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Telus Galaxy S2 (T989D) Ultimate Root and Optimization Guide with Steps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Blue1k, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. rymanh

    rymanh Member

    hey there, I recently flashed CWM and rooted my phone.. I have spent the past little while trying out different ROMs.
    the only ROMs I can not get to work are the ones based on the Skyrocket ICS port.. they just give me bootloops..

    my question is, has anyone with the Telus S2X tried these ROMs and gotten them to work? am I doing something wrong?

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  2. Bandaid

    Bandaid Android Enthusiast

    My Root went well. Thank you for the downloads and the instructions.:)
  3. rymanh

    rymanh Member

    OK OK... I figured out what was up.. I had to flash Darkside superwipe a couple times first before I flash a ported ICS ROM..

    after I did that it worked fine, I tried a couple different ones.. however I am going back to juggernaut 5.0 until the oficial comes out because it is much speedier and more stable
  4. OxygenD

    OxygenD Newbie

    You rock Blue1k! Donation sent. I Got rooted last night (galaxy s2 tmo).

    1. It was sort of hard but my first time so expected
    2. My main reason was I wanted my hotspot back that t-mobile unceremoniously stripped from me after a year and a half.
    3. I'd love to kill touchwiz - care to recommend the best way to do that? I assume I'll need a different launcher.

    Thanks again and keep up the good work.
  5. JediCote

    JediCote Lurker

    The only way to do that is flash a ROM that doesn't utilize touchwiz or install a new launcher like GO Launcher (free on the market) tons of themes.
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  6. OxygenD

    OxygenD Newbie

    Thanks - installed go launcher last night. I'm not in love with it but I think I could get used to it. maybe I'll try a custon ROM this weekend if I get brave enough...
  7. Kippo

    Kippo Lurker

    Thanks for this amazing guide. Just bought SG2 X from Telus, and unlocked it for Mobilicity. (took 2 days to generate code) Thanks to your guide I flashed the Telus Mr.X rom. Instant Root! What a breeze.

    Only issue is upon reboot, it takes a few minutes to locate the Mobilicity network. Your tip for the *#*#2263#*#* code helped speed it up, but still sluggish to locate every boot. Guessing it's a Mobi issue since thew modem is programmed for Telus. I've already disabled GSM in settings as well, and forced Mobilicity as default. Minor issue though.

    Battery life has increased wonderfully after the new rom, and your tips on freezing the bloat worked like a charm!

    Thanks a bunch, and keep this thread alive!
  8. Blue1k

    Blue1k Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    No worries :)

    Ya it seems to be an issue with the Modem and moblicity.

    I believe there is a patched telus modem to work better with wind/moblicity. I can see if I can find it. I remember seeing that on XDA somewhere.
  9. Den03

    Den03 Newbie

    I have tried rooting my Telus Samsung s2 x several times and continue to have issues with errors. My phone is version 2.3.5 and I used super user app 3.0.5. What am I doing wrong. The errors is only on the last step of the install.

    Another quick question..when I do this will I lose all the info (contacts, emails) on the phone?

  10. Den03

    Den03 Newbie

    I figured it out. The super user zip file must be on the phone mem and not the ext sdcard. I put it on both and it worked fine. Thanks. :)
  11. JediCote

    JediCote Lurker

    Rooting it for super user access will not wipe. Flashing a new rom will. Definatley flash Mr X's rom!
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  12. ls1geezer

    ls1geezer Newbie

    I rooted my Telus Galaxy S2 a couple of months ago. With help from this thread it worked perfectly thank you. My only reason for rooting was so I could run Titanium Pro and freeze some bloatware. I see now that Telus should be rolling out ICS for us in the next few weeks, my question is, do I need to change anything before the update, do I need to be un-rooting or resseting of the phone or whatever?
    Thanks in advance
  13. rymanh

    rymanh Member

    to my knowledge the Telus update won't work if you flashed CWM.. you will need to flash the stock recovery through ODIN....

    the link is at the top of this thread for the stock recovery

    just do it the same way you flashed CWM
  14. ls1geezer

    ls1geezer Newbie

    Thanks for the quick reply rymanh:shakehands:
  15. Cabanon

    Cabanon Lurker

    hey guys. how do i remove any trace of that facebook crap on this phone ? its build in and this piss me off as i dont need it and want it off so the crap update stops bugging me about it. i'd like to remove "facebook", "facebook messenger" and "social hub". all things i dont use and want to get rid of.

    thanks !
  16. MCGgoma

    MCGgoma Lurker

    I rooted my galaxy s2x using the data from this forum (Thank you!). However, I wish to turn back my s2x to original state (unroot) but for some reason I can't start my phone into download mode. Is there anyway to get into download mode or any other way to unroot my phone?
  17. Bandaid

    Bandaid Android Enthusiast

    Another way to get to download mode is to press both volume up and down and attach the usb cord. It works, don’t know why but it does lol.
  18. JediCote

    JediCote Lurker

    If you dont mind me asking why would you want to unroot. The only reason you should is for the ICS update from telus or to service the phone. :D
  19. Which steps would I take to revert back? My assumption was just to do the Restore part of step 11 but I'm not certain.
  20. ls1geezer

    ls1geezer Newbie

    In my case I believe Telus will be releasing ICS update pretty soon and I wish to take advantage of it.
  21. JediCote

    JediCote Lurker

    June 12th
  22. JediCote

    JediCote Lurker

    I think I might wait though for Mr.X to get his hands on it and make some magic
  23. gamerman64

    gamerman64 Lurker

    your link for the stock radio for telus is broken plz upload a new one i really need it
  24. Den03

    Den03 Newbie

    I can't wait for Mr X to make ICS great. How long will it take him to run his magic?
  25. brianklade

    brianklade Lurker

    ICS for S2X (telus) is in the wild!
    Had to unroot :( (used the awesome guide in this thread -thanks!)
    So any word on superuser 4.04? would love ti root on ics

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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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