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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.  There’s absolutely ZERO chance of you bricking your phone with this new method.  At the worst, you might end up with having no root because you didn’t install the drivers.

So, let’s go do it.

Step 1. Set USB debugging checked under Settings->Applications->Development and connect to your computer via a microUSB cable.

Step 2. Download GalaxyS2RootNew.zip, unzip it and you should get a folder called files and runme.bat.

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Step 3. Make sure you have correct drivers installed.  You can verify this by going to Control Panel and finding something like “Samsung Android ADB Interface” like shown below.  If you don’t, download Samsung Kies software, install it, then re-plug your phone back in to your computer.

Step 4. Next, simply hit Runme.bat and wait about 10 minutes while your Galaxy S2 gets rooted with busybox installed.

Step 5. When it’s done rooting, your Galaxy S2 will reboot.

Step 6. Verify you have Superuser app and that root access is working correctly by updating the Superuser app.  That’s it!  Congratulations, you’ve rooted your Galaxy S2.

 

Now, if you want to install new custom ROMs, you will have to flash ClockworkMod Recovery.

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404 Responses to How to Root Galaxy S2! [NEW][Works on All Galaxy S2 Variants]

  1. brain says:

    ok it’s this is nice, but if i want to unroot, how do i do that then??

  2. brain says:

    oo another thing, do i need to a backup??

  3. _IC_ says:

    Awesome! Works great!

  4. Garran says:

    Unless I’m doing something wrong I can’t get this to work on my stock T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2.

  5. lazy says:

    just got my new sgs2 from tmobile and i can’t get this to work either. :\

  6. Matt says:

    I just got my GS2 via T-Mobile today. Looking to play some Tegra-based games via Crossfire3D. A few questions:
    1. Will simply rooting my phone, retaining the stock ROM allow me to use this application?
    2. Is there a safe way to UNROOT my phone if need be? It’s new so if I run into any problems I’d like to try and unvoid my warranty.
    3. Some people here are saying this doesn’t work? Is there some special work around for T-Mobile devices? I don’t wish to do much but use CF3D. The GS2 is an amazing phone and I don’t see the need to tweak it any further.

    Thank you for your time.

  7. ronnie says:

    after unzipping in my desktop i got only runme on my desktop i hit the file and wait for 10 min.but no results..pls help me guys!

  8. Roger Doerahman says:

    It doesnt work at me… it says read only … cannot write anything ?

  9. Scaper says:

    Doesn’t work for me either. Get read-only messages. The phone isn’t being rooted.

  10. Iain says:

    On T-Mobile GS2, zergRush doesn’t seem to work:


    [**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002e118
    [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
    [*] Scooting ...
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings ...
    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !

  11. ME says:

    Does not work on Sprint Galaxy S2. Brand new. Gives read only errors (Unable to chmod…failed)

  12. John says:

    After checking all the prerequisites, I tried to run it on a Telus SGH-T989D (which I am running on T-mobile in the U.S.). From the first “press any key”, it scrolls immediately to the end of the script without doing anything.

  13. Lithium says:

    It did not work for me either on a T-Mo. Got all kinds of error like others are saying. Going to try different way. :(

  14. seVenrider says:

    Nope. doesn’t work on my GT I-9100. I started the (.bat) file ….
    i got a bunch of works, then i said,
    Pushing busybox…
    >Correcting permissions
    >access denied
    then again a bunch of words
    >copying superuser
    >failed

  15. seVenrider says:

    OH I FORGOT TO MENTION
    THE GalaxyS2RootNew.zip has a got a TROJAN

  16. Abdullah says:

    it didnt work !!! save us zedomax ! XP

  17. Robert says:

    tried it on my T-Mobile GS2……. everything worked fine at the beginning til it was time for it to install busybox, superuser and everything else. it just said “failed to install” on each one of those

  18. Rexodor says:

    read only … cannot write anything
    On my Galaxy S2

  19. Jason says:

    Hi, where is the link to download GalaxyS2RootNew.zip?
    thanks

  20. Antonio says:

    It works fine for me with i9100.. using a little bit different script changed for being used over any linux distro. Thanx!!

  21. arasu says:

    would this work on the i9100G variant?

  22. Nick says:

    Are there any confirmed successes with T-Mobile SGH-T989?

    • P MCKENZIE says:

      i had no luck same problem

      • P MCKENZIE says:

        mine basically flashes couple of secquence and thats it nothing happen to the phone i did everthing right it was connected to samsung kies developer was check and i check the other one nothng nothing

        • Richard Laymon says:

          My stock Galaxy S2 with Gingerbread was successfully rooted using this method. My wifes Galaxy S2 with Ice Cream Sandwich failed at every turn when trying the same method. Everything was FAILED – READ ONLY

          • Craig says:

            I am having the same issue. I had ran this on the device but recently it upgraded to ICS now it just gives me failed and read only errors. I hope an upgrade to the root tool comes to fix it :)

  23. Drew says:

    This doesn’t work on the T-Mobile version. Followed all of the instructions, including the one that wasn’t mentioned in the blog post (changing phone settings to allow any program to run instead of just approved ones).

  24. Vinny says:

    After rooting my AT&T GS2 by way of this new version why can not I just go to Rom Manager and flash recovery there??? I have always had HTC phones and have gone to Rom Manager many times and flashed recovery. Thanks for great videos.
    Vinny

  25. jayrf says:

    Doesn’t work for me either. Same problem described above (Hellions with BLUE flames). Got my S2 yesterday. Seems perhaps that Samsung may have fixed the exploit used to gain root.

  26. Daniel says:

    The zerg exploit was patched with the 2.3.6 version. You saw in the video that he had 2.3.4 which is/was vulnerable. The video is outdated even if it was made recently.

    It’s back to the old traditional way until someone can come up with another exploit.

  27. This will not work on a T-Mobile G-II.

    --- STARTING ----
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE
    --- cleaning
    rm failed for *, No such file or directory
    --- pushing zergRush"
    481 KB/s (23056 bytes in 0.046s)
    --- correcting permissions
    --- executing zergRush

    [**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002e118
    [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
    [*] Scooting ...
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings ...
    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle "USB DEBUGGING" (first disable it then enable it)
    --- DEVICE FOUND
    --- pushing busybox
    1529 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.686s)
    --- correcting permissions
    --- remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    --- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    --- pushing SU binary
    failed to copy 'files\su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    --- pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy 'files\Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/./Superuser.apk': Read-only
    file system
    --- cleaning
    --- rebooting
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE
    All Done! Check out GalaxyS2Root.com for more cool stuff!
    Press any key to continue . . .

  28. Dr.R.Karthikeyan says:

    Thanks a lot. It does what it is supposed to do, i followed the instructions to the point and it successfully rooted my Galaxy S-i9100G.

  29. Llad says:

    The process did not work for me on a:
    T-Mobile
    SGH-T959
    Firmware 2.2
    Kernel 2.6.32.9
    Build number FROYO.UVKB5

    Here is the output (note: I added a @pause to the runme.bat before the @cls)
    —————————————————————
    Easy rooting toolkit (v2.0)
    created by DooMLoRD
    Modified by Max Lee @ GalaxyS2Root.com
    using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    —————————————————————
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov)
    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)
    [*] Before u begin:
    (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device
    (2) enable “USB DEBUGGING”
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
    (3) enable “UNKNOWN SOURCES”
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
    (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
    (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
    (6) skip “PC Companion Software” prompt on device
    —————————————————————
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Press any key to continue . . .
    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    — cleaning
    — pushing zergRush”
    459 KB/s (23056 bytes in 0.049s)
    — correcting permissions
    — executing zergRush

    [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a Froyo ! 0×00017108
    [*] Scooting …
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
    [+] Zerglings found a way to enter ! 0×10
    [+] Overseer found a path ! 0x000170e8
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
    [+] Overseer found a path ! 0x000170e8
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
    [-] Zerglings did not leave interesting stuff
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    — pushing busybox
    316 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 3.318s)
    — correcting permissions
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘files\su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘files\Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only
    file system
    — cleaning
    — rebooting
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    Press any key to continue . . .

    Any thoughts on what I did wrong? Thank you

    • roddney says:

      For those having issues with errors such as:
      ….
      — remounting /system
      mount: permission denied (are you root?)
      — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
      /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
      — correcting ownership
      Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
      — correcting permissions
      Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
      — installing busybox
      /system/xbin/busybox: not found
      — pushing SU binary
      failed to copy ‘files\su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
      — correcting ownership
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
      — correcting permissions
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
      — correcting symlinks
      rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
      link failed Read-only file system
      — pushing Superuser app
      failed to copy ‘files\Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only
      file system
      — cleaning
      — rebooting
      — WAITING FOR DEVICE
      Press any key to continue . . .

