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[Q] How to root Galaxy Ace 2 i8160?

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By dhvenus, Senior Member on 9th June 2012, 08:13 AM
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13th June 2012, 02:45 PM |#11  
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Dont think so why should they do this
but thats what i thought too when i heard about the ace 2 the first time...
Can u give me any feedback about the phone?

Every iPhone is actually underclocked. They do it for the battery life.

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14th June 2012, 07:49 PM |#12  
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The root is not so far from here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=31
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If anyone tryed?
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antsm, please, make detailed instructions
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Did you try superoneclick?
I'm very curious about this device, and I'm considering getting one... I find somehow strange the cpu: a dual core 800mhz is unusual. Is it possible that this cpu's clock is higher and is underclocked via software?

The cpu is really powerfull. The chipset is NovaThor U8500, with an ARM dual Cortex - A9 cpu at 1ghz (in sga2 it is underclocked to 800mhz), and the powerfull arm mali 400 gpu! More info here: http://www.stericsson.com/products/u8500-novathor.jsp
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15th June 2012, 08:35 PM |#16  
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Hello antms,

at first thanks lot of for your work.

I did not try it, because I had concern to brick the phone...
Could the phone brick due this methode?
I mean, to loose the warranty is not the problem. I'm sure, one day is it solved to unroot, but to brick the phone would be not funny...
16th June 2012, 08:38 AM |#17  
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Could the phone brick due this methode?

Generally, i don't belive with it, since kernel image doesn't affects on bootloader, which implements download mode.
But since i don't have SGA2 and can't test it personally, i can't take responsibility to say about 100% safety of this method.
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16th June 2012, 08:54 AM |#18  
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Ok, maybe i'll test it. But! What will happen if something go wrong? I'll need to flash a new firmware? But how? If it may be flashed with odin, where can I get a rom?
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there is still a safer method??
as other phones that will install a zip from recobery?

I also I have it and I would like root.

thanks for everything.
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Ok, maybe i'll test it. But! What will happen if something go wrong? I'll need to flash a new firmware? But how? If it may be flashed with odin, where can I get a rom?

Just flash stock kernel back (I8160XXLD3_original.tar.md5).
If you are looking for a firmware, you can get it at http://samfirmware.com (type i8160 in a search field).

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there is still a safer method??
as other phones that will install a zip from recobery?

Stock recovery usually performs signature verification for every zip-package. If the package is not signed by Samsung, then it will not be applied.
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