Has the novelty of your new Samsung Galaxy S2 already worn out? Are you tired of paying for new apps and wondering whether it is possible to jailbreak Galaxy S2 just like iOS users do?
It is possible to jailbreak Samsung Galaxy S2 and the process is quite simple too. But before turning to that, let’s learn more about “jailbreak” and “Rooting”.
You must have come across these two terms and wondered how they are different. “Jailbreak” is exclusive to iOS devices while the Android jailbreak as we commonly refer to it is actually rooting. iPhone jailbreak and Android rooting are analogous but, have some dissimilarity due to Android’s open source status.
Now, let’s move on to our main topic Jailbreaking the Samsung Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S2 has followed in the footsteps of its predecessor the Galaxy S and unveiled several variants. You will find different methods to Jailbreak Galaxy S2 based on the device model, the Android version and the carrier. When looking for a guide, choose one specific to your phone model and also make sure you check the country code if any.
What will this Android Jailbreak enable you to do?
Rooting is a process that places users in full administrative control of their Smartphone. The jailbreak allows you to alter system files, install latest Custom ROMs and the ability to install and run applications and features that require root access. In a way, this process modifies the stock kernel that ships with the Android phone. The process is easy but, you should gather relevant information about the process before you proceed.
Requirements for the Samsung Galaxy S2 Rooting
This method is for the Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100. Perform the rooting process at your own risk as rooting voids the warranty of your phone and can possibly brick it if not done properly. The process does not usually erase content from the phone but, as a precautionary measure you can create a backup for phone data. Make sure the battery is charged enough to last through the entire process.
You require the appropriate Samsung drivers for Windows on your PC for better communication with the device. If Samsung KIES is not pre-installed, download and install it on your PC to enable ODIN to work. Also, make sure you download and install ODIN.
To begin with, find out the kernel version of the phone by going to Settings-About Phone-Kernel version. In the list of CF kernel Zip file downloads, find the matching CF kernel Zip File and download it. Unzip the file using WinRaR or 7Zip. Extract Odin 1.85.zip into a folder on your PC.
Then, your phone has to be set to the download model. To do this, first Turn your phone off then reboot it by pressing the volume down, power and home buttons simultaneously. The yellow warning training will be displayed alerting you about the Custom OS. Press the volume up button and you will be directed to the download mode.
Then click on Odin 3 v.1.85.exe to launch the application. Connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable. The box highlighted in yellow (ID: COM) will indicate that your phone has been successfully connected. Tick the box for Auto reboot and do not change the other settings. Click on the PDA tab and select the XWKDD insecure.tar file you extracted earlier. Then hit the button to start and wait for the Odin to flash the CF root kernel in the device. Once the procedure is complete, the Phone will get automatically reboot.
And, there you go the root is complete and ready to take your phone to a new level.