Root Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on XWLPD ICS 4.0.3 Firmware [How To]

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Earlier we shared a tutorial to update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Official ICS XWLPD 4.0.3 Firmware. Now all Galaxy S2 GT I9100 users got news to rejoice as if you also own this phone and on XWLPD ICS 4.0.3 firmware, then you can now root your device with the tutorial I’ll be sharing today.

The advantage of rooting device is you can install the upcoming firmware for your device and also install all such apps which require root access.

Important: We and even the developer won’t be responsible for any damage that takes place to your device while following these steps.

Pre-requisites to Root Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on XWLPD ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

  • The tutorial we would see today is compatible only with Galaxy S2 GT I9100. So, make sure you try this tutorial only on this device, not any other device by any company.
  • You must take back-up of all the internal data present in your phone like Logs, Contacts, messages, etc. with the help of backup applications.
  • Battery should be charged enough in order to apply this update. 60% minimum is recommended from our side otherwise your phone may get switched off while the update process.
  • Disable all antivirus suites in your computer as well as mobile so that update process may not get interrupted.
  • Make sure USB debugging is enabled in your mobile. If not, you can do it by following the path – “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” and after that USB debugging would be enabled in your phone.
  • Now just make sure you follow the corresponding instructions properly.

How to Root Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on XWLPD ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

  • Grab the XWLPD Rooting Package   from here to your Computer. And extract it so as to get a .tar file. Next, download Odin and after that open it in your computer.
  • Now you need to enter your device into download mode which can be entered by pressing and holding Volume Down key + Center Key + Power button till the time you see a green robot on your phone confirming that you entered into download mode.
  • Make sure you have Opened Odin in your computer.
  • Now connect your phone to computer while ensuring Odin is open in your computer.
  • As soon as you connect your phone to the computer, the ID: COM section in Odin will turn Yellow.
  • Click on ‘PDA’ to select the ““CF-Root-SGS2_XX_NEE_LPD-v5.4-CWM5” file which can be found from the extracted folder and then finally click on ‘Start’ button present in Odin to start the process of firmware update.
  • The process would take few minutes to complete. After it is done, the phone will reboot on its own and after you see the home screen on your device, disconnect your phone by removing the USB cable.
  • Now turn off your phone and enter it into recovery mode.
  • In recovery mode, select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ and ‘wipe cache partition’ so that you can clear the cache.  Now select ‘Go back and then reboot system now to restart your phone into normal mode.
  • And you have successfully rooted your device.

Congo, you have now successfully done Rooting of Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 Google Android smartphone on XWLPD ICS 4.0.3 Firmware.

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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