Learn How-To Root Samsung Galaxy S With XWJW1 Android 2.3.6 Firmware
If you are a user of Samsung Galaxy S and want to Root Samsung Galaxy S with XWJW1 Android 2.3.6 Firmware you are on a right place below you can see step-by-step guide for this purpose. Here I’d like t say that this Rooting method will only work for Galaxy S GT-I9000 so don’t try the below steps for any other device. Also make sure that you have manage your back-up, because the below steps can damage your valued data.
DISCLAIMER: The below method is bit risky and we will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide so please proceed at your own risk.
Firstly download the rooting package named ROOT_GTI9000_I9000XWJW1.rar to your PC and extract the contents of the RAR file that you have downloaded using any RAR extraction software (e.g., WinRAR). You should have 8 files namely:
- I9003_Odin3 v1.82.exe
After that you need to launch the Odin on your PC by double-clicking the “I9003_Odin3v1.82 exe” file.
Then Turn off your device and enter download mode through pressing and holding down the Volume Down key and Home button, and then pressing the Power button then use USB cable to your device to your PC.
As soon as your device is connected to your PC, Odin’s ID:COM port should turn yellow indicating that the drivers of your phone are successfully installed. If it doesn’t, we recommend that you install the Samsung USB Drivers or KIES software to manually install your phone’s drivers.
Click the PDA button and browse for the “zImage.tar” file. When the file is matched, hit the Start button to begin the rooting process.
When the installation process is done, your device will automatically reboot itself. Just disconnect your device from your PC after it has rebooted.
After that enable USB Debugging Mode in your phone by heading to “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.” Make sure that there’s a check mark beside the option. When again, connect your device to your PC via USB cable.
Launch the application called “RUNME.BAT” from the files that you have downloaded earlier. This should open a command window; follow the on-screen instructions to begin the installation process. The command window should disappear after the installation is complete.
Now copy the Superuser.apk file to your phone’s SD card and install the file by opening it in your phone. Turn off your phone and enter into Recovery mode. You can enter Recovery mode by simultaneously pressing and holding down the Volume Down key, Home button and then pressing the Power button.
Once inside Recovery mode, select “Wipe data/ factory reset” and select “Wipe Cache partition.” Then Reboot your device by selecting “Reboot system now” from the options in Recovery Mode.
In the end install ROM Manager from the Android Market place. Open the application and select the option “install the ClockworkMod Recovery” to install ClockworkMod Recovery unto your device.