      ….

      Make sure you have your ‘UNKNOWN SOURCES’ checked off on the phone (found in the initial prompt instructions of the script) and POSSIBLY disable any lock screen passwords/patterns.

      Had the same issue and this worked for me – I have the international version I9100M S2.

    • Rick says:

      Same here i have no idea wat i did wrong…altho the file was called runme not runme.bat any idea?

  30. Llad says:

    One more thought on the problem that I posted above…

    I did not see the folders
    /data/local
    /system
    on either of the hard drives.

  31. Mark Bradley says:

    Thank you so much! I’ve always wanted to root (and eventually custom ROM) my phone but i’ve always been put off with the possible errors and potentially ruining my phone. This worked perfectly though!!

  32. ALEX says:

    Please somebody help me! I have a SG2 I9100G version, that it is. When i start it. It says press any key and then just in 2 second says all done is rooted, but is not. Thanks!

  33. calthodian says:

    Work on my stock GT-I9100
    Android ver. 2.3.4
    base ver. I9100XXKI1
    Kernel Ver. 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKI4-CL575468
    Build No. GINGERBREAD.XWKI4

    Just one question – How to un-root ?
    (for when/if we need to ?)

  34. DaNetBroker says:

    For those of you that install this package, be aware that the adb.exe is infected with a trojan called KillAV. I scanned the file and this is what I found.

    • Mohammad says:

      He is so damn right. I can’t believe I fell for this but hopefully I realised it soon and got rid of it. Be careful guys, at the end of the day these people are called hackers and they would molest everyone!!

  35. Paul says:

    Alot of people asking this. How do we unroot? Please reply.

  36. sbm says:

    it doesnot wirking for me same as the usre of ‘police equipments’ pls update the rooting process

  37. Mark Bradley says:

    my device is now rooted as I previously stated, Am I able to flash ROMs now or do I need CF root?

  38. GreenEgg says:

    Doesn’t work on ATT running 2.3.6 – as a previous poster stated this exploit appears to have been patched. You will need to downgrade to 2.3.4 in order to use the zergrush exploit. Would appreciate if you could update your article to reflect this.

    After trying to post a couple of times – really? You think this post is spammy? I love Spam – why I’m having Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam baked beans and Spam!

    • GreenEgg says:

      Apparently using the domain name in your email address to filter out who sold your email address is considered spam around here. That’s the pain you suffer for owning your own domain name – people freak out when you use their company name in the email address you give them.

  39. Ganesh Balakesari says:

    It worked fine…..full proof…….thanks dev

  40. pege63 says:

    When i go into CWM i get:
    E:failed to verify whole file signature
    E:Signature verifification failed

    How do i fix this?

  41. ivan says:

    can you give me some help i was root by odin before. maybe i.change some boost setting to my galaxy speat louder but after that, i can’t use bluetooth to make call, that‘s little voice from Bluetooth,but it is fine to listen the music everything working. and i do the factory reset this problem still not slove, i try to root last night but it is not wotking for my galaxy any more

  42. Dnny says:

    Quick (and probably dumb) question, but if you root your GSII, will you be able to get the ICS upgrade from Samsung?

    Thanx!

    • Sasha says:

      I just got the Samsung update to ICS after having already rooted my T-Mobile Galaxy SII. It was not an OTA update, it was done through Samsung Keis. Also note, that after upgrading to ICS, although it will work without un-rooting first, the update will take away root privileges… and so far I have not found a root for T-Mobile Galaxy SII with the ICS build. :-(

  43. Its working… ! ! ! Thanks..

  44. Ani says:

    I think this method does not work on 2.3.6 Version

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  46. ShiroiAkuma says:

    Hey it worked great on my SG2.
    Just one question…
    I have the GT-i9100T version and wanted to know how I would go about flashing CWM?
    I read on XDA that the GT-i9100T is the same as the AT&T versions so
    Would your guide on rooting and flashing CWM on AT&T SG2 via Odin work?

  47. peter colbeth says:

    I have a european galaxys 2 2.6.35.7 version 2.3.6, and have done exactly as seen in bideo, and guess what, it does not work at all.
    regards from holland

  48. boyboyjc says:

    ! GalaxyS2RootNew.zip: The archive is either in unknown format or damaged

    this happen when I try to extract the zip..
    can anybody help me?

  49. roddney says:

    For those having issues with errors such as:
    ….
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘files\su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘files\Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only
    file system
    — cleaning
    — rebooting
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    Press any key to continue . . .

    ….

    Make sure you have your ‘UNKNOWN SOURCES’ checked off on the phone (found in the initial prompt instructions of the script) and POSSIBLY disable any lock screen passwords/patterns.

    Had the same issue and this worked for me – I have the international version I9100M S2.

    • Manish says:

      Hello ,

      Even after Un checking “unknow source” also disabled auto screen lock but didn’t work for me.

      Any solution forgetting the rume.bat work, I have SGS2 I9100G

      [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002e118
      [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
      [*] Scooting …
      [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
      [*] Waking !
      [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
      [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
      [*] Waking !
      [*] Sending 189 zerglings …
      [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !
      — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
      if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
      disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
      toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
      — DEVICE FOUND
      — pushing busybox
      1217 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.862s)
      — correcting permissions
      — correcting permissions
      — remounting /system
      mount: permission denied (are you root?)
      — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
      /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
      — correcting ownership
      Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
      — correcting permissions
      Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
      — installing busybox
      /system/xbin/busybox: not found
      — pushing SU binary
      failed to copy ‘files\su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
      — correcting ownership
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
      — correcting permissions
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
      — correcting symlinks
      rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
      link failed Read-only file system
      — pushing Superuser app
      failed to copy ‘files\Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only
      file system
      — cleaning
      — rebooting
      Thanks

  50. ivan says:

    i have vodafone 2.3.5 and it worked just fine.. its rooted! thanks a lot

  51. Shredd Mortem says:

    This shit doesn’t work PERIOD. fuck this.

    i followed all the instructions. “There’s absolutely ZERO chance of you bricking your phone with this new method.” ???

    More like : There’s absolutely ZERO chance of you ROOTING YOUR FUCKIN PHONE with this new method.

    FUCK

  52. Thoreau says:

    This doesn’t work on T-Mobile SII with the 2.3.6 kernel. It doesn’t work with “unknown sources” checked. T-mobile stuck it’s boot up your zerglings ass.

    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    — pushing busybox
    1438 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.730s)
    — correcting permissions
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘files\su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘files\Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-onl
    file system
    — cleaning
    — rebooting

  53. Dely says:

    Hello,
    Would this work on the i9100P ?

    • Xell says:

      Yep! I just rooted my S2 i9100P (Orange UK) without a hitch!

      • Nick says:

        How did you get it to work dude? Mine’s fresh out of the box, checked the drivers are installed via the Device Manager, checked the relevant boxes on the phone… nada. I hit enter, it says it’s worked after like a second, then nothing!

  54. frederik v. says:

    do you have another link for the GalaxyS2RootNew.zip because this one above doesn’t work

  55. AnbuT says:

    Hi
    Please let me know, whether regular automatic update will work after rooting the mobile.

  56. Zei says:

    Worked like a charm =)

    After having rooted using this methood; how do I obtain clockworkmod recovery?

    Thanks!

  57. TLMacson says:

    Didn’t work with my GT9100. Unknown sources checked; USB debugging checked; Samsung Android ADB Interface present in Device Manager on my laptop; phone shows that USB connected in “ongoing” dropdown. Immediately after I follow the “Press any key to continue . . ” prompt from the runme.bat I receive an “All Done! Check out GalaxyS2Root.com for more cool stuff!”, but the program doesn’t perform any of the required intermediate steps. Before I do that I’d like to get this “cool stuff” to work. Has anyone else experienced this scenario? If so, what needs to be done to correct this situation?

    • admin says:

      try the other method if this one doesn’t work: http://galaxys2root.com/galaxy-s2-root/how-to-root-galaxy-s2/

      • TLMacson says:

        Attempted use of alternate method but I was unable to unzip the GT-I9100 XXK14 insecure file because it requires a password which I do not have. I was able to unzip the GT-9100 XXK14 original file which became a “zImage” but when I clicked on that my computer was unable to identify an onboard program to open “zImage”. As you can probably tell already I am by no means a super computer techie. I need your help to avoid a 2nd dead-end.

