How to root 2.3.6?

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  1. djojodibroto

    djojodibroto New Member

    I was using SGS i9000 Android 2.3.3 (official from Kies) which already rooted.
    Today I upgraded the system to 2.3.6 (XWJVZ). After flashing, I encountered some 'force close' issues, so I did factory reset, cache wipe and reboot the system.
    From this point, the phone became unrooted and I was unable to root it again. I have tried to use SuperOneClick 2.3.2 and GingerBreak 1.2, but always fail or the process keep on going for more than half an hour.
    Is there anything I can do to root it? I need to restore my apps and data through Titanium Backup, but it needs to be rooted.
    Step by step guide will be most appreciated (I'm newbie). Thank you very much.

  2. bind00

    bind00 Well-Known Member

    Update: skip this and see the post after this one.


    Unfortunately the sticky read me here only says:
    which doesn't help me at all. I've upgraded firmware with Odin but that doesn't mean I understand what I'm doing. I just follow instructions monkey-fashion.

    I haven't tried it yet but this seems to show you:
    Root Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 on Gingerbread XWJVU / XWJVZ 2.3.6 Firmware: how to guide | SamsungMobileClub

    However, I found the links to the CF Root Package didn't work. So I copied the link and googled the filename and found the one for JVZ here:
    Download for free on
    But before you do anything, check your phone status to see if you have JVZ or JVU.

    Maybe someone more knowledgeable can confirm that this is the right approach before I go ahead.

    Anybody? ...please.
  3. bind00

    bind00 Well-Known Member

  4. Optikn3rv

    Optikn3rv Member

    I can't root my s+ as I follow the XDA howto yet mine wont start in update mode, start via power on and volume up button pressed then at android out of box press home key and phone just starts normally.
  5. bind00

    bind00 Well-Known Member

    Make sure you press the power on key last, while holding the others down. And then hold them all down until you see something on the screen.

    BTW, I don't know what S+ is but be sure you have the right root file for your phone.
  6. Optikn3rv

    Optikn3rv Member

    S+ is the galaxy S plus (GT i9001)
    I even tried the script to auto boot to update mode and still at android out of box screen it still just loads normal. Just noticed there is no S+ forum bah.
  7. Optikn3rv

    Optikn3rv Member

    sorted, I was pressing the home key and should be menu key
    1. press VOL up + Power bottom.
    2. as soon as the "SAMSUNG" appears release both buttons.
    3. Wait few second till SAMSUNG disappear.
    4. as soon as the "Android out of the Box" appears, press the Menu button once only.
    * The menu button will be left of HOME button.
    5. The "Android out of the Box" will be change to dimmer color.
    6. The option will be appear after.

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