We have already covered the procedure on how to update your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with the latest Gingerbread 2.3.5 version of XXJVT firmware. Now let’s take a look at the procedure on how to root the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 so that you can update it with the latest custom ROMs. Before proceeding into the rooting procedure, ensure that you are running on XXJVT 2.3.5 firmware else you may face problems like the phone not turning on and so on.
In case you are not sure of which firmware you are running on, check it from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will discover the Android OS version. If you wish to un root or revoke the root access of the device, just follow the procedure to apply the update XXJVT 2.3.5 again. Disable any Voodoo lag fixes if applied from the Recovery mode else it might brick the phone.
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 S2 I9100 phones so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and harm the device by blocking it.
Backup all the 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.
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 phone on XXJVT 2.3.5 Firmware:
Step-1: Download XXJVT 2.3.5 Rooting Package that contains two files namely Odin and CF Root 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 by pressing the Volume Down Key + (OK)Center button and holding both press Power button simultaneously.
In case the phone lands up in normal booting mode, try multiple times till you enter into Download mode.
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: Click on PDA tab and select the file named as ” ” from the extracted files. Now click on Start in Odin to begin the firmware updation process that will be done in less than 2mins. Now your device will reboot indicating that rooting has been successfully accomplished.
To check whether your phone has been successfully rooted or not, look for two extra applications named “CWM” and “Super User”. If these are present, then your rooting is confirmed.
Step-5: If you are facing problems related to force close errors then, turn Off your phone and enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Down key + OK Button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. If the phone boots normally then repeat the button combination till you enter into Recovery mode. Now choose “Wipe data/ Factory reset” then choose “Wipe Cache partition” and reboot your device by clicking on “Reboot system now” option.
Be sure not to choose any other option else you might end up erasing all your data stored in Internal/ External SD Card.
Thus by following the above simple steps you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100.