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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

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There's plenty of info on rooting over at XDA Developers, try this link.. 

http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1075278

http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1103399

Edited by drobson67, 21 July 2011 - 08:36 AM.

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

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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!

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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.
;)

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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

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thank You very much runebinder.
thx 10x
I'm going to do it :P


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

Edited by jetri, 29 August 2011 - 09:30 PM.

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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.

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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.




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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:

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sorry for asking but what is MCR ?

Modaco Custom ROM ;-)

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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, 02 September 2011 - 10:42 AM.

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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:

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Superb worked a treat, phone rooted and unlocked :)

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Superb worked a treat, phone rooted and unlocked :)



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

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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..

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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.

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From GALAXY SII....+ 16 class 10 sdcard.

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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, 21 September 2011 - 09:12 AM.

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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.

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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

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