by Paul Nuñal, 1 year ago
With so many official and unofficial firmware releases for the Samsung Galaxy S2, many consumers can have a hard time rooting their devices. Starting off with the latest release of the leaked XXLP6 firmware, rooting…
If you’ve recently updated your Galaxy S2 to the XXLPQ firmware, you’re probably itching to gain root access to your phone. XDA Developers forum member Chainfire has come to our rescue. He’s developed a rooted kernel that allows us to not only gain root access to our Galaxy S2 phones but also installs a few extra things. CF-Root takes the kernel from the original Samsung firmware and adds root, busybox v1.16.2androidminimal and integrated ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM4/5). You’ll also have SuperSU, which replaces the old Superuser app.
Don’t worry if you’re a rooting novice; the process is easy that even the most amateur of Android users will feel confident in rooting the Galaxy S2.
For those of you unfamiliar with rooting, it is the process by which you gain administrative access to your phone. It allows you freedom and control over your device and gives you the power to tweak your device to your liking. Unfortunately, it also voids your warranty and the only way to restore your warranty is through reverting to stock firmware. You can read more about rooting here.
This method is only for Galaxy S2 phones, model number GT-I9100. You may check your phone’s model number through “Settings > About Phone”. If your phone is not compatible with the kernel, we highly discourage you from attempting to install it on your device as it may lead to bricking.
If you’re itching to root your Galaxy S2 on XXLPQ firmware, you’ll need the following:
Here’s how to root your Samsung Galaxy S2 running on XXLPQ firmware:
Your Samsung Galaxy S2 running XXLPQ firmware has now been rooted, with ClockworkMod Recovery and and busybox installed. Congratulations and enjoy!