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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kasser, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Kasser

    Kasser Well-Known Member
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    Have a dilemma and hoping someone can help.

    Searched high and low for what should be a short answer to a simple question but couldn't find anything on the tiniterwebs.

    I managed to root my S2 using Superoneclick - if you haven't tried already i say go for it, most success stories with this are with the S2 on Gingerbread.

    However, today i am being prompted by Kies to update and i am guessing it's ICS. However, will Superoneclick be able to root my phone again? As i understand it, updating will make me lose root, but is Superoneclick ICS compatible?? Please help!:)

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  2. Slug

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    I don't have any experience with Superoneclick, other than helping users whose handsets it messed up. You can easily root v.4.0.x using CF-Root though - see the link in the Rooting Guide in the All Things Root sub-forum.
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  3. Kasser

    Kasser Well-Known Member
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    Thanks so much and thanks for moving the thread to a more relevant forum.

    I updated to ICS now. Looks fab - although it's so slow! I can confirm that root has gone (of course) and Superoneclick also failed to root it (though it worked beautifully when i was on 2.4.5).

    Anyway, i'm about to brave rooting as suggested by Slug. Can anyone confirm that if i have kernal version ......XWLP7-CL...etc, do i use XW XEN LP7 or DX XTC LP7? Or will none of these work for my S2? I will report back if someone points me in the right direction what happens :D

    ps sorry for being such a noob!!
  4. Kasser

    Kasser Well-Known Member
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    Forget that - chose the first one, used odin and BINGO! ICS and rooted - so happy :D

    Anyone needs help from a total noob just let me know. Was easy peesy so as long as you can follow instructions and take your time, you will have an even more awesome phone than before.

    Thanks again slug for the useful pointer for rooting.

  5. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    Haha... Well put. This is so true on so many levels. :p
  6. Slug

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    Always glad to help, Kasser. I'm still paying back all the assists I got when I started out with my first Android handset. :)
  7. Kie

    Kie Android Expert

    Yep I myself fell victim to superoneclick's apparently simple root method, which of course failed miserably and I used cf-root after help from these guys. Feels like yesterday... :D
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  8. Forbidden 403

    Forbidden 403 Android Enthusiast

    Aah so true.

    I remember my first root method was via insecure kernel and one click root/unroot application.

    cf-root made things so much easier. :D
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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.

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