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Old October 18th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #301 (permalink)
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Hi, I came across this thread searching on a guide to root my SGS2.

I followed the guide closely, but I still ended up stuck at the yellow triangle while booting.

Big mistake on my part not taking down the details of my phone.
(Actually I did a screenshot on it and I have no access to it now since it's stored in the internal memory)

I remember the kernel version being something like I9100DXLPB

on android version 4.0.3

I used CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXX_LPB-v5.2-CWM5-PROPER

I did the recovery mode as mentioned but did not work.

Any advice on this?

Lots of thanks!

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Oh dear! Lets see if we can sort you out.

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I followed the guide closely,

I don't think so, judging by your next comment.

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Big mistake on my part not taking down the details of my phone.
(Actually I did a screenshot on it and I have no access to it now since it's stored in the internal memory)
Now you know why I put those instructions in about making a note of your kernel and firmware.

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I remember the kernel version being something like I9100DXLPB
That's not the stock kernel details I'm afraid!

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on android version 4.0.3

I used CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXX_LPB-v5.2-CWM5-PROPER

I did the recovery mode as mentioned but did not work.

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Without knowing your exact stock kernel details I cannot tell if you have used the correct kernel to root with or be able to suggest an alternative root kernel.

Your best bet is to flash your original, stock, Samsung, unrooted, firmware, (containing the stock, un-rooted, kernel), back on, using Odin, and start again.

Details of how to obtain your original firmware and flash via Odin are detailed in post #1, here.

If, indeed, your stock kernel is LPB, I notice that there are 2 versions offered. So it might be worth trying the other one. I also notice that they both have, "***", against them, which indicates, "problems mounting secure storage". This could be the reason that you cannot boot in which case you will have to use a kernel-less method to root your phone as described under, "Method 1", here once you have returned to your stock, Samsung, firmware.
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Hello and welcome to Android Forums Dreamiie!

Oh dear! Lets see if we can sort you out.




I don't think so, judging by your next comment.



Now you know why I put those instructions in about making a note of your kernel and firmware.



That's not the stock kernel details I'm afraid!



Without knowing your exact stock kernel details I cannot tell if you have used the correct kernel to root with or be able to suggest an alternative root kernel.

Your best bet is to flash your original, stock, Samsung, unrooted, firmware, (containing the stock, un-rooted, kernel), back on, using Odin, and start again.

Details of how to obtain your original firmware and flash via Odin are detailed in post #1, here.

If, indeed, your stock kernel is LPB, I notice that there are 2 versions offered. So it might be worth trying the other one. I also notice that they both have, "***", against them, which indicates, "problems mounting secure storage". This could be the reason that you cannot boot in which case you will have to use a kernel-less method to root your phone as described under, "Method 1", here once you have returned to your stock, Samsung, firmware.
Hi ironass

Thanks for the warm welcome and help!
I googled around for my original firmwire because mine is not listed there. I found the details of my stock kernel

Android version : 4.0.3
Baseband version: I9100DXLPA
Kernel version: 3.0.13-I9100DXLPB-CL709089 dpi@DELL151 #3
Build number IML74K.DXLPB

Any advices?

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I googled around for my original firmwire because mine is not listed there.

All Samsung CSC codes are listed in post #2 of, "ICS... CSC are you eligible for an update?".
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Hi Ironass/all,

I wonder if this rooting-guide could work for me, too... I had untill now a SE-X10, but that broke down after two years, and so I looked around and I bought my S2 yesterday.

Upgraded it via Kies to 4.0.4. Installed Odin 3_v3.04.

After typing in *#1234# I found:

PDA: I9100XWLPW
PHONE: I9100XXLQ6
CSC: I9100XEFLP5
Build Info: Wed Aug 22 22:34:22 KST 2012

So what root kernel should I use? And where can I get it? Is it safe to root my phone?
What I am scared about is that I read that I could have a brick-danger here, when I root my phone now.

My question is: can I root it, following your instructions? Especially kwowing the bricking danger, and I can't seem to find the right CF-Root Kernel.

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Hi Ironass/all,

I wonder if this rooting-guide could work for me, too... I had untill now a SE-X10, but that broke down after two years, and so I looked around and I bought my S2 yesterday.

Upgraded it via Kies to 4.0.4. Installed Odin 3_v3.04.

