I am running official Samsung ROM build version 2.6.3 DDLF2. I wish to root it for reverse tethering and few other utilities. Need a trusted link for rooting tutorial or a rooting package for the same.

  • The Answer provided by Chinmay is absolutely correct. Providing the direct link to a little more explanatory tutorial. How to Root Galaxy SL DDLF2
    – MalTec
    Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 19:57

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Your device seems to be quite easy to root.

  1. Make sure you have Samsung Kies installed.
  2. Download Odin 1.8.3
  3. Go here and download the appropriate file for your firmware. To find out you firmware's version, you can run dumpstate on the phone (via adb shell or any terminal application). The fifth line of the output will contain the version identifier (like Build: GINGERBREAD.XWKPG).
  4. Start your phone in download mode. Switch off your phone, and restart it while holding power + volume down + home
  5. Enter download mode and plug your phone into your PC.
  6. Start Odin and put the firmware you just downloaded into the PDA box.
  7. Click Start. Your phone should reboot after a while.
  8. Congratulations! You are now rooted!
  9. Switch off your phone and reboot into Recovery by holding volume up + home + power.
  10. Wipe Dalvik Cache.
  11. Reboot.


  • thnx for the reply. However, I have already gine with through thuis link. What confuses me is what's CFROOT in name DDLF2_CFROOT-05-07-2012.tar . is CF some other ROM?
    – MalTec
    Commented Oct 28, 2012 at 17:59
  • CFRoot is a rooting package by ChainFire. The CFROOT in the name means that the ROM has CFRoot integrated. Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 7:04
  • Ok. Thnx. so it's safe to go for this ackage for rooting.
    – MalTec
    Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 9:03
  • Note that it's never completely safe to root. But in general, you should be fine. Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 14:54
  • is it necessary to wipe cache? I havent done that and it;s working fine for now.
    – MalTec
    Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 19:55

The BAM kernel v15 beta will root your device. Just flash it via Odin and that's it!! There you will get everything what you need!

I own the same phone, and I feel it's safest way to root because some newbies flash some other packages which break their Wi-Fi or even cause the phone to boot loop.

  • Flashing a new kernel shouldn't be necessary to root.... Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 19:47
  • @MatthewRead dude that is one of the ways how you can gain a root access.. please read the question carefully before giving such a rude comment. his question is "how to root Galaxy SL GT i9003 for DDLF2" so flashing the above mentioned kernel is one of the way.. and it's probably best kernel around for that phone.. I have same phone.. so please if you don't know.. stop giving comments so rudely!
    – Mandy
    Commented Nov 23, 2012 at 2:46
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    I know you can root via flashing a kernel that roots, I simply think it's overkill. I don't see how that's rude. Commented Nov 23, 2012 at 20:19

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