Root Android 4.0.3 ICS XXLPQ on Galaxy S2 I9100G Official Firmware
We posted about how you can install Android 4.0.3 ICS build XXLPQ on the Samsung Galaxy S II I9100G. This firmware is based on India and was released for that country in the Asia region. You can now root XXLPQ Android 4.0.3 ICS to gain root access on your Galaxy S2 I9100G.
In this tutorial we will guide you through the process of how to root Android 4.0.3 XXLPQ ICS on Galaxy S2 I9100G using ClockworkMod recovery. We have covered all the steps and given links to download files you need in the tutorial below. Do not try this on Galaxy S2 I9100 version, as it might brick your phone.
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Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S I to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy S2 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy S2 I9100G 4.0.3 ICS firmware.