It’s time for rejoice as Samsung Galaxy I9003 users can now root their smartphone with the latest DDKP1/DDKP2 firmware of Gingerbread version. We have already covered the detail procedure regarding on how to update your smartphone with the Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP1/ DDKP2 Gingerbread version. To apply this rooting procedure you need to make sure that you are running on DDKP1/ DDKP2 versions.
To check the firmware you are running on, navigate to “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will discover the firmware version as DDKP1 2.3.6 Gingerbread version. It is to be noted that Rooting will void the warranty and the only way to invalidate the root access is by re applying the firmware update of DDKP1/DDKP2 so that the warranty will get reclaimed. 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. This rooting procedure is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 phones and to Galaxy SL GT I9003 as both are same so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and harm the device by blocking it. Pre-Requisites: You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable 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:
Steps to Root Galaxy SL I9003 on DDKP1 / DDKP2 Firmware: Step-1: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Settings > USB Debugging” Download DDKP1 Rooting Package and DDKP2 Rooting Package from the Must Have section to your computer. Unzip it and place it on the desktop for easy accessibility. During the extraction process if prompted to enter a password give the password as Coveringandroid.com
Step-2: Open Odin .exe from the extracted files and power off your phone to enter your device into Download mode. The Download mode can be entered by pressing the Volume Down Key + (OK)Center button and holding both press Power button simultaneously.
Step-3: Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened. 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.
Step-4: If you wish to root your Galaxy SL on DDKP1 firmware click on “PDA” to select the file “DDKP1-CFROOT-23-12-2011” on the other hand if you want to root your Galaxy SL on DDKP2 firmware click on “PDA” to select the file “DDKP2-CFROOT-23-12-2011”. Match all settings in Odin including “Re-partition” but do not select the option of “Re-partition”. After cross checking the file selection, click on Start in Odin to begin the firmware updation process. Within 3-4 mins the whole updation process will conclude and the phone will reboot. It might take more than the normal time required to boot.
Step-5: If you are facing problems related to force close errors then enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Up key + OK button and holding both simultaneously press Power button.
In Recovery Mode, choose “Wipe Data / Factory reset then choose “Wipe Cache Partition” and reboot your device by choosing the option of “Reboot system now”. Thus by following the above simple steps you can easily root your Galaxy SL with either of the Official Gingerbread 2.3.6 versions.