How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on Gingerbread 2.3.5 XWKI8 Firmware
Updated your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with the latest firmware of XWKI8 from the last article mentioned at Android Advices? Then we are here with the rooting procedure wherein you can easily root the phone using the Odin flash tool. So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can root the phone easily on the XWKI8 Firmware. Please note that this rooting procedure can only be applied to all the Galaxy S2 Phones which are currently on the XWKI8 version of firmware.
Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner if anything wrong happens to your device which is the most unlikely if you follow the instructions as prescribed in the due course of this article. It’s very important to follow the instructions or else the phone may even get bricked.
Just in case if you don’t know on which version of firmware you are On then you can check the same very easily. To check the version, you need to go to the path in your phone which is Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show XWKI8 2.3.5. If any other version is being shown then you need to first update your device to XWKI8 and then only you can root the phone by following these instructions.
For your convenience we have ensured that this article is splitted up into two pages wherein in this page we will see on what are the list of some 3 pre requisites which you need to follow before proceeding to root the phone and then you need to proceed to the instructions which are mentioned in the next page. It’s very important to follow the instructions properly so as to ensure that the phone is rooted successfully.
Before you proceed let’s check out the quick list of pre requisites which you need to follow by using the below mentioned list.
- First of all you need to ensure that your phone is charged with a minimum of 50% so as to just ensure that the device is not turned Off in the process of rooting process.
- Once the phone is charged, you now need to proceed to create the backup of all the data which is stored in your phone as in the due course of the rooting process you may lost the data which is stored in the phone. For your convenience we have listed below some of the steps wherein you can easily backup the data so that if any data is lost you can restore the same.
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”
- Now, after this you need to ensure that all the Antivirus tools as well as the PC Suites are closed successfully in your computer as these tools may interrupt the process of the rooting process. Also, ensure that the USB Debugging in your phone is enabled in your phone. The USB Debugging cab be enabled from the path of “Applications > Settings > Wireless & networks > Applications > Development > enable the USB Debugging”. So, as soon as you select the same you will now have to proceed to the next page where we will see on what are the instructions you can root the phone.