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Update Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with FoxHound GreyFox ROM Firmware


Thursday 17th of May 2012 / android.gs
The FoxHound GreyFox is a custom ROM firmware created by an XDA forum member. It can be applied on Galaxy S2 devices easily by following all the instructions in this article.Make sure to read all the instructions listed in this article and that you’re an advanced Android user that knows how to use CWM recovery and how to flash custom ROMs. Your device has to be rooted for this ROM to be installed.FoxHound GreyFox reached the version 2 and it will update your Galaxy S2 I9100 to a custom Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware installation. Also, it might change your device’s kernel but if you perform a full wipe you should be safe and your phone will run smoothly after the update is complete. Before moving to the ‘how-to’ guide you will need to learn how to prepare your device and how to backup all the important apps and files so that you will be able to restore them back after the FoxHound GreyFox ROM installs successfully. Here’s what you need to know and what to change before changing the Galaxy S2 I9100 firmware:backup the important files such as au
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Update Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to Hydra H2O ICS 4.0.4 Android Custom ROM Firmware


Thursday 17th of May 2012 / android.gs
Hydra H2O is a custom ROM based on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich by AOKP and AOSP styled.Here you can find the tutorial guide that teaches you how to successfully use it to update your Samsung Galaxy S2 model number I9100.The full version name for this custom ROM is Hydra H2o v1.1.2 IMM761 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM firmware. Also it is customized to look more like AOSP releases that are usually resembling more the official releases of Android 4.0 firmware. For this guide to work on your device, the Galaxy S2 I9100 has to be rooted and the CWM Recovery installed. You will find more info in  the preparation guide.Installing and updating the Hydra H2O Android 4.0.4 ICS on your Galaxy S2 is rather easy but, for the updating process to go smoothly you will need to have to be a somewhat advanced Android user that knows his way around rooting tools, sub-system cwm recovery tools and options and how to load boot into recovery mode and flash simple zip files. Now that you know all this general info, let’s move to the preparation guide and learn how to properly conf
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root - How do I know if my device is rooted?


Sunday 17th of June 2012 / android.stackexchange.com
Possible Duplicate: How can I tell if I have root? I am a noob when it comes to android. I've read a little about rooting, but I still haven't figured out how to know if my device is already rooted or not (I bought it from a questionable store, so I don't want to just take their word for it). I have a Galaxy S2, but I think this question is relevant for any android device.
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Root Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on Jelly Bean 4.1.2 UHMS9 OS


Tuesday 12th of March 2013 / android.gs
The Galaxy S2 GT I9100 had just received the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean UHMS9 update (you can learn how to manually apply the firmware by using our step by step guide –click on the link from above), so now as usual we will be checking on how to root your device. Of course, this root procedure will be suitable only with the Galaxy S2 on UHMS9 software so don’t use this tutorial if your handset is running a different version of the Jelly Bean ROM.Those who have owned a rooted device before updating to official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 UHMS9 OS are probably familiar with the rooting operation, so the below procedure will be an usual task. But if you are trying to gain root access for the first time, then you should know that this tutorial is being considered a complex and risky operation, so if you somehow mess things up you can even end up in bricking your Galaxy S2. Therefore, don’t complete things by yourselves, just read all the lines from this guide and stick to my indications and to the steps included in tutorial.You must root the Galaxy S2 if you want to unchain the system f
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Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100G to Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XWLSR OS


Monday 11th of February 2013 / android.gs
The latest version of the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is here, as the XWLSR firmware has been launched by Samsung for limited markets only. So, if you want to remove the previous reported bugs from the Android system, install new features and apply the latest Android experience available for your Galaxy S2 GT I9100G, completing this step by step guide is what you need to do. Therefore, during the next lines we will be checking on how to manually flash the stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XWLSR software on any Samsung Galaxy S2 model number GT I9100G devices.This method should be performed by those who hasn’t received the OTA update yet, or by those who own a rooted handset; as you know a rooted system cannot be OTA or by using KIES updated with an official firmware. Also, this tutorial will be perfect for the users who are looking forward in restoring the Galaxy S2 warranty, because once the Android 4.1.2 XWLSR OS is installed, you will reset the flash counter. As you can see, there are many reasons why you should follow the steps from below, but if this is not what you are look
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How to SIM unlock Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 for free


