Rooting Samsung Galaxy S1 GingerBread XWJW5 2.3.6 not working

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  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):
    Code (Text):
    2. ---------------------------------------------------------------
    3.               Easy rooting toolkit (v1.0)
    4.                    created by DooMLoRD
    5.         using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    6.    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    7. ---------------------------------------------------------------
    9. [*] This script will:
    10.      (1) root ur device using zergRush exploit
    11.      (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    12.      (3) install SU files (3.0.5)
    14. [*] Before u begin:
    15.      (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device
    16.      (2) enable "USB DEBUGGING"
    17.            from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
    18.      (3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"
    19.            from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
    20.      (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
    21.      (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
    22.      (6) skip "PC Companion Software" prompt on device
    23. ---------------------------------------------------------------
    25. Druk op een toets om door te gaan. . .
    26. --- STARTING ----
    28. --- cleaning
    29. rm failed for *, No such file or directory
    30. --- pushing zergRush"
    31. 1124 KB/s (23052 bytes in 0.020s)
    32. --- correcting permissions
    33. --- executing zergRush
    35. [**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    36. [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.
    38. [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.
    40. [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002a118
    41. [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
    42. [*] Scooting ...
    43. [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    44. [*] Waking !
    45. [*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
    46. [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    47. [*] Waking !
    48. [*] Sending 189 zerglings ...
    49. [-] [B]Hellions with BLUE flames ![/B]
    51. if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    52.    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    53.    toggle "USB DEBUGGING" (first disable it then enable it)
    54. --- DEVICE FOUND
    55. --- pushing busybox
    56. 1115 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.941s)
    57. --- correcting permissions
    58. --- remounting /system
    59. [B]mount: permission denied (are you root?)[/B]
    60. --- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    61. /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    62. --- correcting ownership
    63. Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    64. --- correcting permissions
    65. Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    66. --- installing busybox
    67. /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    68. --- pushing SU binary
    69. failed to copy 'files\su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    70. --- correcting ownership
    71. Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    72. --- correcting permissions
    73. Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    74. --- correcting symlinks
    75. rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    76. link failed Read-only file system
    77. --- pushing Superuser app
    78. failed to copy 'files\Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/./Superuser.apk': Read-only
    79.  file system
    80. --- cleaning
    81. --- rebooting
    82. 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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