After typing in *#1234# I found:

PDA: I9100XWLPW
PHONE: I9100XXLQ6
CSC: I9100XEFLP5
Build Info: Wed Aug 22 22:34:22 KST 2012

So what root kernel should I use? And where can I get it? Is it safe to root my phone?
What I am scared about is that I read that I could have a brick-danger here, when I root my phone now.

My question is: can I root it, following your instructions? Especially kwowing the bricking danger, and I can't seem to find the right CF-Root Kernel.

Please advice! Many thanks in advance
Yes, you can root it.

As for the root kernel... see post #1 under the heading, "The Root Kernel".
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As for the root kernel... see post #1 under the heading, "The Root Kernel".
Thanks for the quick answer! One qeustion left, though: Which kernel should I look for?

PDA: I9100XWLPW
PHONE: I9100XXLQ6
CSC: I9100XEFLP5

Should I look for XWLPW, XXLQ6, or XEFLP5?

Aagain thnx in advance,

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Thanks for the quick answer! One qeustion left, though: Which kernel should I look for?

PDA: I9100XWLPW
PHONE: I9100XXLQ6
CSC: I9100XEFLP5

Should I look for XWLPW, XXLQ6, or XEFLP5?

Aagain thnx in advance,

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As per my previous reply and my referral to, "The Root Kernel", section in post #1, it depends on your current, stock, kernel.

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The Root Kernel

Kernel. Your choice of CF-Root kernel depends on the kernel you currently have installed on your phone.

Settings > About phone > Kernel version (make a note of this in case of problems)

Once you have ascertained which kernel version you are currently running you will need to go here.

Search posts #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 and #8 for a CF-Root kernel that comes closest to matching your current kernel, i.e. KG1, KF3, KI1, KK5, LPQ, LPS, etc:

For instance, if you are currently using 2.6.35.7-I9100JPKJ2-CL655700root@DELL143 #2 use CF-Root-SGS2_XW_XEF_ KJ2 -v5.0-CWM5.zip. If there is not a kernel which matches the letters and numbers in bold just go one number up from yours.
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You've obviously caught Ironass before his 20th cup of coffee of the day!! he's been getting rather grumpy recently when folks don''t read his guides!! But the red bits he has extracted from his guide above really do spell out what you need to do.

if you post back with your current kernel and the file you think you need, I'm sure someone will give you the thumbs up
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I'm sorry, but I thought I gave the info you/he needs to direct me in the right direction.. And I read the guide, carefully...

When I read out what's behind "Kernel-version" in "Settings -> About Phone" it says:

"3.0.5-1056084
dpi@DELL168#3
SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 22 22:5524 KST
2012"

So what do you suggest for me to do now? Look for SMP, maybe? That''s not there...
I'm a bit confused here.... Because I don't see the phrase "I9100" in there, or am I becoming blind?

And sorry if I make you or anyone else grumpy, but I'm new to the S2, I really don't mean to annoy you or anyone else, I'm just confused because I don't see what you mean, really... I really don't know what file to look for... And when I flash a wrong file, I don't know what happens, but it surely can't be good...

FYI: I live in the Netherlands, and I think the phone I bought is originally French... Maybe Korean, if I look at the Time-stamp in the Kernel-version... But the original software I found when I started it the first time was French..

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don't worry, no-one really gets grumpy here. ironass, despite his name, is really a big cuddly grandad figure.

that kernel info is what you need. looks to me that you may have a variant of the i9100 - personally I know nothing of these, but I'm sure a cuddlier version of ironass will soon step in to guide you onto the right path
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After typing in *#1234# I found:

PDA: I9100XWLPW
PHONE: I9100XXLQ6
CSC: I9100XEFLP5
Build Info: Wed Aug 22 22:34:22 KST 2012
Now I have the kernel version I can comment!

Your phone's firmware, XEF, is indeed French.

However, your kernel version is unknown to me and as Syd says, "may", be from something like a Korean variant that has been flashed/adapted previosly with GT-i9100 firmware.

I would suggest a rooting method that does not require the use of a root kernel such as, "Method 1", here.
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hey guyz !

Found this thread when searching for Galaxy S2 guide. Guess this is probably the best one for me to understand . I was using Desire Z till now, but upgraded to Galaxy S2 now.


Phone Details :

Model: GT - I9100
Android Version : 4.0.3 (if i remember correctly i updated dis from 2.3 using odin)
BaseBand Version: I9100DDLP8
Kernel Version:
3.0.15-I9100XXLPQ-CL223505
se.infra@SEP-94 #3


Typing *#1234# gives :

PDA : I9100XXLPQ
PHONE : I9100DDLP8
CSC : I9100ODDLP7
Build Info : Fri Mar ........



