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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Pulsss3, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
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    Hi, im new to the android os, have had a fair bit to do with iOS, but have since made a very happy transition and now own a Samsung Galaxy S2, i am interested in "rooting" my phone, but am completely confused about and having a hard time understanding the whole process, im not sure if im in the right section here or not, but i would greatly appreciate any help in figuring out what i need to do, thank you in advance! :)
     



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  2. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
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    as a side note, i am also interested in overclocking my Galaxy S2 aswel.
     
  3. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Look in the 'All things root' section of your phone's subforum. The info you need is there.
     
  4. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    im extremely confused about what to do or how to do it ?.?
     
  5. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Like I said...there is a SG2 subforum, look in the 'All things root' section for the info you need. The SG2 is pretty fast, not sure there's really much to gain by overclocking.

    Maybe I should add this...

    Ask yourself what you need to do that actually requires root or if you just want to play with the phone. For most users it's probably the latter.

    Android and hardware have come a long way. Storage space is usually adequate and a lot of customization is possible without root. For regular users there's just not as many things that require root as before. I haven't bothered to root my daily driver in a long time and nowadays usually recommend against it.

    No offense to hard-working developers, but custom ROMs do vary some in terms of quality, stability, functionality and features. Rooting will void your warranty.

    If you decide you really do need/want to root, look in the 'All Things Root' section of your phone's subforum. Plenty of info is available. Also, Google search is your friend. Do a LOT of reading. It's possible a mistake could 'brick' your phone (make it unusable). Make sure you understand why you're doing it, the exact steps required and all the terminology, and have a recovery plan and backups in case things go bad. Nobody likes to bail out a n00b just because he simply failed to do his homework first.
     
  6. CDPlant

    CDPlant Android Expert

    Hi, i'll move this over to the GS2 root section :)
     
  7. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

  8. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
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    So i followed that guide, but im stuck at a point where after i used odin and flashed my phone, that it comes up with the screen with the yellow triangle on it..but it dusnt do anything after that, it wont boot up or anything. :/
     
  9. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Just a couple of questions...

    1. What model of Samsung Galaxy S2 is your phone, i.e. GT-I9100 or GT-I9100T or I9100G or GT-I9100M?

    2. What was your original kernel and which CF-Root kernel did you use to root?
     
  10. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    GT-I9100T
    3.0.15-I9100TDULPB-CL710191dpi@DELL154#3

    and i used CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXX_LPB-v5.2-CWM5
    i also used CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXX_LPB-v5.2-CWM5-PROPER once aswel

    i did it a few times coz i thought i had done something wrong..my binary count is at 4
     
  11. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    at this point in time i would also be interested in just trying to completely resotre my phone back to normal..if i am able to
     
  12. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    The PROPER one should do the trick.

    Can you boot into Recovery, (Volume UP+HOME (hard key)+Power... in that order and hold for a few seconds).

    If you can get into Recovery, then select... wipe cache partition... and then.. advanced... Wipe Dalvik Cache... and then reboot.
     
  13. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i end up with the boot screen with the yellow triangle, but nothing happens after it disappears, the screen goes black and thats it..thank you very much for your help, i may give it a try another time, but for now im over it lol
     
  14. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    The phone has to be powered off before attempting to boot into Recovery.
     
  15. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I do all of that and i still have the same problem, i get the screen with the yellow triangle..it wont go any further at all
     
  16. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    You are holding all 3 keys for about 15+ sec's?
     
  17. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Is there any way im able to just restore my phone back to stock from here?
     
  18. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    To get into recovery mode, yes i am
     
  19. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    How odd!

    The only way to revert back to your previous kernel is to flash the GT-I9100T, Vodafone, firmware from here using Odin as described in post #1, here under the heading, "My firmware is not eligible for ICS yet but I want it now!".
     
  20. Pulsss3

    Pulsss3 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I did try that using odin to revert back to my previous kernel, but it came up saying that it had failed
     
  21. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    So are you saying you can get into recovery/download mode now?
     
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