How to Root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on Gingerbread

Sanjana November 30, 2011 0

Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 users can finally heave a sigh of relief as the stable firmware update of Gingerbread 2.3.5 in the form of XXKPN version is now available. Samsung has launched this much awaited stable XXKPN firmware in selected countries only. This rooting process is also applicable to Galaxy S phones running on XXKPN Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware.

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Rooting the phone will void its warranty that can be reclaimed again after you apply the firmware update of XXKPN version. If you are not sure about which version you are running on, go to the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the Android OS version.


Keep a backup of all the user data in your phone so that you can restore it in case any data gets corrupted or is lost during the rooting procedure. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

XXKPN Gingerbread 2.3.5 Rooting Package

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S I9003:

Step-1: Download the XXKPN Gingerbread 2.3.5 Rooting Package. Here you will be asked to enter a password. Enter the password as then extract it using suitable software and place it on desktop for convenience.

xxkpn paswrd

Step-2: Match the contents of the extracted zip file with the screen shot given below.

root samsung sl i9003

Step-3: Launch the executable Odin file as shown below.

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Step-4: Enable USB Debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”.

enable usb debugging

Step-5: Turn Off your phone and enter into download mode by pressing the Volume Down Key, Center button and power button simultaneously. You can refer to the below mentioned video to know clearly on how to enter download mode.

Step-6: Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened. When you connect your phone to the computer while keeping the Odin opened the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow.

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Step-7: Tap on PDA and select the file mentioned below then tap on “Start” to begin the rooting process. When the rooting process gets over, the phone will reboot on its own. Next enter the language selection and Google credentials.

Step-8: When you see the home screen, turn it Off so that you can enter into recovery mode. Now press Volume Up Key + OK button and Power button simultaneously. Refer to the below mentioned video on how to enter into recovery mode.

Step-9: In recovery mode select Wipe data/factory reset then select Wipe Cache partition. Now reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option using Volume and Power buttons.

root samsung galaxy sl i9003

By following the above mentioned steps carefully you can successfully root your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003. We are not responsible for any damage done to your device caused during firmware updation which is unlikely to happen if follow the instructions carefully.

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