CF-Root is something that we already covered here and is the preferred method to root Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) these days. Basically these are in-secure kernels based on the stock kernels released by Samsung but modified to enable rooting and add some other essential features such as Busybox, Super user, CWM and so on. As I said these are based on the stock kernels intended to root the Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) device by flashing though the ODIN software, but these are NOT complete ROMs – only the kernels.
Here are the features common to all the different variants of the kernels:
- Boot to CWM
- Backup firmware
- Restore backups
- Delete backups
- Install APKs
- Flash CWM3/4 update.zip’s
- Flash kernels (zImage, zImage in TAR, zImage in ZIP, zImage in TAR in ZIP) – without changing warning triangle status or increasing flash counter
Now as you will see below a long list of different CF-Root kernels but you cannot use anyone of them for your specific SGS2 device. Basically, you have to check first the kernel version that is already installed on your device in the Settings –> About phone, and then find the closest kernel to that one and flash that using the ODIN.
So here is the list of all currently available kernels that we found:
Unsecure Kernels/Firmware Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) – Set 1
Unsecure Kernels/Firmware Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) – Set 2
Unsecure Kernels/Firmware Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) – Set 3
Unsecure Kernels/Firmware Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) – Set 4
Unsecure Kernels/Firmware Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) – Set 5
You might also be interested to have a look at the Samsung Galaxy S II section on our website where we have covered a large collection of tweaks, tips&tricks and rooting and custom ROM installation guides for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII).
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