[GUIDE] ROOT and UNROOT Stock GB 2.3.5, 2.3.6 ICS 4.0.3, and 4.0.4 T-mobile Telus S2X
I am not responsible for your device
This is only for the t-mobile t989 galaxy s2 hercules
do not use any other galaxy s2 models because it will brick your device
you can flash skyrocket ROMs and kernels with CWM, but I suggest you research more before attempting anything.
HOW TO ROOT
FOR 2.3.5 ONLY
you can use the Superoneclick
to gain root access.
To flash ROMS and Kernels
Please refer to AllGamer's thread oh how to obtain Clockworkmod Recovery if you want to flash ROMs
After getting root access
1. download ROM manager from the market
2. select Flash Clockworkmod recovery
FOR 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 4.0.3, and 4.0.4
What you need:
SAMSUNG USB Drivers
SUPERUSER WITH BUSYBOX
USB debugging should be on.
1. Install the Samsung Drivers and ODIN
2. Plug in your phone to the PC allow everything to be installed. Do not interrupt
until everything is finished installing. It should be like 5 things
3. Unplug your phone and power off your device.
4. Go into ODIN/DOWNLOAD mode
With the device off. Hold the + and - Volume buttons (telus only -) and stick the data cable into your phone. Hit Vol + to confirm into DOWNLOAD MODE
5. Launch ODIN (Your device should be detected under COM)
6. select PDA and select your choice of Recovery
7. Click Start.
It should be a quick flash. no more than 5 minutes.
If it is stuck in initializing, please close ODIN, try another USB port, and reopen ODIN
You now have ClockWorkMod Recovery
To enter this, make sure you're not connected to the computer.
Power off the phone and hold Vol + and - and Power. Let go of Power once it vibrates until you're in recovery.
You can now Flash any ROMS that will give you ROOT access, but if you want to stay stock...
To gain Root, 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 4.0.3, and 4.0.4
1. Launch CWM Recovery
2. Select Install zip from sdcard
UPDATE: there has been reports that 3.1.3 doesn't play nice with GB 2.3.5/6 so flash 3.0.7 that i have attached.
3. choose CWM_Root_Superuser_3.1.3_Busybox_1.20.2.zip
3. choose a custom ROM of your choice in the android development section.
You now have Superuser Root Access
when flashing superuser
If it aborts or gives you some error (usually for 2.3.6)
Don't worry, just flash a couple more times until it is successful OR you can reboot the phone and check your app drawer for the SUPERUSER app.
If Superuser does not flash no matter what.. I suggest just flashing a rooted and deodexed stock ROM or one of the many Custom ROMS by our great debs
ODIN back to STOCK ROM/Unrooting
This is completely factory stock ROM, Stock kernels and stock recovery.
refer to ALLGamer's thread
KID KJ3 2.3.5 and KL1 2.3.6 ROMS can be found at the bottom of the OP
for LDE go here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1668502
FLASH it via ODIN as you would the RECOVERY. (PDA)
RESTORE TO STOCK 4.0.3 and 4.0.4
4.0.3 and 4.0.4 guide to restore to stock via odin and CWM/TWRP