Me too! I tried Gingerbreak 1.2 yesterday. Followed instructions accurately (I believe!) Got to the screen that said it was doing it's thing and that it would take "some minutes" After 25 minutes it had done nothing. Tried again, to be sure...same thing.
I would love to hear from an "expert" who has actually rooted this phone with 2.3.6.
Hope to hear some good news.
Just tried with UnlockRoot v2.3.1
Really very simple to use, and all went according to plan till....I got the "Fail to get shell root" message. In their help Q&A is the following
1. Q：It is showing error " FAIL TO GET SHELL ROOT".
A：The information shows that your phone has failed to root. There is nothing we can do about it
So that's not a way to root the P8000 with 2.3.6 either!