1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Help with rooted SGS2 please.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by daniellerose92, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. daniellerose92

    Thread Starter

    Hi guys :)

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section and sorry if this question has already been asked.

    I recently purchased a second hand SGS2 from CeX, I attempted to update it to the latest software and failed. Then after days of Googling, I found out that it's actually rooted. It doesn't connect to Kies either, but I'm assuming that's a separate problem.

    I joined this forum as a last resort because it is starting to frustrate me a little, I'm not good with things like this. Is there any way I can unroot it at all? Or, is there any way I can update the phone without unrooting it?

    Should I just take it back to the store and explain the situation to them? Although, they might think that I've rooted the phone and then I won't have a leg to stand on as I have no proof that I purchased it rooted.

    Thank you. :)
     



    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


      Download

       
  2. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    I would take it back, it isn't your fault the phone is rooted. If they won't take it back then we can try and help you get it back to stock, it isn't always easy.
     
  3. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Firstly, welcome to the forums :)

    Secondly, I completely agree with Mostly Harmless, i would suggest to try and take it back to where you purchased it and explain to them what your issue is.

    If that doesn't work we can try and assist you in getting your device back to stock!
     
  4. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    yes.. you can try to take it back...so that you can get the update. Most likely that is the last OFFICIAL update for that phone.

    or.. keep it rooted.. so that you can keep get new updates from the Development Community. This is called "flashing ROM". New ROMs are always coming out. if you are interested, read a little more on the subject. also rooted phones have other benefits as well.
     
  5. daniellerose92

    Thread Starter

    Oh wow thank you for the fast replies guys.

    I had a gander in the settings on the phone and it says I'm on 2.3.6 Gingerbread but Google says there is an ICS update or whatever it is for the S2 and that's all I was trying to do. I'll take it back on Saturday and see what they say. If not, I would appreciate the assistance very much. Thank you ever so much again. :)
     
  6. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Personally, if you have a ready rooted SGSII, (GT-i9100), I would keep it and after reading under the heading, "I'm rooted... now what?", in post #2, in the Rooting Galaxy S2 - Dummies Guide, you may want to update to the latest Jelly Bean ROM's.
     
    Atma likes this.
  7. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    this all depends on the Carrier you are on... and what that carrier has official pushed out as and upgrade for your phone.
     

Samsung Galaxy S2 Forum

The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

April 2011
Release Date
0
Reviews
Loading...
Similar Threads - Help rooted SGS2
  1. hacknorris
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    253
  2. somnomania
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    806
  3. kylabeardad
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    2,622
  4. EvasiveEmanual
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    2,199
  5. otropibemasenlared
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,556
  6. LuckyBit33
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    2,119
  7. GameOverPlayer1
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,948
  8. rompecabezas2356
    Replies:
    18
    Views:
    6,937
  9. 2Wild
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    902
  10. rentokil
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,119

Share This Page

Loading...