So as the tutorial says, I searched and I guess this is the one that I have to download-
CF-Root-SGS2_XX_XEO_LPQ-PROPER-v5.4-CWM5.zip

Is this correct ?


Also I want to flash this ROM after rooting -
Rootbox Jelly Bean ROM for Galaxy S2 i9100! [Android 4.1.2]

This ROM will run smooth after this process and this Kernel ??
I want to flash a stable JB ROM only.


Thanks again for all the help guys and ironass for the awesome guide
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Thanks, Ironass and Syd, for the info! I'll redirect my attention for rooting my device to XDA and that thread...

Oh yes, and the info about the Kernelversion (XEF) was already in my first post (nr. 305)... I guess there was some more needed than some cups of coffee to see that...

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wow 24hrs without a reply.. guess this forum isn't that active as i thought

still waiting for confirmation to start root (
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still waiting for confirmation to start root (

Yup, right kernel. Go for it.

I tried root box. It was slick and looked amazing. Very stable and all fine until I started trying to add other apps and mods. Just my findings. The love on here at the moment is for neat Rom.

Your lack of reply is probably due to everyone getting excited and distracted over new Rom and kernel releases.
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Oh yes, and the info about the Kernelversion (XEF) was already in my first post (nr. 305)... I guess there was some more needed than some cups of coffee to see that...
No! I saw that straight away but it had no bearing on the kernel details, as you now know. If I had gone ahead on the firmware information alone you could have, "bricked", your phone as the Android firmware, 4.0.4 firmware contains the, "Brick bug", which could have resulted in your having to get a very costly, motherboard, repair... unless you wanted me to take a chance with your phone!
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Thanks for the heads up Sydney99 .. Now, I m really having doubts to install this ROM or not

I really want a full feature rich ROM like this one.. but like you said if this is going to give me trouble later on, then no use flashign it . Is there any other such feature rich ROM that you can suggest me ? I do not change ROM's frequently, so I am looking for a ROM that is stable but yet has all the features..


Also, this kernel is root kernel right ? means after I use this to root my phone and flash a ROM, I can go ahead and flash the siyah kernel ?


Which brings me to my next question.. is the siyah 3.x guide applicable to 4.1 version ? I am still reading about it and which one to flash .. because again, this is a kernel full of features and BLN being my fav one


I have still not begun rooting.. will do it after i have all my doubts cleared and have proper knowledge.

will wait for the replies no matter how long it takes. I understand you guyz have other work also . Thanks again for all the help
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You Might Wanna Start Off With An Ics ROM As All Jelly Bean Roms Will Have Minor Issues. Personally I'm Using The Cm10 Nightlies And Dual Booting With An Ics ROM. This Allows Me To Have The Slick Smoothness Of Jelly Bean, But If I'm Going Somewhere I'll Need Reliability/Decent battery Life. I Can Boot Into The Ics ROM.... I Also Use The Secondary ROM As My Tester To Play Around :-)
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Thanks for the heads up Sydney99 .. Now, I m really having doubts to install this ROM or not

I really want a full feature rich ROM like this one.. but like you said if this is going to give me trouble later on, then no use flashign it . Is there any other such feature rich ROM that you can suggest me ? I do not change ROM's frequently, so I am looking for a ROM that is stable but yet has all the features..


Also, this kernel is root kernel right ? means after I use this to root my phone and flash a ROM, I can go ahead and flash the siyah kernel ?


Which brings me to my next question.. is the siyah 3.x guide applicable to 4.1 version ? I am still reading about it and which one to flash .. because again, this is a kernel full of features and BLN being my fav one


I have still not begun rooting.. will do it after i have all my doubts cleared and have proper knowledge.

will wait for the replies no matter how long it takes. I understand you guyz have other work also . Thanks again for all the help
yup, this kernel is a root "stock" kernel ie. it's the same as your exisiting kernel except it gives you root access. ironass's siyah 3.x guide applies to allsiyah versions. changing you kernel once rooted is as easy as changing your socks, in fact many on here probably change the former more frequently than the latter.

siyah kernel is a great place to start - rock solid, reliable, great performance and battery. download extweaks from google play to go with it, and this app allows you to tweak the kernel.

other kernels eg dorimanx (based on siyah) are also very good, and have even more tweak options, but even ironass is a little confused by some of these, so siyah is a good place to start.

as for roms, ask 10 people, you'll get 10 different replies. neat is great as it comes with the "aroma2 program which will automatically add yur selected mods/goodies. to my mind, JB roms aren't quite ready, go for an ICS.
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All Samsung CSC codes are listed in post #2 of, "ICS... CSC are you eligible for an update?".
I'm not exactly sure what you meant. I'm pretty much an idiot at technical stuff like these. I somehow managed to get my phone rooted, by luck I guess.

