Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 users who have already updated their smartphone with the new XXKPH Firmware can now root their phone following the simple tutorial covered in this article. However it is to be noted that rooting will void the warranty and the only way you can reclaim back the warranty is by re-applying the XXKPH firmware again.
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 SL I9003 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device having model number like Samsung Galaxy S I9000M as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it. Special Instructions for users running on Custom ROM Firmware: If you are running on any custom ROM firmware then must enter into recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume UP or Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both press Power Button simultaneously. In recovery mode choose “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” then reboot your device by selecting “Reboot system now” to clear all cache data from your phone. Pre-Requisites: 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 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 Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on Gingerbread 2.3.4 XXKPH Firmware: Step-1: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.
Make sure that USB Debugging option is ticked. Download Odin and Gingerbread XXKPH 2.3.4 Rooting File from the Must Have section to your computer and unzip it to your computer or laptop. 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.
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 tab and select the file named as “”. Double check the selected files and tap on “Start” to begin the updation process. Make sure that all other settings like “Re Partition” etc. are selected properly. Within a minute the device will restart and the phone will get rooted successfully.
For Users Facing Force Close Errors: Step-5: If you are facing issues related to force close errors then 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. In the Recovery mode, choose “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” then reboot your device by selecting “Reboot system now”. Thus you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone running on the latest version of
XXKPH 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.