Monday 07th of May 2012 / android.gs
Unfortunately if you buy a Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 on contract it will come SIM-locked so you will not be able to use it on another carrier, either from your country or another one. In order to be able to use the SIM from another carrier, the Galaxy S2 must be unlocked. After unlocking your device will be SIM free and it will be working with virtually any SIM.Before we begin the unlocking guide, you have to know that your Galaxy S2 must be rooted, so its warranty will be void. Please note that you are doing this at your own risk and there is a risk of bricking your device. We tested both the root and unlock methods and have proven to be safe, but you need to make sure that you follow all the steps and don’t miss anything.To root your device we do have some guides, depending on what ROM your device is running one. Root your device running Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 XXLPS, XWLP3 or XXLPQ. Once your device is rooted, you will have to download and install an app from Google Play and then run it. Here’s what you have to do:Download and install Galaxy S2 SIM unlock here.Make sure
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Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 Using Android 4.0.3 XWLP3 ICS Firmware


Wednesday 28th of March 2012 / android.gs
The GT I9100 is the code name for the Samsung Galaxy S2 and recently it has received an update for the ICS 4.0 and now the releases reached the 4.0.3 firmware build and if you follow the instructions listed in this post you will learn how to update your device without any other help. However, you should know that this update was first released only for O2 models and some guy managed to remove the branding protecting and it made it available worldwide for any SGS2 user that wishes to test it.If you install the Android 4.0.3 XWLP3 ICS update, you won’t root the device but merely install some new files over the old ones and your warranty will not get revoked. So, users that are currently using a rooted device and wish to install this update should know that the root access will be lost and, you will have to wait until a new guide will be listed on our website for you to learn how to successfully apply the root on this ICS 4.0.3 OS.The Samsung Galaxy S2 has easily become one of the most popular devices ever released by Samsung and powered by Android. It is the successor of the prev
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Going from iPhone 4 to Galaxy S2...many questions


Wednesday 31st of August 2011 / forums.androidcentral.com
hello everyone. I'm almost positive I will switch to the Galaxy S2 once it is out... 1. When will the release date be? 2. Can this be rooted? 3. Can I use this phone as a hotspot when I'm not around wifi...I know ATT might charge but my brother-in-law mentioned something about rooting and how you can hide this... 4. I own only Macbooks...can I still get my music and pictures onto this phone? Is there anything else I should know? Thanks guys/gals
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my samsung galaxy s2 (tmobile) (rooted) accidently deleted important files


Tuesday 11th of December 2012 / androidforums.com
Hi i recently joined the community since i got an android sorry if im reposting this issue since i couldnt find any old ones on this thread. I recently rooted my s2 and with a lil knowledge about the system files i seem to have deleted a few. How do i know? I try to run play store but it goes to a blank screen and i get an error message saying it has stopped working.....same thing with my web browser when i try to download something. Now is there a way to redownload those lost files without erasing everything on my phone? If not will a factory reset restore the original files? Thanks guys im running ics rooted if that makes any difference...and i used titanium backup to do so and forgot to make backups of the files before doing so...
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Install CM 10.1.0 Stable Build ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100G


Wednesday 26th of June 2013 / feedproxy.google.com
The Final build of CM 10.1.0 for Galaxy S2 I9100G is here and it still uses the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. In order to successfully install it on your smartphone, you will need to take a look at this post and apply all the instructions that I have listed below. Make sure that you know what you’re doing before continuing to the how-to part.First thing that you need to do, is to read the guidelines below. These will help you correctly prepare your Galaxy S2 I9100G phone for the installation process of CM 10.1.0 Stable ROM. Here’s what you need to know:use this post only with the Samsung Galaxy S2 model number I9100G. Do not try to flash the files you find here on the I9100 model, as that one will get bricked with this ROM.your phone has to be factory unlocked, rooted and running a custom Recovery image such as CWM or TWRP.I have used CWM Recovery for this post, but the TWRP one will work just as well.use the Custom Recovery mode to create a NANDROID backup of your currently installed ROM. This is great method for you to create a restore point for your device, backup file tha
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