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How To Root Galaxy S2 I9100G Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware

Samsung has just rolled out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean update for Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G variant that packs an impressive list of handy features such as better performance, new UI, TouchWiz Nature UX, new features in camera app, lockscreen with new customizations, Direct Call, Smart Stay, Pop-up Play, Galaxy S3 widgets, 2 Home screen modes, and more.

But the official update voids root access, but worry not, if you have upgraded your Galaxy S2 I9100G to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware and now looking for a root method to obtain super user rights over phone, here you can do so. Event this rooting method doesn’t increase the flash counter.

The below guide walks you through how to root Galaxy S2 I9100G on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Rooting doesn’t wipe anything but just for safety backup everything of smartphone. you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.


Step #1: Download and place the file into external SD card of your smartphone.

Step #2: Turn the smartphone off.

Step #3: Reboot phone into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons at the same time.

Step #4: Use volume keys to navigate and power keys to select, select “apply update from external storage”.

Step #5: Locate, wait for it to finish and navigate up (select “../”).

Step #6: Once it’s done, select “reboot system now” to reboot the phone.

That’s it, your Samsung Galaxy S2 is now rooted on Jelly Bean even the busybox is installed on the phone.

Via: XDA

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