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How to Root Galaxy S2 I9100 on Official Indian ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

Have you updated your Samsung GALAXY S2 GT I9100 smartphone with the latest Indian ICS Android 4.0.3Firmware and now want to root the same? Then in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can root your Galaxy S2 just by following the simple instructions which are mentioned in this article. Please note that we have also mentioned the mandatory pre requisites which you need to follow so as to ensure that the rooting process gets successfully completed.

Please be informed that once you root the device, the warranty will get void and the only way with which you can reclaim the lost warranty is by applying the Official firmware again by following the corresponding instructions. Before proceeding, you need to check whether your phone is on XXLPQ 4.0.3 Firmware or not from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where it should show the current firmware is XXLPQ Android 4.0.3 firmware. If there is any other version being shown then you need to update with the XXLPQ Firmware.

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Caution: This article should only be applied to the users of Galaxy S2 GT I9100 and not for similar handsets like I9100G etc. If you still continue to proceed then the device may even get bricked for which we should not be held responsible.

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:

  • All the data present in your phone should be backed up as in the process of applying this update, the data might get either lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup the same. After updating with this release, your PC Suite will no longer support the device as it’s in the custom ROM firmware.

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

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your SAMSUNG Galaxy S2 GT I9100 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

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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