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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:46 AM   #451 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome to Android Forums EvelineGirl!

I see from your post that you are running T-Mobile, Netherlands, firmware on ICS, Android 4.0.4.

As per post #1, you will need to root this using the Siyah .tar kernel mentioned...
Haha you see I almost got the wrong one. Thank you!

EDIT: Al went well but now my phone isn't doeing anything! (A was afraid for this).
The only thing I see is the samsung galaxy S2 logo with the yellow triangle thing.
I can't get into Recovery/Save mode either only download mode seemed to work.

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EDIT: Al went well but now my phone isn't doeing anything! (A was afraid for this).
The only thing I see is the samsung galaxy S2 logo with the yellow triangle thing.
I can't get into Recovery/Save mode either only download mode seemed to work.
Can I just check the following things with you EvelineGirl...

1. It was the Siyah .tar file for Odin that you downloaded and installed and not the .zip file?

2. You did not extract the .tar file as per the instructions for the .zip file in post #1?

3. You are holding the 3 buttons in for at least 30 seconds to get into the Recovery mode, (a lot longer than it takes to get into Download mode on its 3 buttons)?
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Can I just check the following things with you EvelineGirl...

1. It was the Siyah .tar file for Odin that you downloaded and installed and not the .zip file?

2. You did not extract the .tar file as per the instructions for the .zip file in post #1?

3. You are holding the 3 buttons in for at least 30 seconds to get into the Recovery mode, (a lot longer than it takes to get into Download mode on its 3 buttons)?
No I dit everything just like the instructions said. I double checked everything.
Yes only the .tar file as it was already .tar I didn't extracted it.
Recovery Mode really wasn't working anymore (got into Recovery Mode several times before so I know how to enter RM).

But all looks fine now, I just booted my phone in to download mode again and tried to load the .tar again using ODIN and after that my phone rebooted and was working again yeah!!

Also root checker says: "congratulations you have now root access!"

Strange that it didn't worked out the first try but he, all ok now.

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I just booted my phone in to download mode again and tried to load the .tar again using ODIN and after that my phone rebooted and was working again yeah!!

Also root checker says: "congratulations you have now root access!"

Strange that it didn't worked out the first try but he, all ok now.

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Congratulations EvelineGirl!

Welcome to the club.

Sounds like it may have been a bad flash the first time around.

Now you need to do the Titanium, nandroid and efs backups mentioned in post #2 to protect yourself.
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Congratulations EvelineGirl!

Welcome to the club.

Sounds like it may have been a bad flash the first time around.

Now you need to do the Titanium, nandroid and efs backups mentioned in post #2 to protect yourself.
Thank you and I'll do that!
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What if I didn't back anything up after root and deleted some system apps? Will flashing using Odin bring them back?
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What if I didn't back anything up after root and deleted some system apps? Will flashing using Odin bring them back?
So, no nandroid or Titanium backups!

In that case you will need to re-install your firmware again via Odin and re-root.

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i read this article.it was helpful.i have followed these instructions carefuly.i have rooted samsung galaxy s2.i have downloaded the root checker.but it doesnt show me that i have rooted samsung galaxy s2.please help.thanks for the support.
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i read this article.it was helpful.i have followed these instructions carefuly.i have rooted samsung galaxy s2.i have downloaded the root checker.but it doesnt show me that i have rooted samsung galaxy s2.please help.thanks for the support.
Hello and welcome to Android Forums dhanushkakasun!

You do not mention which kernel you used to root your phone. If it was Siyah or PhilZ, did you follow the instructions in post #2...

"Superuser *** If you have used Siyah or PhilZ kernels to root your phone you will need to download and install SuperSU separately, free, from the Play Store."
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Updated post #1 with details of rooting the new, official, Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.2, XXLS8, release.
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My problem is that after all necessary procedures went normally my phone stuck with Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100 and yellow triangle on display. It does not work. Anybody have any idea to help?
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My problem is that after all necessary procedures went normally my phone stuck with Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100 and yellow triangle on display. It does not work. Anybody have any idea to help?
Hello and welcome to Android Forums raduga!

