We have already covered the detail procedure on how to install the latest Value Pack release in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone. Here we will check out on how to root your Galaxy S GT I9000 running on XXJVU Firmware. Rooting your smartphone before applying this update avoids data loss/corruption and also force close errors. Some of the advantages of rooting are that it allows installing Custom ROMs, converting file systems from laggy RFS to speedy EXT4, removing the system apps that come by-default with the phone and also apply a number of other customizations.
Even though rooting voids the warranty, it can be reclaimed back by updating the default factory firmware on unlocked phones that don’t come with boot loader lock. To confirm whether you are running on XXJVU firmware or not check it from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” . 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 I9000 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in similar phone model numbers like I9000B or I9000T or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it. Pre-Requisites: Backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you 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
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S on XXJVU Firmware: Step-1: Download XXJVU Rooting package from the Must Have section to the computer and extract it. Match the extracted files with the image given below and if a single file is found missing then check with the extraction or downloading process.
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. You can check the video posted below to know more on how to enter into Download Mode. Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened. 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. 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: In Odin click on PDA and select the file named as “CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVU_2.3.6-v4.3-CWM3RFS” from the extracted files. Double check the selected files and tap on “Start” to
begin the updation process. It will take around 4mins or less than that for the rooting process to complete. To check whether the device has been successfully rooted or not, search for two additional applications that are “CWM” and the “Super User” which will indicate that the phone has been rooted successfully.
Step-5: Power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode. The Recovery Mode can be entered by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. You can check the video posted below to know more on how to enter into Recovery mode. Step-6: In the recovery mode, choose “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” then reboot your device by selecting the option of “Reboot system now” with the help of Volume rocker keys. Do not select any other options else there is a high probability that you might erase all data stored in Internal / External SD card.
In case you face any issues during the firmware updation process or if the process gets interrupted somewhere in the middle then, you have to reapply the entire procedure again from the beginning. Thus you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone running on the latest Value Pack of Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware of XXJVU build by following the steps mentioned above carefully.