How To Root The Samsung Galaxy SII

12 May 2011  14 Comments

This will be a step-by-step guide for rooting the SGSII.
Needed files:
Samsung Kies [here]
Odin3 and SuperOneClick [here]

Step One – Driver Installation:

  • Download and install Samsung Kies. You must do this so that you can get the SGSII drivers on your PC.
  • Connect your SGSII to your PC. You will see WIndows installing the drivers.
  • Close Samsung Kies.
  • Disconnect phone.

Step Two – Setting Up:

  • Enter the recently named “Downloading Mode” by holding: Volume Down+Home Button+Power Button.
  • Press Volume Up to continue.
  • Start Odin3 (best start it as administrator)

  • Make sure that only “Auto Reboot” and “F. Rest Time” are selected on the left.
  • Click PDA and select “XWKDD_insecure.tar” in the unzipped Odin3 folder.
  • Connect the Your SGSII.
  • Press Start.
  • After its done you should see “Pass” in green on the left.
  • Disconnect your phone.

Step Three – Rooting:

  • Make sure that you have “USB debugging” is enabled in Settings> Applications> Development
  • Connect The SGSII. PC will reinstall some drivers.
  • Run “SuperOneClick” as Administrator also.
  • Choose the “Root” option from the top left.
  • During the rooting procces, it will ask you if you would like to install “BusyBox”. Click on Yes.
  • After installing the files and rooting the device it will ask you if you would like to run a test. Click “No”.

Step Four – Enjoy

Thats it.

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  • Zidaneoo

    Can I do the same thing for the hero?? :p

  • http://uptill1.com N

    its much easier on the Hero :)

  • iMUJO

    Big thanks to NiNo •
    Keep up the gret work. ;)

  • Faisal

    Hiii

    What about arabic on the phone would the rooting solve that. Thats my only stumbleing block

    Thanks

  • http://uptill1.com N

    Rooting is the first step towards arabization. my next post will be a walkthrough for enabling arabic on the phone.

  • Kamil

    i done it, using your tutorial, thanks. I worry about losting my content, but everything stay on phone :)

    • http://uptill1.com Big N

      Anytime. Rooting wont erase any of your data.

  • Guestmail

    That works great bravo 

  • Nepali

    Thanks a ton. It really worked.

  • Moud

    Hi, I am all new here and wish to know:
    1. What does Rooting mean?
    2. So how do we enable the arabization after this rooting?

    All the bets

  • Julespilot

    Please help, I missed the step of disconnecting after running Odin, I then ran superoneclick, but it stopped responding at step #6, I don’t want to brick my phone so I have not disconnected it, how can I recover?

  • Hassan

    I want to know if i can make the operating system in english but it will support arabic after this method? Which languages does the arabic operating system for galaxy sii suppoet? Can i type in swrdish after this installation. The swedish language has yhe same letters as the english plus å ö and ä. Please someone answer me as soon as possable

  • Fayekfahed

    can i keep my sgs2 english but supports arabic(reads all arabic test while its english) plz coment back

  • Stephenkmanda

    Help, I TRIED TO FOLLOW ALL YOU’VE SAID BUT AT THE END WHEN I TRIED TO RESTART THE PHONE ALL I’M SEEING ARE WORDS SAMSUNG GALXY SII GT-i9100 AND  BIG YELLOW CAUTIONERY SIGN BELOW IT

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