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[Q] Want to root and cm i9100g, don't know which set of specific directions to use

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3rd January 2014, 07:57 PM   |  #1  
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So I had attempted to root my unlocked international i9100g a few years back but had accidentally flashed firmware for i9100, which nearly bricked my phone and haven't made a second attempt since barely being able to fix it.

I'd like to try again but am confused about which set of directions to follow, so I just want to know which set of directions are for sure correct so can someone reassure/confirm for me with which links I should follow? I apologize in advance if these are extremely noob questions with answers everywhere but I just want to be safe this time.

This is what I currently have:



I want the latest stable clockwordmod which should be this one right?

http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=i9100g

The directions on the official site seem pretty clear and should work for my phone regardless of whether it's international/unlocked or not? Or are there simpler directions elsewhere?

I just want a basic root with nothing else before running CM. Which method should I be using? So far I've only found

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1501719
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1570377
http://galaxys2root.com/galaxy-s2-ro...csandroid-4-0/
4th January 2014, 12:00 AM   |  #2  
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Your CM link looks good....just choose one of the newer builds.....
As for rooting....try chainfires CF Root.....
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399
Read the first few posts IN FULL so that you get familiar with what you are doing and you're good to go......

This might be my S2, or it might be my W...but it's definitely CM
4th January 2014, 02:10 AM   |  #3  
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The method for rooting and flashing CWM

1) Download Odin (http://androidfirmwares.net/Tools)
2) Download root kernel (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399)
-- just scroll down and search for ur version (settings>about phone>basis version)
3) Flash it via Odin
-- Extract .zip
-- load the root kernel in Odin (as PDA)
-- Put SGSII in download mode (Vol-, Home and Powerbutton)
-- Press "Start"
4) Phone should reboot by itself
5) Turn it off, then start phone in recovery mode (Vol+, Home and Powerbutton)
6) Check if u have enough space for backup on sd card (to be sure: 2GB)
7) Go to:
-- Backup and restore
-- Backup to internal sd card (for sure u can choose external if have and want it there)
-- confirm it and then let do the phone the backup (can take a while [5-20 min])


method to flash rom

1) Download Rom
2) Put it on internal sd card
3) Go into recovery mode (see above)
4) DO A FULL WIPE!! (U won't loose ur backup on sd card [but u can copy it to PC, too, if u want])
-- wipe data/ factory reset
-- wipe cahe partition
-- advanced > wipe dalvik cache
-- mount and storage > format data/system/cache
5) Then flash Rom via recovery
-- install .zip from sd card > choose .zip from sd card
-- Select the downloaded Custom Rom and flash it
6) Reboot and u r done!
4th January 2014, 03:35 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thuva06

The method for rooting and flashing CWM

[SPOILER]

1) Download Odin (http://androidfirmwares.net/Tools)
2) Download root kernel (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399)
-- just scroll down and search for ur version (settings>about phone>basis version)
3) Flash it via Odin
-- Extract .zip
-- load the root kernel in Odin (as PDA)
-- Put SGSII in download mode (Vol-, Home and Powerbutton)
-- Press "Start"
4) Phone should reboot by itself
5) Turn it off, then start phone in recovery mode (Vol+, Home and Powerbutton)
6) Check if u have enough space for backup on sd card (to be sure: 2GB)
7) Go to:
-- Backup and restore
-- Backup to internal sd card (for sure u can choose external if have and want it there)
-- confirm it and then let do the phone the backup (can take a while [5-20 min])

[/SPOILER]

method to flash rom

1) Download Rom
2) Put it on internal sd card
3) Go into recovery mode (see above)
4) DO A FULL WIPE!! (U won't loose ur backup on sd card [but u can copy it to PC, too, if u want])
-- wipe data/ factory reset
-- wipe cahe partition
-- advanced > wipe dalvik cache
-- mount and storage > format data/system/cache
5) Then flash Rom via recovery
-- install .zip from sd card > choose .zip from sd card
-- Select the downloaded Custom Rom and flash it
6) Reboot and u r done!

Don't need to go to 'androidfirmwares' to download Odin.......a link is provided in the cf root thread that we both supplied to the OP.........

This might be my S2, or it might be my W...but it's definitely CM
4th January 2014, 09:12 AM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by milktea91

So I had attempted to root my unlocked international i9100g a few years back but had accidentally flashed firmware for i9100, which nearly bricked my phone and haven't made a second attempt since barely being able to fix it.

I'd like to try again but am confused about which set of directions to follow, so I just want to know which set of directions are for sure correct so can someone reassure/confirm for me with which links I should follow? I apologize in advance if these are extremely noob questions with answers everywhere but I just want to be safe this time.

This is what I currently have:



I want the latest stable clockwordmod which should be this one right?

http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=i9100g

The directions on the official site seem pretty clear and should work for my phone regardless of whether it's international/unlocked or not? Or are there simpler directions elsewhere?

I just want a basic root with nothing else before running CM. Which method should I be using? So far I've only found

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1501719
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1570377
http://galaxys2root.com/galaxy-s2-ro...csandroid-4-0/

Easiest method to root .

Use frameroot apk.

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6th January 2014, 07:25 AM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by milktea91

So I had attempted to root my unlocked international i9100g a few years back but had accidentally flashed firmware for i9100, which nearly bricked my phone and haven't made a second attempt since barely being able to fix it.

I'd like to try again but am confused about which set of directions to follow, so I just want to know which set of directions are for sure correct so can someone reassure/confirm for me with which links I should follow? I apologize in advance if these are extremely noob questions with answers everywhere but I just want to be safe this time.

This is what I currently have:



I want the latest stable clockwordmod which should be this one right?

http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=i9100g

The directions on the official site seem pretty clear and should work for my phone regardless of whether it's international/unlocked or not? Or are there simpler directions elsewhere?

I just want a basic root with nothing else before running CM. Which method should I be using? So far I've only found

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1501719
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1570377
http://galaxys2root.com/galaxy-s2-ro...csandroid-4-0/

How was your rooting experience this time? If you're having issues with using Odin, can try ryuinferno's method at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2293576. This will also root your device!
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