1. NEDNERBISH's Avatar
    OK well im fed up with this waiting for the ics upgrade so I've convinced myself to root. I need a SOLID built tutorial which is ***** proof as I am not root savy. I am a little afraid of messing my phone up. What do I have to look forward to with my gs2 rooted w ics?

    sent from my totally tubular Samsung galaxy s2 sgh-I777
    06-11-2012 11:50 AM
  2. yohannie's Avatar
    If you go to XDA forums for the i777, you'll find great in-depth tutorials for both rooting and flashing a custom ROM. If I remember correctly, they even had a nice YouTube video.
    06-11-2012 11:58 AM
  3. mviglesias57's Avatar
    Avoid using instructions found on galaxys2root.com. Some of the information is out of date and could cause problems when you try to root the phone. The XDA information is here: [GUIDE] How to Flash Custom Binaries Without Ever Incrementing the Flash Counter!! - xda-developers
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    06-11-2012 06:06 PM
  4. NEDNERBISH's Avatar
    Thank you! I was looking all night for that. The only one I found would increase the count and im not about to void my warranty and insurance

    sent from my totally tubular Samsung galaxy s2 sgh-I777
    06-11-2012 11:55 PM
  5. KeiranSolaris's Avatar
    Just to be clear, rooting always voids the warranty. If you don't increment the flash counter it's easier to hide that you rooted before returning your phone for warranty service.

    If you are looking for a good ICS rom once you are rooted I like LiLChris's PhoneBricker and have been using it for some time with Entropy's ICS kernel without any problem. The default kernel he includes is Siyah which a lot of people like but for whatever reason I kept getting force closes with it.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1560759

    Regardless of which rom you use for ICS I highly recommend Apex for your launcher, though Nova and Trebuchet are both very similar.
    06-12-2012 06:13 AM
  6. Fryguy128's Avatar
    Or use Task650's AOKP ROM

    Sent from my SGH-I777 using Android Central Forums
    06-14-2012 01:31 AM
  7. NEDNERBISH's Avatar
    Thank you. Unfortunately I am not comfortable enough with.the whole process yet to do it. I'm reading and rereading things to try n get a better understanding of it

    sent from my totally tubular Samsung galaxy s2 sgh-I777
    06-14-2012 03:37 PM
  8. mviglesias57's Avatar
    You can do it in steps - read the XDA link I posted above, read it again until you are comfortable. Then just do it. Once your phone is rooted and you have a kernel with CWM recovery on it, just sit back and read the development threads. Think about whether you want a Touchwiz-based ICS rom, or a pure ICS experience. Then when you are ready, do a nandroid backup with CWM and flash your ROM of choice. If you don't like it you can restore the nandroid backup.

    I rooted my phone a couple of months ago, but I haven't flashed ICS on it yet. I'm watching the XDA devel threads for ICS, just waiting for things to settle down a bit and then I'll flash one. I'm in no hurry...
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    06-16-2012 12:22 AM
  9. cajunaggie87's Avatar
    Avoid using instructions found on galaxys2root.com. Some of the information is out of date and could cause problems when you try to root the phone. The XDA information is here: [GUIDE] How to Flash Custom Binaries Without Ever Incrementing the Flash Counter!! - xda-developers
    This is the best way to do it that I have found. It is pretty straight forward.
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    06-20-2012 09:39 AM
  10. Fryguy128's Avatar
    This is the best way to do it that I have found. It is pretty straight forward.
    I also agree. That's how I did it and if you follow those instructions you can easily undo it without anyone ever knowing you did.

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    06-22-2012 11:17 PM
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