How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 on DXLP9 ICS Firmware

Sunday, December 23, 2012

/ by Aman Banka
We recently published an article on how to Install DXLP9 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S2 which was an easy tutorial where you could install the Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware using Odin. In this tutorial we will tell you how to root DXLP9 ICS Firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S2 GTI9100. Rooting is necessary if you wish to remove the stock Samsung apps that come with the official firmware. All official firmwares come with stock apps which are stuffed in by the manufacturer. These apps occupy a lot of space and hence the free space in RAM becomes less. You can remove these apps by using an app called Titanum Backup which requires root access. These is a lot more that can be done by rooting.
Samsung Galaxy S2

It is very unlikely that you will lose any data on your device but if you are stuck at some position you may need to perform a factory reset. Having a backup is good in such situations!
  1. Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  2. Back up all contacts to SD card.
  3. Backup SMS on Android.
  4. Backup call log on Android.
  5. Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  6. Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
  7. Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
  8. You must have KIES or Samsung Driver Installed on your PC.
We are not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 on DXLP9 ICS Firmware
  1. Download DXLP9 Rooting Package.
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file to a separate folder in your PC.
  3. After this Open Odin which you can download from here.
  4. Boot your phone into Download Mode. To do this, press the Volume Down button + Center Button + Power Button all Together.
  5. Connect your phone to the PC via USB. When you do this the ID:Com section on Odin must turn yellow. If it doesn't don’t proceed to the next step.
  6. Click on PDA and select the .tar file which you had extracted from the downloaded zip file.
  7. Click on Start and your phone will be rooted.
After Rebooting, open your App List & Check for SuperUser App. If it will be Present your Phone is Rooted & If not then Sorry but your Phone is Not Rooted. Also you can Download Root Checker to Check whether your phone is Rooted or Not.
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