[GUIDE] And then there was ROOT ! [GUIDE] And then there was ROOT ! THIS THREAD HAS BEEN SUPERCEDED BY THE CF-ROOT THREAD: Here it is people, root for the I9100 ! I set out to make a "CF-Root" kernel for the SGS2 - a hacked Samsung kernel including Superuser, busybox, custom recovery, etc) - like I have for the SGS and SGT, but due to not having a device to test on, this is proving too difficult to do right now, it will have to wait.
However, what I can give you is an "insecure" modded kernel. This is a kernel that does NOT include the tools you need for Superuser, but it DOES give you root shell access, so you can install these manually. So what about GingerBreak? Following is a guide on how to perform the root. BEFORE DOING ANYTHING, PLEASE NOTE YOUR ORIGINAL KERNEL VERSION IN Settings -> About ! Quick guide (for experienced users) - Reboot into download mode - Using the attached Odin version, flash the attached XWKDD kernel as PDA. Enjoy! Windows Phone 7 LG GW910. [KERNEL] Insecure Kernels for use with rooting. [KERNEL] Insecure Kernels for use with rooting A close friend asked me to make him an insecure kernel for KE2 which I have now decided to release to the community.
I have also made KE7 which I think will be more useful to the community. If anyone wants a specific kernel then request in this thread and I will make it when I have enough time. If you only want to root your device and then will flash back to the stock kernel then there is no need to request your specific version (use any version which is close to your current version), you only need to use a specific version if you want to run with the insecure kernel. If you like my work, maybe you would like to say thanks by buying me a beer Post was getting large, so older versions have been moved to here GT-I9100 Insecure Kernels:- GT-I9100_BGKF5_insecure GT-I9100_BOKG2_insecure GT-I9100_BUKG2_insecure GT-I9100_BVKH2_insecure GT-I9100_CEKI2_insecure GT-I9100_DXKL3_insecure GT-I9100_JPKF3_insecureGT-I9100_JPKJ2_insecure GT-I9100_UHKK3_insecure Code:
[ROM+Guide]Official i9100 Firmwares KG, KH, KI1/2/3/4/8, KJ1/2/3, KK1/2/5 Download. Root Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on XWKL1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware | Android Advices. It’s time to Root your Samsung Galaxy S GTI9100 which has just got an Official update in the form of XWKL1.
So, in the due course of this article we will check out on how you can root your device. Please note that before proceeding to root your device, ensure that your device is on the Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKL1 firmware. You can find out the current firmware from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version”. If there is any other version then you need to first Update Galaxy s2 i9100 with XWKL1 Firmware and then only you need to follow this article. Note: This article should not be applied to root Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100G Model and should not be applied to the phones which have model number as GT I9100G.
Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if anything wrong happens to your device which is the most unlikely if you follow the instructions as prescribed in the due course of this article. Pre Requisites: [ROM][GUIDE]Download & Flash the latest stock ROM for I9100 using Odin or Kies! FAQS/Guide/Additional Info For Rooting S2 - High level summary. FAQS/Guide/Additional Info For Rooting S2 - High level summary I rooted my S2 a few days back... there is a lot of info in the forums but spread all over the place and it took quite a long time to find the specific answers to some of the questions i had. Thus I've done a short form guide to help anyone looking to root and give them a bit of extended background and *hopefully* reduce all the copy threads/posts in the forum.
NB/ I'm no android expert. Please don't flame if something i've said is wrong. 2. 3. Typically you have the kernel partition which tells the device what to load on power on), you have the system partition where your ROM (main operating system is loaded) and you have the recovery partition which allows a user to access and write to the system partition (i.e. load custom roms). Only difference on the galaxy s2 is that the kernel partition and recovery partition linked. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
[ROM+Guide]Official i9100 Firmwares KG, KH, KI1/2/3/4/8, KJ1/2/3, KK1/2/5 Download. Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with XWKL1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware | Android Advices. Procedure to Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Gingerbread XWKL1 2.3.6 Firmware: Download Gingerbread 2.3.6 Package in your computer. Once you download the same, you need to extract it. In the process of extraction, you will be prompted to enter the password, enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without inverted comas. After extracting, open the Odin tool in your computer. Now, enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” after which turn off your phone so as to enter the phone in the Download Mode.
