Galaxy S II

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100G on ICS XXLPQ 4.0.3 Firmware

Galaxy S2 Logo SpecialIt was the last time we saw on how you can upgrade your Galaxy S II GT I9100G smartphone with the latest firmware of ICS XXLPQ 4.0.3 firmware version and for all those who wished to install the latest custom ROM firmware we will be checking out on how you can root your device which is a must to install the custom ROM firmware. Before proceeding, you need to ensure that you are on the XXLPQ firmware. You can check the same from the path “Settings > About Phone” where the firmware version should read as XXLPQ. If you are not on XXLPQ firmware, then you will have to Update Galaxy S2 I9100G with ICS XXLPQ 4.0.3 firmware.

Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor SONY should be held responsible for any damage caused to your device which is a very unlikely if you follow all the mentioned instructions mentioned in this article.

Once you root the device, you can then make use of apps which need root access and also you can install custom ROM firmwares which we will be coming out in few days of time once developers come out.

Rooting Information: Once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void. The only way to revoke the root access and get back the lost warranty is by re applying the XXLPQ firmware in your Galaxy S2 I9100G smartphone.

Caution: This rooting process can only be applied on the I9100G device which is laden on the ICS XXLPQ 4.0.3 firmware. This rooting process should not be applied on I9100 device as it may even brick the device.

Let’s get started with the list of essential pre requisites which you need to follow.

Galaxy S II I9100G

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Enable USB Debugging in your Galaxy S2 GT I9100G from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” and then ensure that your phone is left with the minimum battery charge of 60% so as to make sure that ti doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of rooting process.

USB Debugging

  • All the user level data mentioned below should be backed up so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be easily restored. Its recommended to back up the data with the help of below steps rather than KIES PC Suite.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Close / Disable all the antivirus suites as well as Firewall tools as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Ensure that the PC which you will be using to Root should have active USB ports so as to ensure that there is no interruption in data exchange.

So let’s proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to root Galaxy S2 GT I9100G on XXLPQ 4.0.3 firmware.

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  1. hazif

    January 25, 2014 at 1:33 am

    my baseband version is I9100GDXLP6..Can i root use the same method as above??

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 25, 2014 at 9:57 am

      this can only be applied on the XXLPQ variant of firmware

  2. Himanshu

    February 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for the information, very useful article

  3. Muthu

    October 7, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Rooting zip package link is not working please upload it once again
    whether has any advantage …

  4. mario

    September 28, 2012 at 1:36 am

    rooting zip package link isnt available..please can u upload it again?
    anyway is it neccessary the second file or the first is enought to root?

  5. haider

    September 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    how to root sgs2 gt i9100 on ics 4.0.3 xxlpx arabic version plzzzz reply thanksss

  6. davida

    September 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    How To root sgs2-gt i9100gxxlpy ics 4.0.4

  7. davida

    September 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    HOw to Root SGS2 GT-I9100GXXLPY ICS 4.0.4

  8. Sha3rawy

    September 18, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Can this work on i9100g on 4.0.4 xxlpy

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      no, it wont work

      • arhil

        September 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

        “rooting zip package” link isnt available..can u upload it again please ?

  9. tom

    August 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Will this method works on other i9100g ics firmware??

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      yes it works for I9100G model

  10. Mik

    August 27, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Hi, First thing, must say thank you for the very easy rooting of my Galaxy Fit from one of your other pages. The next thing is there a similar way of rooting a Galaxy S2?
    I know this page explains it, but its just not as straight forward as the one for the Fit. Really all I want to do on the S2 is lighten up some of the stock apps.
    Sorry for my ignorance
    Again thank you for the Fit root all the best Mik

  11. V_alipour65

    July 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    update rom 4.0.4 for iran

  12. Kaliprasad

    June 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Its working Brother. My Galaxy S2 rooted Successfully.thank u

  13. Jaikee Jaiswal

    May 31, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor SONY should be held responsible

    Why the SOny will be responsible for an Samsung firmware…. Shit happens

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      sorry for the mistake, we have fixed the same!

  14. Siddanth

    May 31, 2012 at 12:24 am

    is this firmware a new one released after xwlpd ? coz i have xwlpd 4.03 ? whats improved in this ?

  15. Siddanth

    May 31, 2012 at 12:24 am

    is this firmware a new one released after xwlpd ? coz i have xwlpd 4.03 ? whats improved in this ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 31, 2012 at 1:02 am

      its the new update ! a brief change log is mentioned in the article! Please go through the same!

      • Sandeep

        June 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

        Pradeep I see my firmware is XXLPX, I updated using Kies, so this XXLPQ is an older firmware ? I am from India.

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