Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How to Root Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 on Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKP1/DDKP2 Firmware

This tutorial will guide you to root your Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 with latest DDKP2 Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmwares. So, before you proceed ensure that you are on the DDKP2 versions.
To check visit the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version 
where it will show DDKP1 / DDKP2 2.3.6. Just in case if it shown any other firmware version then this article is not for you.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if anything wrong happens to your device, which is a very unlikely event if you follow the procedure which is mentioned below.
Rooting Information: Please note that once you root the device the warranty will get void, so keep a note of this. The only way with which you can revoke the root access is that you need to again re apply the firmware update of DDKP1 or DDKP2 so that the warranty will get void.
Many of the Users ask us in the comments section on what is Rooting and what are its advantages.

What is Rooting and its Advantages:
Rooting is a process wherein the system files are provided
with the access by the third party applications due to which the customization becomes possible.
Rooting allows you to customize the phone with the help of custom ROMs and also allows you to make use of other apps which require the rooting access.
The only disadvantage is that the warranty gets void, though it can be regained by updating with any of the stock or default firmwares.
So, let’s check out on what are the list of Pre Requisites you need to follow before moving to the procedure.

Pre Requisites:
  • Download respective Rooting packages for your Galaxy SL I9003 from the below mentioned links in your computer and extract the same.
  • Assuming that you have downloaded the Rooting package, you now need to backup all your data present in your phone so that just in case if the data gets wiped off or corrupted, the same can be restored easily. With the help of below mentioned tips, you can easily backup or restore the data.
Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
  • Enable the USB debugging from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging as shown in the below screen capture.
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  • Close all tools in your computer like the Antivirus tools, KIES PC Suite and also the firewalls as these tools tend to interrupt the rooting process. Ensure that the device is left with the charge of minimum 60% so as to ensure that all the issues are sorted out.
  • From extracted files, open the Odin executable file and turn Off your phone so as to enter your phone in the Download Mode. The Download mode mode can be entered by pressing  Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
Once the device is booted up in the Download Mode, connect the phone to the computer with the Original USB cable which you got at the time of purchase while keeping the Odin opened in the computer.

In the Odin, you will see that within a minute or two, the ID : COM section will turn yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully installed and you are now ready to select the files.

If you want to Root your Galaxy SL on DDKP2 firmware then click on “PDA” to select the file “DDKP2-CFROOT-23-12-2011”.

  • After selecting the files, ensure that all the other settings like “Re Partition” etc. are selected properly as mentioned in the below screen capture.
  • Once you have selected the file and checked with all the settings, you can now proceed to click on “Start”. Once the process is over, the phone will be rebooted automatically. Please note that the device will take more than normal time to boot.
Users Facing Force Close Errors:
Just in case if you are facing force close errors then you need to turn off the phone to enter the phone in the recovery mode. You can enter into the recovery mode by pressing up on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Once you enter into the recovery mode, choose the options Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

So, that’s it you have now successfully rooted your phone, check you have a superuser app in your application list. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of Rooting as we will try our level best to sort out the same.
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