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GALAXY S II PLUS ROOTING AND CWM



PREREQUISITES:
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-An I9105/P
-Odin3
-As usual, a brain


NOTE:

Rooting will increase your binary counter.

ROOTING:

A) CWM (Thank you k2wl!!)
  1. Download k2wl's CWM here.
  2. Make sure you have Odin installed and Kies NOT running.
  3. Boot your phone into Download mode by pressing: Vol.Down + Home + Power buttons all together.
  4. Open Odin as an administrator.
  5. Connect to PC using a USB cable.
  6. Odin should show COM:X (X could be anything) on the left side which means your device is recognized.
  7. Click on PDA and look for the file you downloaded (CWM file, should be named cwm_s2vep_k2wl.tar, or something along those lines) and choose it.
  8. When Odin says Leave CS, press Start and wait, shouldn't take longer than 1-2 minutes.
Quick Note: This is not tested for I9105, but it theoretically should work.


B) Rooting
  1. Download this file, and this file.
  2. Place them both in your internal or external SD card.
  3. Now reboot into recovery with the following combination: Vol.Up + Home + Power buttons all together.
  4. Choose install zip from sd card, and choose external or internal, depending on where you put the root zip file in.
  5. Flash the root zip "UPDATE-SuperSU.zip"
  6. Flash "cwm-permanentor.zip"
  7. Reboot
Done, you are now rooted!


UNROOTING AND REVERTING TO STOCK STATE:

Alright so, if you would like to unroot your phone and send it to warranty or sell it... Do the following.
  1. Download Triangle Away by Chainfire from here.
  2. Install it and use it to reset the binary counter.
  3. Download the latest stock firmware for your device, make sure it's on the form of XX**** (e.g. XXAMC2). Non XX firmwares are fishy, and tend to brick devices sometimes. So get the latest firmware from live.samsung-updates.com. Always remember to choose the fimware with YOUR EXACT DEVICE MODEL.
  4. Extract the .zip file from the download to attain a .tar.md5 fie.
  5. Flash it using Odin.
  6. After the firmware has flashed and the device reboots, delete root-related apps like Superuser (might or might not be there), and such.
Done, you are now back to stock state


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We've just retired method 1 (prerooted firmwares).
Stick to the SuperSU method... easier and faster, no errors.
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Whut?

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I reserved it so if I want to post again I can just edit it

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I reserved it so if I want to post again I can just edit it

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But i think Panda want to know why you reserved it. because you are not a topic starter.
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But i think Panda want to know why you reserved it. because you are not a topic starter.

NOOOOO I guess your welcome Panda00. ( Starts walking away... ****!! )
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which one wil work for gt-9105 please copy paste the process from above... very confused with above post

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which one wil work for gt-9105 please copy paste the process from above... very confused with above post

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There's only 1 method in the first post as of now.

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will d phone become dead if i made ny error??

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will d phone become dead if i made ny error??

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Not really. But as usual it's your responsibility

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