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How to Root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on Gingerbread XXKPQ 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy SL I9003 LogoSo, after installing the latest version of firmware for your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 which is XXKPQ 2.3.6 Gingerbread version, it’s now time that you take out your phones to root he same as you can further customize the phone the way you want it. Please note that you need to go through a short procedure so as to root he phone which we will see in this article. Before proceeding, its very important to check whether you are on XXKPQ firmware or not which you can check from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS which is XKKPQ Gingerbread 2.3.6.

Note: Please be informed that rooting voids the warranty and can only be reclaimed only if you get back to the firmware of XXKPQ back.

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.

So, before we look at the procedure to root you will have to go through the quick list of pre rooting instructions in the next page and then we will see the procedure to root after that.


  1. Rooting package download link broken. How do I download the rooting package?

  2. Hey Neal,

    If I have XXLE4 2.3.6 installed can I still use the root procedure and firmware mentioned in this article?


  3. Hey,
    Thank you soo much for the root package.. it worked like a charm and my i9003 is rooted now.
    BUT im facing a problem now, my Wifi is not turning on at all.. it gives “Wifi Error” problem all the time now :(

    Please find a solution for it asap cant live without wifi!!!! :/

  4. I have downloaded above XXKPQ Rooting Package. While i am trying to unzip it there is no file display in this package. pl help me

  5. Hi,
    Thanks for the XXKPQ Rooting Procedure.

    I am contemplating an upgrade to XXKPU, do you have a root for that level?

  6. hello my friend i rooted my phone and now my WIFI keep saying error ! So how i could get my phone unroted ? details Please ! thank you :)

  7. hi… why my camera still not working? its shows camera failed… i flashed 2 time and follow all ur instruction.
    but still not work =(

  8. I downloaded the Package File …. and Extract it with 7Zip …. But there is only a file named normalboot.img ….. didnt find any root file . So wat to do ?????

  9. Hellow Pradeep Sorry to bother u again … i have SAMSUNG GALAXY S GT-i9003 … and I Update it with Kies and now i have Firmware ver. 2.3.6 and its XXKPR …. But i didnt found anything how to ROOT XXKPR and 2.3.6 . please help me i want to ROOT it and Install a Custom ROM in it . Thanx

  10. Hellow Pradeep ….
    I recently Update my Phone from Kies … and now my Firmware version is 2.3.6 and its XXKPR … i was to ROOT and Install Custom Firmware . Please Help . Thanx

  11. hi i have rooted my sl i9003 and wiped cache but wifi still not wrking plz help me

  12. i’ve rooted my sl i9003 2.3.6 and wipe cache and wifi still not working plz help me

  13. Abhishek Shindhe

    Hi….i have upgraded to XXKPU from XXKPQ i want to know when will you release the root files and procedures for this latest version.

  14. There’s a new version now. It’s XXKPU.

    Can this be used to root this new firmware version as well?

  15. Doesn’t work.

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)

  16. neal, i got one prob. im using samsung i9003 rooted xxkpq. im facing prob with my battery. its not last longer as before when i used xxkpn. anything that u can suggest for me?

  17. Hello !
    Thank you so much, fine sir !1111!!1
    followed the instructions and everything went as expected

  18. Hello Neal, I see the Rooting Package it’s called \RootingPACKAGE_for_GalaxySLI9003_XXKPQ_2.3.5\ but it’s ok also for 2.3.6?

  19. As I look around xda-dev and get some information, I’ve got one question.
    According to the guys at XDA, I need XXKPE in order to flash XXKPQ, however there is only one file, which is XXKPQ, in the file I downloaded. I’m a newbie, so I’d appreciate if you tell me kindly.

    Anyway, I’ve successfully applied the firmware on my phone. Thanks.

  20. In my case, when I tried to do this and get my phone I9003 rooted I lost WIFI (“Error” message) and can’t get it back.

    This is because I had a rom from Movistar (phone company). Then, my last option was to install XXKPQ 2.3.6 (samsung rom). First of all, I get the feeling everything goes faster. Then, I tried to root my I9003 and I did it!!!!

    The only problem is that your device is not under warranty if you root your phone… but this worked to me.

    Hope this help.

  21. how come when i open the rooting package it say “the archieve is either in unkown format or damaged”??
    i used Winrar to open it..

  22. @Pradeep Neela You are a man of your words, the download link is working now, thanks :D

  23. Can’t download the rooting package, please upload again or place a mirror link.

  24. the rooting package link is gone/broken..

  25. hi neal.

    once again i want to highlight my problem about this rooting process on my phone. its cant to open for 2days already. hope u may answer it asap coz i really ned ur help.

    i just folow ur instruction inch by inch to rooting my phone.. but at step :

    connect the phone to the computer and then wait for a minute till the ID : COM section in the Odin turns yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully updated and you are ready to proceed to next step.

    i stuck at there. after i connect my phone to computer, The ID : COM part never turn to yellow as u mention above. i try to wait about 15 min but still didnt change.. my phone just show on downloading… do not turn off target!!!

    hope you may help me asap coz my phone become always shut off it self during idle time. thanxs neal. regards

    hope also u can post ur full comment and instruction to my email.
    1) amiercaster88@gmail.com
    2) ir.amier_pilot@yahoo.com.my

    thanxs :’(

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