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[Guide] Root and CWM recovery new ICS.

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By asting, Senior Member on 12th June 2012, 05:26 AM
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To start, you will need
Recovery-cmw-hercules.tar (doesn't have to be the latest, you can update it later). This can be found in other recovery threads, as the process remains the same.
Odin3 v1.85 (or any other compatible version)
root.zip found Here


Steps:
1) Make sure Kies is exited, and you have the drivers installed for Odin. If not, check the other threads as this has been covered many times
2) Just select your CWM recovery for PDA once you are in DL mode (which is achieved by holding down VOL Up and VOL Down when the phone is off as you plug in the cable). Select vol up to confirm dl mode.
3) In Odin, leave the default boxes (Auto reboot and F. Reset time), and then select PDA and choose the .tar file we found earlier. Make sure odin sees your phone properly and start this!
4) once you have CWM recovery installed copy the root.zip to your sd card, and boot into CWM recovery. Do a Nand Backup and then install root.zip and enjoy!
5) Delete that crappy bloat!



For those having connection issues in Odin, try the following.

1) Exit Kies
2) Change to a different USB port
3) Reinstall your USB drivers.

I kept getting an error, and the above fixed that.
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12th June 2012, 05:29 AM |#2  
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Root.zip being stock ics official tmo release??

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12th June 2012, 05:41 AM |#4  
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Thanks a lot for posting this for everyone. Hopefully this will quell the 50 billion requests that could be handled by using search or google.
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Root.zip being stock ics official tmo release??

Sent from my Galaxy SII T-mobile using XDA

Its should work the same, my official tmo 4.03 ics
was just rooted doing this
12th June 2012, 06:33 AM |#6  
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so it's the same process?
12th June 2012, 06:43 AM |#7  
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Not working for me. Get the following odin error:

<ID:0/005> Added!!
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Can't open the serial(COM) port.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
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12th June 2012, 06:55 AM |#8  
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so it's the same process?

Yes but make sure you download the root.zip file OP posted a link to.
Once you're done with the odin part, having the recovery-cmw-hercules .tar all done.
You should see CWM rom manager in your app, you can click on it but cant really use it. because you don't have superuser permission, That why you need to copy the root.zip file to your sd card. Now get in to CW recovery by turning off the phone.
hold vol. up+down,and hit the power on button, scroll down and install the root zip.
then reboot. now you should have superuser permission and can now uninstall, or freeze all the junk with Titanium backup.
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what do you mean 'leave the default boxes'?!? leave them checked? leave them unchecked? leave them alone? what? I'm assuming you mean leave the boxes alone (default).

Don't touch anything but the PDA button, select the .tar file, and click start.


For those worried about using the GB root process with the new ICS ROM, the Kies flashing does not put a new recovery on it. It's the same one that shipped with your phone. Therefor overwriting the the recovery with CWM 5.0.2.6 (via Odin) is the exact same. The root.zip flashed from VWM just installs su, busybox, and the superuser.apk into the OS, this has been done on many ICS roms already.

TL;DR: the process is identical, and confirmed working.
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Rooted! T989 with Stock ICS update!
Thank you So Much! It Worked!!! For all of you who are doing this:

You will first need to install Busy Box update before Titanium will work. It takes a few seconds (20 - 30secs) then you will see "Allow Super User..."

Thanks again Starting to delete Crap ware now!
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Thank you So Much! It Worked!!! For all of you who are doing this:

You will first need to install Busy Box update before Titanium will work. It takes a few seconds (20 - 30secs) then you will see "Allow Super User..."

Thanks again Starting to delete Crap ware now!

Busybox is included in the root.zip in this post?

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