After the launching of Galaxy S II it got in the hands of hackers and the root was developed 😉 The most bought smart phone in this month is Galaxy S II so why won’t the users want Superuser 😉 Today the root was kicked out by XDA member Chainfire and it’s not permanent. Below is the way to root your device according to Chainfire
Quick guide (for experienced users)
- Reboot into download mode
- Using the attached Odin version, flash the attached XWKDD kernel as PDA. Do not use the PIT, do not have any options checked except for “Auto reboot” and “F. Reset Time”
- Wait for the device to reboot
- Use the “adb root” command to restart ADB in root mode, followed by “adb shell” to get a rooted shell; then you can manually push Superuser.apk / su, busybox, OR use SuperOneClick to finish the job for you.
Long guide (for beginners)
- Download the attached ODIN file and extract the .zip file
- Download the attached XWKDD, but do NOT extract the .tar file
- Download and extract SuperOneClick
- If you do not have Samsung’s KIES 2.0 installed, download and install it. You need it to install the correct USB drivers, so the programs can communicate with the device. Reboot your computer after installation of KIES.
- Make sure your device is in USB debugging mode: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging
- Reboot your device into download mode: Turn the device off, then power it on again by pressing and holding VolumeDown + Home + Power simultaneously. You will know when you are in download mode, it is really obvious
- Start ODIN
- Connect the device to your computer using USB
- Wait a few seconds, the ODIN screen should show you that a device is now connected
- Make sure that in ODIN NOTHING is checked, except the “Auto reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes. Press the “PDA” button, and select the “XWKDD_insecure.tar” file.
- Press “Start”. ODIN you should now be flashing the kernel, and the device should reboot.
- Wait until the device is rebooted, and while still being connected over USB, start SuperOneClick, and press ROOT.
- Reboot the device
- Done !
People sitting at Pocket Now reported
Superuser access is acheived by using the Samsung flashing utility “Odin” to load a custom re-packaged kernel onto the phone, then booting up. Once booted, the kernel allows root access via the “adb” program, a part of the Android SDK. Simply typing “adb root” at the command line restarts adb in root mode, and allows full system access through “adb shell”
Root access granted by this method is not permanent – it requires further steps such as the manual loading of su, busybox, and Superuser.apk to enable permanent superuser access. Notably, Chainfire was able to re-package this modified kernel by using methods effective on the Galaxy S series of devices, without an actual SGS II to develop/test with.
Who cares about rooting, it’s just for the developer… People want a 4.3 inches device, with 1.2 Ghz dual – core processor running apps fastly, that’s the main purpose O_O