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Whats benefits of rooting it right now?

Or should one wait til its out for longer
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Whats benefits of rooting it right now?

Or should one wait til its out for longer
for me its titanium back up, font changer and barnacle wifi tether. all of them require root.
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Plus removing all the bloatware.
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For me, installing CM7
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for me its titanium back up, font changer and barnacle wifi tether. all of them require root.
Actually, changing the font on the GS2 doesn't require root. It's built in. Settings > Display > Screen Display > Font Style
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Actually, changing the font on the GS2 doesn't require root. It's built in. Settings > Display > Screen Display > Font Style
oh i know . i actually use the app for the screen density option .
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hey guys

i have no idea what im doing here so this is what im trying to do.

i like the phone and all but have a few things i want to tweak

1) the homescreen to have 5 dock icons, i have this now, i downloaded ADW launcher but i want to make the icons a little bit bigger

2) change the lockscreen

3)i want to use Go pro SMS for my messaging unless i can edit the stock one. i have this done but i want to change the icon from the gosms icon to a regular message icon but i also want it to show the notification (similar to the iphone)


can i solve some of this through rooting or what, sorry for posting this here i just dont know
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Old October 8th, 2011, 03:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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oh i know . i actually use the app for the screen density option .
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Yayyy!! That was ridiculously easy. Thank you!!!
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Total newb to the Droid arena. I tried to do this lastnight but can not get superoneclick to work. I downloaded the zip file but when I try to unzip I just get a message that says superoneclick stopped working. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
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Maybe try a different program to extract it?
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Any suggestions as to what program I should use?
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hey guys

i have no idea what im doing here so this is what im trying to do.

i like the phone and all but have a few things i want to tweak

1) the homescreen to have 5 dock icons, i have this now, i downloaded ADW launcher but i want to make the icons a little bit bigger

2) change the lockscreen

3)i want to use Go pro SMS for my messaging unless i can edit the stock one. i have this done but i want to change the icon from the gosms icon to a regular message icon but i also want it to show the notification (similar to the iphone)


can i solve some of this through rooting or what, sorry for posting this here i just dont know
Yes and no. Seems like you want an entirely new theme and/or a new ROM. You need to be rooted to do that, but you should probably see if there are any themes or ROMs out there that will do what you want first. Also maybe see if any other launchers out there will do what you want that maybe don't even need root.
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Any suggestions as to what program I should use?

I use WinRAR.
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I use WinRAR.
That worked like a charm. Thanks. Now I just have to figure out if I have everything else I need to root this phone.
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You need Odin 1.82, the drivers, superoneclick, and the clockwordmod file. Easiest thing to do is to create a folder in your computer just for Android stuff.
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. . . create a folder in your computer just for Android stuff.
I have one .
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OK, I downloaded all four things I need. So is clockwork just left zipped as it was when downloadex and then its location entered into Odin when I get to that step?
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can somebody tell me why do i have to flash it before rooting it???
the method to root the captivate doesn't involve rooting it
i'm kind of skeptical
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Here's a simpler method, flash a tar file and it gives you root and Clockwork Recovery: How to Root AT&T Galaxy S2! [SGH-I777] | Galaxy S2 Root
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This worked flawlessly UKCH7
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well, it worked without any problems for me!
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Try a free program called 7-Zip. I don't have a url for it, but just run a Google search.


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I underclocked my phone to 800mhz because I think logically this could save on battery. I haven't seen much of a decline in performance.

No luck with Barnacle any other good wifi tether apps?

Anything else fun or productive to do without flashing roms?
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Native Tethering - xda-developers

Doing this instead of a 3rd party tethering app, works great
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I underclocked my phone to 800mhz because I think logically this could save on battery. I haven't seen much of a decline in performance.

No luck with Barnacle any other good wifi tether apps?

Anything else fun or productive to do without flashing roms?
You'll probably find something in this list. You should definitely get IntoNow (free). It's like Shazam, except for TV shows and it works amazingly well.
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Here's a simpler method, flash a tar file and it gives you root and Clockwork Recovery: How to Root AT&T Galaxy S2! [SGH-I777] | Galaxy S2 Root
I just did this. It also leaves you open for ROM upgrades.

I wanted to root the phone but I believe the options of the S2 and the speed just really makes me a happy guy.
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Edit: After rooting and CWM with Odin I'm having trouble getting my Wifi to work.
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does that root guide also install CWM as part of the process?
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Question qUESTION ABOUT root & kk6

So I'm a new android user and am looking at rooting to get to titanium plus some other things ... so I followed a link to xdA RE: ROOTING s2 and I noticed a red " NOT WORKING FOR KK6 2.3.6" I'm running Android 2.3.6 so before I go further I thought I'd ask if somebody could explain that .. not sure what KK6 is .. not even sure it applies but I'm a move slow and steady type..
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So I'm a new android user and am looking at rooting to get to titanium plus some other things ... so I followed a link to xdA RE: ROOTING s2 and I noticed a red " NOT WORKING FOR KK6 2.3.6" I'm running Android 2.3.6 so before I go further I thought I'd ask if somebody could explain that .. not sure what KK6 is .. not even sure it applies but I'm a move slow and steady type..
KK6 refers to the specific build number of your version. If you go to menu>settings>about phone you will see yours listed there. 2.3.6 was the last official update for Gingerbread on the S2 and some of the earlier rooting methods don't work for this.

Once rooted do you intend to stay with Gingerbread or are you looking for an ICS rom to flash?
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pretty simple. rooted on my first try without any problems.

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Which set of instructions did you follow? It looks like there are 4 different ways to root. I have the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket...
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I get stuck on step 5 - Waiting for device... Went through troubleshooting process and SuperOneClick still did not work. It looks like it is no longer supported because the developer site (shortfuse.org) has been down?
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I get stuck on step 5 - Waiting for device... Went through troubleshooting process and SuperOneClick still did not work. It looks like it is no longer supported because the developer site (shortfuse.org) has been down?
The Skyrocket (SGH-i727) is not the same as the SGS2 (SGH-i777). It is important that you use the root method for your specific model or you could render your device unusable.

You need to check this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1340526
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That could have been messy - Thanks! After my failed attempt I researched further and found another source that also uses Odin. (How To Root the Samsung Galaxy S II (All Versions) - TheUnlockrTheUnlockr) The site that you are sent to from that list of instructions to download that file looks like it is downloading other files that I dont trust. I successfully downloaded Odin from the resource you gave - thanks!
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How long does it take to download the drivers after installing and opening Kies (Vol Up/Down on power up)? I see complaints about it "taking a long time...". I am just wondering that way I know if it gets stuck or not.
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