Do you own a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100? And already updated your phone with the latest ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware? Then you can now proceed to root your smartphone running on the latest Android 4.0.3 firmware.
Rooting will void the warranty and the only way you can reclaim back the lost warranty is by restoring the default or stock firmware back to your device. You can check the current firmware from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where you will discover the current firmware as XXLP2 Android 4.0.3 firmware. In case it shows any other firmware then you have to first apply the XXLP2 firmware and then proceed to root your smartphone.
We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it on Galaxy S2 I9100G or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.You can check the model number by dialing *#1234# from your smartphone. Pre-Requisites: You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily. Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update Must Have:
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on XXLP2 Android 4.0.3 Firmware: Step-1: Download XXLP2 Rooting TAR File followed by Odin tool from the Must Have section to your computer and open Odin tool in your computer. Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Step-2: Power off your phone to enter your device into Download mode by pressing Volume Down Key + (OK)Center button and holding both press Power button simultaneously after which a green robot will be displayed. You can refer to the video mentioned below to know more about on how to enter into Download mode. Do not proceed into the next step if the phone refuses to get into the Download mode in spite of repeated attempts. Step-3: Once you enter into download mode open Odin in your computer and connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened.
Now the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step. It may take 3-4mins for the ID:COM block to install all the drivers hence wait till the process completes. Dont proceed to the next step if the ID:COM block doesn’t turn yellow.
In case the ID: COM doesn’t turn yellow then you need to install Samsung USB Drivers, .NET Framework and update KIES with the latest version so that the missing drivers get installed. Step-4: Click on the PDA tab in Odin and select the file named as “CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_LP2-v5.2” present in the extracted files. Double check whether the selected file match or not then tap on “Start” to begin the updation process. Rooting will be accomplished within a span of some seconds after which the phone will automatically restart.
Step-5: Power Off your device and enter into Recovery Mode by pressing Volume Up Key + (OK)Center button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. In Recovery mode choose “Wipe data/ Factory reset” then choose “Wipe Cache partition” and reboot your device by clicking on “Reboot system now” option using the help of Volume Rocker keys. If the phone boots normally then
repeat the button combination till you enter into Recovery mode.
You can refer to the video mentioned below to know more about on how to
enter into Recovery mode. If the device takes longer time on the “S” logo then pull out the battery, re-insert it and repeat the entire procedure again from the beginning. For some users a Green Robot may be displayed at the start that is quiet normal. Thus you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphone running on the latest XXLP2 Android 4.0.3 firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.