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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus I9105/I9105P [Android 4.2.2]

Keeping the success of Samsung Galaxy S2 in mind; the manufacturer released a newer and improved version of it, named Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus. At the time of release, Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus was running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, having Dual-core 1.2 GHz with 1GB RAM, 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus for better visual clarity, 8 MP camera with LED flash, and much more. But, later on, the device was updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with some improvements and bug fixes. So, I hope you all have updated your Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus device to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Now after updating, many users were facing problem in getting the root access. However, they might be unaware about the fact that if you install any of the official updates then root access on that device is revoked. In order to gain the root permission again on your Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus, you have to root it once again. So today, we have brought a simplest and easiest method to root Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.


Note: Before going further, first, check that your device firmware version must be XXUBMG8. To check, navigate to Settings > About phone. If it doesn’t match with your device, then it’s a strict instruction not to follow this tutorial.

Method Overview

In this rooting method, we will be just using the well-known “Odin tool” to flash “CWM Recovery” file and after that booting up into “CWM Recovery mode” for flashing “SuperSu” file. I make you aware about the whole post in just a few lines and I expect that you have got an overview about how we are going to perform the rooting procedure step-by-step! Now, let’s start the tutorial and make sure you don’t miss any of the steps to stay away from unexpected errors.

Things to Do

  • Get ready with a Computer system running on Windows OS, original USB cable driver and Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus device.
  • Charge your device up to 80%.
  • Enable the USB debugging option found under the “Settings” Menu.
  • Install Samsung Kies or correct USB drivers on your Computer for detecting the device properly.
  • Make sure you have a backup copy of your data before Rooting or install Custom ROMs.

Download Files

Now, for your better understanding, we have divided this post into two sections. First section is the steps to install CWM recovery on Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus and another is the steps to root Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus.

Steps to Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus I9105/I9105P

Step 1: Extract the downloaded Odin file on your Computer’s desktop.
Step 2: Depending on your device model, download “CWM Recovery and SuperSu” files on your Computer.
Step 3: Extract the “CWM Recovery” file and place it into Odin Tool extracted folder.
Step 4: Place the “SuperSu” file on an internal storage of your device without extracting.
Step 5: Now, open the Odin.exe from the extracted folder.
Step 6: Switch off your Smartphone.
Step 7: Boot your device into “Downloading mode” by pressing and holding “Volume Down + Home + Power” buttons together for a few seconds and then press the “Volume Up” to enter into it.
Step 8: Connect your device to your Computer with the help of original USB data cable.
Step 9: Odin will identify your device and shows the necessary information on the tool.
Step 10: Click on “AP” > choose “CWM Recovery” file placed in the extracted folder.
Step 11: Please make sure that F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot options are checked on Odin, don’t interfere with Re-partition box.
Step 12: Click on the “Start” button to begin the flashing process.
Step 13: As soon as the process gets over, “PASS” message will be displayed on the screen. Now, you can disconnect your device safely.

At this stage, you have successfully installed CWM Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus Smartphone. Now, follow the below tutorial to root it.

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus I9105/I9105P

Step 14: Now, you have to boot your device into the CWM Recovery mode by pressing and holding “Volume Up + Home + Power” buttons together for a few seconds.
Step 15: Once you get the CWM recovery main screen, select choose “install zip from SD card” -> Give a path to the file -> and then give “OK”.
Step 16: It will take a few seconds to install the SuperUser app on your device for the root access.
Step 17: Once again, as the process gets over, choose “Reboot Now“.

Once your device is started, open the “app drawer” and check for the “SuperSu” application installed or it. If it’s installed then your device is rooted successfully. If any problem persists then so share with us via the comments box below!

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