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Root XWLSD Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy S2 I9100 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

New firmware update XWLSD Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S2 I9100 was released earlier today and since most of you in Europe would have already updated, you can now also root XWLSD Android 4.1.2 firmware. We have a complete tutorial on how to perform the root process in a safe way without having to wipe your data. You can now also root XWLSD Android 4.1.2 (I9100XWLSD) on Galaxy S2 as like always, we have the entire tutorial for you. Why should you root? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. You can now easily root Galaxy S2 I9100 on XWLSD Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using the tutorial given below. We will be using Siyah Kernel to root this firmware. Go to Settings > About phone to verify what Android 4.1.2 build you have.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root XWLSD Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S2 I9100 using ODIN. Please make sure you backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution before proceeding to the installation instructions. Read our list of the essential root apps available! Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Galaxy S2

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root XWLSD Android 4.1.2 Firmware Method Details:

You can use Siyah Kernel for rooting your Galaxy S2 I9100 on XWLSD Android 4.1.2 firmware update. This firmware will also automatically install ClockworkMod recovery on your phone. All you have to do is flash the kernel zip file on your phone with ODIN, and that’s it! Please make sure your Galaxy S2 I9100 is already on this latest Android 4.1.2 build XWLSD firmware. Go to Settings > About phone and verify what software build number do you have.

If you wonder why you should root Galaxy S2 I9100 or any other Android phone? Read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

If your Galaxy S2 I9100 is not on the official XWLSD Android 4.1.2 firmware, please update your phone. Read the tutorial here!

Samsung Galaxy S2 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S II properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S II USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to 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.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy S2 I9100 on XWLSD Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.