  58. ktfobydebo says:

    Works like a charm. Thanks for the help!

  59. Fabio says:

    Does not work with 2.3.6 (I9100UHLB2), I had 2.3.4 before and worked fine, but with the last update nothing happens.

    • Fabio says:

      Here is the log:

      [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0×00029118
      [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
      [*] Scooting …
      [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
      [*] Waking !
      [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
      [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
      [*] Waking !
      [*] Sending 189 zerglings …
      [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !
      — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
      if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
      disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
      toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
      — DEVICE FOUND
      — pushing busybox
      4335 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.242s)
      — correcting permissions
      — remounting /system
      mount: permission denied (are you root?)
      — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
      /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
      — correcting ownership
      Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
      — correcting permissions
      Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
      — installing busybox
      /system/xbin/busybox: not found
      — pushing SU binary
      failed to copy ‘files\su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
      — correcting ownership
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
      — correcting permissions
      Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
      — correcting symlinks
      rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
      link failed Read-only file system
      — pushing Superuser app
      failed to copy ‘files\Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only
      file system
      — cleaning
      — rebooting

      I disabled the lock screen

  60. Nicolas says:

    Hey max,
    just a little question. If I do this root, afterwards when ICS comes out officially would I have any issue installing it via Kies?

    • Leonard says:

      I have the same doubt! someone could answer please! SGS2 – Brasil

    • Sasha says:

      I just got the Samsung update to ICS after having already rooted my T-Mobile Galaxy SII. It was not an OTA update, it was done through Samsung Keis, but no problems upgrading to ICS. Beware though, although the upgrade to ICS will work without un-rooting first, the update will take away root privileges… and so far I have not found a root method that works for T-Mobile Galaxy SII with the ICS build. :-(

  61. Jose says:

    Hey, the runme.bat GalaxyS2RootNew.zip does not work, after it goes to the command I press enter and then it says that it is all done in less than a second. Nothing can you please check if the is working. thanks.

    • Diego says:

      try unpacking the zip file to a local folder. Same happened to me when I run the .bat file from the zip.

  62. Jake says:

    Thanks a lot max you rock. It worked perfectly
    Two suggestions for others:
    -Check mark USB debugging
    -Check mark unknown sources

  63. dave says:

    awesome……thankx man that was great

  64. dave says:

    awesome thankx man it worked just like u said

  65. Calvin says:

    where is the download button for de gs2rootnew zip package?

  66. Micke says:

    My ESET smart security says that THE GalaxyS2RootNew.zip has a got a TROJAN, what is the file zergRush that is the file that ESET says is infected with a trojan. Did anyone else get this warning.

    Mest regards Micke

  67. Problemsolved says:

    For all those still having Read Only errors after all the advice above, disable the anti-virus software on your PC.

    If you look at the folder in the zip archive, there are 8 files in it.
    Check in the unzipped folder and you will probably find only 7 files. The zergRush file gets deleted by your AV software because it is a root kit (thats how it roots your phone after all).
    This is why the rooting doesn’t work.
    Just taken me about half an hour to figure this one out :-D
    Hope this helps :-))

    PS: The rooting works just fine and dandy now…..thank you :-))

    • Nicho says:

      I have 8 files in zip and 8 files extracted in the same folder. so this is not “problem solved” for the read only error, it has nothing to do with your “solution”.

  68. Amir says:

    why do i get ”adb server out of date. killing….”
    what does that mean?
    plzz help!

  69. TLMacson says:

    Attempted use of alternate method as recommended by Max on Mar 1st, but I was unable to unzip the GT-I9100 XXK14 insecure file because it requires a password which I do not have. I was able to unzip the GT-9100 XXK14 original file which became a “zImage” but when I clicked on that my computer was unable to identify an onboard program to open “zImage”. As you can probably tell already I am by no means a super computer techie. I need some help to avoid a 2nd dead-end. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

  70. Philljones says:

    Works great, 1st time with no problems, I have the very latest firmware from Samsung too. for those of you that are getting virus warnings, I have scanned the application with both Norton IS 2012, and AVG 2012, both clear the download package as safe, so I can only conclude that some of you are using poor antivirus software. It always makes sense, to disconnect from you broadband network, and disable AV software before rooting, and make sure you have ticked the android box ‘Settings/applications/Unknown sources’ on your device, along with, ‘Settings/Applications/development/Usb debugging’

    Finally it’s a good Idea to execute the S2 root kit, by right clicking on the ‘runme’ application with administrative rights, particularly in Windows 7. Many thanks to Admin for this app, and one last issue, it would be a good Idea Admin, to have a S2Unroot kit, as I’ve noticed a number of posters raising the issue, to which there has been no response. so look forward to the S2Unroot at some stage please!

    Kind Regards

    Phill

  71. Jay says:

    This method does not work for me. Using at&t sg2 with 2.3.6 uckk6. For those that are running 2.3.6 uckk6 how did you get it to work?

  72. TLMacson says:

    I installed new unzip software 20 mins ago and this time I was able to get the “New root method” to work without a hitch. Thanks, Max.

  73. melissa says:

    please add how to do it on mac :(

  74. Prokula says:

    Is there a way to unroot this???, please i need help.

  75. pete says:

    I have the Galaxy S2 HD LTE (SHV E120L) which from what I understand is only available in Korea. I really want to root this phone, will this method work for me? If not, where should I go?

  76. KKJ says:

    Unroot kit , please.

  77. Rob says:

    how do i unroot after rooting witht this new root program ????????

  78. xhawkx says:

    Has anyone updated this fantastic “How To” so those with Ver. 2.3.6 can get a clean root or do we have to return to ver. 2.3.4? I would greatly appreciate the more knowledgable than I to help me out and give me a clue. And, just to make sure has anyone here used this to root 2.3.6 and was successful without losing the WiFi?

    Thanks X

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  80. Malcolm says:

    So where can you get the file GalaxyS2RootNew.zip – are there any links anywhere?

  81. tcm13 says:

    Worked fine on 2.3.5 Gingerbread KI8, after disabling the AV.

  82. Amos Manso says:

    Hi, I tried the solutions: Checked unknown resources, USB debugging and no pattern to unlock the screen. Nothing worked. I have the international version GT-I9100 running on version 2.3.6. Is there any update with the new method??

  83. Laci says:

    Hi!

    I found an unroot method at the following link ( #146 ) : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18879974#post18879974

    Have anybody tried to unroot the phone following the mentioned description?

    Thx,
    L

  84. BorrieX says:

    Hey Max.
    I followed all the instructions on your ‘How to Root Galaxy S2! [NEW][i9100]‘ youtube vid. Everything worked up until i looked for the ,SuperUser App, on my phone. It’s not there.
    Should a re-install fix it?
    Thanks in advance.

  85. Jose says:

    I’m still waiting for the unroot kit Max.

  86. Richard says:

    Worked just fine…

  87. Micke says:

    After rooting the galaxy s2 do i need to use odin to install clockwork mod on the phone.

  88. alex says:

    I followed all the steps, it failed though. SuperUser didnt show up and all root programs said my phone wasnt rooted. My kernelversion though sais: root@DELL88, so is it rooted or not?

  89. Heinrich says:

    Hi

    i cant download a working zip file every zip i have download is not working

    Please help with a working galaxys2rootnew.zip

    thank you

  90. mibnbikes says:

    This method worked perfect on the 2.3.6 Android but after updating to Android 4.0 I cannot get it to work :o(

  91. Arafel says:

    Hi!

    Got something working with Galaxy S2 with 4.0.3 ? (ICS)

    thanks by advence…

  92. Edge says:

    Does this work with official firmware 2.3.6, build number GINGERBREAD.DXKL3?

  93. Micke says:

    Can anyone answer this question please. After rooting the galaxy s2 do i need to use odin to install clockwork mod on the phone.

  94. Mike says:

    Hi Maestro…I have a mac with lion 10.7.3 and I installed hemidall-fronted and put the S2 in USB debugging, but nothing happens. What´s the script or what I have to do? Hemidall-fronted opens well but ask me to LoadPackage or Flash or Utillities, but I don´t know what o load o where. By the way I have 2.6.35.7-I9100UMKK1-CL716259
    se.infra@SEP-72#2. Thanks

  95. UnrootS2 says:

    Any news on Unroot Kit using this method?

    I am assuming since not installing a new ROM and just altering the factory ROM that reflashing wont help

    Please update with Unroot method

    Thanks

  96. Matts95 says:

    Ive edited your script to work also on sh (linux).

