After you installed the just released Android 2.3.4 Firmware for Galaxy S, you may want to root it. Good news is that the root is now available, which also does a very good job of installing the ClockWorkMod recovery too alongside. For those looking to download the XXJVR firmware, check out our XXJVR installation guide.
So, whether you wanted to restore your Titanium backup’s data, or wanted to flash custom ROMs using the CWM Recovery or fav boot animations, anything, it’s all possible on XXJVR. Follow the instructions given below to root your JVR firmware.[error]This guide is applicable only for Samsung’s Galaxy S international version (i9000). Check your phone’s version in Settings – About Phone. It has to be “GT-i9000” for the this firmware to be compatible with your device. If it’s not GT-i9000, simply don’t try this firmware or anything discussed here on your android device; in fact, don’t even think about it if you care about your android device.[/error] Warning: Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We won�t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.
Instructions: Our favorite developer, Chainfire, has released the root kernel for XXJVR — latest firmware for galaxy S i9000. As always the root method is pretty simple. Download the root kernel and flash it using Odin by selecting the kernel’s .tar file in PDA tab. Keep Re-Partition un-ticked.
It’s okay if you didn’t get the root method discussed above because a detailed guide too is available for you, just below. You may want to check a video showing how a root kernel is flashed. For which, check this video showing Root flashing on XWJVB, an old Android 2.3.3 firmware.
- Download CF-Root kernel first. File name – CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVR-v4.1-CWM3RFS.zip. Size 6.08 MB.
- Unzip the above file to a folder. You will get the .tar file – CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVR-v4.1-CWM3RFS.tar — inside the folder. DO NOT extract the .tar file (even if you see it as a zip file, which it is not). You need to flash the .tar file using Odin to gain root access and install the ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) alongside. (If you’re getting zimage, it means you’ve extracted the .tar file too! — and that’s not a right thing to do.)
- Use the Odin software you used while flashing the XXJVR. no separate download is required.
- Switch Off your phone. Wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
- Boot your phone in Download Mode — Press and hold VolumeDOWN+HOME+POWER keys together.
- Open Odin now.
- Connect your phone to PC now. You’ll notice “Added! !” message in the Odin’s message box in the bottom left. You’ll see a screen yellow triangle on it.
- On Odin, click the PDA tab and select the .tar file you got in step 2 — CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVR-v4.1-CWM3RFS.tar.
- Make sure “Re-Partition” checkbox is un-ticked. Leave the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes ticked.
- Double check step 8 and step 9.
- Click the Start button on Odin to flash the CF-Root kernel.
- After the CF Root is installed, phone will restart automatically. When the Galaxy S II logo shows up on phone, you can disconnect the cable from phone.
- Your phone is rooted now. That surperuser app is there!
That’s it. Thanks the Chainfire for this! And, if you like this article share it with friends and others who may need it.