How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on XWKK5 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

S2 XWKK5 LogoSo, done with updating the latest firmware of XWKK5 Gingerbread 2.3.6 for your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100? It’s now time to root the phone so that you can then apply the custom rom firmwares including the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version which we will be coming up very soon. So, before you proceed to root your phone, be informed that it’s very important that you need to be on the XWKK5 2.3.6 version of firmware before you proceed. To know on what version of firmware you are currently on then you need to go to path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show Gingerbread XWKK5 2.3.6 version. If there is any other version then first up you need to apply the update from the below mentioned link.

Advisory: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner if anything wrong happens with your device, though which is a very unlikely if you follow the instructions which are mentioned in the article. So, it’s very important to follow all the instructions carefully before you proceed to root the phone.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S2 with XWKK5 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

  • So, after this you need to follow the list of detailed Pre Requisites so as to facilitate the smoother and safer rooting process which will also take care of the data or else chances are that you may lost the data.
  • Just in case if you are new to rooting then we would like to tell you that rooting will void the warranty and then only way you can reclaim the warranty is by applying the update of XWKK5 Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware in your phone. There are many benefits of rooting out of the most important one is that you can easily apply the custom ROMs as told earlier. Apart from that, rooting also allows you to remove the system applications which come per-loaded in the phone. Apart from that you can also install the applications which require the root access. The only disadvantage is that once the device is rooted, the warranty gets void.

Important: Disable the tools like Voodoo lag fixes if any applied from the recovery mode or else it will brick your phone. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You need to get into the Advanced mode to disable any sorts of Lag fixes are there. Refer below video to enter into recovery mode.


So, now let’s head to the procedure to Root Galaxy S2 on Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKK5 Firmware:

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