Rooting Samsung Galaxy S1 GingerBread XWJW5 2.3.6 not working

  1. ClassTiger

    ClassTiger New Member


    I'm a first timer here. I need to root a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I900 with Android 2.3.6 build GINGERBREAD.XWJW5 (update from samsung) to be able to use an ad-hoc hotspot that is running on Windows. I want to use the Android app ZT-180 Adhoc Switcher to achieve this (available in the play store).

    I read and tried allot of solutions to get it done but this build does not allow me to get root access. Some of the things I have tried:

    - SuperOneClick (will not continue at Step #7)
    - UnlockRoot32 (Fails with message: Failed to get shell root!)
    - Batch version of zergRush exploit Easy rooting toolkit (Fail with "Hellions with BLUE flames" / mount: Permission denied (are you root?), see also screendump below.

    I think all of the methods mentioned above are based on the same basics, some demon must crash to get root access with a trick (zergRush exploit). I think that the (main) problem is that in this version this 'bug' is fixed so this method does not work any longer.

    Here is a screendump of the batch version i tried (similar to the others):
                  Easy rooting toolkit (v1.0)
                       created by DooMLoRD
            using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
       Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    [*] This script will:
         (1) root ur device using zergRush exploit
         (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
         (3) install SU files (3.0.5)
    [*] Before u begin:
         (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device
         (2) enable "USB DEBUGGING"
               from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
         (3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"
               from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
         (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
         (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
         (6) skip "PC Companion Software" prompt on device
    Druk op een toets om door te gaan. . .
    --- STARTING ----
    --- cleaning
    rm failed for *, No such file or directory
    --- pushing zergRush"
    1124 KB/s (23052 bytes in 0.020s)
    --- correcting permissions
    --- executing zergRush
    [**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.
    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.
    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002a118
    [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
    [*] Scooting ...
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings ...
    [-] [B]Hellions with BLUE flames ![/B]
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
       disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
       toggle "USB DEBUGGING" (first disable it then enable it)
    --- pushing busybox
    1115 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.941s)
    --- correcting permissions
    --- remounting /system
    [B]mount: permission denied (are you root?)[/B]
    --- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    --- pushing SU binary
    failed to copy 'files\su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    --- pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy 'files\Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/./Superuser.apk': Read-only
     file system
    --- cleaning
    --- rebooting
    ALL DONE!!! 
    Is there another trick to get root access? I don't think i did something wrong because I follow the rules needed for this 'patch'. I think that some fixes in this build avoid crashing of the deamon that is needed to get root access or am I wrong?

    Does anybody know any solution to this?
    Thanks for the replies, tips or any other comment that leads to a solution.

  2. ClassTiger

    ClassTiger New Member

    Nobody any solution?
  3. lil_b

    lil_b New Member

    Hi Classtiger,

  4. Rash

    Rash Well-Known Member

    Have you tried rooting using Odin software.. Our a flash a kernel .
    Check out xda

    Sent from my blazing SGS i9000 slimbean jellybean custom rom :p
  5. TechMennis

    TechMennis Member

    Look no further I have your solution!
    First off you need to go on your computer and Google "official Samsung galaxy s 2.3.6 update xxjvw4" you should find a blog/website with a download link to both the update and a program Odin. There will also be an option to go to the next page on rooting the update. Download the CF Root file. Now your ready to go.
    First off backup. Secondly go into download mode on your phone (shutdown then turn on holding down+power + home.) Then a screen with a hazzard sign saying downloading will appear. Now plug in your phone to your pc
    Then open Odin. You will then need to select your files... First off click the PDA Button and locate the update folder (forgot to mention that it must be extracted) after selecting the file click the Run button on Odin. This will install the official sgs 2.3.6 update. Once done you need to root. Go back to odin and click pda again. Now select cf root and then ckick start again.

    You are now rooted!!!!:)

    I own no rights to the firmware or website and all rights go to the developers.

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