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[SOLVED] The rooting process

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By Nightshadow931, Senior Member on 27th May 2014, 04:04 PM
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Hello S2 community,

I've got S2 yesterday, and since then I'm trying to find a way to root it. And I need help.
I found dozens of tutorials, most of them are old, and I am not sure which one would work for me.
I know there's a lot threads like this, but well, I just want to be sure, 'cause I don't want to end up with hard bricked phone.
So, here's some info about my phone :

Model number : GT-I9100
Android version : 4.0.3 (tried to update, it says there's no new updates)
Baseband version : I9100ZSLPE
Kernel version : 3.0.15-I9100ZSLPE-CL232300
Build Number : IML74K.ZSLPE


I just want to have custom recovery(cwm), so I can flash ROMs and kernels.

I had HTC WIldfire S before, and I did root it, but it was an easy procedure, using zergrush exploit as far as I remember, since it was back in 2011.

By the way, is S2 S-OFF by default ? 'cause we had to unlock bootloader in order to root WFS.Or to be S-OFF.
Does S2 have unlocked bootloader by default ?

Thanks in advance!
Darko.
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27th May 2014, 07:29 PM |#2  
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I am told that Samsung phones are some of the easiest to root....Sammy phones don't have locked bootloaders or S-Off (not sure what S-Off is, but as my upgrade will be an M8 I'm going to have to find out)....
With Samsung, the order is.....
1) root
2) flash CWM
3 flash custom ROMs.....
.....or.....
1) root and flash a kernel with CWM baked in via Odin (in one go).
2) flash custom ROMs.
There are plenty of guides stickeyed at the top of general that will point you in the right direction....just have a look.

My wife says I'm a phone geek....She's probably right
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Yea, did it already.Thanks anyway!
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Best place to start is here....
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1826497

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27th May 2014, 09:08 PM |#5  
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OK.....please add [SOLVED] to the title of your thread and share how you did it so others can read how......

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28th May 2014, 10:51 PM |#6  
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Alright, done.
I've just followed CF-ROOT tutorial.This is the file I used -> CF-Root-SGS2_XX_XEO_LPQ-PROPER-v5.4-CWM5.zip
It's for ZSLPE version too.Did it in 2 mins though, it's quite easy.
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