The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is one of the most exciting Android device of the past couple of months, it comes with a dual-core 1 GHz CPU, a Super AMOLED 4.3 inches touchscreen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and it is very slim (8.49 mm). Out of the box it does perform extremely well and it can be further enhanced now that it has been fully rooted. Check out the instructions after the break.
Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, if you follow the instructions you should be fine!
All the credits go to Chainfire @ XDA who released the instructions to root / jailbreak the Samsung Galaxy S 2.
You can follow these instructions to root / jailbreak your Samsung Galaxy S 2:
- Download and unzip the file Odin3-v1.85.zip @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1056334
- Download the file XWKDD_insecure.tar @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1056334
- Download SuperOneClick on XDA @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682 [also see our article @ SuperOneClick - One-Click Root for Android devices for more details about SuperOneClick].
- Install SuperOneClick on your Samsung Galaxy S 2
- Make sure you have installed Samsung KIES 2.0 on your computer
- On your Samsung Galaxy S 2, go to Settings > Applications > Development and enable the USB debugging mode
- Turn off your device off then start it again and press and hold the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons at the same time
- You should now be in Download mode, start ODIN on your computer
- Connect your Samsung Galaxy S 2 to your computer and wait for ODIN to identify your device
- Verify that nothing is checked in ODIN except Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time
- In ODIN click on PDA and select the XWKDD_insecure.tar file you’ve download previously
- Wait until ODIN finishes flashing your Galaxy S 2
- Keep your Samsung Galaxy S 2 connected to your computer, once the device is rebooted start SuperOneClick on your device
- Press Root and you’re done
You can also root the Samsung Galaxy S 2 using Gingerbreak which was recently released.
To root / jailbreak your Samsung Galaxy S 2 using Gingerbreak, simply follow the step by step YouTube video from MultiColby1 below:
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