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How to Root Galaxy S2 HD LTE SGH I757M on ICS Firmware – Tutorial

Galaxy S2 LogoSamsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE SGH I757M smartphone can now be easily rooted with the help of a simple detailed tutorial. Once you root the device, you can then easily install the custom ROM firmwares as well as the applications which require the root access. In the coming days we will be checking out on how you can install the custom ROM firmwares. Once you root the device, the warranty will get void, the only way with which you can revoke the root access is by re applying the factory firmware update.

If possible we will be helping you out for going back to your official firmware version. Just ensure that you have noted down your current firmware version of firmware. Please follow all the pre requisite instructions along with the detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update. Also, over a period of this article we will also be checking out on how you can install the recovery image too which is very mandatory for installing the custom ROM firmware.

Note: Please note that you should not apply this firmware on the Galaxy S2 firmware

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of applying this rooting process in your device. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.

Let’s head to the pre requisites section which you need to follow.

Pre Requisites:

  • It’s highly recommended to back up all the data present in your device so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use PC Suites like KIES to back up the data as it may not detect the custom recovery or the custom ROM.

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

  • Also, you need to make sure that the battery left is minimum of 50% and also the USB Debugging should be enabled in your device which you can do so from the Settings path.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy S2 HD LTE SGH I757M from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked, if you get any prompt then you will have to accept the same.

Also, additionally disable / uninstall all the security suites installed in your device as these may interrupt the process of rooting. So let’s proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to root your Galaxy S2 HD LTE SGH I757M device.

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  1. peter

    October 21, 2012 at 4:57 am

    i think i used odin to load the custom rom firmware on the samsung galaxy official firmware so i do have a superuser icon but its not rooted .one more thing if i do a factory reset now it get stuck at recovery mode.. so can you plz tell me how to go back to offical firmware on my samsung galaxy sii hd lte.

  2. peter

    October 21, 2012 at 3:18 am

    everything was done i got a superuser icon on the screen but its not rooted . i did the root check .

  3. Alexander

    September 17, 2012 at 2:43 am

    I have been trying to put my device in Cwm after i flashed with odin, but it just keeping in to the android recovery menu instead of the CWM my cellphone is galaxy s2 hd lte with ics

  4. Abe

    June 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    You might want to give some credit to dsixda over at xda forums for being the one who ported cwm to this phone.
    Secondly, this has nothing to do with ICS firm ware

  5. fahd

    June 16, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Gt-l9001 ic4

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