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[HOW TO] Root T989 and T989D! TWRP+CWM! JB+ICS+GB! EASIEST METHOD!

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Default [HOW TO] Root T989 and T989D! TWRP+CWM! JB+ICS+GB! EASIEST METHOD!

How to root your Samsung Galaxy S2 T989 and T989D ONLY!

I made this tutorial because I feel that the other one in the sticky roll up thread is outdated.

DISCLAMER:
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DEVICE WHEN YOU USE ANY INFORMATION FROM THIS THREAD! YOUR WARRANTY IS NOW VOID!

What you need:

All the files that you need are all compressed into one zip archive for easy downloading and use. I will add proper sources later.
The files that are included are:

Openrecovery-twrp-2.4.4.0-hercules-1.tar (TWRP)
su-3.0.5-efgh-signed.zip (ROOT)
T-Mobile_t989_GSII_ADB_Drivers.zip (Drivers)
Odin3-v1.85.zip (the file to install TWRP)


If you are on Gingerbread you will need to use a different open recovery script and su file.


Download:

http://db.tt/Y9cGHEqh (REQUIRED)

http://db.tt/OL4ZW0af (REQUIRED IF ON GINGERBREAD)

If you would like to use the opensource Superuser.zip from Koush instead of su-3.0.5-efgh-signed.zip here's the link:
http://www.google.com/url?q=http://d.../superuser.zip



HOW TO ROOT:

STEP 1: Download the files you need above^ and move su-3.0.5-efgh-signed.zip or Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip if on Gingerbread to your sd card.

STEP 2: Install the Samsung drivers, (Named T-Mobile_t989_GSII_ADB_Drivers.zip)

STEP 3: Open Odin and put the USB Cable into your computer. (Make sure your phone isn't connected to the cable yet)

STEP 4: Power off your device (Before you do that check to make sure you have usb debugging checked in Settings> Developer Options)

STEP 5: Hold BOTH volume buttons (up and down) and plug in the USB Cable to your phone.
(Telus: Volume down and power)

STEP 6: Press Volume up when in download mode

STEP 7: DO NOT TOUCH DEVICE! A LOOSE CABLE OR PHONE TURNING OFF COULD HARD BRICK DEVICE!

STEP 8: Go into Odin and wait for the COM Port in odin to turn yellow

STEP 9: Select PDA and find your recovery script. (Openrecovery-twrp-2.4.4.0-hercules-1.tar if on ICS, recovery-cmw-hercules.tar if on Gingerbread)

STEP 10: Make sure re-partition isn't checked. Do not check anything else.

STEP 11: Press start. When finished you should see a green PASS on the top left of the screen.

STEP 12: Your phone should restart and you can now unplug your phone.

STEP 13: Reboot phone and hold both volume buttons and you should get into the recovery you installed.

STEP 14: Select install if on TWRP or Install zip from sdcard if on CWM.

STEP 15: Locate the file you moved to your sdcard, the su-3.0.5-efgh-signed.zip or Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip in the beginning and select it

STEP 16: Click yes or swipe to install.

STEP 17: Reboot and see if you have superuser supersu in the app drawer!

STEP 18: Reboot back into recovery (volume up and down) and select backup or backup and restore and make a backup of your rom! (make sure to have atleast 1GB of space before making a backup)

STEP 19: You are now rooted! Flash away!

STEP 20: If on Gingerbread go to the Google play store and download goo.im. go to the menu and install open recovery script.

I tried making this tutorial as noob-friendly as possible, But if you need help with anything just ask and Many other including will try to help you the best we can! If you feel something should be added or deleted just let me know!

NOTE: I DID NOT MAKE ANYTHING THAT WAS DOWNLOADED IN THE TWO FILES GIVEN! ALL CREDIT GOES TO THE ORIGINAL MAKERS OF THE PROVIDED FILES! HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT MADE THE FILES:
THANKS:
Dees_Troy for TWRP
Koush for clockworkmod
Samsung
|Melvin| for original tutorial
whoever else I missed! =P
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I am on my phone and don't have time to make this look nice so feel free to do it and send it to me.

If you are reading this you probably just rooted your phone. Congratulations! Now your probably wondering "how do I install all these cool ROMs?" This is the easy part.

