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How to Root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on Gingerbread XXKPN 2.3.5 Firmware

XXKPN ROOT LOGOAdvisory: Apply this process to Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 phones which are currently on XXKPN Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware.  No other phones or different firmware versions will support this below mentioned procedure.

So, finally after the recent stable firmware update of Gingerbread 2.3.5 in the form of XXKPN version for your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 you can now breathe easy. All thanks to the Samsung who finally realized about the much awaited stable release and launched XXKPN version for select countries. So, as you are now on the stable firmware version, we will see in this article on how you can root the Galaxy SL I9003 which is on XXKPN firmware version. Please note that rooting will void the warranty, though can be reclaimed as soon as you apply the firmware update of XXKPN again.

So, just in case if you are not sure of on which version you are on, then go to the path which is Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS which is XKKPN Gingerbread 2.3.5. Also, apply this rooting process to Galaxy S to only phones which are on the XXKPN Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

Let’s head to the next page where we will see on what are the quick list of pre Rooting instructions.

Pre Rooting Instructions:

  • Backup all the data present in your phone memory so that just in case if any data is lost then you can easily restore the same. With the help of below mentioned tips, you can easily backup and restore the data.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”.

  • Ensure that your computer has the ADMIN privileges so that full USB write / read rights are active. Also, disable the Firewalls, Antivirus and KIES PC suite in your computer as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of rooting. This step is very important or else there is a high probability that the phone may not even get turn ON for which we should not be held responsible.
  • So, before going to the next page download XXKPN Gingerbread 2.3.5 Rooting Package to your computer.

Now, let’s proceed to the next step where we will see on how you can root the phone in the next page.

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9003 on XXKPN Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware:

  • Considering the fact that the you have downloaded the Rooting Zip file from the last page, you now need to extract the same. In the process of extraction, you will be prompted to enter the password. Enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without inverted comas and then extract the file preferably to desktop.

Enter Password XXKPN Rooting Package

  • From the extracted file, you now need to match the contents of zip file which you can match from the below mentioned screen capture.

XXKPN Extracted Files

  • Now, open the Odin executable file as shown in the below image.

Odin for XXKPN

  • After this ensure that the USB Debugging is enabled in your phone. Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging” as shown in the below image.

USB Debugging

  • Now, turn Off the phone so that you can enter your phone in the download mode. The download mode can be entered by pressing  down on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Refer below mentioned video to get into download mode.

  • So, after entering into the download mode connect the phone to computer while keeping the Odin opened in your computer. Once you connect the phone, the ID : COM section will turn yellow.
  • Now, click on PDA and select the file which is mentioned below and the click on “Start” to start the process of rooting process.

PDA – CFROOT-XXKPN-09-11-2011

  • As soon as the rooting process is finished, the phone will be rebooting on its own. Now, enter the Language selection as well as the Google credentials. Once you see the home screen, turn Off the home screen so that you can then enter into the recovery mode.
  • The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Refer below video to know more on how to enter into the recovery mode. Refer the below mentioned video to get into the recovery mode.

  • In the recovery mode, choose Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option with the help of Volume buttons as well as Power button.

Recovery Mode

So, in this way you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 phone . Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues while rooting as we will try to fix the same at the earliest. Just in case if the process gets interrupted then you will have to repeat the process to root the phone again.


  1. i followed the steps you mentioned.Before I was having the Gingerbread update XXKP7
    When I upgraded to this,my phone is not starting.It is showing the loadup screen,goes off and again shows loadup screen.It is not moving forward to Home Screen

    Please help.

  2. im on 19003 2.2.1 froyo.jpkb1..my question is can i go to this update? thanks in advance ser..

  3. I have the same problem.. WIFI error..
    byt my problem is you didnt teach us how to update XXKPQ..

  4. The following statement in the article :
    “Backup all the data present in your phone memory so that just in case if any data is lost then you can easily restore the same. With the help of below mentioned tips, you can easily backup and restore the data.”
    implies that the procedure should not erase your data. However it wipes everything out! You have to re-set an re-install any appllication you had!

  5. dear Neal

    i have samsung galaxy i9033 jxkp3 with basaband 2.3.5. i roted with xxkpn now wifi not working.
    second thing my mob switch off agagin again automation and not restating auto in this case i ve to remove battery adn start again what is the resone mobile swtiching off. pleas advice me.

  6. ACTULLY MY GALAXY I9003 2.3.5 JXKP3, I JUST ROOT WITH SOFWARE GalaxySL_I9003_XXKPM_Rooting_2.3.5.



  7. i have samsung galaxy after rooting wifi not working firmware 2.3.5, bsaband ver i9003JXKP3 AND GINGERBREAD. PLZ HELP ME

  8. Please help me wifi not work please how to unroot

  9. hey neal….
    thanx for the xxkpn version….
    it works fine on my phone….
    thanx a lot for ur upload n efforts for helping us…..
    i jst want to knw that, what is the use of rooting my phone?i mean what change it makes than upgrading the android version?

  10. Hi Neal,

    I have SG I9003 with XXKPN. I just wanted to know what is the benefit of rooting the phone.

    *****Sorry if I asked wrong question on this post.*****


  11. im using xxkpQ now
    and im root with this and the wifi didn’t work
    Am i false to use this version to root xxKPQ??

  12. hi i m using Galaxy s i9003 but its showing Firmware version 2.2.1 n i wish to upgrade it to 2.3.5 Ginger bread still its the same procedure which u have mention above???
    for upgreade

  13. hey, after I root my galaxy i9003 my wifi doesn’t work or error
    what should I do to fix this??

  14. hi,
    i want to ask, if i apply this root update, is all data (apps, app/data, homescreen etc.) gone?
    because i updated from 2.2.1 via kies to 2.3.5 xxkpn (GT I9003, is there difference between SL GT i9003 and only GT i9003?) and all apps, data, files, everything was still there.


  15. I need to solve the problem… What can I do? Unroot?

  16. Hi, I’ve installed the update. But the wi-fi doesn’t work… I cannot activate (error)… Help me…

  17. what is the difference between firmware update and root update.. neal can you u explain dis to me…

  18. if you can’t initiate recovery mode, you could also perform a hard reset by pressing *2767*3855# then CALL

  19. works just fine …. superb… awesome …

    who the hell says it doesn’t work….

  20. Hi Neal,

    I am huge fan of Android and this site. I have applied all the recent updates as you instructed to my Galaxy SL. Last week I received 2.3.6 XXKPQ update via Kies. It looks pretty stable and solid.

    I am waiting for your root update for XXKPQ. Thanks a lot for your contribution to Android community.

  21. dear neal ji
    i am in india, which is best for me xxkpn or ddkpg for my galaxy sl i9003. i frequently use my phone as a usb modem via kies would i be able to do it after update. i am currently on jpkp5.
    please let me know soon. i am very exited for 2.3.5 I REALLY LIKE AND APPRECIATE YOUR WORK.

  22. Hey Neal, thanks for the update. its really nice to have ppl like you helping out

  23. I always cannot use WiFi after using this kind of root. How can I fix it?

  24. Hey Buddy!

    Was it just me or also to others? I tried this last night twice… just followed the usual procedure presented here… but nothing happened. Im using XXKPN 2.3.5 version to my I9003. Wiped everything also as I suspected that could be the reason for failure but its not… Can you kindly give me your comment/suggestion?

    Thank you!

  25. Dear sir ,

    should I copy the CF-ROOT zip file to PDA or should I copy the NORMALBOOT to PDA ??

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