How to Root Android 4.0.4 XXLQ5 on Galaxy S2 I9100
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Samsung Galaxy S II to Android 4.0.4 XXLQ5 ICS. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices or rooting firmwares, then this should not be any different for you. Please read every line carefully.
- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 on Android 4.0.4 XXLQ5. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- This tutorial will NOT wipe any of your data while rooting, but it is always a good precaution to backup data.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download CF-Root-SGS2_XX_XEN_LQ5-v5.4-CWM5.rar for Galaxy S2 to your computer and extract the zip file.
Step 2 – Download ODIN v1.85 (if needed) which will help you to install the root package for Android 4.0.4 on Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100.
Step 3 – Switch off your phone. Now go to Download Mode on your phone. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S2 USB drivers installed on your computer.
Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step 6 – If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.
Step 7 – Click on ‘PDA’ and select the “CF-Root-SGS2_XX_XEN_LQ5-v5.4-CWM5.tar” file from the extracted ZIP file in Step 1.
NOTE: In ODIN, do not touch any other options anywhere. Leave everything as it is.
Step 8 – Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.
Step 9 – After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.
That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy S II is now rooted on Android 4.0.4 build XXLQ5 software update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.
If you run into any problems, feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.