Thursday, 9 May 2013

Procedure To Root Samsung Galaxy SII i9100

Points to be taken care of before Proceeding ahead:
  • Warranty will be void by rooting the device but you can get it back by unrooting the phone.
  • Download all needed Tools/software.
  • You may loss device data, so make a backup of all the data like messages, call history, pictures etc before rooting process.
  • Battery of the phone should be charged properly at least to the half level.
  • The updated USB driver of device should be installed on system to communicate properly with the device.
  • Samsung Galaxy SII should be updated to the latest firmware XWKDD.
  • Save the APN Setting, it will be needed after the root process to surf the internet again.

Tools Needed:

1.      ODIN Downloader (Download it from here)
2.      Download SuperOneClick
3.      XWKDD Kernel (Don’t extract it after download, it will use in the Odin process)
4.      USB Data Cable
5.      Samsung’s KIES 2.0 


Step 1: Make sure that you have downloaded and installed all the needed software. Now, set device in USB debugging mode: Settings ->Applications -> Development -> USB debugging.

Step 2: Reboot your device in the download session mode. To get enter in the download mode of Samsung Galaxy SII, switched off the device and turn it on again by holding Volume down button + Home button and Power button simultaneously. You will surely reach to the download mode. This will show screen as mentioned below in picture, on your phone screen.

Step 3: Open ODIN Downloader and install it on your pc.

Step 4: Now, using USB Cable connect the device to computer and keep Odin open. Wait for few seconds then ODIN will notify that the device is connected to the computer. Select the checkboxes next to “Auto reboot” and “F. Reset Time” and kept default else options. After this, press “PDA”  Button and select the XWKDD_insecure.tar file which you have downloaded on your pc already. Now Press “Start” button, after pressing the start button, ODIN will flash the kernel and after flashing, it will reboot phone.. Do not disconnect the device from PC while rebooting.

Step 5: Once the device has been restarted, Open SuperOneClick and press the “Root” tab and restart the device again. Now you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy SII device.