    Put a linux binary of adb in the files directory and use the following script:

    #!/bin/sh
    echo '---------------------------------------------------------------'
    echo ' Easy rooting toolkit (v2.0)'
    echo ' created by DooMLoRD'
    echo ' Modified by Max Lee @ GalaxyS2Root.com'
    echo ' using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)'
    echo ' Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!'
    echo '---------------------------------------------------------------'
    echo ' [*] This script will:'
    echo ' (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov)'
    echo ' (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)'
    echo ' (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)'
    echo ' [*] Before u begin:'
    echo ' (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device'
    echo ' (2) enable "USB DEBUGGING"'
    echo ' from (Menu/Settings/Applications/Development)'
    echo ' (3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"'
    echo ' from (Menu/Settings/Applications)'
    echo ' (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes'
    echo ' (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC'
    echo ' (6) skip "PC Companion Software" prompt on device'
    echo '---------------------------------------------------------------'
    echo ' CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN'
    read -p 'Press [Enter] key to continue...'
    echo '--- STARTING ----'
    echo '--- WAITING FOR DEVICE'
    files/adb wait-for-device
    echo '--- cleaning'
    files/adb shell "cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *"
    echo '--- pushing zergRush'
    files/adb push files/zergRush /data/local/tmp/.
    echo '--- correcting permissions'
    files/adb shell "chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/zergRush"
    echo '--- executing zergRush'
    files/adb shell "./data/local/tmp/zergRush"
    echo '--- WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT'
    echo 'if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:'
    echo ' disconnect usb cable and reconnect it'
    echo ' toggle "USB DEBUGGING" (first disable it then enable it)'
    #files/adb wait-for-device
    echo '--- DEVICE FOUND'
    echo '--- pushing busybox'
    files/adb push files/busybox /data/local/tmp/.
    echo '--- correcting permissions'
    files/adb shell "chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox"
    echo '--- remounting /system'
    files/adb shell "/data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o remount,rw /system"
    echo '--- copying busybox to /system/xbin/'
    files/adb shell "dd if=/data/local/tmp/busybox of=/system/xbin/busybox"
    echo '--- correcting ownership'
    files/adb shell "chown root.shell /system/xbin/busybox"
    echo '--- correcting permissions'
    files/adb shell "chmod 04755 /system/xbin/busybox"
    echo '--- installing busybox'
    files/adb shell "/system/xbin/busybox --install -s /system/xbin"
    files/adb shell "rm -r /data/local/tmp/busybox"
    echo '--- pushing SU binary'
    files/adb push files/su /system/bin/su
    echo '--- correcting ownership'
    files/adb shell "chown root.shell /system/bin/su"
    echo '--- correcting permissions'
    files/adb shell "chmod 06755 /system/bin/su"
    echo '--- correcting symlinks'
    files/adb shell "rm /system/xbin/su"
    files/adb shell "ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su"
    echo '--- pushing Superuser app'
    files/adb push files/Superuser.apk /system/app/.
    echo '--- cleaning'
    files/adb shell "cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *"
    echo '--- rebooting'
    files/adb reboot
    echo '--- WAITING FOR DEVICE'
    files/adb wait-for-device
    clear
    echo 'All Done! Check out GalaxyS2Root.com for more cool stuff!'
    read -p "Press [Enter] key to continue..."

  97. Dante says:

    There’s a trojan in the Download GalaxyS2RootNew.zip, if you don’t believe me check it.

    • xhawkx says:

      you are an idiot

      • xhawkx says:

        Its a root kit in the zip file, all you paranoid freaks who keep saying there is a freakin’ trojan in the zip file, have a brain will you(s)….

        • xhawkx says:

          Turn off your freakin’ AV apps, for crying out loud, what do you think a root file does and what a AV app does, think!!!! I am doing this because I am awaiting answers to all my q’s directed to the customer service tech. Thanks,

          X

  98. guys, this method does not work for Tmobile Galaxy S2′s, I have a black and a white Galaxy S2 and this method DID NOT work, try this one instead!

    http://galaxys2root.com/galaxy-s2-root/how-to-root-t-mobile-galaxy-s2-sgh-t989/

    I’m on 2.3.6.

  99. Dallassallad says:

    This doesn’t work for ICS (Official) that was downloaded OTA. :(

  100. Arman says:

    Hi I tried this and I have all the requirements for the phone, but when I run “runme.bat” and press enter everything that happens in console takes about a second then it says
    “All Done! Check out GalaxyS2Root.com for more cool stuff!
    Press any key to continue . . .”
    and nothing happens to my phone.

    • ravs says:

      Go to cmd and run the *.bat file again!

      • wikeize says:

        This actually works! Everyone who have problems with using this rooting kit, in Win 7 at least, follow these steps:
        1) Rename the folder something simple like Doomlord(folder that has the runme.bat and ‘files’ folder in it)
        2) Move the folder in you user folder(e.g. C:\Users\*Your User*\)
        3) Run cmd.exe (Press Windows button + R, then type in cmd.exe) and there should read the path where you just moved your rootkit folder
        4) Access the rookit folder from cmd by typing cd Doomlord (or anything that you renamed you folder) and then press Enter
        5) Type runme.bat and press Enter
        6) Proceed normally

  101. Alan Rackham says:

    I used this method and it worked successfully, However if you use Kies to install the latest firmware XXKI4 XWKK2 you lose root privileges (as I have done doh!) So I tried to fix by using this method again and it does not work. My assumption is that the exploit that this method uses as been closed off in the latest firmware. Can anyone help me get back to my rooted phone.

    Thanks,
    Alan

  102. HelpWouldBeAppreciated says:

    Can we update while connected to Wi-fi? I am connected to my wifi at the moment, and yet when i go to update the binary it says
    “Failed to download manifest. Check internet connection”
    Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

  103. Nick says:

    Hi , first thank so much for all the great help and videos much appreciated .

    I used this method fine to root an internation S2 then i installed clockworkmod rom manager but like many when i try to go to recovery mode or back up my rom i get .

    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed

    I looked at many posts people have put about this on your site and found no answers can anyone help please?

    I really wanna back up and then install the rooted ICS . Thanks in advance

  104. Nas says:

    ok so this is what happend, i downloaded samsung kies it updated my phone to android version 4.0.3 because of that the rooting did not work for me using samsung galaxy s2 international what can i do now ? please reply.

  105. Nas says:

    i want to downgrade back to 2.3.4 but the link on your videos does not work please help

  106. Nas says:

    i want to downgrade back to 2.3.4 but the link on your videos does not work please help

  107. Renzo says:

    when I press update..

    “Failed to download manifest. Check internet connection”

    whats wrong?.. im on wifi btw

  108. Nas says:

    MAX!!! where are you? i know u got ur things to do, but please try to answer our questions thnx.

  109. Nas says:

    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    — pushing busybox
    4335 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.242s)
    — correcting permissions
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘files\su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘files\Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only
    file system
    — cleaning
    — rebooting

    I disabled the lock screen
    i dont want to use ODIN this is better way safer but kies updated my android to version 4.0.3
    and i need to downgrade back to 2.3.4 to get the root to work but i cant find original kernel file for odin to downgrade back.

  110. Gerardo says:

    Hi all,
    This is the first time I was rooting my Samsung Galaxy S2. I have an International (Australia) version.
    It worked well yeasterday. The superuser app updated without problems. Although I still didn’t have permissions to uninstall the Vodafone Apps that came with the phone. (?) I went to bed and continued today trying to understand.
    Today, however, the superapp app is not updating and prompts “superuser has been denied superuser permissions”
    Any idea on how to make it work? Is my phone rooted or not? If so, Why I cannot uninstall the Vodafone apps
    Also, how to go back (unroot) or uninstall this Superuser app?
    Cheers!

    • Derek says:

      Did you ever get the voda sXXt off?
      I am getting a SGS2 from voda next week and want to root it.
      Does the phone need to be unlocked first?

      thank You

  111. Artur says:

    Thx Man, you roll.

  112. ravs says:

    Thx works perfect on:

    Model: GT-I9100
    Android Version: 2.3.4
    Baseband version: I9100UHKI1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35-7-I9100UHKI2-CL553601aw.infra@SEI-07 #2
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.UHKI2

    *#1234#
    PDA: I9100UHKI1
    PHONE: I9100UHKI2
    CSC: I9100TPAKI2
    Build Info: Mon Sep 5 20:11:10 KST 2011

  113. Amod says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for the article. Its really simple and clear to understand.
    I have one question, if i want to unroot my GT-i9100 what should i do?

