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Use Odin To Root Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread

SamsungGalaxyGingerIts only fair that Samsung’s most powerful Android device to date should be on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. While Samsung has announced that they would be upgrading the Galaxy S to Gingerbread, custom Gingerbread ROMs for the device are already available.

An unrooted Samsung Galaxy I9000 running a Gingerbread is pretty much like the Jedi’s without their light sabers or Master Yoda with no control over The Force. What’re you waiting for? Read ahead on how to use a simple procedure to root your device.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Prerequisites:

Procedure:

  1. To begin, download the above mentioned .tar file onto your PC.
  2. Now turn off your device and wait for 30 seconds before moving to the next step.
  3. Enter download mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power + Home Key for a good 3 seconds.
  4. Once you’ve entered Download Mode, run ODIN on the PC.
  5. Now connect your phone to your PC via the USB interface.
  6. In ODIN, click the ‘PDA’ button and browse to the ‘.tar’ file already downloaded. Select that file.
  7. Check the ‘Auto-Reboot’ option only.
  8. Lastly click Start and wait for the process to complete. Once the process completes,  the phone will reboot.

As pointed out by one of our repspectable commntators, here is the procedure to fix non rebooting after 10 seconds option:

There’s no need to do factory reset if the 10 seconds rebooting problem occurs.
Solution:
1) 10 seconds is enough to go to airplane mode – cca. 3s pushing Power button – and select Airplane mode
This way I kept my phone constantly turned on.
2) Turn on Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging
3) Follow these steps to install Gingerbread 2.3.4:https://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/install-official-android-2-3-4-xxjvp-gingerbread-rom-on-galaxy-s-i9000/
4) Follow these steps to root installed Gingerbread 2.3.4: https://androidadvices.com/how-to-root-galaxy-s-on-android-2-3-4-xxjvp-firmware/
5) Your a** has been saved, enjoy

Congratulations! You now have the Gingerbread rooted for complete access for the device!

The above method is confirmed to be working and tested by various users at XDA Developers forum thread.

38 Comments

  1. works great, flashed my android i9000, running ps1 games on it, titanium backup for bloatware removal and wireless ps3 control linked to device.

  2. pls help i try this and my phone dint boot anymore…it shows like the screen is crack and it will go off again..HELP ASAP

  3. same problem.this fucks up the auto rotation feature.hav bin searching for a solution all over th net for two days now.got ALL sorts of solutions bt none of them work for THIS particular root.if u really wna save ur a** do NOT use this root!!

  4. Hey Craig. I need some help. I did all the steps you mentioned. I successfully upgraded my galaxy s to 2.3.3. But now the problem is when I reboot my phone, the following displays :
    1. Galaxy S 19000 Samsung (which is normal)
    2. The displays turns abnormal like corrupted display. (which is the problem)
    3. Now the animated symbol S but it animates too slowly (which is the second problem)
    Please help me fix the problem.

  5. My Mobile keeps on rebooting continuously , doesn’t stop rebooting .
    What do i do !!! I’m Factory resetting it now , please mail me another root option or how to correct this !!

  6. There’s no need to do factory reset if the 10 seconds rebooting problem occurs.
    Solution:
    1) 10 seconds is enough to go to airplane mode – cca. 3s pushing Power button – and select Airplane mode
    This way I kept my phone constantly turned on.
    2) Turn on Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging
    3) Follow these steps to install Gingerbread 2.3.4: https://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/install-official-android-2-3-4-xxjvp-gingerbread-rom-on-galaxy-s-i9000/
    4) Follow these steps to root installed Gingerbread 2.3.4: http://androidadvices.com/how-to-root-galaxy-s-on-android-2-3-4-xxjvp-firmware/
    5) Your ass has been saved, enjoy

  7. Wow. I wanted to re calibrate my galaxy s i9000 battery having Gingerbread 2.3.3. After installing this my device is rooted. thankx..

  8. Same as Graig, continuous loop of rebooting every 10 seconds, cant get out of it even after a factory reset, help!

  9. my phone is seriously fucked up after usin this! how can i unroot anyone please??? if i unroot is my warranty still void??? coz i wana try gettin a new phone

  10. waiky

    hey mine did the same,i fixed rebooting by booting up in recovery mode and data factory reset. lost everything apps etc. but it works. just auto rotation and self shot cam dont work. ive unrooted mine now. wish i hadnt bothered. anyone know how i can get my phone back to normal??? or now ive unrooted is my warranty still void???????
    if i reinstalled a stable kernel would i get auto rotation and or camera workin again anyone???? e.g goin back to froyo and then reinstallin gingerbread???

    anyone wantin gingerbread, download samsung kies on samsung.co.uk and you can upgrade to gingerbread through that

  11. ive sorted it myself straight away in reply to my previous comment, but i no longer have auto rotation and my self shot camera does not work properly!!!!! is there any way i could fix both or either one or other??? i would not recommend using this page to root your phone and use another one thats more secure and stable. if anyone could help me sort my auto rotation and/or self shot camera it would be much appreciated, thanks

    • hi craig,
      how did you fix the rebooting ? mine keeps rebooting after like 10 seconds…

  12. i followed the instructions carefully. when my phone re booted, the phone re boots up and comes to the home screen then after a few seconds it re boots again and continually repeats doing this. is there any way to fix this or is the phone ‘bricked’??

  13. After using this auto rotation stops, actually no rotation in any program at all. Horizontal calibration not working either. The process gives root but takes away too much. I have gone back to standard kernel and all is ok.

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