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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. Hi Neal. Thanks first for the simple steps on rooting my phone.

    Now I have an issue. the phone restarts at random intervals. not continuous, but have restarted 3 times since I rooted at 1AM. I cleared the cache partition and even after that it restarted once..

    please help.

  2. hye nael.

    i just folow ur instruction inch by inch.. 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 nael. regards

    hope also u can post ur full comment and instruction into my email.
    1) amiercaster88@gmail.com


  3. i rooted my phone using above guide but now the problem is my wi-fi is not working. it shows error when i try to turn it on. what shall i do???

  4. hi neal why does my sl has no crt lock animation?? version 2.3.6!

  5. There are no steps mentioned on this page, can you plz provide me the link to the rooting procedure of 2.3.6 XXKPQ firmware?

  6. I upgraded my phone to 2.3.6 xxkpq and now i need to root the device but there seems to be many wifi issues after rooting so Neal can you suggest any other way to root because I am always connected via wifi.
    Plz Help!!

  7. Can I use this update also with the firmware XXKPN, which I have? If not, how can I root my phone with this firmware?
    Thank you in advance for a answer!

  8. 1. What are the advantages i will have if i root my phone.
    2. What is CyanogenMod7 used for?

    I need an answer please before i root my phone.

  9. Thanks! as such nothing new in this update… can u suggest me any good cutom rom which u prefer best in looks and battery optimized?

  10. i am on 2.3.5 DDKP3, can i update it directly to KPQ using ODIN? and how to clear the cache and all in the recovery mode, can u tell me me the method for that?

  11. I am going to download from the link at xda.
    is it safe for me?

  12. I updated once again. Will let you know if the wi-fi issue has been solved.
    Thank You Neal.

  13. the download link for root is not opening. I have been waiting for a day and it has not been fixed yet. Would you post an alternative link please?

  14. Do I really need to format my phone after rooting? :’(

  15. Hey Neal,
    I updated to this version and i’m going to root. But i’m facing issues with wi-fi. How do we fix this?

  16. Well then Sir, a regular concern: will i lose my data if i do that through recovery mode, or can’t it be done by some app, like what kind of cache are we talking about?

  17. Hi Neal,
    I updated my Galaxy sl from 2.2 Froyo to XXKPN 2.3.5 recently according to your instructions, then again to XXKPQ via kies.
    But the problem i am facing is that, the phone keeps restarting after some time if kept idle and all the call details, settings also reset. Pls guide

  18. ohh neal you are just great….. realy very thanx for all of this….

  19. if i root, will i lost all of my apps like firmware update..??

  20. neal i am not understanding about ROOT. i updated succesfully XXKPQ 2.3.6 FIRWARE but what is the benefit of rooting. please explain me what is the differene between firmware update and root firmware….

  21. Nice work really appreciate..
    But how to unroot to xxkpq after rooting..isnt it flashing again xxkpq?

  22. done with the rooting.. now i got a problem it shows error every time i opened the wifi and tethering – Mobile AP… pls let me know how to fix this.. tnx

  23. yes, i have the issue on XXKPQ, my wifi gets disabled when my screen locked/Idle, and its using my datapackage. when i unlock my screen only wifi starts again. coz of this reason, during phone IDLE time also.its eats battery..it needs to be fixed

    XXKPQ 2.3.6. here also need change tittle 2.3.5 to 2.3.6

  24. my wifi still error
    my version is xxkpq 2.3.6

  25. Hi Neal,

    This has become my favourite site all because of timely and detailed updates by you.

    Good work buddy!

    Some questions though:

    1. I updated it through Kies and can see that it is 2.3.6 and not 2.3.5 as you say here.
    2. Can you provide me the exact link of the article about Rooting – Advantages and Disadvantages. I search the entire site and could not find.

    Thanks in advance.

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