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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by VizualProphet, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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  2. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    Check your kernel version Menu>settings>about phone> Kernel version...
    The part you need to look for will be 4 letters then a number eg XWKE1, XXKH2, XXKG5 etc. Match that with the insecure Kernel.
     
  3. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for your response. Mine is BVKG3. The closest I can find is BVKE2, will that be alright?
     
  4. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    Are you running Android 2.3.3 or 2.3.4?
     
  5. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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  6. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    XWKG1 is probably closer.
     
  7. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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    Ok thanks, so it should be safe enough to use that? Afterwards I plan to flash VillainROM.
     
  8. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    Yes they are both 2.3.3 Kernels released in the same month so you should be ok.
    I have had a quick look at the guide you linked and it doesnt appear to mention if it installs Clockworkmod. This is needed to install Villain. Can I suggest you follow the guide in my sig instead (it installs CWM for you)
     
  9. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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    I had a look at it but don't really understand it. I don't have much experience with this stuff. Like the first step is...

    Unzip the attached CF-Root-xxx-vX.X.zip

    Would I still be using the XWKG1 kernel that you told me to?
     
  10. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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    Lol basically my whole reasoning behind rooting the phone is cause it's currently locked to Orange UK and I need to run an app I got recommended to unlock it but it requires root access.
     
  11. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    You would be using the XW_MOT_KG1 in post #4
     
  12. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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    Ok cool got that and Odin 1.85 downloaded. So all I need to follow are the Odin Instructions (long) and that will root the phone?
     
  13. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    Yes. Its quite easy once you have done it once :)
     
  14. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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    Ok wish me luck, I'll give it a go just now. Thanks again for your help, it must be frustrating trying to explain simple processes to the clueless.
     
  15. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    No probs :)
    The guides are a bit over complicated, it confused me when I first did it.
     
  16. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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    LMAO, ok even for me that ended up being simple. Do you have a guide available for flashing VillainROM available? May as well go all the way now :)
     
  17. KTP

    KTP Android Enthusiast

    my SG2 just arrived today, this thread is exactly what i need :D
     
  18. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

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  19. VizualProphet

    VizualProphet Well-Known Member
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    Glad my incompetence could be of use to someone then :)
     
  20. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    When you have flashed villain I recommend updating the Kernel and Modem.
    Here is the Kernel.
    Place the zip file on your phones memory.
    Reboot into CWM recovery.
    Go to install zip from sdcard
    Choose the kernel zip file, install and reboot.

    Download the modem zip file here
    Place the zip file on your phones memory.
    Reboot into CWM recovery.
    Go to install zip from sdcard
    Choose the modem zip file, install and reboot.

    You can check the files installed by going to settings>about phone>
    Kernel version should be: 2.6.35.11-ninphetamine-2.1.3+ninpo@titan#25
    Baseband Version should be: I9100XXKH3
     
  21. sokawiii

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    anyone still here
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  22. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Hello and welcome to Android Forums sokawii :)

    For rooting most models of the Samsung Galaxy S2, see the recently updated, Rooting Galaxy S2 - Dummies Guide
     

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