You can now root XWLSZ Android 4.1.2 firmware on Galaxy S2 I9100. This firmware was released last month and a working root method is now available on Team Android. Since most of you would have already installed the new Galaxy S2 I9100 firmware update, here is a complete guide on how to root XWLSZ Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official firmware. Why should you root? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. The tutorial to root XWLSZ Android 4.1.2 (I9100XWLSZ) will also install the latest ClockworkMod recovery on your phone which would allow you to install Android 4.2.2 custom ROMs and other mods. You can now easily root Galaxy S2 I9100 on XWLSZ Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using the tutorial given below. We will be using Siyah Kernel to root this firmware.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root XWLSZ Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S2 I9100 using ODIN. Read our list of the essential root apps available as you will need them after you root your phone! If you know even better root apps, feel free to add them in the comments below. Please make sure you backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution before proceeding to the installation instructions. Go to Settings > About phone to verify what Android 4.1.2 build you have. The following tips are important as they will help the rooting procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.
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 (TeamAndroid.com) 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 XWLSZ Android 4.1.2 Firmware Method Details:
You can use Siyah Kernel for rooting your Galaxy S2 I9100 on XWLSZ 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 XWLSZ 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.
Install XWLSZ Android 4.1.2: How to Update Galaxy S2 I9100 with XWLSZ Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware.
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:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- 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. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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 XWLSZ Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware.