How to Root Galaxy S2 on Official ICS XXLPQ 4.0.3 Firmware

Galaxy S2 LogoAs we said in the last article, we are here to help you for rooting your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on XXLPQ ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware. Over a period of this article, we will see on what are the pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed tutorial on how to root your device with the simplest ever procedure. Please be informed that, once you root the device, the warranty gets void and the only way with which you can revoke the root access is by applying the official firmware of XXLPQ and also you need to clear the firmware update counter by following the corresponding instructions.

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Pre Requisites:

Data like SMS, Contacts, APN Settings and Call Log is very important and in the process of firmware update, the data may get corrupted or may even et erased. So it’s highly important that you backup all the data using the below mentioned data

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
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

  • To facilitate smoother and uninterrupted rooting process, ensure that your phone is left with the minimum of 60% battery charge which you can find from the path “Settings > About Phone > Status” where Battery Level will be mentioned.
  • Rooting will need your device to be connected with the PC, so ensure USB Debugging option is enabled in your phone from the path path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture. (Phone should be disconnected from computer while enabling the USB Debugging Mode).

USB Debugging

  • All antivirus in your computer should be disabled along with the Firewall tools. Uninstall all the security suites if installed in your Galaxy S2 as these tools generally interrupt the process of firmware update.

So assuming that you have gone through all the above mentioned things, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to root your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100.

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