After many months of wait and hit and miss events Samsung has finally rolled out the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS update for the international model of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Now that we finally have the brand new ICS running on our device lets now deal with how to Root Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0.3 ICS and install those mind blowing apps we cant live without.
The Android developer Faryaab has created the Root method, based on Chainfire‘s popular CF-Root tool. The trick comes courtesy of the XDA Developers and we now have a detailed step by step tutorial for it.
Disclaimer : Go ahead with the procedure only at your risk. There are very thin chances of your device getting bricked but GeekPrison will not be responsible for any loss.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy S II On Android 4.0.3 ICS :
Step 1 : Download CF-Root XXLPQ, the kernel file required to root your Samsung Galaxy S II. Extract the .zip file and disconnect your S II from computer if connected.
Step 2 : Download and launch ODIN v1.85 [XDA Thread Link]
Step 3 : Click on PDA and select CF-Root-xxx-vX.X.tar which was formed when you extracted the file you had downloaded in the first step.
Step 4 : Switch off your Samsung Galaxy S II and then hold Volume Down + Power to place the device into download mode.
Step 5 : Connect your Galaxy S II to your computer and make sure you have not checked the Re-Partition option.
Step 6 : Click on Start and wait for your device to reboot.
That’s it.. A very simple method to Root Samsung Galaxy S 2 on Android 4.0.3 ICS.
For more information head to the official thread over on XDA.
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