There are many ways to install a ROM but I'm going to show the easiest and most convenient method. Installing through TWRP

1: open the Goo.im application (available on the play store) and go to menu > install open recovery script > yes. This will get you the latest version of TWRP.

2: go on XDA>T-Mobile galaxy s2>android development and download any ROM you like. (Anything by Ptmr3 is the best choice)

3: download the latest Google apps package (Gapps) for your version of android. (Not needed for TW ROMs)

4: (Not needed but strongly recommended) install app2zip from the play store and backup all your apps. (If you want any bloatware or system apps you can back them up too.)

5: Backup anything else you want.

6: reboot into recovery. (power on phone holding volume up and down)

7: click backup. Set backup name and swipe to start (don't do this until your phone is past 30% or plugged in.)

8: click install find the ROM you downloaded and swipe to start.

9: when that is done go back and click install and find the Gapps package you downloaded and swipe to start. (Does not apply if on TW ROM)

10: when that finishes wipe cache and dalvik

11: go to main menu hit advanced then fix permissions and swipe to start.

12: reboot and do not touch for at least 10 minutes.

13: reboot into recovery click install and find the apps you backuped and swipe to start.

14: reboot wait at least 5 minutes and enjoy the awesomeness!

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Phone: Galaxy s2 t989
Rom: PACman 21.0.1
Kernel: PAC

I have a ton of app ideas. Come check them out and maybe you will see them in the play store one day!
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Exelente contribution......:thumbup:

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I'm sorry I'm blonde so how do you root the phone again?
What part don't you understand from the tutorial?

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Phone: Galaxy s2 t989
Rom: SOA Build 2
Kernel: SOA
 

I'm full of great idea's, but don't have the time to create them or learn the coding to create them. If you want to make one of my ideas a reality just message me and I will give you my idea as specific as possible.
ideas:
-launcher/lock screen
-line rider type game where you control the character
-2d fighting game like art of fighting for the SNES
-multiplayer fps where you create your own map with a creative mode (minecraft style)
-roller coaster tycoon style game
-get phone out of sleep mode
-many more!
Just message me which idea you want info on and I'll tell you!
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Is the Stickie no good anymore?

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I enjoy flashing… my phone!
Search, read, search, read, search one more time and read a little more. Then you can ask any questions you haven't found the answer to!!
Devices: Nexus 5, Galaxy Note 2, MyTouch 4G, T-Mobile G2x, Galaxy S2, B&N Nook Color, Transformer TF300, Transformer Prime, Nook HD+
My ROM: [MIUI US v4][JB 4.1.2][Un-Official PORT for TMO GS2/Hercules]
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Is the Stickie no good anymore?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-T989 using xda premium
The sticky has some files that are not available anymore and his tutorial isn't for ICS. This is for both ICS and jellybean.

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Phone: Galaxy s2 t989
Rom: SOA Build 2
Kernel: SOA
 

I'm full of great idea's, but don't have the time to create them or learn the coding to create them. If you want to make one of my ideas a reality just message me and I will give you my idea as specific as possible.
ideas:
-launcher/lock screen
-line rider type game where you control the character
-2d fighting game like art of fighting for the SNES
-multiplayer fps where you create your own map with a creative mode (minecraft style)
-roller coaster tycoon style game
-get phone out of sleep mode
-many more!
Just message me which idea you want info on and I'll tell you!
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The sticky has some files that are not available anymore and his tutorial isn't for ICS. This is for both ICS and gingerbread.
FTFY :P


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The rooting part
Do you have the recovery installed?

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Phone: Galaxy s2 t989
Rom: SOA Build 2
Kernel: SOA
 

I'm full of great idea's, but don't have the time to create them or learn the coding to create them. If you want to make one of my ideas a reality just message me and I will give you my idea as specific as possible.
ideas:
-launcher/lock screen
-line rider type game where you control the character
-2d fighting game like art of fighting for the SNES
-multiplayer fps where you create your own map with a creative mode (minecraft style)
-roller coaster tycoon style game
-get phone out of sleep mode
-many more!
Just message me which idea you want info on and I'll tell you!
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