How to Root Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 Gingerbread 2.3.6

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance I 9070 is an old Android Smartphone running on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, a quite old Android version also. But, I can give you guarantee that you can update Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, which is official too. You must have got the notification about this update but it’s impossible to update from mobile. If you want to update your device to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean then firstly you have to root your device.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 Gingerbread 2.3.6

Today, in this article I will show you the easiest way to Root Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 running on  Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. If you are ready to root Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 or GT-I9300T then follow the steps below.

Note: Rooting will void your phone Warranty. This article is purely for Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070, applying these steps on another device may produce troubles. Don’t miss any of the steps, firstly read and understand the whole tutorial then go for the actual process.

Prerequisite:

1. Your mobile should have 70 – 80% battery

2. Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging (All apps > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)

3. Ensure you have backed up your important data.

4. Install USB drivers on your PC from here.

Step by Step Guide:

Step 1: Download Rooting Package and extract it to desktop.

Step 2: Now, switch off your phone to boot it into Odin/Download mode by pressing and holding Volume down + Home + Power Key (long Press), till you see the Android Logo on screen. And then press the Volume Up key to enter download mode.

Step 3: Open the “Odin.exe” and then connect your phone to computer via USB cable. As soon as you connect, ID:COM box in Odin turns light green/yellow.

Step 4: Now, click on “Pit” button and select “GT-I9070_EUR_XX_8G_20111220_KL6.pit” file from the extracted folder.

Step 5: Click on “PDA” button and select “rootkernel.tar.md5” from the extracted folder.

Step 6: Make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot boxes are checked on Odin. Don’t check any other boxes.

Step 7: Click on Start button on Odin to start installation process. It will takeupto 5 – 8 minutes, so please wait for the installation to finish.

Step 8: Finally, you will get PASS! notification on the ID:COM box and then your device will reboot automatically.

Hurray! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S Advance. If you want to cross check that your phone is rooted or not then you can download Root Checker application and verify by yourself.

Well, we have use other kernel to root this phone, so now it’s time to switch back to original stock ROM. For that you have to download firmware from. choose the file according to the device baseband version. To check, Go to Setting > About Phone.

Step 9: Download firmware according to your baseband version: DDLD4JPLD3ZSLE4XXLD2XXLE2,BULE2, DDLI1DXLD2 and PXXLD2 and extract it on desktop to root your device.

Step 10: Now, switch off your phone to boot it into Odin/Download mode by pressing and holding Volume down + Home + Power Key (long Press), till you see the Android Logo on screen. And then press the Volume Up key to enter download mode.

Step 11: Open the “Odin.exe” and then connect your phone to computer via USB cable. As soon as you connect, ID:COM box in Odin turns light green/yellow.

Step 12: Click on “PDA” and select “.md5” file from the extracted folder.

Step 13: Make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot boxes are checked on Odin. Don’t check any other boxes.

Step 14: Click on Start button on Odin to start installation process. It will take upto 5 – 8 minutes, so please wait for the installation to finish.

Step 15: Finally, you will get PASS! notification on the ID:COM box and then your device will reboot automatically.

Above is the simple tutorial on rooting, if you face any problem while perfoming rooting then put your query or problem via comments below and we will solve it ASAP!





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Comments

    • sohil memon says

      Install Root file manager, If you can see the system files as well as you can replace it then your phone is rooted.

  1. Melvin Jay says

    Sir. Help please .. my basebrand version is DXLD1 can you give me the download link. PLEASE … sir.

  2. David says

    bro…
    I have followed your instructions…
    when I try to make a call or message it restarts itself…
    I’ve even done factory reset and it’s still restarting itself…

    • anas says

      aussi meme probleme mon telephone se redemare tout seule et quand j ai enlever la carte le telephone est bien mais quand je fais ma carte sim dans le telephone se redemare tout seul

        • anas says

          same problem as I have my galaxy rooter but after having ended my phone no longer accepts sim card, it restarts by itself constantly what should I do help me

  3. Sukhpreet says

    thanks a lot man … rooted sucessfully …i have 16 gb model …so i use 16gb pit file instead 8gb pit file ….uninstalled crappy samsung app …nw my s advance runs so smooth …thanks again …ddli1 ….

  4. Skee says

    My s advance turned off after installing software update…i thought it was in downloading progress so i left it for a while…when i got back and tried to turn it on, it doesn`t work anymore…pls help..