  114. shafiq says:

    first i had the issue that every one had.
    then i did

    -Disable Anti Virus
    -Check mark USB debugging
    -Check mark unknown sources
    Work like a charm.
    Thanks

  115. Vishvender Singhmar says:

    Little bit of clarification for those getting push errors.

    You have to go to Settings>Security>Device Administration and check the “Unknown Sources” option. This is for the leaked 4.0.3 ICS rom.

  116. hazim says:

    nice nice work perfect :)
    but what if i wanna un root my galaxy ??

  117. Ola says:

    Hi. I did this root a couple of weeks ago and it has worked just fine.
    Until i updated my phone to the Ice cream sandwich update.
    After that i went in to my superuser app(?) and did the part that happens at 8:08 in the youtube clip.
    And it says:
    Downloading manifest… okej! (green)
    Parsing manifest… okej! (green)
    Latest version = 3.0.3.2 (green)
    Checking installed version = legacy (red)
    Then i hit update and it says:
    Fixing database… okej! (green)
    Checking for busybox… not found (red)
    Downloading custom busybox… okej! (green)
    Checking md5sum… okej! (green)
    (Following translated from Swedish) Checking current installation path… u0020failed (red)
    Unable to find an installed su binary. The update cannot proceed.
    When will you release a new safe root without using softwares lide Odin etc for Ice cream sandwich updated phones?
    And one more question… Should i unroot my phone now before rerooting it with the new safe root you will release (I hope) later on. And if so, how do i do that?
    Cheers from Ola from Sweden!

  118. Alex says:

    Hi, Somethings up with that GlaxyS2RootNew: I’ve got a S2 I9100XWG3 (Gingerbread) – When I run the runme.bat, all I can get is a prompt –WAITING FOR DEVICE –, my phone just ignores it?

    Checked I have the drivers installed, Kies 2,0 works fine, just can’t seem to Root my phone? Any ideas?
    Thanks.

  119. Barry says:

    Worked perfectly for me!!!! All i wanted was root acess to use Titanium backup. This way i dont have to flash any kernels or roms and i dont get that triangle on start up. I’m with 3 Ireland, GT-I9100. Great!!!

  120. Wil says:

    I tried rooting my SGS 2 (i777) using this method and it failed. So I used this method here and it worked. But now my problem is that in the first attempt I had to run Zadig and install some usb drivers on my Windows 7 machine. Now my USB mouse no longer works. I want to undo whatever Zadig did but can’t figure out how. Its seems I should be able to just remove the new drivers but I have had no luck. I’m not a windows guys so am a little lost here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  121. sigh says:

    this doesn’t work. ALL phones, eh.

  122. Horse says:

    Still saying permission denied. nothing works at all.

    Worked on my friends phone, but not mine, exactly the same phone and steps taken.

  123. Tech9 says:

    Everything went well on my SGS 2 ( former 2.3.5) :) Big thanks to the author.

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  125. MeatFace says:

    I’m also getting permission denied.

    When Debug Mode is enabled, I can no longer access usb storage. I see the drive in My Computer but it’s greyed out and I can’t access it.

    Is that normal? Whats the point of debug mode if I can’t access storage?

    Is this happening for anyone else?

  126. lorcn says:

    my phone seems to be bricked, keep geting force close pop ups cant do anything :/

  127. lorcn says:

    superuser wont open on phone soz noob at this kind of thing? any ideas?

  128. Steve says:

    Did the job with no fuss or bother .. :p

  129. Roy says:

    It all worked well, but i can’t update my Superuser it fails . i don’t know why

  130. fsnyder24 says:

    This doesn’t work on TMobile Galaxy SII T989, 2.3.6 Gingerbread. I have tried it twice. And the silence from these noobs on this site tells me that they don’t know what to do or how to fix it.

    The problem is when the program tries to write its permissions it is denied write access because the file system is STILL read only.

    It was worth a shot, but fuck all at least have the decency to update your thread and tell us it won’t work.

  131. Question! says:

    Hi was wondering if this works on android OS 4.0.3? I just don’t want to flash a kernel

  132. Robert says:

    Waiting for 4.0.3 support.

    • Freak says:

      I have an GT-I9100, iCS 4.0.3 updated via KIES, baseband I9100BOLP5, KERNEL 3.0.15-I9100BOLPD-CL000000000DPI@DELL171 #3.
      When i read the old comments, thinking ” :X “, reading the latest, thinking ” :(( “.
      So who tried to ROOT with iCS on it ?!

  133. t333n0m says:

    Hey Great Job,

    i did u said on your vid, it could copy superuser!

    Please help

  134. alex says:

    Gr8 script, worked like a charm on 2.4 :) thx

  135. Avatar says:

    Open “Files” Folder, then right click adb.exe, change compatibility to “run as administrator, do the same for runme.bat

    This fixed my “Instant Finish” Problem

  136. t3k says:

    Thanks so much! Worked like a charm!!! :)

  137. m0n3t says:

    Hey ZEDOMAX,

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    I tried all solution which were posted here, but nothing works.
    I enable USB debugging, unknown resources.Screen lock etc.
    I got an Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I900G Basicband I900GXXKL4.
    I turned my AV off and all stuff.
    It always cant copy the Superuser.
    I dont want to use Odin, cause its to risky i think.

    PLZ HELP !!!

  138. Jonas says:

    Not working..please help

  139. dewbieZ says:

    Does not work on the following:

    Model Number:
    SAMSUNG-SGH-I777

    Android Version:
    2.3.6

    Baseband Version:
    I777UCKK6

    Kernel Version:
    2.6.35.7

    Build Number:
    GINGERBREAD.UCKK6

    Please advise if there is a newer root method

  140. AcE says:

    If I update my SGS2 i9100 using this method will it show on that binary counter thing how many times my phone has been rooted. Thank You

  141. nick says:

    how and where do can i flash the latest clockwork recovery

  142. Brian says:

    dude you are awesome i didnt like the idea of the others this way has worked 100% :)

  143. paul9 says:

    Worked great first time with my T-Mobile.
    I still can’t install non-Samsung Widgets to the home screen, yet.
    Did you set your phone to allow non-market Unknown sources in (settings>applications)?

  144. phx_poland says:

    If u have any trouble installing it, chceck:

    - is the debugging mode on ? (application settings)
    - uninstalled any anti theft app (or antivit)

    in my galaxy s2 it worked after uninstalling avast (removing it completly)

    • m0n3t says:

      Still not working.
      Deinstalled avast, debugging on, unkown resources on, still failing to copy superuser to my s2.

      Please help

  145. Spidey says:

    I used this method to root my t-mobilie S2 GT i9100 without any problem, but now i am on ICS 4.0.3
    Is there going to be a new method like this one for ICS too?

  146. Kuku says:

    I have already installed the drivers , but it doesn’t work !!

  147. Kapil says:

    while downloading GalaxyS2RootNew.zip the pc rejects citing trojan file and also rejects either it is not in proper format or damaged. please help

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  149. gkeee says:

    i root my samsung glaxy s2 with android 2.3 and sold it.
    now i have a new one and i have updated to android 4.0.3 but when i root it the phone will reboot in 10 sec
    but when its reboot the phone isnst rooted. is this because of android 4.0.3?

    • gkeee says:

      i root my samsung glaxy s2 with android 2.3 and sold it.
      now i have a new one and i have updated to android 4.0.3. I want to root the sgs2 but when i run the runme.bat its all going good but after 10 sec it says it is done and my phone is rebooting. and then I see its not rebooted? is this because of android 4.0.3?

  150. AcE says:

    If I update my SGS2 i9100 using this method will it show on that binary counter thing how many times my phone has been rooted. Thank You!

  151. Maan says:

    how do i unroot it? since this is the new method that does not come with clockwerkmode recovery, do i have to use odin to unroot it back ?

  152. Rich says:

    I can’t get this to work with XWLP8, tried & followed the FAQ Is this seriously only for 2.3.6 or will it work from 4.0.3??
    TiA.
    R…=]

  153. SuperVirus78 says:

    I just made all the steps,everything on pc worked perfect,well done,but in my phone dosen’t have superuser,can’t find it….What’s rong?

  154. Asad says:

    Working on my S2 I9100 XXKI3

    Thanks

  155. srt12425sadf says:

    Did the author actually try to root the phone with this method. Obviously it does not work. After so many comments saying it does not work, has not anyone found a fix? Or was this method just a hoax ? I have 2.3.6. Followed all above instructions. Tried several times. No luck! Please someone give a better way

  156. Rahul says:

    Hi,

    when trying to use this method. I am getting following logs-

    — DEVICE FOUND
    — pushing busybox
    2799 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.375s)
    — correcting permissions
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘files\su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘files\Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only
    file system
    — cleaning
    — rebooting
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE

    And finally ROOTING is failing.
    Please HELP!!

