Galaxy S GT I9000 – Tutorial to Root on XWJW1 Firmware

Sanjana February 1, 2012 2

Already updated your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone with XWJW1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware? Well now you can proceed to root your Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone by following the detail rooting procedure covered in this article. It is to be noted that this is not the official firmware release by Samsung but is the beta firmware so you won’t be able to able to back up data using KIES PC Suite.

samsung galaxy s gt i9000

This rooting procedure is only applicable for Galaxy S users running on XWJW1 firmware. You can check the firmware version of your phone from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where it will display the current firmware as XWJW1 firmware. In case any other version is displayed then apply the XWJW1 firmware first to be able to root your Galaxy S GT I9000.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S GT I9100 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device having model number like Samsung Galaxy S I9000M, I9000, I9000B or i9000T etc as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it. In case you are not sure about the model number of your phone, you can confirm it by dialing *#1234# in your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100.


You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Rooting PackageDownload ROM Manager

Steps to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XWJW1 Firmware:

Step-1: Download the Rooting Package from the Must Have section to your computer and unzip it to your computer or laptop. After extraction is complete, match the files with the image given below and if a single file is found missing then check with the downloading and extraction of files.

root xxjw1 files

Step-2: Open Odin in your computer and power off your phone to enter your device into Download mode by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened.

root galaxy s gt i9000

Step-3: Now the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step. It may take 3-4mins for the ID:COM block to install all the drivers hence wait till the process completes. Dont proceed to the next step if the ID:COM block doesn’t turn yellow.

root galaxy s gt i9000

In case the ID: COM doesn’t turn yellow then you need to install Samsung USB Drivers, .NET Framework and update KIES with the latest version so that the missing drivers get installed.

Step-4: Click on “PDA” and select “zImage” then tap on “Start” to begin the rooting procedure. When the rooting process is done, the device will reboot.

galaxy s gt i9000 root

After the device reboots, disconnect the USB cable and close Odin in your PC. Enable USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” and make sure to tick the USB Debugging option.

enable usb debugging

Step-5: Again connect the device to the computer and open the file called “RUNME” from the extracted files. The terminal or command window will disappear after the process completes. Next copy the Superuser.apk file to your phone and install it by opening it in your phone.

root xwjw1 bat file

Step-6: Power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume UP key + OK button and holding both simultaneously press Power button. In Recovery mode choose the options of  ”Wipe data/Factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition”  to clear all cache files then choose “Reboot system now” option by using Volume rocker keys to restart the phone.

Step-7: In case the phone takes a longer time on the “S” logo then pull out the battery, reinsert it and repeat the entire process again. Sometimes a Green Robot may be displayed during start up for some users that is quiet normal. Now download and install the “ROM Manager” tool in your phone from the Must Have section. After it is installed, open the app and select the option of “install the Clock Work Mod Recovery” to install the Recovery.

root xwjw1 rom manager

Thus you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9100 smartphone with the latest XWJW1 2.3.6 Gingerbread version by following the steps mentioned above carefully.


  1. Rene February 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm - Reply


    If i boot in recovery mode is see de following two erros:

    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed

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