  5. ed67 says

    Hi,
    I’ve tried so many times, but everytime my phone isn’t rooted, on gb or on jb it doesn’t matter.
    I’ve rooted my phone ones on JB, but in revovery i saw never the option: install from sd, only update from..what ‘m i doing wrong, please help

    ed

    • sohil memon says

      Bro you don’t seems that option bcaz you haven’t CWM Recovery. No prblm try to select an “Update” option and tell me!

  6. Ashin says

    Hi
    My baseband version is I9070DDLK2.
    I am from India
    Please help me find where could I get the firmware from.

  7. sachin de sousa says

    Hey im afraid of trying this because some of them say that there phone isn’t coming on after :/

  8. Mike Azua says

    Hi. I have problem since step 3: when I connect the usb cable, does not turn light green/yellow ID:ROM box. What can I do? I’ve tried all day!! Thanks. (sorry for my english)

  9. anas says

    j ai fais les instructions de root mais mon telephone se redemaare tout seulee qu est ce que vous avez donner laa ?????

  10. Gio says

    Hi! I followed each passage of the guide but my phone isn’t rooted anymore (however in download mode appears “custom binary download: yes (1 counts)”). What’s the problem? And should I retry the entire process?? Thanks

      • Gio says

        No, I didn’t. Now I’ve installed SuperSu but when I open it, it says it can’t install something and “this is a problem!”…what should I do?

  11. says

    Hi,
    After going thru this blog, I have updated my phone Samsung S advance (GT-I9070) with new JB from GB 2.3.6. However, everything worked as expected except that at the end it did not re-started on its own. Now my phone is dead..that means not charging, I will not be check or update any settings, not able to utilize laptop/Kies to connect to phone etc.

    Now in order to solve the problem and make my phone normal (either older GB or new JB), what should I do. Please help.

    Looking forward for solutions from experts.

    Thanks,
    Vishal

    • sohil memon says

      You can refer to this post for your problem! Stock ROM for Galaxy S Advance I9070 (Firmware Downgrade to 2.3.6)

    • sohil memon says

      Take out or battery for 30 sec. and re-insert it back!

      Do this:

      1. Switch off the phone completely
      2. Press and hold “Volume Up + Power Button” for few seconds.
      3. Now you will be into Stock Recovery mode seeing some “4 – 5 options”. You can use volume buttons to navigate and power button to select.
      4. Now, navigate to “factory data reset” and click ok.
      5. Now, select Wipe Cache Partition and click “OK”
      6. Reboot you device.
      And you are done

  12. says

    Please help me Sir: How i can Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 GB 2.3.6 are CWM install?I android version is GB 2.3.6.I want it CWM.please help me Sir:Thanks(sorry my english)

  13. eDLAma says

    I’m stuck after rooting and installing firmware, the phone was bought in Norway so I installed the \I9070XXLE2_I9070OXXLD4_HOME.tar.md5 file and followed the instructions. However I forgot the check the usbdebugging box. Any suggestions?

    • sohil memon says

      Oh! Man what you have done. The main reason is this only you’re not reading the requirements section. Ok tell me your device is starting or not?

  14. sachin de sousa says

    Hey Yo i installed superuser from play store and not super su but i have root access still…do i change to super su or remain with superuser.Thanks isn’t superuser for gingerbread and supersu for jellybean?

  15. sachin de sousa says

    And also is it recommended to go back to stock rom because i see no changes besides the kernel info in settings > about will there be problems if i do not go back to stock rom the baseband version remains same before and after root

  16. Claudiu says

    nevermind that last post, i installed Superuser from Google play store and Busybox to complete the root and after granting permissions to these two apps , the root checker recotnised the root successfully !!! thank you !

  17. Chun says

    Hi, i followed the steps to root my phone. When i done step 8 and i used the Root Checker and it says not rooted. And my phone rebooting again and again.
    Is it need to done all the steps (15 steps) to ROOT or start from step 9 was the UNROOT steps?
    And i couldn’t enter the Stock Recovery mode so i decided not going to root my phone, may i know the steps to unroot it and solved the keep rebooting problem?

  18. Joaco says

    Hi, I’m from Argentina. I did all the steps. After the step 8 I installed Busybox and Superuser from Google Play and root worked fine. But… the phone suddenly got restarted when a call was entering. I knew that was a firmware problem, so… I installed with Odin the right firmware and everything now works fine, except for the root: I lost it in the 9-15 steps. What should I do now to get root access again?

  19. mohsen far says

    Hi. Sohil, i did all of the steppes but at the end when i install superuser an root checker it say your phone is not root :(( help me please

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