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By demon2112, Senior Member on 14th May 2014, 10:42 PM
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Hi guys,cant seem to find where to start its all a real blurr.
I jave a sgs2 with 4.2.2 on it and i hate my huawai thing so wanna root the s2 and flash custom firmware.
Installed kies already kies recognises the phone but odin doesnt when i put it in download mode,
Can someone pleaseplease point me to the rigjt thread or giva a step by step tutorial because im not getting it clear on my head.

I had a sgs1,galaxy nexus and a xperia z so have a little experience so i dont know why im strugling

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15th May 2014, 06:50 AM |#2  
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For problems with Odin flashing, you need Hopper8's 'Odin troubleshooting' thread stickied in General. Covers every possible scenario in these situations.

For root, you need PhilZ. Search for the thread. If you find the instructions 'difficult', don't attempt anything until you understand what it is you're trying to do. You risk breaking your phone if you ignore this. I've never seen a guide/tutorial on here that was 'difficult' (people who find them difficult often don't have a handle on 'the basics'; refer to my last para).

For flashing custom roms, you need to simply follow the flashing instructions which are always simple & always on the first page of the thread devoted to every rom.

Guides/tutorials stickied near the top of General are a fantastic grounding in what makes this phone tick if you're serious about learning this stuff (99.99% of people who come here aren't though).
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15th May 2014, 07:11 AM |#3  
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I saw a thread on philZ i read there that i can just flash the kernel to obtain root?
And i will look in to all youur pointers thank you

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Most roms OP state.... Just flash in cwm

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15th May 2014, 08:03 AM |#4  
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Yep. Read the PhilZ thread so you can work out which kernel you need, flash the kernel & you get a rooted phone + CWM. And yeah, pretty much every rom flash is put the files on your internal or external SD card, boot into CWRecovery, navigate to files, flash. Done.

One small thing to be aware of, newer 'KK based roms' tend to require newer versions of CWM in order to flash, so make sure you read the threads devoted to those especially thoroughly if you decide to flash them.
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Yeah i kow that from my xperia z, the newer cwm is needed foot kk .
And what about the bootloader do i need to unlock it?

Im sorry for all the questions its been a while since i flashed a sammy

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15th May 2014, 08:13 AM |#6  
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My thought: You say you have 4.2.2, are you sure it is a 9100 and not the sgs2+. Different hardware .

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Im from the netherlands and im sure its a i9100

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Bootloader is not locked, no need to touch it, read the guides/tutorials & you'll learn this stuff - no more answers to basic questions you can easily find answers to.
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