How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on XWKL1 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Firmware

Galaxy S2 LogoIt’s time to Root your Samsung Galaxy S GTI9100 which has just got an Official update in the form of XWKL1. So, in the due course of this article we will check out on how you can root your device. Please note that before proceeding to root your device, ensure that your device is on the Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKL1 firmware. You can find out the current firmware from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version”. If there is any other version then you need to first Update Galaxy s2 i9100 with XWKL1 Firmware and then only you need to follow this article.

Note: This article should not be applied to root Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100G Model and should not be applied to the phones which have model number as GT I9100G.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner in whole or in parts 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.

So, before proceeding to the instructions on how to root you need to go through the list of pre Requisites. For your convenience, we have splitted this article into two different pages so that it will be easy for you to go through the instructions.

Pre Requisites:

  • Most importantly, you need to ensure that all the data is backed up with the below mentioned tips and not using the KIES. Just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted in the process of rooting then you can easily restore the same, all thanks to easy tips below.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually,
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore Videos,
Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Ensure that you have ADMIN privileges in your computer so as To get the full USB read / write access. Close all the tools like Firewalls, Antivirus suites and also the PC Suites in your computer or else these tools will tend to interrupt the process of rooting.
  • Also, you need to ensure that the phone is left with the minimum of 50% battery charge so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of rooting process.

So, assuming that all the above instructions are followed you can now proceed to the procedure to Root Galaxy S2 on XWKL1 firmware.

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