  157. hook says:

    thanks for your kinding,

    I had do the root for S3 I9100G, but after that, nothing changed in my phone, not found Superuser app.

  158. hook says:

    thanks for your kinding,

    I had do the root for S2 I9100G, but after that, nothing changed in my phone, not found Superuser app.

  159. mickivanov says:

    Works fine on Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 with Android 2.3.5
    Great tutorial and great software :)
    Thanks a lot !

  160. thad says:

    1.) If you have Android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 it’ll work. 2.3.5 has patched the vulnerability that is used in the method. I *think* that most if not all T-Mobile Galaxy S2 will have 2.3.6, so this won’t work for those phones. Don’t try it, get all surprised that it didn’t work and come over here and spit vitrol – you’re the idiot who can’t tell a 6 from a 4 or 5…
    2.) It’s taking advantage of an operating system vulnerability, it’s a packaged exploit (read 3xP10it) – it’s basically a virus for all intents and purposes. So yeah, your AV is probably gonna detect it as a virus, but that doesn’t mean it’s a virus. A non-virus that is detected as a virus is called a ‘false positive’ – look it up ya goofs.
    3.) There are many other ways to root your phone – go look at XDA forums for the latest and greatest. That’s where this guy gets his info from anyway.

    • thad says:

      first line should read:
      1.) If you have Android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 it’ll work. 2.3.6 has patched the vulnerability that is used in the method.

      • themarmotguy says:

        First-time smart phone user. Bell/Samsung Galaxy S2 owned for only a week. Got sick of ads so rooted my phone successfully following your carefull instructions.

        But foolishly I allowed updating via KIES, so now the “superuser” app is no longer present on my phone.

        Any ideas?

      • RFDZ says:

        I have 2.3.6, so THATS why it doesn’t work for me. I eventually had to do it the manual way suggested in another article.

  161. Derek says:

    GT-i9100T ICS
    Doesn’t work.
    Is there an update that works for ICS please?

  162. gkeee says:

    can this method also work for the samsung galaxy note with android 2.3 ?????

  163. snovvdog says:

    Doesn’t work on android 4.0.3

  164. alex says:

    So if you root by using this method you will be able to get ICS on KIES without problems,right?

    • Sasha says:

      Correct…. but by upgrading to ICS, you will lose root privileges automatically and will have to re-root.

  165. Qamar Bukhari says:

    Excellent…………….. my Galaxy S2 got rooted in less than 4 minutes.

    Big thanks to you Sir……….

  166. theo says:

    Will this work if i a have the official ics installed?

  167. Yuna Jang says:

    It worked perfectly on my GSII i9100! THanks so much for this!

  168. Civic says:

    I need to root the S2 for Titianium Backup and view the wifi password file. This rooting method works very well in my S2 Gingerbread 2.3.3.

    However, when I try to create a new directory or file under the root directory in Terminal, error saying “System File Structure Read Only”. Then, I am not sure is the S2 100% rooted.

  169. Fatah says:

    It worked perfectly ! Samsung Galaxy S2 International (GT-I9100), Android version 2.3.4, Kernel UHKI2-CL553601.

  170. David says:

    Once the runme file finished, it gave me the “All done!” message. However, I do not have the superuser app on my phone. I verified that I had the ADB, and tried again, but paid closer attention while it was processing. I noticed it said something like, “failed to push app”, but I didn’t get a chance to read it. Do you have any suggestions?

  171. Dandyroi says:

    To all ICS users out there: the only way to root your phone like this is to flash a Gingerbread version on it. Then root it like in the tutorial above and you can flash a new kernel and rom on it. Easy does it.

  172. jack says:

    Why the hell ADB.EXE file in this zip is over 2472KB. Standard Android adb.exe is only 159KB.

    There is something definitely bad lying in the adb.exe executable that users run on their PC’s!!!

    • admin says:

      No, adb.exe isn’t that big, check again, the whole zip file might be that size. There’s no bad lying in the adb.exe please double check before posting!

      • DDG says:

        Well, I wondered why isn’t there a faster, easier and safer way of getting root rights, and finally found there is one, that is this one found by you. I’ve read some of the comments around here and noticed that most complained of failing to get root privileges. Moreover, there is the observation that adb.exe is 2.4 MB, i.e. seemingly far larger than the original one. I said seemingly because I don not know the actual size of the original one. I haven’t suspected anything in regard to the different size of some files, as I do not know the size f the original ones, but considerable difference in size arouses suspicions. Furthermore, the reported size of 2.4 MB is true (I’ve checked myself), but why did you contended that that claim is false, but actually it is true. I’ve checked the file size myself. Now, I respect your dedication and work and you making all the tutorials to help others get the most out of their SGSII, but what am I to make of this issue?

  173. Salman says:

    Worked like a charm on an older S2 version! There are NO viruses. The trojan alerts are false positives and not actual viruses. Turn off your anti virus and run the .bat file again. Should work. If not, make sure you select ‘allow’ when prompted a ‘suspicious file’ on your virus scanner for each of the files.

  174. RFDZ says:

    Original ADB.exe is 401 KB (4,10,942 bytes)
    (MD5: AF842053C49664C07ABC57EE62163A29)

    ADB.exe in above attachment is: 2.41 MB (25,30,671 bytes)
    (MD5: 2CB52A59FC0231C75125DD01612C6C89)

    Definitely something fishy going on.There is high chance of a malware inside. Who actually released this zip file?

    I ran this already, and I am running M$ security essentials so I am probably screwed by now.

    you have been WARNED!

    • admin says:

      I think this is an older version of ADB. There’s no malware inside you are digging too deep.

      • RFDZ says:

        I agree with admin. The file is HARMLESS. It is indeed a newer version of ADB. I submitted it for analysis to Avira labs, and they reported that it is the same adb.exe used in birdiesync.. and it is known to be harmless.

        Sorry for the confusion and the conspiracy theory.

        Still the method to root doesn’t work.

  175. will says:

    Worked like a charm and took no more than 4 minutes! Using a i9100 from Orange France.

  176. kryo says:

    Worked like a charm! thanks!

  177. Otto says:

    I didn’t work at first even deactivating the antivirus…..then saw a post from someone advicing to check the number of files and seems the antivirus deleted one of the files so I extracted it to another location in my pc with the antivirus deactivated and it did work.

  178. Jason says:

    Hey admin , can you help me ? I’ve opened the runme.bat file and “pressed any key” when the command prompt opened , but when I hit enter , it doesn’t take me 10 minutes , but 2 seconds . And it says all done ! Then when I check my phone , it doesn’t have superuser at all . Help me ! Please reply me ASAP . Thanks !

    • admin says:

      most likely issue with drivers.

    • jose says:

      Hey Jason, the new method didn’t work for me either and same thing that happened you happened to me. So try other method with the youtube linkposted by admin. It will work for sure. It is similar tothe one try but i guess it was updated a little. Good luck.

  179. THEDADDY says:

    JUST ROOTED MY NEW S2 NO PROBS.THANKS FOR THE ZERGOINS .GREAT SITE!!!!!

  180. lokesh says:

    unable to root i9100g..

  181. Jeffrey says:

    Does this work on 4.0.3?

  182. DJ says:

    Will this method work on S2 running ICS 4.0.3 with Build DXLP7? Has anyone tried it so far?

  183. rastaman says:

    hey zedo, i’ve a question, if i update my sII to official ICS, can i root it again with this methood?

    thank you in advance =)

  184. camboja says:

    Can’t download the file – says the dowloading has been canceled at 4,7 Mb.
    All the same with all the mirrors posted here.
    Can’t use old method ’cause I just renewed the official up to XXLPW, and it is not there.

  185. mothball says:

    i hit the rumme, the blackboard appears and it said hit any key, i hit twice (coz that;s the total i needed to hit), nothing is happening. My S2 runs on ICS, i set the screen time out to 10 minutes , i will wait 15 more, b4 i unplug everything, it will mean i have not rooted my phone

  186. Gundars says:

    It’s possible to root my Galaxy S2 without install Samsung Kies on my computer???

  187. ravingdiode@gmail.com says:

    How much data will be used while i do this rooting method? I have very little cap available..and don’t want to download a whole ROM i.e. 250mb…

    Thanks!