I flashed CF-Root-SGS2_DX_SIN_LP9-v5.4-CWM5 and got it.

Thanks again for helping out! ^_^
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No! I saw that straight away but it had no bearing on the kernel details, as you now know. If I had gone ahead on the firmware information alone you could have, "bricked", your phone as the Android firmware, 4.0.4 firmware contains the, "Brick bug", which could have resulted in your having to get a very costly, motherboard, repair... unless you wanted me to take a chance with your phone!
OK, so I got confused by you making something RED that was already in post 305... And of course I appreciate your help very much! Sorry I didn't understand at first what was expected of me...

I found out that the Brick Bug app calls my chip "Unknown, but at least not one of the chips known to be bad"....!

So that's something less to worry about, I think?

I'll let you know if I rooted my phone, and in what way...

Again thanks for all the help!

Greetz,

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hi guys, i need help! i tried root my S2 with ordin. now phone can't start up / reboot. what did i do wrong?
PDA: I9100DXLPB
PHONE : I9100DXLPA
CSC : I9100OLBLPA
i used the "CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXX_LPB-v5.2-CWM5-PROPER", after the pass in ordin, phone cant start so i tried "CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXX_LPB-v5.2-CWM5", same after the pass in ordin, also can't start up. my phone turned into rock! please advice ASAP. thanks.
UPDATE: i've unroot the phone. i know i used the wrong kernel. will find the correct 1 & try again.
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Ive had to reflash the stock firmware to my phone. I used the one posted on SamMobile website: I9100BULPD_I9100VODLP9_VOD

My original PDA was I9100BULPD and now Vodafone pushed out a new update. It installed over the wifi, and now I have the following info:

PDA: I9100BULPG
Phone: I9100BULP8
CSC: I9100VODLPB

Android 4.0.4
Baseband Version: I9100BULP8
Build Number: IMM76D.BULPG

My concern now is that my kernel reads:
3.0.15-1056084
dpi@DELL131 #3
SMP PREEMPT Thur Sep 13 10:45:25 KST
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It no longer reads the 3.0.15-I9100(5 letters and numbers) that it used to.

So, how do I root this thing? Or do I need to flash a different Firmware?
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I need to root my phone so that GetRIL works. I cant connect to data and I need to check to make sure the modem is playing well with the radio interface layer. If not, then I need root so I can install a known good modem/RIL combo.

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I wanted to provide an update to anyone searching through this later with the same kernel issue.

The PDA or Build Number could also be used when trying to line up which package to flash. I used a PhilZ package over at XDA for BULPG and worked great!

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So, I'm just as confused as the rest of the dummies here=P

I'm having the same problem with choosing the correct (or most similar) CF-kernel.

Phone-data:

I91000XXLQ6

Kernel: 3.0.15-1068762 dpi@DELL169 #3 SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 29 13:40:41 KST 2012

Build: IMM76D.XWLPX

Which kernel could this be?

Now, don't think I haven't scoured both AF and XDA for the answer

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EDIT: Also, does anyone know if this kernel is affected by the superbrick bug?
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use the LPX CF-kernel, it should work fine.

after rooting, just flash siyah, then you'll have absolutely no brickbug worries.
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use the LPX CF-kernel, it should work fine.

after rooting, just flash siyah, then you'll have absolutely no brickbug worries.
Did you decide if version 5 was good yet Sid? or is 4.1.5 still the latest and greatest?
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Hi all. Looking to root so I can install a custom ROM, as I'm sick of touchwiz and Samsungs bloatware. New to modding Android, but used to mod my winmo phones all the time back in the day, seems the process is pretty similar.

Anyways, I've got everything downloaded and ready to go. The only issue I've come across is opening Odin as an administrator. When I right click and choose run as:, a window pops up with my computers information, and below that is a check box to run as administrator. There's a password field. If I ignore it and just click continue, I get an error saying the password can't be blank. Any ideas? Everything else should be smooth sailing.