Just a few questions...

1. What Android version are you on, (GB, ICS, JB)?

2. What kernel did you use to root?

3. Have you wiped cache and dalvik as per post #2?
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I installed the stock SGSII JB 4.1.2 for Spain (I am in Spain). I went through rooting with Odin, flashed OK PhilZ-cwm6-XXLS8-FOP-4.00-b22.tar.md5, I got the yellow triangle, I can enter in this PhilZ recovery mode, but the root checker and SuperSU says my phone is not rooted. Then I entered in recovery, wiped out Davlik, fixed permissions etc, rebooted but it seems that my SGS2 is still not rooted. This is strange... any ideas what may went wrong?
Of course I can give it a try with another kernel, but I wanted to check if anyone else installing this particular kernel succeeded to root.
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I installed the stock SGSII JB 4.1.2 for Spain (I am in Spain). I went through rooting with Odin, flashed OK PhilZ-cwm6-XXLS8-FOP-4.00-b22.tar.md5, I got the yellow triangle, I can enter in this PhilZ recovery mode, but the root checker and SuperSU says my phone is not rooted. Then I entered in recovery, wiped out Davlik, fixed permissions etc, rebooted but it seems that my SGS2 is still not rooted. This is strange... any ideas what may went wrong?
Of course I can give it a try with another kernel, but I wanted to check if anyone else installing this particular kernel succeeded to root.
Hello ivanv!

How odd! You certainly appear to have done all the correct things.

Could I ask you to download and install BusyBox, free from the Play Store and see if that returns a positive with rooting.

Failing that, there is the Siyah v6.00beta4 kernel which you can use to root, with again, the .tar version.
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Hello ivanv!

How odd! You certainly appear to have done all the correct things.

Could I ask you to download and install BusyBox, free from the Play Store and see if that returns a positive with rooting.

Failing that, there is the Siyah v6.00beta4 kernel which you can use to root, with again, the .tar version.
Well, I've installed the NeatROM and it's OK, rooted and SuperSU works. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
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Well, I've installed the NeatROM and it's OK, rooted and SuperSU works. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
I've had exactly the same experience Ivan, seems to have flashed successfully but still shows my old kernel info on the 'about phone', and root access isn't working! Once I cleared the cash as Ironass explained it reconfigured my apps etc, but still no root :s Like you I'm using the Spanish 4.1.2 ROM. Going to try an alternative kernel....
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I see from the guides that the Siyah and other kernels require you to be rooted first, and have CWM etc installed... because I can't confirm this (as the Philz kernel doesn't appear to have taken somehow ), can anyone recommend what I could try next?

I've tried re-flashing the PhilZ kernel again and it's the same result (says it's successful, the recovery menu is clearly from PhilZ, yet root access isn't working and 'about phone' still shows kernel:

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Ironass, thanks for the tip you gave Ivan above, but the link says that kernel is for the leaked JB ROM and I'm running the official (Spanish) version.
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I have done everything the guide has said to do to the tee but after my phone reboots and passes the boot up with the yellow exclamation mark warning I get nothing but a blank screen... have also done the other part to see if that would work

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here is the info of my phone.

I used the LPB v5.2 Proper then tried the LPB v5.2 normal.

Should I try a newer custom rom?


!!! Nevermind I'm an idiot, didn't install the other ROM "Siyah" ROM!!!
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You can use Siyah v6.00b4 to root JB official and leaked.

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PhilZ is a essentially a rooted stock kernel with a custom recovery and will always show the kernel details above. Have you installed SuperSU, BusyBox and Root checker from the Play Store?
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I wish I had a 1 for every time someone has said that on this thread!

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Siyah is a custom, rooted, kernel... not a ROM!
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I just tested my sim card in my phone to see if it would work but.... nope I still have a Network Lock on it... I thought this Rooting guide was to help with getting rid of a Network Locked phone.... can someone point me in a direction to how I can network unlock my phone...

