload mode every minute!
    pls help fast

  4. the link to download the xxkpe rooting package seems to be broken or not working.pls fix fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. hello pardeep,
    im not able to root my phone plz plz plz help me can you give me ur mailing add plz,

  6. Hello Pradeep Sir,
    i have this problam when im trying to root my galaxy GT-I9003 phone that time i unable to do that. also when i try use to rom manager that time i got this messege. (you must root your phone for room manager to function.
    superuser was not fount at “/system/bin/su” or “/system/xbin/su”.
    use google search on your computer to find
    instruction to root your phone.) sip i dnt know what happend this. i bought this phone 10 days before plz plz plz sir help me
    im waiting to u.

  7. hi there.. thanks for the tutorial..
    can this root method work on custom rom gingerbread based?

  8. Hi again! Sorry for annoying you but I can’t see that there is improvements for the download issue. May you fix the problem because I really need this! Thank you very much! It will be the best if you can tell me the exact time of solving the problem.

  9. Please check if the download link is dead because I cannot download anything from this site. THank you!

  10. I am trying to download the rooting package since yesterday but the link seems to be dead. the explorer ends up with message “page not found ” or time out. please rectify the problem.

  11. how do i unroot my phone?

  12. Tried following the exact procedure mentioned. But in my case, the rooting process is getting stuck at 3rd step that happens after click of Start button which says \SetupConnection\. I have waited for long time but none of my tries gave any success. I’m STUCK !!

    Your inputs are much appreciated.

    Thanks

  13. A small window keeps popping up saying that it has fsiled to install device drivers how do i fix it?

  14. plz post a link to XXKPH version!!!

  15. Hi, my wifi is not working after this update… when i turn on wifi.. it shows error.. i tried more than 4times still the same problems!! please help me…

  16. the download link seems to be broken

  17. Hi,
    Just like to know if i brick my phone while flashing or rooting, is there way to unbrick it?
    2ndly please provide touchwiz 4.o and installing procedure for galaxy SL.

  18. i already rooting my phone and swap external sd card to internal sd card.
    after that wifi not working (error).
    my phone use xxkph version.
    can u help me.

  19. Hi,

    Your tutorial is very nice!! thanks.

    First i updated to XXKPE, had camera issues, then updated to XXKPH.
    No camera issues now.

    How to root in case of XXKPH?

    Thanks in advance,

  20. hi neal, i updated my phone(GT-I9003) following the procedures and the firmware successfully updated, but i encounter problem after perform the last step.

    when i reboot my phone, an android logo with a word beside it saying KERNEL PANIC UPLOAD MODE..what i did is i reboot again and now it opened normally but as i checked my phone, i can do outgoing calls but i cant receive incoming calls, it always says number busy, i already check the settings and the answering option is enabled already…

    hope you can help me…thank you..

  21. BUT AFTER ROOTING NOTHING HAPPENS IN MY PHONE…… WAT TO DO????? DO INEED TO ROOT AGAIN…

  22. BUT AFTER ROOTING NOTHING IN MY PHONE…… WAT TO DO????? DO INEED TO ROOT AGAIN…

  23. i flashed with XXKPE….. EVERYTHING WORKS FYN….. THANKS NEAL,,

  24. Sorry I didn’t want to put it as a reply……But still Are there any custom Roms or Samsung Galaxy SL GT I9003?

  25. WIFI not working (showing error) after rooting..

  26. thanks, its working in my 9003 :)

  27. Hi, I have Baseband Version XXKP9 … can i still proceed with rooting??

  28. i tried to flash with xxkph but my fone wouldn’t reboot… got stuck at the samsung screen… also the xxkph link u have given is dead… it says the archive is damaged… kindly help

  29. guys ihave tried all the frimwares of samsung galaxy sl

    the best one is xxkb3(froyo)
    next the stable gingerbread is (xxkpe)
    the official one is (xxkph)

    they have no problems and u can flash to this frimwares
    to learn more about this all u guys just go to xda
    u can find an updated information over there

    AND THANKS TO NEAL PRADEEP FROM HIM I HAVE LEARNED THAT WE CAN FLASH
    NOW I CAN DO EVERY THING

  30. Is this is also applicable on firmware xxxkph

  31. I flashed with your tutorial, to get XXKPE. Camera didn’t work inspite of all the instructions followed, so I re-flashed and everything worked.

    Next I flashed with XXKPH. And now I’m stuck. I want to root my device, but I’ve no pointers. SOC 2.1.1 does not work for me as it does for everybody else. And this guide seems to be for XXKPE firmware.

    What should I do? Please enlighten me!

  32. when will you cover it? plz tell me the time….bit disappointed by SL…just what to try custom roms..

  33. i have galaxt SL i19003….is there any custom rom released for it? will the ones for galaxy s work?

  34. Hi Neal. I manage to root the device but in the phone information, there is no indication that my phone rooted. only hv i9003xxkpe 2.3.4 and kernel 2.6.35.7-cl409735 se.infra@sei-29#1.
    in my application got 3 icon CWM, super user n tweak. Is ok? thanks.

  35. I hv updated my Galaxy SL GT-I9003 to Gingerbread 2.3.4 XXKPE… its just perfect.. no issues til date.. Camera and video player working fine. Its fast and consumes less battery now… Thanx androidadvice..

  36. how i going to unroot my phone?
    if i flash again means the root will gone izzit?
    thx…

  37. pls give some help for the update of ginger bread in galaxy gt – i9003

  38. please explain what actually rooting does to the phone is it necessary after updating our phone to a new firmware as i am having galaxy s gt i9003 and i want to update it to Gingerbread XXKPE 2.3.4 Firmware

    please help as in froyo version it is sucking my battery life like any thing

    waiting for reply