Also as a side, and recommendations for a ROM? I know everyone loves different things. I'd like stable (so probably ICS), battery life, speed, and Vanilla Android, or as close as possible. I'll also want to be able to access apps from my lock screen (sms, phone, email, etc), but I believe I can do this with the free Nova launcher? I was thinking of just going CM9, but thought I'd see if anybody had something else I should look at.

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Did you decide if version 5 was good yet Sid? or is 4.1.5 still the latest and greatest?
Too soon on 5.0i to tell. Performing well, needs a few days to judge battery. Gok has removed his battery profile, so just comes with default settings. Will wait and see......
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Anyways, I've got everything downloaded and ready to go. The only issue I've come across is opening Odin as an administrator. When I right click and choose run as:, a window pops up with my computers information, and below that is a check box to run as administrator. There's a password field. If I ignore it and just click continue, I get an error saying the password can't be blank. Any ideas? Everything else should be smooth sailing.
Sounds as though you do not have Admin: rights to your computer. You can try running Odin without that step so long as your phone connects OK.

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Also as a side, and recommendations for a ROM? I know everyone loves different things. I'd like stable (so probably ICS), battery life, speed, and Vanilla Android, or as close as possible. I'll also want to be able to access apps from my lock screen (sms, phone, email, etc), but I believe I can do this with the free Nova launcher? I was thinking of just going CM9, but thought I'd see if anybody had something else I should look at.
I would have said that NEAT ROM, mentioned in post #2, comes closest to fitting the bill for you.
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IMPORTANT!

Have updated post #1 to try and take account of some of the latest, stock, Samsung kernels that are all numbers!

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*** It would seem that some of the latest stock kernels for ICS are not following the letter/number convention used above and are using all numbers instead. In which case I would recommend using, "Method #1", here, by Phil3759 on xda developers, to root your phone.
If anyone has got any better ideas on rooting these kernels... please let me know.
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hiya guys,

this is my first post so please be kind!!!!!

got a s2 and im trying to root it.

ive downloaded the latest odin software and think ive got the correct cf.

my s2 is running:
android version - 4.0.4
baseband version - i9100xxlq6
kernal version - 3.0.15-i9100xwlpt-cl941023

i downloaded cf file CF-Root-SGS2_XW_NEE_LPT-v5.6-CWM5

what i did was put my s2 in debugging mode then rebooted in download mode.
i then started odin
went into task manager and closed kies running in background
connected my laptop to s2
box went blue in odin
selected the relevent files in odin with correct check boxes.
pressed start. after a while it says fail in top box

i have tried it several times and even tried wiping cache but still same result.

what am i doing wrong????
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Have updated post #1 to try and take account of some of the latest, stock, Samsung kernels that are all numbers!



If anyone has got any better ideas on rooting these kernels... please let me know.
at least 2 members with these sorts of codes have had success by matching the CF-kernel to their build number.
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hiya guys,

this is my first post so please be kind!!!!!

got a s2 and im trying to root it.

ive downloaded the latest odin software and think ive got the correct cf.

my s2 is running:
android version - 4.0.4
baseband version - i9100xxlq6
kernal version - 3.0.15-i9100xwlpt-cl941023

i downloaded cf file CF-Root-SGS2_XW_NEE_LPT-v5.6-CWM5

what i did was put my s2 in debugging mode then rebooted in download mode.
i then started odin
went into task manager and closed kies running in background
connected my laptop to s2
box went blue in odin
selected the relevent files in odin with correct check boxes.
pressed start. after a while it says fail in top box

i have tried it several times and even tried wiping cache but still same result.

what am i doing wrong????
odd. you seem to be doing everything right

you have unzipped the CF-kernel file yes??
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The PhilZ file and method worked for me.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1877270

However, I didn't use Odin. I did the zip file method and installed from sd card.

I couldnt do the CF-Kernel method because there wasn't one available for my build.

Hope this helps.
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Sounds as though you do not have Admin: rights to your computer. You can try running Odin without that step so long as your phone connects OK.



I would have said that NEAT ROM, mentioned in post #2, comes closest to fitting the bill for you.
Thanks ironass, I'll try it without being in administrator. I thought I had administrator on my computer, I'll have to take a look at that too. It's my second computer that I use for downloading lol.