P.S Not a network unlock code site... the code given to me by vodafone australia doesn't match my IMEI code.
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PhilZ is a essentially a rooted stock kernel with a custom recovery and will always show the kernel details above. Have you installed SuperSU, BusyBox and Root checker from the Play Store?
Ah I see, thanks... yup got all three apps and they all say I'm not rooted. I'll try the siyah kernel tonight. Thanks for your help!
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Ah I see, thanks... yup got all three apps and they all say I'm not rooted. I'll try the siyah kernel tonight. Thanks for your help!
Curiosity got the better of me... siyah kernel now flashed, Supersu reinstalled and I'm now rooted :-)
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umm... as i have already stated the code given by either a phone company or a an app is the same code, trust me i ran through all of this multiple times over a lengthy period of time

when the imei doesnt match the network unlock code itz really annoying and how a company ***** that up is beyond me
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umm... as i have already stated the code given by either a phone company or a an app is the same code, trust me i ran through all of this multiple times over a lengthy period of time

when the imei doesnt match the network unlock code itz really annoying and how a company ***** that up is beyond me
As this is not Rooting related, can I suggest that you post your unlock query, giving full details of your handset, where purchased, Version, etc; on the General Forum and see if anyone has a solution to this problem.
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Hi,

I'm a total noob when it comes to rooting but I'm taking the plunge! I have a question though, as I'm not sure which kernel to download. The version on my GT-i9100 is 2.6.35.7-I9100BVKJ4-CL681297root@DELL135 #2 and I can't find a KJ4 on the link provided. Would this one: CF-Root-SGS2_XW_XEF_KJ2-v5.0-CWM5.zip be correct?

Many thanks for the excellent guide: it's making a dummy feel like she might stand a chance of getting it right!
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I'm a total noob when it comes to rooting but I'm taking the plunge! I have a question though, as I'm not sure which kernel to download. The version on my GT-i9100 is 2.6.35.7-I9100BVKJ4-CL681297root@DELL135 #2 and I can't find a KJ4 on the link provided. Would this one: CF-Root-SGS2_XW_XEF_KJ2-v5.0-CWM5.zip be correct?

Many thanks for the excellent guide: it's making a dummy feel like she might stand a chance of getting it right!
Hello and welcome to Android Forums ciderinsideher!

Blimey! That's a really old Gingerbread build. So old in fact, that I know we have had this question before... Just can't think what the solution was as there is no CF-Root kernel for it...

OK, got it! Use the CF-Root-SGS2_XW_XEN_KJ3-v5.0-CWM5.zip.

Good luck... now just carefully read and follow the instructions in posts #1 & #2.
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I'm a total noob when it comes to rooting but I'm taking the plunge! I have a question though, as I'm not sure which kernel to download. The version on my GT-i9100 is 2.6.35.7-I9100BVKJ4-CL681297root@DELL135 #2 and I can't find a KJ4 on the link provided. Would this one: CF-Root-SGS2_XW_XEF_KJ2-v5.0-CWM5.zip be correct?

Many thanks for the excellent guide: it's making a dummy feel like she might stand a chance of getting it right!

You do have the option of upgrading to JellyBean first and then rooting, look at this guide here

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kelis32: I'm just rooting to get rid of an internal memory problem I have so not too bothered about upgrading OS...yet! But if all goes well I may be flashing all sorts...
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By George, I think I've done it!

Thanks again for the clear guidance and assistance
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kelis32: I'm just rooting to get rid of an internal memory problem I have so not too bothered about upgrading OS...yet! But if all goes well I may be flashing all sorts...

Flashing all sorts...the mind boggles

well done on rooting your phone
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Hi and thanks for this guide, it has been very useful.

I followed the guide as stated and successfully rooted my S2 with the Siyah kernel. However, for some reason the home key no longer works. Can anyone suggest how to fix this? It is more of an annoyance than anything else and the phone seems to be functioning normally otherwise.

