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    Default A noobie wishes to root his GSII

    So, I've heard some good things on why rooting an Android phone is beneficial in a lot of ways. However, coming from BlackBerry, I'm CLUELESS in where to even start

    Custom OS? ROMS? Kernals? Baseband Versions? I need a definitive guide, because each guide seems to say different things.

    Here is the info from my phone:

    Model Number = GT-I9100
    Android Version = 4.0.3
    Baseband Version = I9100XXLPS
    Kernel Version = 3.0.15-I9100XWLP7-CL340913-dpi@DELL134 #3
    Build Number = IML74K.XWLP7

    Does it matter if I install a different basedband version/Kernal and Build?

    ANY info will be appreciated. Thank you.
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    This may be a good place to Start

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    Default Re: A noobie wishes to root his GSII

    Quote Originally Posted by greg8881 View Post
    This may be a good place to Start

    Still new to Android, but wishing to rid the bloatware on my SII. Learn shall i ...
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    I used this site to root my GS2 (ICS) yesterday. I'm a total noob. It was a lil tricky to start (finding extracted zip files). Once I got that down, it was easy! Have fun!

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: A noobie wishes to root his GSII

    Go through the rooting guides on this site and reputable links posted. and just be sure you have a good understanding what's happening with rooting and flashing kernels
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    Default Re: A noobie wishes to root his GSII

    I downloaded this teetherin program & it's not working. Please help.

    Its saying not root. Sorry but your kernal doesn't have all necessary features for running this app. Then it says tethering showing errors. Then asked if rooted.

    Do I need 2 download again??
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    Default Re: A noobie wishes to root his GSII

    Quote Originally Posted by SwtBlueEyes View Post
    I downloaded this teetherin program & it's not working. Please help.

    Its saying not root. Sorry but your kernal doesn't have all necessary features for running this app. Then it says tethering showing errors. Then asked if rooted.

    Do I need 2 download again??
    You need too do some reading on rooting and hopefully then you can explain what you've got installed on your phone or computer?...because your post is pretty confusing
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    Default Re: A noobie wishes to root his GSII

    Quote Originally Posted by Bilaal View Post
    So, I've heard some good things on why rooting an Android phone is beneficial in a lot of ways. However, coming from BlackBerry, I'm CLUELESS in where to even start

    Custom OS? ROMS? Kernals? Baseband Versions? I need a definitive guide, because each guide seems to say different things.

    Here is the info from my phone:

    Model Number = GT-I9100
    Android Version = 4.0.3
    Baseband Version = I9100XXLPS
    Kernel Version = 3.0.15-I9100XWLP7-CL340913-dpi@DELL134 #3
    Build Number = IML74K.XWLP7

    Does it matter if I install a different basedband version/Kernal and Build?

    ANY info will be appreciated. Thank you.
    Easy ways,
    You need an insecure kernel flashed via odin and then use superoneclick to root. Or, use odin to flash cfroot and thats it. Or, I think you can flash cfroot via the recovery of the stock android OS, not sure, never tried it.

    Dont worry about custom OS or ROMs or baseband. What you need is a rooted kernel.

    In a ROM package you have kernel, os with apps, modem (baseband) and regional information. You can use any baseband you want with a ROM (unless specified contrary). Kernel can be any compatible one for your android version (unless specified contrary) and build number is just a number.
    Last edited by gxgs; 07-09-2012 at 10:27 PM.
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    Gingerbreak is the way too go.. but I'm not quite sure if its compatible.

    Your Faithful Decoder/GFX
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    hi,me also hve the same details for the phone like u, if u got any respond from anyone pls let me know thanks.
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    Default Re: A noobie wishes to root his GSII

    Quote Originally Posted by greg8881 View Post
    This may be a good place to Start

    This is where I went to root my GS2. Definitely the most detailed instructions with videos. I didn't even lose any data on my phone when I rooted it. Took about an hour total to do it. But most of that time was reading and watching everything 5 times to make sure I did it right. For the most part it was pretty easy.

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