  188. Toml2273 says:

    Hello All,
    Does anyone know where to find how to root the Galaxy S11 Skyrocket? Also need info on ROMs for it.
    Thank you in advance.
    Toml8311

  189. Chen says:

    This root will be work on 4.0.3 version?

  190. Victor Brandao says:

    I am using an AT&T Samsung SGH-I777 just updated to ICS via KiEs :) (the only way to get the “official” AT&T ICS) but even though I just updated the SDK, I keep getting “adb server is out of date. killing” errors.
    Will this system work on my device ? (I am using a PC with Win 7).

  191. mike says:

    when i opened superuser it keeps on forcing close. Please help!!

  192. Felix says:

    The downloaded zip file doesn’t open. Looks like the zip file is broken.

  193. Felix says:

    The zip is fine, just make sure you deactivate the AV before downloading. Suggest to keep the AV deactivated till the rooting process is complete.

  194. Jose says:

    Does this work with the i9100G??

    • Max says:

      you can try it. This method is okay to try on i9100G, might work but do not use any other root methods on this site unless it says its for i9100G.

  195. Mihai says:

    Does not work….2.3.6 :(( any ideas how to solve it? same as Nas says:
    March 22, 2012 at 11:35 am

  196. icdw says:

    Thanks man… worked like a charm!

  197. Pocho says:

    Has anybody tried this method in SGH-i727 ? That is the Skyrocket version 4G/LTE of Galaxy S2 AT&T

    Thanks.

  198. Anupom says:

    Hay, Max
    Buddy…., i was successfully rooted my GT-I9100. But i updated superuser to 3.1.3, now i can not update my su binary to 3.1.1!! it shows “copying su to /system failed”
    please help!!!!

  199. aric says:

    guys this is how you get it to work on your galaxy s2. 2.3.6 doesnt play well with rooting so you are going to have to reset back to 2.3.4 or less. back up and restore then try the batch again. worked for me whootwhoot

  200. Ken Tackett says:

    Hi Max, Did you get back your youtube & vids? I hope you did! I saw a video of yours on youtube, so I hope you are forgiven for saying the truth!!
    I do have a question. I used this to root my S2 and it worked but (always a but!) when I went to run SD Maid which requires root. It comes back with not rooted! So how can I add to su SD Maid or SD maid to SU? Do i need to flash a new kernel? How do you add apps to SU? I have adfree, Busybox, mybackup root, ROM Manager, Titanium BU all are listed in SU but I dont see how I can add apps myself.

    Thanks Max! You are high on Android!!

    • Max says:

      thanks bud! I didn’t get my YouTube channel back but I am making my own video site so this won’t happen again where I lose near 2000 of my videos in one day, you can check it out here: http://androidroot.org.

      As for your question, try root method 2 here, this is sorta old:
      http://galaxys2root.com/galaxy-s2-faq/

      • Ken Tackett says:

        Thanks for the quick reply Max! Sorry about youtube, I hope they have a change of heart.
        You know whats funny, I went to method 2 and of course the video is gone!! Lol! Bastards!!
        I am joining androidroot.org

  201. BluePeter says:

    Worked perfectly!

    GT-I9100
    Android 2.3.4
    Build GNGERBREAD.XWKI4

    Thank you very much.

  202. Chris says:

    Does anyone have success with rooting on 4.0.4 firmware?

  203. NIKESH says:

    zergrush contains virus and malicious code in it.

    • xhawkx says:

      You do not belong here, WTF do you think you are trying to do to your Phone, duh, write new code, dip shit…………………………………………Leave your phone along, or read for a couple weeks.

    • Max says:

      It does not, your virus program “thinks” its a virus.

  204. Qwerty says:

    SERIOUSLY HOW DO I UNROOT? PLEASE I NEED HELP!

  205. Qwerty says:

    i am now in DZKL3 kernel and 2.3.6 i rooted with this method and i dont know how to unroot

  206. ali says:

    worked on my 2.3.5 i9100

  207. Toml2273 says:

    Does anyone know how or where I can find a real rooting program for the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket SGH-i727?
    And No, the ” Newroot for all Galaxy S2 Variants does NOT work on the Skyrocket. Also looking for Roms and Kernels for the SGH-i727 Skyrocket?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Toml2273

  208. Zinou says:

    Thanks for the tutorial..
    I have some questions:
    1. will that process remove any files/apps on the phone?
    2. will this allow install of chainfire 3d?
    3. will this allow access to System folders?
    4. how to unroot? (factory reset does it unroot the phone)
    PS: I have i9100
    Sorry for my bad English.
    & Thanks in advance.

  209. duke86 says:

    does ‘cleaning…’ really take long? like 4 minutes or so?

  210. Rubens says:

    It doesn’t work

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  212. rick says:

    works on digicell trinidad galaxy s 2 i9100

  213. patrick says:

    does this work for 4.04? it doesn’t seem to work, the program launches but says unable to install, fail, etc. and then reboots the phone…

    is there a new version for ICS?

    thanks for any feedback.

  214. Goran says:

    Hi zedomax,i have problem i cannot root my phone i got error message like ”super user can’t be moved or installed in system…” something like that…. pls how to solve this???

  215. John says:

    Hello, I’m currently paying for internet from T-mobile because i have to for the S2. what if i root the S2? will t-mobile force me to pay for the internet ?

  216. RahsAlGhul says:

    Seems to be a lot of people having trouble flashing ClockworkMod recovery after rooting with this technique. I went through all the steps and rooted successfully but have scoured the web and can find no helpful suggestions on flashing anything onto device. Are you supposed to be able to? Would appreciate a response as I am sure the remainder of peeps with this query would. I will go back and use the Odin root technique if that’s what it takes but so far have found this root technique kinda useless. No disrespect as I know you work hard on this but thought you may appreciate the feedback.
    Thank you

  217. jay ramirez says:

    NOT WORKING, i followed the instruction carefully but no luck

  218. Toml2273 says:

    Hello all,
    Does anyone know how to root the SGH-i727 Galaxy S2 Skyrocket?
    The new root and the others I have found on the Internet does not seem to work on the Skyrocket.
    Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Toml2273

  219. Lakshan Wasalage says:

    can i root my SHW-m250s device with this method…

  220. noor says:

    how to root sgs2 gt i9100 ics 4.0.3 baseband version i9100XXLPX build number IML74k.JPLPF plzzzzz thanksssss

  221. Carlos says:

    I tried to root and i did everything as in the video, since it said this would work on any sg2 phone, but afterwards it didn’t have the superuser installed like it did on yours. I have the SGH-I727, Android 2.3.6, Baseband I727UCLA3, Kernel 2.6.35.11, Build GINGERBREAD.UCLA3…
    I couldn’t find a video on my SGH-I727 on your site

    any help would be greatly appreciated

  222. Toml2273 says:

    I too have tried to root my SGH-i727 to no avail. So the root does not really root all S2 variants. A very miss-leading statement.
    Good luck in really rooting yours I have asked for help on this and other forums, however NO help was ever offered. Apparently one has to belong to their Click in order to get help.
    Toml22273

  223. Mark says:

    Thank you very muxh max… it works.. now my gs2 is now rooted…
    SamsungGT i9100
    2.3.3
    BVKE2

    From france..
    This tutorial totally works on my gs2.thnx.

  224. Kashif says:

    Hi Maxx,
    Need your help urgently. I’ve been following your websites for quite some, I have a S2, S3 and a Note1, all international versions. With your help I’ve been able to root my S2 and Note1 and also keep on trying the new ROMs which you recommend. I had the Revolt JB ROM installed in my S2, and for some really STUPID reason I accidentally hit Factory Reset… now all I get is a black screen with right after the Welcome Samsung (Yellow Triangle screen).

    Is there a way for me to get any kind of ROM back? I hope my phone isn’t bricked.
    BTW, I have backed up all my ROMs in the SD Card Memory.

    I’ve been a true fan of yours and would really appreciate your feedback.

  225. Azam says:

    Easiest and fastest way to root any version of the S2 – I have done it on the t989 (telus) and the i9100t and its worked amazing

    Many thanks to you

  226. MASTER says:

    i have a galaxy s2 korean version would this root method work with this guy…
    thanks in advanced

  227. ivan says:

    Hi there.
    I’ve 2 questions: could this method work with a 4.0.3 version fresh installed?
    Is there a way to run the same piece of code (or an alternative one) on Ubuntu 12.04 linux?
    Tnx

  228. Ilko says:

    I have just done that on my galaxy s2 i-777 AT&T version which has android 2.3.4 on it and it seems to work perfect :)

  229. jelly bean says:

    Does this also work with the new Jelly Bean version?

