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How to Root Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1/4.1.2!

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For those of you who want to root your Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 on Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1 or Android 4.1.2, here’s how to do it easily using a custom kernel.

This rooting process is pretty safe to do, does not erase anything on your phone, it just installs a custom kernel (which comes with a custom recovery) and we root the phone using SU binary and Superuser app.  That’s it!

Step 1. Turn your Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 off.  Then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 3 seconds until you see the warning screen.

Step 2. Hit Vo

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How to Root ICS on AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777!

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Want to root your AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 on ICS?  If you have Android 4.0.3, 4.0.4, or any of the 4.0.X series, here’s how to root your phone easily using ODIN and Siyah kernel.

By installing Siyah kernel with ODIN, you will get root, Superuser, overclock your phone up to 1.6Ghz (with overclocking app like SetCPU), dual-boot multiple ROMs, and a whole lot more.

Step 1. First connect a micro-USB cable from your computer to your AT&T Galaxy S2 and hold down the Volume Up, Volume Down, and the Power buttons together for about 10 seconds.

Ste

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How to Root Galaxy S2 i9100! [ICS][Android 4.0+]

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For those of you who want to root your Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 on ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0+), here’s how to do it by flashing a new kernel.

Step 1. First, put your Galaxy S2 into download mode by holding down Volume Down, Center, and Power button together for about 10 seconds.

Step 2. When you see the warning screen, hit Volume Up button to enter download mode.

Step 3. Connect a micro-USB cable from your Galaxy S2 to your computer.

Step 4. Download ODIN program and CF Kernel.  Then unzip both files. (Don’t have u

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

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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 Root Galaxy S2! [NEW][Works on All Galaxy S2 Variants]

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For those of you who want to root your Galaxy S2, I’ve found out another method that is safer (than previous method) and can root ALL Galaxy S2 variants including i9100, Sprint Epic 4G Touch, AT&T Galaxy S2, and the T-Mobile Galaxy S2.

The usual method of rooting Galaxy S2 phones require flashing a new kernel using ODIN or Heimdall, which comes with ClockworkMod Recovery.  Well, this method doesn’t install a new kernel with recovery but does root your Galaxy S2 in the safest way possible.  

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ICS ROM for Galaxy S2 i9100! [Leaked]

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For those of you who can’t wait, here’s “leaked ICS ROM” you can try, which is pretty good with everything working for your Galaxy S2 i9100.

After trying this ROM, it seems like the Galaxy S2 is a really good candidate for ICS and everything runs smooth.  It is a bit buggy and you will get force closes sometimes but other than that, everything works and smooth otherwise.

To install this ROM, you will need to use ODIN to flash the files for it, you can see a tutorial video here for that:

And downloads here:

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How to Root AT&T Galaxy S2 on Mac or Linux! [SGH-i777]

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For those of you who want to root your AT&T Galaxy S2 using a Mac or Linux, here’s how to do it.

For Mac OSX, you can use Heimdall Frontend to install kernels, see How to Install Kernels using Heimdall video.

Step 1. Put your phone in download by connecting a USB cable from your phone to your computer then holding down Volume down, Volume Up, and Power button together until you see warning, hit Volume up button.

Step 2. Download rooting files here and unzip.

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How to Root T-Mobile Galaxy S2! [SGH-T989]

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For those of you who want to root T-Mobile Galaxy S2, the SGH-T989 model, here’s a simple method to root your Galaxy S2, it’s very safe and works on all versions.

UPDATE: Please see updated root method for GB and ICS!!!

For Mac OSX, you can use Heimdall Frontend to install kernels, see How to Install Kernels using Heimdall video.  Heimdall is NOT COMPATIBLE with T-Mobile Galaxy S2!

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How to Root AT&T Galaxy S2! [SGH-I777]

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Well, just got my AT&T Galaxy S2 yesterday, couldn’t keep myself from compiling.

Here’s how to root AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 model using Windows! (For Mac and Linux, see How to Root AT&T Galaxy S2 for Mac and Linux!)

UPDATE: This is for Gingerbread only, if you have ICS, please follow the other ICS root method!!!

Features: -Root -CWM 5.0.2.3 (thank

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How to Root Galaxy S2!

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If you want to take the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone, you will surely want to root it as you can get cool things like free wifi tethering, overclocking your phone’s CPU, make complete backup of your ROMs and more.

For Mac OSX, you can use Heimdall instead of ODIN, please see How to Use Heimdall for OSX Video.

This is for Gingerbread ONLY, for ICS root method, see How to Root Galaxy

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