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Root Galaxy S Advance I9070 on Android 2.3.6 XXLD1 Official Firmware

Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 is the mid-range successor to the popular Galaxy S Android phone by Samsung. You can further add more functionality and features to the phone by rooting it. Galaxy S Advance can now be rooted on Android 2.3.6 XXLD1 official firmware.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root Galaxy S Advance I9070 on Android 2.3.6 XXLD1 Gingerbread official firmware using ODIN. This tutorial will not wipe anything on your phone, but it is always better to backup your data as  a precautionary measure. Let’s proceed with the tutorial now.

Root Galaxy S Advance I9070 on Android 2.3.6 XXLD1 Official Firmware 7

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S Advance to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy S Advance USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy S Advance I9070 on Android 2.3.6 XXLD1 firmware.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.


  • Two questions.

    1: What I have to do with file “rootkernel.tar.md5”? You do not state where it goes on Odin.

    2: Should I disable re-partition on Odin? You said “Step 8 – In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. Leave everything as it is.” and re-Partition is checked by default, but on the screenshot you posted it’s not.

    I flashed with re-partition enabled but root hasn’t worked, because I don’t know where rootkernel.tar.md5 file goes as you do not state it on the tutorial.

    Any help on this?

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