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How to root Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S2

Four easy steps to root Samsung Galaxy S2:

  1. Download One Click Root
  2. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S2 to the computer using your Micro-USB/USB cord
  3. Enable USB Debugging mode for your device
  4. Run One Click Root software than click ‘Root Now’

How to Manually Root Samsung Galaxy S2 for Free

The Samsung Galaxy S2 was the predecessor to the S3 and S4. Although not as wildly successful as the latter versions, the Galaxy S2 was a respectable Android that remains in use today around the world.

Today, we’re going to show you how to easily root the Samsung Galaxy S2 for free. Rooting allows you to instantly enjoy access to all sorts of restricted Android features and functions, including:

-Access to thousands of ‘root only’ apps and more free apps

-The ability to install custom ROMs which adjust performance, UI, and other core Android functions

-Tether WiFi and Bluetooth connections

-Install the latest Android updates before your manufacturer/carrier releases them

-Enjoy better recovery features and backup solutions

-Enjoy faster performance and connection speeds

-Uninstall unnecessary Samsung apps and other ‘crapware’

Without rooting, you’ll never enjoy full control over your device. After rooting, you can experience an entirely new and improved Android experience.

Ready to root your Samsung Galaxy S2? Keep reading!

Warning: Before You Proceed

Rooting a Galaxy S2 can be a risky procedure – especially when you’re manually rooting the device. There’s always a chance of breaking your phone and turning it into a permanent brick.

This process can be long and complicated even if you consider yourself to be good with computers. One Click Root takes no responsibility for any damage done to your Galaxy S2 when using manual rooting methods.

If you want to avoid the hassle of manual rooting, download One Click Root today. It’s safer, easier, and faster than any other S2 rooting method.

Required Materials:

-Galaxy S2 with at least 50% battery life (it really should have 100% battery life) running Android 4.1.1 or 4.1.2

-Internet connected PC

-USB cord

-About 1 to 2 hours of free time

Step 1 – Preparation

-Download and install the official Samsung USB Developers Drivers from here

-Download the Jeboo kernel onto your PC

-Download Odin 3.0.7 software onto your PC

-Download the Superuser file

Step 2 – Rooting

-Turn off your Galaxy S2. Once it’s completely powered off, hold down the Volume Down button, the Center Home button, and the Power button. Continue holding until you see a warning screen, at which point you have to press Volume Up to confirm a restart in Download mode.

-Unzip the Odin files you downloaded in Step 1 and run the .exe file inside to install Odin software

-Connect your Galaxy S2 to your PC

-Run Odin and hit the ‘PDA’ button, which should be in the checklist below the Start button

-Choose the Jeboo Kernel.tar file you downloaded in Step 1

-Hit ‘Start’ to begin flashing the kernel. Once you see the word ‘Pass’ on your screen, your Galaxy S2 will restart.

-Download the Superuser file onto your phone (or, if you can’t download a file to your phone, copy the file over from your PC)

-Turn off your phone and restart in Download Mode once again (hold Volume Up, Home, and Power together). Your phone will reboot in ClockWorkMod Recovery mode.

-Choose the ‘’ command, which should be the second option on the list

-Choose whether you’re downloading from an internal SD card (you downloaded the file to your phone) or from an external SD card (you downloaded the file to your PC)

-Find the Superuser file and tap it (if you downloaded it onto your phone, it will most likely be in your S2’s Downloads folder)

-Choose the file to install both SuperUser and the SU binary to your Galaxy S2

-Click ‘Yes’ when prompted to complete installation

-Reboot your phone and, on restart, click on the app called SuperSU. Give that app superuser permission when prompted. Once you’ve done that, your Galaxy S2 should be officially rooted.


Samsung official USB drivers:

Odin 3.0.7:

Jeboo kernel root exploit package:


Looking for a safer and easier way to root your Galaxy S2?

One Click Root was specially designed to make Android rooting as easy as possible. To do that, we’ve given users a simple interface and a one click rooting process. It’s safer, easier, and faster than any manual rooting method available today.

We highly recommend downloading One Click Root to root your Galaxy S2:

-Download and install One Click Root onto your PC

-Connect your Galaxy S2 to your PC using a USB cord

-Run One Click Root and wait for the rooting process to complete

That’s it! This process is completely reversible using One Click Root.

About the author

David Wise

An emerging tech evangelist and content connoisseur who currently owns a Nexus 5 smartphone.

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  1. Anonymous
    May 3, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Samsung Galaxy S2 wont root, 4.1.2 system not supported.

  2. Andrea Christian
    April 28, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Absolute useless on SGS2.

    Not shure if this is not only a piece of crapware.

    So keep your hands away from it.

  3. مہٰحﮩمہٰد بٰہٰہٰاقہٰہٰر الہشہمہريے
    April 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm


  4. Jamie Young
    April 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    this just doesn't work reply if you can verify to me that this works.

  5. Stuart Logan
    April 17, 2013 at 2:52 am

    No Joy after 3 attempts… Any word on support for ICS 4.0.4 on Galaxy S2x?

  6. Michael Clayton
    April 15, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Samsung galaxy s2 wont root…software just says it doesnt support my current android system on my phone …im using 4.1.2

  7. Bruno Miguel Nunes Sousa
    March 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    galaxy tab 2 7.0 android 4.04 goes to 98% and gives a failure in the end , try to clean the sd card and do it again but gives the same error.

  8. Stacey Lenggenhager
    February 26, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Mine detects my device and says it is able to be rooted, goes through the whole process, and then says it didn't work try again, or contact support. tried three times, I am using windows 8 on my desktop, wondering if that could affect the process.

  9. Anonymous
    February 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    It doesn't work, it just say's 'Unable to find android device. Please confirm your device is plugged in with USB debugging and try again.

  10. Mustafa Eid Basha
    February 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

    it doesn't work….

  11. David Berglund
    February 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    When will root be available for the recently released Jelly bean update?

  12. Matheus Immer
    February 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I would like to know if there is a similar iMac Version of this.exe program…

    • Elaine Nimo
      February 18, 2013 at 7:44 am

      I'm in the same boat. Would love a mac friendly solution.

  13. Michelle Prince
    January 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Is this method safe for all S2 models or just the pictured AT& T model? I have a TMobile S2 out of warranty and am ready to try rooting.

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