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.
-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
-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 ‘install.zip’ 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 CWM-SuperSU-v.0.00.zip 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: http://developer.samsung.com/android/tools-sdks/Samsung-Andorid-USB-Driver-for-Windows
Odin 3.0.7: http://uploaded.net/file/m9edxzk9
Jeboo kernel root exploit package: http://mirror20.downloadandroidrom.com/file/GalaxyS2/kernels/JB/jeboo_kernel_i9100_v1-2a.tar
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.