Root XXJVP Android 2.3.4 Firmware on Galaxy S. Installs ClockWorkMod (CWM) Recovery too!



The latest Android OS for phones, version 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) is now available for Galaxy S too, in and as XXJVP. One can Install XXJVP easily via Odin to update to Android 2.3.4 on Galaxy S. But without root, it simply isn’t sufficient, right? So, here’s the root for you — just flash the root file using Odin. it’s the Chainfire’s root method, one that we’ve done too many times on different ROMs. And it’s the best one — it would also install ClockWorkMod (CWM) recovery.

Warnings and Info first (even if you hate it reading again and again and…):

[info]This guide is applicable only for Samsung’s Galaxy S international version (i9000). If yours is Vibrant/Captivate/Fascinate/Epic 4G or any other Galaxy S variant, then this ROM — and Guide — is not for you, and that’s for definite.[/info]

Warning: Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We wont be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.


Install instructions: Download the zip file given above and extract it to get the .tar file (a kernel), which you need to flash with Odin with ‘Re-Partition’ box unchecked and both ‘Auto Reboot’ and F. Reset Time boxes checked.

Step by Step Guide (easy edit from earlier post, lol!):

Here’s what you need to do to Root your XXJVP Android 2.3.4 XWJVB Android 2.3.3 Firmware for Galaxy S:

  1. Download CF-Root kernel given above. File name – Size 6.71 MB.
  2. Unzip the above file. You will get the .tar file – CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVP-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar. We will be flashing this .tar file using ODIN to gain root access and install the CWM alongside.
  3. Download Odin (if you don’t have it already). File name – Odin3 v1.7. Download Link. Extract the zip file to get Odin3 1.7.exe. Run Odin by double clicking on it. (Do NOT create and open Odin using a shortcut on windows, it might result in process FAIL! in step 11).
  4. Switch Off your phone. Wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  5. Boot your phone in Download Mode — Press and hold VolumeDOWN+HOME+POWER keys together.
  6. Connect your phone to PC now. You’ll notice “Added! !” message in the message box.
  7. On Odin, click the PDA tab and select the .tar file you got in step 2 — CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVP-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar
  8. Make sure “Re-Partition” button is NOT checked. Leave the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” buttons checked.
  9. Double check step 7 and step 8. Your Odin’s screen should look like this:XXJVP Root Screen Before Process Starts
  10. Click the Start button on Odin to begin installing the CF Root kernel.
  11. After the CF Root is installed, phone will restart automatically. When the Galaxy S logo shows up on phone, you can disconnect it from PC. Your Odin’s screen would look like this upon successful flashing:XXJVP Root Process Finsihed Screen
  12. Your phone is rooted now. Note that surperuser app is there.

NOTE: I think the guide above is already more than enough but if some of you want to see the procedure in video, check out this video where I flashed the CF-Root kernel for XWJVB. [But you do not use/flash that file on XXJVP. Use the file given above ONLY.]

To boot into ClockworkMod Recovery — power Off your phone completely and then, press and hold (till Galaxy S logo appears): VolumeUP+HOME+POWER. You’ll enter the CWM recovery. You can use this to:

  • Backup your ROMs
  • Restore backed up ROMs
  • Delete Backups
  • Flash files
  • Flash custom themes

From the CWM app (you get it after you’ve flashed the CF-Root), you can even flash kernels on your phone without even touching Odin.

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68 Responses

  1. Adriankim says:

    im using XWJVB Android 2.3.3 Firmware… by this procedure does it affects my installed apps?

  2. Xydja says:

    Now we r talking!! Works great… Cheers, bro

  3. XXJVP says:

    Anyway I can Root WITHOUT installing CWM?


  4. Another guide not working as suppoes to…

    Telling it is for 2.3.4.

    But you put 2.3.3. on the phone.

    THis guy really need some explanation :

    quote “..Here’s what you need to do to Root your XWJVB Android 2.3.3 Firmware for Galaxy S”…

    How can this root to a version 2.3.4 ?

  5. Leeryder5 says:

    what is a zimage

  6. pac says:

    why nobody posts a video flashing this ?

  7. Leeryder5 says:

    so is zimage this CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVP-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar  when i Extract the zip file i get zimage so are you saying just click the PDA tab and select the zimage and will root phone 

  8. Leeryder5 says:

    so is zimage this CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVP-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar  when i Extract the zip file i get zimage so are you saying just click the PDA tab and select the zimage and will root phone 

  9. Leeryder5 says:

    when i Extract the zip file all i get is a zimage file no CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVP-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar.

  10. Leeryder5 says:

    when i Extract the zip file all i get is a zimage file no CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVP-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar.

  11. Leeryder5 says:

    when you check properties of zimage  the file is CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVP-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar.

  12. Izuan89uitm says:

    thanks a lot..
    its work great.

  13. Leeryder5 says:

    why are you saying great it works  you cant load a zimage there for it wont work the download is wrong should be a tar file but is a zimage

  14. Leeryder5 says:

     downloaded 7-zip free software Unzip file still got zimage no tar file sorry

  15. Leeryder5 says:

    sorry it says zimage still just download it from xda still get zimage from them to ?

  16. Leeryder5 says:

    tryed still get zimage   when you un-zip you get other zip file un-zip that inside zimage same as before ive tryed loads of sites all the same all you get is a zimage  ?

  17. Leeryder5 says:

    as i said if you right click on zimage pick properites and it says CF-Root-XX_OXA_JVP-v3.7-CWM3RFS.tar.

  18. Leeryder5 says:

     ok thanks working fine

  19. Menno_thebest says:

    someting went wrong! now i only have a icon of a phone ! computer on my phone. 
    He is not working anymore, 3bc olso don’t anymore!
    Can somebody help me please!!

  20. Pottsy294 says:

    Is it possible to flash voodoo lagfix after rooting this way?

  21. Mak Admin says:

    Will the data get deleted during this root process? Or is no wipe initiated and all the data/settings are on the phone after rooting??

  22. Filthypierre71 says:

    O.K root works well but for some reason the startup and shutdown sound no longer play.Anyone have this happen?

  23. guest says:

    Congratulation !

    A very good and simple diskription!!!
    I`ve done it so and it works fine.


  24. root all says:

    My phone is blocked on logo. What i have to do? I only put superuser rom and blocked when it reboots.

  25. Stijn says:

    Works flawlessly, thanks

  26. Satveer Singh says:

    I did follow ur instructions.. everything is working fine but my mobile is not detecting sim card. Please do the needful

  27. SGS says:

    Heeeeelp, stuck in step 11!?!? What to do?
    I tried 2 times and nothing happend after “setupconnection” mesage in odin…
    Pls help me…

  28. slayer says:

    dude, i followed all step and rooted succes
    but my phone keep rebooting… plz tell me what to do !!

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