    I am on 4.0.3 now with Baseband=I9100XXLPS and Samsung is offering an update to Jelly Bean.

    • Some wierd guy says:

      im in the same situation as the above guy so can someone please reply with a correct answer. i really want to root my phone you see because it is super slow and i have clogged the memory up so i just need root so i can speed up the gpu.

      • Duck_Flyer says:

        waiting for reply as well. Just update my S2 to Jelly Bean pre-release. Hope someone reply in a very prop way. Thanks

  230. Ron says:

    I have the Sprint Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710, Android is at 4.0.4. Would I be able to use this to root my model?

  231. Argjent says:

    OMG I finally rooted my SGS2 I9100XEGKJ1,thank you thank you, for such a tutorial, now I can literally “fuck” my phone up LOL

    • Argjent says:

      BTW It was a branded phone to 1&1 Germany so I didn’t have to find my damn stock kernels

      • Bob B says:

        LMAO, Funny and Congats. poppin the cherry. I have said “OOOh SHIT” a few times, had to learn to read instrucs 2x before instead of glancing thru ,thinking you know WTF you doing……..

        • rusty says:

          i read the directions and still doubt myself and my equipment. i rooted beautifully using the odin method. it was so easy i just knew i messed something up. but tmo as some issue that after a root it wont poer off. mine went perfectly theni did a reset that was wheni had the ppower issue. dunno what happened and have not found a work around. So i was a root virgin as well.
          Max nade it easy and still managed to answer most questions. Even mine and i became a pain i am sure

  232. Tina C. says:

    Hi:

    I have a US Cellular SCH-R760. The kernel is K.FB14. Will this method work on that CDMA phone?

    Thanks!

  233. hadi says:

    did this work on samsung s2 4.0.3 icecream sandwich??

  234. Martin says:

    Any peaple-please REMEMBER-if you make ROOT-you don’t have no more no garantie for your phone !!!!!

  235. huseyin says:

    thanks body ıt works under 3 min :)

  236. Dana says:

    McAfee AV picked up zergRush and quarantined it as a trojan…. Has anyone else had this happen?

  237. Daya says:

    It is having Trojon
    ZergRush -> Linux/Exploit-Looter.a -> Trojan
    Seems a Trojon is needed for S2 as it is a Linux OS underneath.

  238. sam says:

    it is catched as virus om my antivirus,
    what are you planing to do?
    even it is not works,

    I hate the cheaters

  239. ramos says:

    What about doing it in MAC. where is the link for that ?

  240. Sebas says:

    URGENT!!! SOME ONE I WANT TO DO THIS BUT I DONT KNOWWWWW!
    Works on 4.0.3 with ICS??
    please tell me… =(

  241. skachit says:

    can some please help me find the download file for this GalaxyS2RootNew.zip

  242. skachit says:

    can some please help me find the download file for this GalaxyS2RootNew.zip…..im really confused

  243. Mrpoo says:

    Has anyone tried this with a s959g from Straighttalk?

  244. Bivav says:

    My android version is IceCream Sandwich (ICS) and this does not work… Please HELP ME!!!!

  245. Michael says:

    FYI: This method worked flawlessly on my GT-I9100, 2.3.3, I9100XXKE4, Kernel 2.6.35.7-I9100ZSKF4-CL280225root@avad-server #22.

    I was a bit concerned about the anti-virus warnings on BitDefender and TotalVirusOnline. But … after much research and consideration, I decided to trust Max. And it makes sense that you would need to use “such tools” to do what we’re all trying to do with our phones. If I’m wrong/naive, please let me know!

    By the way, updating the SU Binary to version 3.1.1 (17) worked for me as well. It was stuck on “gaining root access” for a while, but in the end it succeeded. Perhaps it succeeded because — and this may have been mere coincidence — I closed the app to do other things, re-opened the app to see whether any progress had been made, and so on. Miraculously, I didn’t encounter the problems that others experienced when using Max’s rooting method.

    Thank you, Max! I’ll recommend your site to my friends.

    • b0bb says:

      Hmmmm. Thanks for your Anti-Virus warning,duh, This has only worked flawlessly for almost 2 years. Pet peeve off of mine, people want to root and rom their phones and your worried about a virus.It just makes me laugh when you think you are the one who found THE virus. LOL

      • Michael says:

        I question your intelligence. Obviously, you didn’t comprehend what I wrote. In my post, I implicitly acknowledged people’s concerns about a possible virus and tried to reassure them that this “supposed virus” (i.e., Android.Exploit.ZergRush.A) is needed to root their phones successfully. That is, it’s essentially taking advantage of a vulnerability in the OS.

        Lastly, I posted that response so that I could thank the creator of this method. If people find comfort in my testimony and ultimately decide to trust Max for all their hacking needs, then I’ve accomplished what I originally intended to do.

  246. b0bb says:

    First off, Sparky, go find a sense of humor. How can you question MY intelligence, when you yourself asked if you were being naive,because of the fact this was first posted 1 1/2 years ago, now, my questioned intelligence tells me that, with thousands of downloads of the root kit, that if there was something awry that could damage a phone, ya think that this would still be up and everyone was awaiting the review of Michael??? Again as I say, get a sense of humor, then explain to the entire world that you rooted your phone, even though it showed that a virus was present. You rookie.

    • Michael says:

      Seems as if you have a lot of unresolved issues. First off, whether or not “there was something awry that could damage a phone” does not necessarily mean this site would have stopped existing long ago. Second, aside from your emotional volatility, people are welcomed to find solace in my review. If you don’t, then that’s your choice. Lastly, it’s a bit inane for you to question the sanity of my actions when you, too, praised how the software “worked flawlessly” and, then, justified that comment with one of your pet peeves: “Pet peeve off of mine, people want to root and rom their phones and your worried about a virus.”

      When you’re essentially calling yourself a rookie, it’s not surprising why any sane person would naturally question your intelligence.

  247. b0bb says:

    WOW, OK you win………………

  248. Andrey says:

    it works on my phone but a lot of times it makes my phone freeze, I’m not able to go back to home screen even if I keep on pressing the home button or hold the home screen button to use the kill the app. I always end up restarting my phone to make it work again. With the previous version of biftor I didn’t have the freeze problem does this means there’s a problem with my phone’s hardware?

    • Michael says:

      Yeah, I think it’s important to tell everyone that this works only when debugging mode is on. If you disable debugging mode, root only applications won’t work.

  249. Michal says:

    It worked for me on GB 2.3.3 (buke1)

    • Michael says:

      Does yours work only when debugging mode is on? I discovered several weeks ago that root-only applications can’t work when debugging mode is off. Feels as if my phone isn’t truly rooted.

  250. Metha says:

    Hello, I have a s2 gt-I9100. I rooted my phone from long time now. I am with the stock rom, no flash custom rom, I am with the old version of 2.3.5. I am wondering how I can “software update” my phone ? Thank you in advance

  251. Matthew Carter says:

    Works perfectly for me!

  252. bart says:

    not working on i9100 (galaxy s2) with android 4.0.3
    if you report working / not working please include model and OS.

  253. Gary says:

    If anyone is still having issues with this try downloading it directly to your phone, extract the zip file, install the bootstrap app from the files folder, open it, use both options, and reboot your phone into recovery. Just stay in it for bit, just browse your phone. Click reboot system and it should ask if you want to fix root. Click yes and it should be rooted.

  254. Bivav says:

    Hey everyone! I have samsung galaxy s2 model: SHW-M250K. I have searched all over internet to find how to root my device. Alas i found this one which specifically says It can root any variants of s2. so just to be sure. Will it root my samsung galaxy s2 model : SHW-M250K ?? Please help me..
    Thanks!

  255. Bitsink says:

    BEWARE GalaxyS2New.Zip contains a TROJAN!!

  256. Gunner says:

    I have tried to download the file with two different PC’s multiple times, Zip cant be extracted, says the file is NOT complete

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  258. Jen M says:

    I have an Alltel Galaxy S2 SCH-R760 running Gingerbread 2.3.6 hardware version R760.01. Would this work? I’ve never rooted a phone before, so total newbie here. I’ll try not to ask a bunch of stupid questions since they’re likely answered in other threads

  259. chester says:

    This does not work so remove the post

  260. Hosein says:

    seems that it doesnt work on 4.1.2 ?

  261. my phone was stuck in flight mode . i dont know what to do!

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