And I'll check out the neat rom, thanks!
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Hi guys, rooted my phone last night and all went perfectly. I used method 1 here

It seemed to work perfectly, I managed to install and use Adblock, ROM Manager, and Titanium backup, however when I go into recovery mode I just get the stock android recovery, not CWM. Even when I flash CWM using ROM manager it doesn't work.

Every time I need to get into CWM recovery I need to go through the stock recovery and flash the cwm-touch-6.0.1.2-i9100.zip from external SD and then I can do what I want.

Can't use Odin to try to flash it from there as I only have a Mac available at the moment.

Any suggestions? Or should I just continue doing it this way?

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It seemed to work perfectly, I managed to install and use Adblock, ROM Manager, and Titanium backup, however when I go into recovery mode I just get the stock android recovery, not CWM. Even when I flash CWM using ROM manager it doesn't work.
ROM Manager is not designed for, and does not work well with, the Galaxy S2. That is why CWM is placed on your phone during the rooting process. Try deleting ROM Manager and its data and rebooting.
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Thanks ironass,

I uninstalled ROM Manager and its data and then flashed a Siyah kernel, and now it boots into CWM. It doesn't look the same as the CWM I had before, it looks more like a siyah version of the stock recovery, but it says CWM at the top, so I assume it will work the same.
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Hi everyone..

Im thinking of rooting my S2, havent thought about what ROM yet, for now I just want to root, then sort a ROM out at a later date.

My kernel version currently is 3.0.15-I9100BVLPH-CL969772
I think the file I need to download is CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_LPH-v5.2-CWM5.zip (pretty sure this is the right one, but can someone back me up on this please?)

This file has *** next to it, saying there are problems mounting secure storage.. my question is.. can I still root my device? Is it more risky because of this? What problems )(if any) is it likely to cause me??

Many thanks for any replies I get!
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You are right in your choice of LPH CF-Root kernel. As you have correctly noted, there is a problem with secure storage on a few kernels and these can cause problems when rooting for some people. If you do encounter a problem, try using the LP7 kernel and see if that works.

If all else fails you will have to flash the stock firmware on to your phone again and try Method #1, here.
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You are right in your choice of LPH CF-Root kernel. As you have correctly noted, there is a problem with secure storage on a few kernels and these can cause problems when rooting for some people. If you do encounter a problem, try using the LP7 kernel and see if that works.

If all else fails you will have to flash the stock firmware on to your phone again and try Method #1, here.
Thanks ironass!

That other thread has confused me slightly.. I have read through the instructions for method #1, but do I do both parts for that? I mean, do I just do the stpes starting "for phones affected by superbrick bug..." or do I do the second part too "For most (if not all?) ICS phones.

Thanks again for taking the time to help and explain things to me!
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Sorry guys, me again!

So I followed all the steps down to the letter. Clicked start on Odin and all seemed to go well (so I thought). Odin said "Pass" on the screen. However my phone did not boot. I went into recovery mode and followed your steps on what to do.. but still.. no boot!

The samsung screen appears with the yellow triangle, then after 5 seconds or so it goes and nothing happens at all. Im really worried now that I have ruined my phone. Can anyone advise me on what steps to take next? Is there a fix for this? Otherwise Im screwed!

EDIT: Fixed! Flashed a different kernel and its all working now (so far!) Thanks ironass for the help earlier
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Thanks ironass!

That other thread has confused me slightly.. I have read through the instructions for method #1, but do I do both parts for that? I mean, do I just do the stpes starting "for phones affected by superbrick bug..." or do I do the second part too "For most (if not all?) ICS phones.

Thanks again for taking the time to help and explain things to me!
It is safe to assume that your phone, on Android 4.x.x, has the stock Brick Bug kernel. This is why I favour the CF-Root method as chainfire's CF-Root kernels have the anti Brick Bug.

As it says in that other method, in step #1, "To get temporary cwm (to make nandroid backups...) or if stock recovery gives you a signature error, follow the next more universal steps.", you will need to implement step #2 if you wish to have CWM Recovery installed, (recommended). I have to confess that I have not used this method myself but a few posters have.

Something else you could consider is flashing a stock Samsung ROM, including a stock kernel, that takes you away from the LPH, storage problem, kernel and then root your phone using the new, stock. kernel details.
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Thanks for answering my question. In case anyone else asks, I tried to run Odin in admin but it wasn't letting me. Tried just opening the program to do it and worked flawlessly. Now to do some reading on roms, lol
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