The download mode can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Note: If ID : COM doesn’t turn yellow then install Samsung USB Drivers, .net framework and also you need to update the KIES with the latest version so that the missing drivers are installed. Now, you need to Close the Odin in computer and turn off phone so as to enter into the Download Mode once again. [REF] ROM, Kernel, Kitchen & Modem List - Galaxy S II (4/12/11) Updates, once again! [REF] ROM, Kernel, Kitchen & Modem List - Galaxy S II (07/04/12) TIME FOR UPDATES! Hey everyone! The last ROM List I saw was last updated in July, so I thought I may as well make a new one and keep it updated. However, this includes ROM Kitchens, Kernels and Modems too! If you find that I've missed anything, something has been updated behind my back, or if you would like your ROM or kernel added to my list, PM me.
Anything old or outdated, I haven't included in the list. If it gets updated behind my back and I haven't added it, hit me up with a PM and I'll add it. BEFORE you even THINK about flashing any of the ROMs, Kernels, or Modems below, read the following guides: Rawat's EFS Backup guide - This guide will instruct you on how to backup your EFS folder on your phone. Samsung ROMS Batista70 FOXHOUND Base ROM: XWLP4 Features: DeodexedZIPAlingedHighly OptimisedBLN SupportKernel: CF-Root Current Version: Otacon ICS Developer: raffaele88 Last Update: 06/04/2012 Fast. [REF] Backup /efs folder. IMPORTANT. [REF] Backup /efs folder. IMPORTANT. This guide is based on a guide by Candanga on the i9000 forums, and some commands from supercurio Please hit thanks on their posts and show them some love for the write up.
I’ve compiled a quick guide to instruct how to make a copy of the /efs folder. I’ve found in many threads suggestions about backing up this folder but the methods itself are very general. Most of the times they suggest to “root and copy the folder” with Root Explorer or similar, but usually it’s not that easy or it just doesn't work for everyone. This guide ASUMES you have read this Excellent Guide by Darkstrikerfirst:H E R E <-- Make sure to read the ADB Guide. I recommend doing this with a Mobile just taken out of the box or with any Official ROM of its Service Provider. Why the /efs folder? Why back it up? ***WARNING: I take no responsibility to any damage caused by the methods cited and/or written here. What you will need: Basic, unix permissions lost : Code: Clean : [HOWTO] [REF] [FAQ] [Guides] [Tutorials] Flash/Root/ADB/ROM [MUST READ!] [HOWTO] [REF] [FAQ] [Guides] [Tutorials] Flash/Root/ADB/ROM [MUST READ!]
Dear xda'er from the USA:To the disappointment of some in this forum, the xda-team has decided to split the sections on the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and its US-counterparts intoSEPARATEsections! You will be able to get some help here but you will likely be better helped/supported/suited in the forums that belong to your specific device! Note: Many of the FAQs may still apply to you and you are welcome to make use of our setup. However, if you have open questions I suggest directing them to the above mentioned forums. IP-Notice: You are welcome to use the information in this thread!
If you do, please link the original source. I try to give credit where due. General Note: There are now four official models of the Samsung Galaxy S outside the US: the GT-I9000 (International), GT-I9000M (Canada), GT-I9000B (Brazil), GT-I9000T (Mexico). FAQ Sections:A. (A) General:1.How can I reset my phone? 1.How can I reset my phone? [REF] Guide to the Galaxy S II and Android (04/10/11) [REF] Guide to the Galaxy S II and Android (04/10/11) Please suggest any changes, additions etc Please don't try to hold me responsible if following anything here makes your phone die.
Pretty please! I have been looking through the forums, rom threads etc, and have seen a lot of questions cropping up again and again. Therefore I decided to start this project! Basically I hope this will become a reference for newbies to get themselves accustomed to android and the galaxy s II! If you think that I have given a wrong definition or think that anything needs clarifying more please tell me! Here we go... Contents 1. 2. 4. 10. Rooting Rooting is the process of getting 'root access'.
Gaining root access however allows us to customise our phones even further, for example you can: Edit files to create themesBackup usefull system filesRemove bloatware and unwanted apps Rooting the Galaxy S II Rooting the Galaxy S II is, thankfully, easy! Superuser and Busybox Odin.