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How to Get Rid of Yellow Triangle Using Triangle Away App on Galaxy S2!


For those of you who want to get rid of that yellow triangle on boot, you can do it using a USB jig or use the Triangle Away app by famous XDA developer ChainFire.

This should work on all versions of Galaxy S2 so if you need to get rid of it, there you go!

You can download the app on XDA.

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How to Dual-Boot ROMs AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777!


Looking to dual-boot two ROMs on your AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777? Here’s a video tutorial showing you how to do that. Dual-booting two ROMs can have great benefits, that you can run a stock-like TouchWiz ROM and AOKP ICS ROM side-by-side. For people on the go (like myself) who need to test out several ROMs on the go, this feature really saves time and headache of backing up and restoring different ROMs.

You will need to run ICS ROMs though and install Siyah kernel for both ROMs you run.

Download Kernel:

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How to Dual-Boot ROMs on Galaxy S2 i9100!


Here’s some great news for flasholics who want to run two ROMs side-by-side. With the Siyah ICS kernel, now you can dual-boot two different ROMs easily than ever before.

Basically your second ROM with get stored in secondary file system and the user will have the choice to boot into primary or secondary ROM.

This is probably a great way to test out two ROMs on the go, so give it a whirl and let me know how it works for you.

You will need ICS ROM and also Siyah kernel, you can see

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How to Install/Flash a New Kernel on Galaxy S2 i9100!


For those of you who want to flash a custom kernel on your Galaxy S2 i9100, it’s very easy to do so and while I was installing a custom kernel (to enable overclocking) on the latest Resurrection ICS ROM, I took a video.

The process is exactly identical to flashing/installing a new ROM except you do not need to wipe.

Also, as a general rule of thumb, flash only Gingerbread kernels to Gingerbread ROMs and ICS kernels to ICS ROMs.

If you accidentally flash ICS to Gingerbread ROM or Gingerbread to ICS ROM, simply flash the correct kernel and you will be able t

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How to Disassemble/Assemble Galaxy S2! [Dissect TEARDOWN]


If you ever need to replace a broken screen or other parts on your Galaxy S2, it’s very easy to disassemble and assemble your Galaxy S2.

For a whole month, my screen on my Galaxy S2 i9100 was flickering a bit and I took my Galaxy S2 apart to fix the issue. It turns out one of the LCD cables became loose and upon re-connecting them, my phone was back to 100%.

And while I was at it, I took a video of me disassembling and assembling the Galaxy S2 i9100. But the process is nearly identical for all Galaxy S2 series including the SGH-i777, SGH-T989, and the Epic 4G Tou

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How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Rooted Galaxy S2! [i9100]


For those of you who’ve rooted your Galaxy S2 i9100 using the new method (that doesn’t install ClockworkMod Recovery), you will need to install ClockworkMod Recovery after rooting if you want to install custom ROMs. (If you want to just use your stock rooted ROM, you don’t need to do this.)

Step 1. Put your Galaxy S2 into download mode by holding down Volume Down, Home, and Power buttons together until you see the warning screen like below:

Step 2. Next, hit Volume Up button then connect your phone to your computer via microUSB cable.

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How to Enable OTG USB Host on Rooted T-Mobile Galaxy S2! [SGH-T989][Zedomax T989 Kernel]


Well, it took me awhile but I did get OTG USB Host mode to work on my T-Mobile Galaxy S2, you can now connect USB peripherals such as your USB Flash drive, hard disk (powered independently), USB Mouse, USB Keyboard, and much more.   Or you can even charge your other USB devices off your T-Mobile Galaxy S2 in an emergency.

To get it working, simply download the kernel zip file below and flash in ClockworkMod Recovery(CWM) just like a ROM except no wiping needed (just flash).

You will need an OTG USB host cable, you can

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How to Make a USB Jig for your Galaxy S2!


If you’ve hard bricked your Galaxy S2 (and can’t get into download mode) or you want to reset the ODIN download counter (so no one will no you’ve rooted your Galaxy S2), or you just simply want to remove the i9100 splash screen, you can make a USB jig to solve all your problems.

What is a USB jig?

USB jig is a simple circuit that allows you to reset the download mode and also get into it for Samsung smartphones (can work on other Samsung phones besides the Galaxy S2) just in case something goes wrong.  On a hard brick, this can save your phone as it

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How to Make OTG USB Host Cable for your Galaxy S2!


Did you know your Galaxy S2 comes with OTG USB Host capability?  You can literally store a ton more data by connecting your USB flash drives, USB hard disks (those that are powered independently), and even use your USB mouse to browse your Galaxy S2.

Well, you can buy one of theses cables on Amazon for like $3-5 but the delivery time is like 3-5 months.  You can also pay $20 for it for faster delivery.

Better yet, why not learn to make your own?

On my first try, I used some electrical tape for wiring and only soldering was needed for shortening the pin

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How to Get Free Wifi Tether Mobile Hotspot on Rooted T-Mobile Galaxy S2! [SGH-T989]


For those of you who want to get free wifi tethering/mobile hotspot on your T-Mobile Galaxy S2 (SGH-T989), there’s an easy way to hack the native mobile hotspot app to bypass the tethering manager.

Simply download and install Titanium Backup app off the Market then freeze the “Tethering Manager” app under “Backup/Restore”.  This will allow you to use your T-Mobile Galaxy S2 to tether up to 5 (or 8) devices without paying twice for the internet you paid for already.

Still don’t get it?  Watch the video above!

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