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  • Radikal Guru - The Rootsteppa

    posted by Keito
    2013-03-16 18:36:18
  • How to root & install CyanogenMod on a Samsung Galaxy S2

    posted by Keito
    2012-09-25 20:05:13
    Here's a quick breakdown of the process. (For a more in-depth guide, please check out this page.)

    1/ Find correct insecure kernel for our current ROM firmware version
    2/ Use ODIN and insecure kernel to root phone
    3/ Download CyanogenMod (and optional extra google apps) and place on SD Card
    4/ Backup current ROM
    5/ Install CyanogenMod



    Right, so let's get down to it!...

    1/ Find correct insecure kernel for our current ROM firmware version
    ===============================================================

    Finding the correct insecure kernel version is easy, simply go to Settings -> About phone -> Kernel Version. Note the string present there

    Example (yours will almost certainly be different): 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKG1-CL349526

    What matters most (KG1) in this case, is in bold. Then find the matching file under the download section of this thread.

    Example (yours will almost certainly be different): CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KG1-v4.1-CWM4.zip

    The XX and OXA identifiers are not that important. Usually a "KG1" kernel is a "KG1" kernel, and that is that. Sometimes (pretty rare) it happens there will be multiple different kernels with the same name in different firmwares, that are actually different. If this happens, they are usually only very minor changes and you should expect them to still be fully compatible. The "XX" and "OXA" identifiers are there so the very advanced users can deduce which full firmware the insecure kernel file was taken from.

    Don't worry too much, just find the matching download and use it.



    2/ Use ODIN and insecure kernel to root phone
    ===============================================================

    - Download ODIN then install it.

    - (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer if it is connected.
    - Start ODIN.
    - Click the PDA button, and select CF-Root-xxx-vX.X.tar
    - Put your phone in download mode by powering down the handset, then press power+volume-down+home buttons all at once. Hold down until download mode screen shows.
    - (USB) Connect the phone to your computer.
    - Make sure repartition is NOT checked.
    - Click the START button.
    - Wait for the phone to reboot.
    - Done (shouldn't take more than ~30 secs).



    3/ Download CyanogenMod (and optional extra google apps) and place on SD Card
    ===============================================================

    - Download your preferred version of CyanogenMod.
    - Optional: Download the Google Apps for the device. (select the one that matches your CM version!).
    - Place the CyanogenMod update.zip file on the root of the SD card.
    - Optional: Place the Google Apps .zip on the root of the SD card also.



    4/ Backup current ROM
    ===============================================================

    Now you're rooted, it's a good idea to backup the current ROM (with apps, settings, etc) before installing any custom ROM. If you want to retain your apps and settings when installing a new ROM, use Titanium Backup (not covered in this guide).

    - Boot into recovery mode by powering down the handset, then press power+volume-up+home buttons all at once. Hold down until recovery mode screen shows.
    - Once the device boots into recovery mode, use the side volume buttons to move around and the power button to select.
    - Select backup and restore.
    - Select backup (this may take some time).
    - Once the backup has finished, select +++++Go Back+++++

    Now, you can always boot into recovery and restore the current ROM, should anything go awry with our CyanogenMod install.



    5/ Install CyanogenMod
    ===============================================================

    - Select the option to Wipe data/factory reset.
    - Select the option to Wipe cache partition.
    - Select Install zip from sdcard.
    - Select Choose zip from sdcard.
    - Select the CyanogenMod update.zip.
    - Optional: Install the Google Apps by performing steps 7 - 9 again and choosing the Google Apps update.zip.
    - Once the installation has finished, select +++++Go Back+++++ to get back to the main menu, and select the Reboot system now option.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The Samsung Galaxy S II should now boot into CyanogenMod.



    PS: Massive thanks to the Steve Kondik and the CyanogenMod team for a great ROM, and humongous thanks to Chainfire for his guides/downloads/work.
  • Faithless - Mass Destruction

    posted by Keito
    2012-07-18 23:24:23
    My dad came into my room holdin' his hat
    I knew he was leavin'
    He sat on my bed told me some facts
    Son, "I have a duty, callin' on me
    You and your sister be brave my little soldier
    And don't forget all I told you
    Your the mister of the house now remember this
    And when you wake up in the mornin' give your momma a kiss"
    Then I had to say goodbye


    In the mornin' woke Momma with a kiss on each eyelid
    Even though I'm only a kid
    Certain things can't be hid
    Momma grabbed me
    Held me like I was made of gold
    But left her in the stories untold
    I said, "Momma it will be alright
    When daddy comes home, tonight"

    Whether long range weapon or suicide bomb
    A wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether you're soar away Sun or BBC One
    Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruct'
    If you're a Caucasian or a poor Asian
    Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether inflation or globalization
    Fear is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether Haliburton, Enron or anyone
    Greed is a weapon of mass destruction
    We need to find courage, overcome
    Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

    The skin under my chin is explodin' again
    I'm gettin' stress from some other children
    I'm holdin' it in
    We takin' sides like a politician
    And if I get friction, we get to fightin'
    I defend my dad, he's the best of all men
    And whatever he's doin', he's doin' the right thing
    It's frightenin', but it makes me mad
    Why do all these people seem to hate my dad
    And if that ain't enough now I get these spots
    I go to sleep every night with my stomach in knots
    And what's more, I can hear momma next door
    Explore the radio for reports of war
    And all we ever seem to do Is hide the tears
    Seem like daddy been gone for years
    But he was right
    Now I'm geared up for the fight
    And he would be proud of me
    If my daddy came home tonight
    Listen me keenly

    Whether long range weapon or suicide bomb
    A wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether you're soar away Sun or BBC One
    Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruct'
    If you're a Caucasian or a poor Asian
    Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether inflation or globalization
    Fear is a weapon of mass destruction
    Whether Haliburton, Enron or anyone
    Greed is a weapon of mass destruction
    We need to find courage, overcome
    Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

    My story stops here, lets be clear
    This scenario is happenin' everywhere
    And you ain't goin' to Nirvana or Farvana
    You're comin' right back here to live out your karma
    With even more drama than previously, seriously
    Just how many centuries have we been
    Waitin' for someone else to make us free
    And we refuse to see
    That people overseas suffer just like we
    Bad leadership and ego's unfettered and free
    Who feed on the people they're supposed to lead
    I don't need good people to pray and wait
    For the Lord to make it all straight
    There's only now, do it right
    'Cause I don't want your daddy... leaving home tonight