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Hi and thanks for this guide, it has been very useful.

I followed the guide as stated and successfully rooted my S2 with the Siyah kernel. However, for some reason the home key no longer works. Can anyone suggest how to fix this? It is more of an annoyance than anything else and the phone seems to be functioning normally otherwise.

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Hello and welcome to Android Forums u1tramagnus!

Congratulations on rooting your phone.

As for the Home key issue, have you tried the wipes mentioned in Step 4?
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Hello and welcome to Android Forums u1tramagnus!

Congratulations on rooting your phone.

As for the Home key issue, have you tried the wipes mentioned in Step 4?
Hi ironass,

I did try the wipes with no success but I figured out what I did wrong. I somehow managed to use the Siyah v6.0beta kernel file rather than v5.0.1

Anyway, I re-flashed with the correct version and problem solved!

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Is Siyah v6.0 Beta5 OK to use?
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Not personally tested but should be.
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Siyah 6.0 beta 5 does not seem to be able to mount SD in NTFS probably so

does SiyahKernel S2-v5.0.1 work with Jellybean 4.1.2?
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Siyah 6.0 beta 5 does not seem to be able to mount SD in NTFS probably so

does SiyahKernel S2-v5.0.1 work with Jellybean 4.1.2?
As far as I'm aware, The GS2 cannot mount its internal sd card using NTFS.
PhilZ kernel offers exFat support.

You may be able to load fuse.ko module with the ntfs-3g command, but I've never tried it personally. And even then, I think the best you could do is the format the external sd card, and not the internal.
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If all you want is to be able to see an external NTFS card, then you can install NTFS Mounter This will enable your GS2 to see NTFS formatted cards when connected via an OTG cable
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Cracking reply Hawker old boy...

couldn't have put it better myself...

come to think of it...

I couldn't have put it at all!
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As far as I'm aware, The GS2 cannot mount its internal sd card using NTFS.
PhilZ kernel offers exFat support.

You may be able to load fuse.ko module with the ntfs-3g command, but I've never tried it personally. And even then, I think the best you could do is the format the external sd card, and not the internal.
See this thread for more details

If all you want is to be able to see an external NTFS card, then you can install NTFS Mounter This will enable your GS2 to see NTFS formatted cards when connected via an OTG cable
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As far as I'm aware, The GS2 cannot mount its internal sd card using NTFS.
PhilZ kernel offers exFat support.

You may be able to load fuse.ko module with the ntfs-3g command, but I've never tried it personally. And even then, I think the best you could do is the format the external sd card, and not the internal.
See this thread for more details

If all you want is to be able to see an external NTFS card, then you can install NTFS Mounter This will enable your GS2 to see NTFS formatted cards when connected via an OTG cable
I managed to Mount my SD card in NTFS in Jelly bean with paragon.
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Hello, I'm new to the forums!
How can I unroot if, say, I want to give the phone to samsung for a repair. Using an app(like OTA RootKeeper) from the store is a good idea?
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Welcome to Android Forums!

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How can I unroot if, say, I want to give the phone to samsung for a repair.
Flash a stock firmware for your device using Odin, and then hope that the repair techs can't tell it's been previously rooted otherwise your warranty will be void.

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Not really, as the developer's own notes state:
Typical system where the protection won't work:
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Hi guys Great news have rooted my samsung,went flawlessly,was sweating a bit but well worth it,any advice for what i should do now?i have backed up using CWM to my card,and downloading root explorer.

You should look at putting a custom rom on now, get rid of all that Samsung bloatware, have a look at the Neat ROM thread, its probably the best custom ROM out there but ultimately the phone is now yours to do with as you please
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how often does Siyah update their kernel? I really want to see V6.0 be out of beta at least. It is so crush prone.
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Not to often. But i`m surprised that u have so many issues with 6.0b5. I use it since it`s out and have no problems at all...
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how often does Siyah update their kernel? I really want to see V6.0 be out of beta at least. It is so crush prone.

And beta 4 is rock solid with awesome battery too
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