Root Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 On Android 4.0.3 ICS [How-To Tutorial]

Recently we have published a guide for those who were looking to install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on the UK and Australia based unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 smartphone. Today, we are ready to show how you can quickly root your device with its software update. Like jailbreaking an iOS device, rooting your device opens the hidden potentials of your phone.This update is not for the I9100G users, the model number should be I9100. Which you can find thid by dialing *#1234# in your Samsung Galaxy s2 GT I9100.

You need to follow along with these steps to apply this firmware update

DISCLAIMER : Please note that this process of firmware update is not recommended for the basic users and is only recommended for the advanced users. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in any manner after applying this update.

Step 1 : Download the required kernel for your Galaxy S II:

  • Base firmware I9100XWLP7 (UK, Eire): Download CF-Root v5.4 LP7
  • Base firmware I9100XWLP8 (Aus) Download CF-Root v5.4 LP7 (Works with LP8)

Step 2 : Open the New Folder and double click on the Odin3_v1.0 to launch the application.

Step 3 : Turn off your smartphone then boot to Recovery Mode. You can do this  by press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down buttons while connecting your device to your PC

Step 4 : In Recovery Mode, select “Wipe Data / Factory Reset” then select “Wipe Cache Partition”. Once done, choose “Reboot System” to reboot your phone.

Step 5 : Turn your handset off then boot to Download Mode by pressing the Volume Down key while holding the HOME and POWER buttons.

Step 6 : Connect your handset to your computer using a USB data cable. The ODIN will recognize your phone and wait until the ID: COM section in the ODIN turns yellow. This means that all drivers have been successfully installed.

Step 7 : In the ODIN, click on the PDA tab then search for the CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KP8-v5.2.tar file that you have downloaded from step one. Click Start, this will initiate the rooting process on your phone.

Step 8 : Once done, the phone will automatically restart.

Root Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 On Android 4.0.3 ICS

Your newly-updated device is now rooted and ready for you to mod, tweak, and tailor to your specific needs!