Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,782,519 Members 38,418 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[SOLVED] The rooting process

Tip us?
 
Nightshadow931
Old
(Last edited by Nightshadow931; 28th May 2014 at 10:48 PM.)
#1  
Nightshadow931's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 179
Posts: 715
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Belgrade
Default [SOLVED] The rooting process

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.
 
keithross39
Old
(Last edited by keithross39; 27th May 2014 at 07:33 PM.)
#2  
keithross39's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1,190
Posts: 1,980
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oxford
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
 
Nightshadow931
Old
#3  
Nightshadow931's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 179
Posts: 715
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Belgrade
Yea, did it already.Thanks anyway!
 
keithross39
Old
#4  
keithross39's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1,190
Posts: 1,980
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oxford
Best place to start is here....
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1826497

My wife says I'm a phone geek....She's probably right
 
keithross39
Old
#5  
keithross39's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1,190
Posts: 1,980
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oxford
OK.....please add [SOLVED] to the title of your thread and share how you did it so others can read how......

My wife says I'm a phone geek....She's probably right
 
Nightshadow931
Old
#6  
Nightshadow931's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 179
Posts: 715
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Belgrade
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.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Moto G 4G Receives Official CyanogenMod 11 Love

When theMoto Gwas initially released to the world in November of last year,very few actually … more

Get Your Tasks Organized on Android Wear with Agenda Wear

Having a checklist of things you need to do is something we all can find useful at … more

Top 5 LG G3 MODs – XDA Developer TV

The LG G3 has been LG’s breakout hit of the summer. Using their knowledge frombuilding some … more

Make Your Calendar Widget Beautiful with Month

For some of us, summer vacation is alreadyover. For those getting ready to school, work, or … more