Finally, I have decided it’s time to root my Samsung Galaxy S2 Android device.
Some of my reasons for rooting:
- Installing custom ROMs / mods and kernels requires root access.
- Performing a good backup of the device (apps & data, system & user) requires root access.
- Getting rid of unwanted system apps requires root access.
- My M.Sc. research will include writing a kernel module for the Android kernel, so better start getting comfortable with low-level now, right?
This post is a detailed (photo-documented) walkthrough of the rooting process. The rooting is done using Odin3 and CF-Root.