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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by roclaren, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. roclaren

    roclaren Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello guys, I really want to root my phone but unfortunately I am a complete fail with phone terminologies. I purchased my phone in Ireland with Meteor and as I was reading through the instructions, a couple questions popped into my mind.

    1. Is GT-I9100 the same as the I9100? Some pages have the "GT-" while others do not. So I was wondering if they were the same thing, just shortened names, or were they two different models.

    2. What is my firmware? I've looked up definitions and all that but I am still not sure what my firmware is. Could someone help identify it? Here is all the information about my phone.

    Model number: GT-I9100
    Android version: 2.3.3
    Baseband version: I9100XXKE7
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKF3-CL276555root@DELL101 #2
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.XWKF3

    3. And last but not least, is somebody able to provide a step by step guide for a beginner like me if its not too much trouble. This really is a last resort after looking at instructions for hours and feeling completely lost.

    Thanks you guys =)
     



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  2. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast

    Your firmware would be this part:
    "Android version: 2.3.3"
    Not the latest but perfectly good and stable.
    Easy to follow root guide here;
    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-...t/482994-rooting-galaxy-s2-dummies-guide.html
    Make sure you're familiar and comfortable with the steps in the guide before you try them. It's not likely you can really mess up your device but being armed with info is your best defence. ;)
     
  3. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    Your firmware is the "build number" so you're on KF3
     
  4. roclaren

    roclaren Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks a lot guys, I'll give it a shot. Keep it you guys posted!
     
  5. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast

    Yep, sorry about the first part, I was thinking of android version... :rolleyes:
    As Hawker said, KF3 is the bit you're after for rooting purposes.
    good luck.
     

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