[How To] Root XXJVR using Odin on Galaxy S i9000

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.

Step-by-step guide:

  1. Download CF-Root kernel first. File name – CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVR-v4.1-CWM3RFS.zip. Size 6.08 MB.
  2. 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.)
  3. Use the Odin software you used while flashing the XXJVR. no separate download is required.
  4. Switch Off your phone. Wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  5. Boot your phone in Download Mode — Press and hold VolumeDOWN+HOME+POWER keys together.
  6. Open Odin now.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Make sure “Re-Partition” checkbox is un-ticked. Leave the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes ticked.
  10. Double check step 8 and step 9.
  11. Click the Start button on Odin to flash the CF-Root kernel.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

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Kapil Malani

A die-hard Liverpool FC fan, Kapil is a big fan of Batman, Android and street Cricket. In that order, probably. Email: [email protected]

73 Comments

  1. Thnk u guys very much..Just rooted my SGS I9000 n working perfectly n thnks to Chainfire also…

    1. You’re welcome. Kudos to Chainfire !!

  2. worked just fine for me too. thanks!

  3. Thnk u guys very much..Just rooted my SGS I9000 n working perfectly n thnks to Chainfire also…

    1. You’re welcome. Kudos to Chainfire !!

  4. Thnk u guys very much..Just rooted my SGS I9000 n working perfectly n thnks to Chainfire also…

    1. You’re welcome. Kudos to Chainfire !!

  5. worked just fine for me too. thanks!

  6. worked just fine for me too. thanks!

  7. Awesome! I’m stoked (First time rooter). Cheers for sharing this. Now to get swype working again…

  8. Awesome! I’m stoked (First time rooter). Cheers for sharing this. Now to get swype working again…

  9. Awesome! I’m stoked (First time rooter). Cheers for sharing this. Now to get swype working again…

  10. Hello, my purchased phone has the formware 23
    .34 I9000XXJVP (Nexus S Theme) , will the upgrade work ?

    1. First install XXJVR and then root using the root for JVR given above. The upgrade would work.

      The only requirement is a gt-i9000 Galaxy S phone.

  11. Hello, my purchased phone has the formware 23
    .34 I9000XXJVP (Nexus S Theme) , will the upgrade work ?

    1. First install XXJVR and then root using the root for JVR given above. The upgrade would work.

      The only requirement is a gt-i9000 Galaxy S phone.

  12. Hello, my purchased phone has the formware 23
    .34 I9000XXJVP (Nexus S Theme) , will the upgrade work ?

    1. First install XXJVR and then root using the root for JVR given above. The upgrade would work.

      The only requirement is a gt-i9000 Galaxy S phone.

  13. com.android.process.com.phone.com stop unexpectedly” when i root using chainfires root kernel.

    1. Can you give screenshot? And make sure you’re following all steps correctly. Take care to tick untick the right boxes.

    2. If your phone is working alright except for the phone app, do a factory reset from settings.

    3. Or go to settings – applications – manage applications – all – select phone app and clear data. This should fix it.

  14. RE 12: I should hope the Galaxy S II logo doesn’t show up on my i9000!

  15. com.android.process.com.phone.com stop unexpectedly” when i root using chainfires root kernel.

    1. Can you give screenshot? And make sure you’re following all steps correctly. Take care to tick untick the right boxes.

    2. If your phone is working alright except for the phone app, do a factory reset from settings.

    3. Or go to settings – applications – manage applications – all – select phone app and clear data. This should fix it.

  16. Harsha Shehan Jayamanna

    com.android.process.com.phone.com stop unexpectedly” when i root using chainfires root kernel.

    1. Can you give screenshot? And make sure you’re following all steps correctly. Take care to tick untick the right boxes.

    2. If your phone is working alright except for the phone app, do a factory reset from settings.

    3. Or go to settings – applications – manage applications – all – select phone app and clear data. This should fix it.

  17. RE 12: I should hope the Galaxy S II logo doesn’t show up on my i9000!

  18. RE 12: I should hope the Galaxy S II logo doesn’t show up on my i9000!

  19. RE 12: I should hope the Galaxy S II logo doesn’t show up on my i9000!

  20. noob here 🙂 
     does rooting let you install paid apps for free directly from android market?

  21. noob here 🙂 
     does rooting let you install paid apps for free directly from android market?

  22. noob here 🙂 
     does rooting let you install paid apps for free directly from android market?

  23. Worked!!! But what is the advantage of rooting the OS? Sorry for the lame question!

  24. Worked!!! But what is the advantage of rooting the OS? Sorry for the lame question!

  25. Worked!!! But what is the advantage of rooting the OS? Sorry for the lame question!

  26. I have successfully installed the XXJVR but now trying to root it. Each time I boot the phone in “Download” mode, Odin (1.82) fails to recognise it and I don’t get the “Added” message. Please some one help. Thanks

  27. I have successfully installed the XXJVR but now trying to root it. Each time I boot the phone in “Download” mode, Odin (1.82) fails to recognise it and I don’t get the “Added” message. Please some one help. Thanks

  28. I have successfully installed the XXJVR but now trying to root it. Each time I boot the phone in “Download” mode, Odin (1.82) fails to recognise it and I don’t get the “Added” message. Please some one help. Thanks

  29. I cant reset myphone after rooting….. plz help

  30. I cant reset myphone after rooting….. plz help

  31. I cant reset myphone after rooting….. plz help

  32. Just rooted my Galaxy S ! Thanks a ton ! Is there any workaround to connect to adhoc networks ?

  33. Just rooted my Galaxy S ! Thanks a ton ! Is there any workaround to connect to adhoc networks ?

  34. Just rooted my Galaxy S ! Thanks a ton ! Is there any workaround to connect to adhoc networks ?

  35. market is not working…..

  36. market is not working…..

  37. market is not working…..

  38. Wifi doesn’t work after rooting on JVS firmware

    1. Use xxjvs root — this is xxjvr root above.

  39. Wifi doesn’t work after rooting on JVS firmware

    1. Use xxjvs root — this is xxjvr root above.

  40. Wifi doesn’t work after rooting on JVS firmware

    1. Use xxjvs root — this is xxjvr root above.

  41. I have unzipped the winrar and a have zimage what i must do to get tar. file

    1. Use 7-zip to extract.

  42. I have unzipped the winrar and a have zimage what i must do to get tar. file

  43. I have unzipped the winrar and a have zimage what i must do to get tar. file

  44. thanx a lot man .. it worked in my android 2.3.4 xxjvr rom without no problems.. i tried to root my phone more than 7 months finally i got an solution from you. this is sooo easy .. again thanx a lot.   😀

  45. thanx a lot man .. it worked in my android 2.3.4 xxjvr rom without no problems.. i tried to root my phone more than 7 months finally i got an solution from you. this is sooo easy .. again thanx a lot.   😀

  46. thanx a lot man .. it worked in my android 2.3.4 xxjvr rom without no problems.. i tried to root my phone more than 7 months finally i got an solution from you. this is sooo easy .. again thanx a lot.   😀

  47. does 2.3.6 work with this???

  48. does 2.3.6 work with this???

  49. does 2.3.6 work with this???

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