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[HOWTO] ROOT T-Mobile SGSII via ODIN -- Updated Recovery

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|Melvin|

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ROOT THE T-MOBILE SGSII



This Method will flash a recovery Image and then you can flash the superuser .zip file to root the phone.
This requires minor knowledge. But BE CAREFUL Because this can harm your phone!




First Things you need to have:

*You Need ODIN 1.8++(CLICK ME)
*The USB Drivers for Our SGSII
*Clockworkmod which you are going to flash via ODIN
Code:
md5sum - 8bf6802a84d85aa7da0c1976c0f129d1
*Superuser+Su files to flash thru clockworkmod later on!
*SDCARD installed for CWR


How to Root the phone...


*Before We get things rolling, Make sure the Phone is recognized by your PC.

*Put the Superuser .zip file on your internal SD

*Take the battery out and place it back

*Hold both Vol up + Vol down, and plug the USB cable in.

*On ODIN, Select the PDA button and browse to the recovery-cwm-hercules.tar

*Select Start and see the magic do its thing.

*It should flash the file to Recovery and reboot the phone.

*Take the battery out again and now boot into recovery

*Power off phone, unplug USB, Hold Both Vol up + Vol down and Hit power

*PERFORM NANDROID BACKUP FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY*

*Select Install zip from sdcard, choose the Superuser .zip and let it finish.

*Reboot!

*Now Lets delete some bloat ok? Be careful of what you delete!





***Thanks To Slayher for ROOTING the phone, i just created this small guide for you all to use.
 
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Su!!!!!!

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nbturbos

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UPS dropped my phone off earlier today at the house. Can't wait to get home and try this. I don't think it will boot up for the first time before it's rooted.
 

|Melvin|

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Any of you guys can help me get a SGSII for development? Im gonna sell my sensation to a friend for around 340 - 50 and my TMO discount will get the SGSII to 441... Now Im needing around 100 but 10 people who donates 10 can make it. Help me out guys and see the GOODIES ill get for you all.. You might wanna open a thread here at XDA for BOUNTY...And you all can make it. You all know i never ask for donations or else but this is kind of a help for me to get the phone and pay you back with my work which you all know and know it aint a bad work. Please help me do my BeastMOD II (thats gonna be the name.) for the TMO SGSII... THANKS guys
 
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"Error in /emmc/download/su-3.0.5-efgh-signed.zip"
after Creating SYSTEM:xbin/su sym link

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ROOT confirmed working!

Error was unmounting /system in the update-script of the su*.zip file.

Will upload 3 pics for proof!
 
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Noob question

So if i follow the intrusctions on the first post, i will be "rooted" right

SO now after that is done, how do i proceed to remove all the tmobile crap?
 

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    ROOT THE T-MOBILE SGSII



    This Method will flash a recovery Image and then you can flash the superuser .zip file to root the phone.
    This requires minor knowledge. But BE CAREFUL Because this can harm your phone!




    First Things you need to have:

    *You Need ODIN 1.8++(CLICK ME)
    *The USB Drivers for Our SGSII
    *Clockworkmod which you are going to flash via ODIN
    Code:
    md5sum - 8bf6802a84d85aa7da0c1976c0f129d1
    *Superuser+Su files to flash thru clockworkmod later on!
    *SDCARD installed for CWR


    How to Root the phone...


    *Before We get things rolling, Make sure the Phone is recognized by your PC.

    *Put the Superuser .zip file on your internal SD

    *Take the battery out and place it back

    *Hold both Vol up + Vol down, and plug the USB cable in.

    *On ODIN, Select the PDA button and browse to the recovery-cwm-hercules.tar

    *Select Start and see the magic do its thing.

    *It should flash the file to Recovery and reboot the phone.

    *Take the battery out again and now boot into recovery

    *Power off phone, unplug USB, Hold Both Vol up + Vol down and Hit power

    *PERFORM NANDROID BACKUP FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY*

    *Select Install zip from sdcard, choose the Superuser .zip and let it finish.

    *Reboot!

    *Now Lets delete some bloat ok? Be careful of what you delete!





    ***Thanks To Slayher for ROOTING the phone, i just created this small guide for you all to use.
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    cant wait to try this!!!!ty to everyone who helped
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    If You Can't Find Recovery.tar You'll Find It Here
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5bktv62yoyh3wim
    5
    Thank u.....first time being first :p

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using xda premium
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    Full (hopefully) noob rooting instructions

    Being basically a noob myself, I tried to put all the steps in. Hopefully I included everything for the less well- healed:

    1. Download the following:
    a. Odin - Version 1.83 or newer
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=755024&d=1319077881
    b.recovery-cwm-hercules.tar
    http://goo-inside.me/hercules/clockworkmod/
    c. superuser
    http://goo-inside.me/superuser/su-3.0.5-efgh-signed.zip
    2. Make sure windows recognizes your phone in ODIN by starting Odin and seeing that is shows <ID:0/004> Added!! In the message box.
    3. Turn the phone off,
    4. Turn the phone on by holding both the Vol up and Vol down buttons and plug the USB cable in.
    5. Select volume up button
    6. Start Odin
    7. Select the PDA button in Odin and select the recovery-cwm-hercules.tar file
    8. Select Start in Odin
    9. It should flash the file to Recovery and reboot the phone.
    10. After the phone has rebooted, select USB connected from your pull down screen on your phone and push the Connect USB storage button on the bottom.
    11. Copy the Superuser zip file to the sdcard or internal memory
    12. Reboot into recovery by doing the following:
    a. Power the phone off and unplug the USB cable
    b. Hold both the Vol up and Vol down and hold the power button for at least 1 second while continuing to hold both volume buttons
    c. Keep holding the Vol up and Vol down buttons until the Recovery screen comes up
    13. * PERFORM NANDROID BACKUP * - This take a while to run
    Menu button moves selection down;
    Home button moves selection up;
    Back button goes to the top; and,
    Search button selects the choice you've made.
    14. Select Install zip from sdcard or internal storage, choose the superuser zip file and push the Search button (enter)
    15. It takes you to another screen, scroll down using the Menu button to the superuser zip file and push the Search button
    16. Reboot!