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  1. Moolah85

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    Hi, I just bought a Galaxy S2 I727 and I've been dying to root the phone. Unfortunately, my only problem is I have completely have no access to a computer. I can't buy one, nor can I pat to get it rooted..... SO, my question is, is there any possible way to root the phone without using a computer? I've tried doing research and followed directiond from a YouTube video flashing a
    update.zip from recovery but that didn't work. Help?

    Edit: FYI, its a used phone.. and it seems like its been previously rooted, since I see a cwm folder and backup on the USB storage
     

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    Here's a link to the same question you asked: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1570353

    In short, it seems you cannot root without a computer. Mobile ODIN (which you might have found) only works in rooted devices.
     
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    First of all , my phone is not a skyrocket, however I rooted it using exynos abuse apk which I downloaded from the xdeveloper site using wifi.I didnt use Odin. My cell is a SGH I777 not a S2 I727.My advice is that you find out if this apk works with the skyrocket. It wont work with the last version of ICS (I777UCLL6)
     
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    i727 is not using Samsung Exynos CPU. Therefore, the exynos abuse apk will most likely not work.
     
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    I know one of my friend who used the Exynos Abuse to root his phone. Not sure whether that would work for you.
     
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    Or you can also try other one-click root apps.
     
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    you are right. it uses a snapdragon processor. so, nevermind.
     
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    Btw I only know a few apps that can root your device through just clicking one button.
     
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    What version of Android is your phone running?
     
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    There are a few Apps you can download which will Root your phone for you by just installing a simple APK. I used one of them to Root 4.1.2 when it was released via Kies.

    Google the apk, Framaroot. Its a quick and easy process, it roots ALMOST any phone within a few seconds. Its on XDA so its a trustworthy application.

    The only thing you need to do once you run the app is reboot your phone and you should then see a SuperUser app installed on your phone after the reboot, if not, just download one from the Play Store. From there, you can then install Mobile Odin and then install a COMPATIBLE Recovery Kernel.

    You should be good from there. Hope this helps!
     

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