If you are a Samsung Galaxy S II owner then you already know that Samsung has begun rolling out Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy S II from yesterday. So, as we know that Android community have many talented developers and one of them named as Faryaab has created the method of acquiring root access which is based on Chainfire’s popular CF-Root tool.
Obviously, this scoop also comes from the guys at XDA Developers, which is popular forum of Android enthusiasts. So, if you want to root your, newly updated to ICS, Samsung Galaxy S II we have compiled a step by step guide for you.
Before starting the process, you will need to flash ClockWorkMod Recovery on your Galaxy S II. Also do this if you are familiar with this kind of stuff and also make sure to make a backup for your important files, in case if anything goes wrong. After that follow the steps below to root your device:
Step 1): Now download the required kernel for your device from the following link and extract the .zip file:
Step 2): Do not connect the device to your computer, if you have, disconnect it.
Step 3): Now download and launch ODIN v1.85 from this link.
Step 4): Click on PDA and locate the CF-Root-xxx-VX.X.tar file located in the file extracted before.
Step 5): Turn off your Galaxy SII and turn it back on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons to enter the device into download mode.
Step 6): After entering the download mode, connect your Galaxy S II to the computer via USB cable.
Step 7): Do no check the Re-partition option.
Step 8): Now click Start in ODIN on your computer and wait for the process to complete. After that you device will be reboot automatically.
If you have followed all the steps correctly, then your Samsung Galaxy S II will now be rooted and running on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.