Junior Bear

how to root SGS2

25 posts in this topic

Is there a proper guide that can be made on how to root this device? None i have searched for seem to be the right thing

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think someone should do one on here. Just looked at your link. Too many kernels to choose from lol. Seems complicated

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rooting wasn't that bad...just did it, wasn't going too but there's just to much crap loaded (accuweather, yahoo finance) that I don't want or need.

You just need the 2nd link drobson posted, download odin from that thread, goto task manager stop anything with Kies in front of it (change to see all applications by all users).

The 3rd and 4th posts contain the one file you need, match it downloaded and unzip it, so you have a tar file.

Then reboot phone into download mode (vol-d + home)+power, click vol up to ok the nice warning.

Open odin, press the pda button and select the tar...then press start.

watch it, wait for phone to reboot and you should then see superuser in your apps...done!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

cjb110 thank You for posting here this short "how to" :-)

please tell me a bit more. I'm new with SGS2 too as Junior Bear.

if I have XWKF3 / 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKDD-CL161513 which file from post 3 and 4 I need?

thx in advance.

;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

cjb110 thank You for posting here this short "how to" :-)

please tell me a bit more. I'm new with SGS2 too as Junior Bear.

if I have XWKF3 / 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKDD-CL161513 which file from post 3 and 4 I need?

thx in advance.

;)

You want the KF3, it's the 3rd one down in post #4

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank You very much runebinder.

thx 10x

I'm going to do it :P

done!! thx 2 all (You both first ;))

Edited by jetri
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank You very much runebinder.

thx 10x

I'm going to do it :P

No worries, it's definitely worth doing for the extra controls.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Install any chainfire kernel that is "near enough" the version you're running using Odin.

Reboot.

Your phone is now rooted.

Now reboot into recovery and flash the MCR firmware .ZIP.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Install any chainfire kernel that is "near enough" the version you're running using Odin.

Reboot.

Your phone is now rooted.

Now reboot into recovery and flash the MCR firmware .ZIP.

sorry for asking but what is MCR ? :blink:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sorry for asking but what is MCR ?

Modaco Custom ROM ;-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, do you get the yellow warning traingle on boot from following this root process? Just want to be sure before doing it.

Also confused which file version of download as I have kernel version XWKE1 / 2.635.7-I9100XWKE1-CL181974

I guess KE2 would be the nearest?

Edited by mikeyp7771
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, do you get the yellow warning traingle on boot from following this root process?

Yes, I got triangle.

to tOphOid: thx a lot. :blush:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Superb worked a treat, phone rooted and unlocked :)

Hi which one did you chose ? I have the same kernel that you posted

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rooting wasn't that bad...just did it, wasn't going too but there's just to much crap loaded (accuweather, yahoo finance) that I don't want or need.

You just need the 2nd link drobson posted, download odin from that thread, goto task manager stop anything with Kies in front of it (change to see all applications by all users).

The 3rd and 4th posts contain the one file you need, match it downloaded and unzip it, so you have a tar file.

Then reboot phone into download mode (vol-d + home)+power, click vol up to ok the nice warning.

Open odin, press the pda button and select the tar...then press start.

watch it, wait for phone to reboot and you should then see superuser in your apps...done!

i've followed your steps and successfully rooted my SGS2 with CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KH3-v4.1-CWM4. do i need to run the SuperClick to complete the root? i read from one of the forum and it says need to run the Superclick after finished with Odin..

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i've followed your steps and successfully rooted my SGS2 with CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KH3-v4.1-CWM4. do i need to run the SuperClick to complete the root? i read from one of the forum and it says need to run the Superclick after finished with Odin..

nope you dont its all done and if u have a jig you can remove the yellow triangle when phone boots.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sure rooting my Desire back in the day was easier! What's the jig?

I've prepared myself with a download of the official firmware, the KG2 unsecure firmware and Odin. Plus I'm about to bake a free MCR!

EDIT: http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1075278 - this guide says to then flash the stock to then remove the yellow triangle?

EDIT: Went for it. I can put up with that yellow triangle for how often I reboot the phone! Just downloading MCR ready to update.

Edited by gumbald
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it possible to return to full stock with no cwm or custom kernel? I asume the nandroid backup includes the custom kernel from cf-root and cwm.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi im having a problem with my gs2

i have rooted and unlocked

the phone now accepts any sim with no code request

but

when i make a call "mobile network not available ?

any ideas guys

i am running xxkg5 firmware

have the correct kernal for this firmware

any help would be greatly welcomed

thanks

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im about to root my girlfriends SGS2.

have i got the right file to use in Odin?

i have download the XWKF3 europe & united kingdom file from xda, is that correct for cf root?

here is a screen capture of current system info

CazsSGS2FactoryInfo.jpg

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just got my SGS II and looking to root to delete the crap off it, not bothered about changing roms. got Odin but need advice about kernel, my phone is I9001BVKH2 which isn't there,, can I use KH1 or KH3?

thanks

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there a proper guide that can be made on how to root this device? None i have searched for seem to be the right thing

Root Android 2.1 - 2.3.7:

1)Download *.rar, extract update.zip

2)Copy update.zip to SD-Card

3)Run Clockworkmod

4)Select to "apply update from sdcard"

5)Reboot, Root !

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i'm going mad - trying to root my phone using thechainfire method - when i plug phone back in as said in the steps - the pc just isn't finding it

am running win 764bit

any advice....

sorted - was device drivers on my machine

Edited by vik1
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2016. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.