Galaxy S2 XXLPQ Root and Clockworkmod Recovery [Guide]


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  • Mohammad

    after I have installed the file, the phone is not booting up, and stuck on the booting screen with warning sign, then the phone turn off itself .. can you please let me know how to override this ? :(

  • Andy

    I seem to be stuck at the boot screen with the yellow triangle. What to do :s

  • jorge rojas

    hola, mi teléfono no responde sale un triangulo amarillo y nada

  • Michael B


    I successfully rooted my S2 using this. There were no apps in the apps tab so I flashed clockwork mod from this site. Now my phone wont boot. I can get to the orange recovery screen (power, home and vol up), but no further. I am a novice at this so how can I get my phone back please?

  • Justin Bussell

    @itskapil:disqus I have Android Version: 4.0.3
    Baseband version I900XXLPQ
    Kernel Version 3.0.15-I9100XXLPQ-CL22350se.infra@SEP-94 #3
    Build number: IML74K.XXLPQ

  • Justin Bussell

    I follewed all steps and got a pass but no CWM or Superuser

  • vii

    can we use this for XXLPY?

  • DaniellePoe

    very good instruction… it worked out :) thank you so much

  • terminala

    work like a charm :)

  • Demetris

    i have always a notification now. i open it . it is diclaimer. i choose my country which it is cyprus i tick that i agree the terms, i am connected to internet and and i press confirm. It writes to me “processing failed”. what i have to do?

  • shali

    how to extract z image file to .tar file

  • zohaib

    all my sd card applications aren`t working after this rooting and it says applications are not install in ur phone

  • Kim

    know what…… WiFi failed to connect…….the CWM so annoying asking for grant everytime and stuck..

    • Kapil

      Try this: Boot into recovery mode and do “fix permissions” under the advanced option. To boot into recovery: first power off phone, then hold Volume UP + Home + Power key together until you see Samsung logo. Let me know.

  • arslan

    thousand likes…works perfectly.

  • Mahesh

    I just rooted my Galaxy S II using the above method. But, now I am unable to turn the Bluetooth ON. Bluetooth seems to have stopped working. Please help me on how I can enable the Bluetooth.

    • Kapil

      Try this: Boot into recovery mode and do “fix permissions” under the advanced option. To boot into recovery: first power off phone, then hold Volume UP + Home + Power key together until you see Samsung logo. Let me know.

  • rocky

    CAN I USE IT FOR Build version XXLPX ?

  • mame

    thanks very much.. after beating around a lot of bushes.. this was what did it for me !

  • ektorzoza

    Hi, first thanks for this amazing tutorial, my question is… is there any need of backups before trying to root my i9100 XXLPQ (im sure this is the model i already checked on the configuration option)? because im very lazy of doing so, i have allmost all my memory used, thanks!

  • Bappa

    can you please help with this matter……I installed the XXLPQ firmware by odin successfully but after that I wanted to root the device using the same method. But when I plug the phone with download mode the odin doesn’t get yellow means not recognizing the device, on the other hand when I plug the phone with normal mode it works fine, I can browse all the things via kies. Any ideas about that ??

    OR…should I copy the root cernel file to phone internal storage and select the “install from zip” while in downloading mode ?

    Please help me !!

  • Serge75

    2 days after the official upgrade to ICS from Bouygtel, done on the moment without problem, my SGS2 is frozen. With a black screen on which appears “Accueil s’est arrêté OK” (welcome is blocked OK). Impossible to get an answer from the icones, impossible to answer to a call.
    I am not root. I can access via Kies to the files. I cannot access to debug USB command.
    BUT i have got the official ICS ROM by Bouygues I could copy in the SGS2
    Could anyone tell me how to try to restaure via Recovery this Rom :
    Where to place the rom (via Windows Explorer) Ext card or in which folder ?
    To wipe or no to wipe before to do it, and which kind of wipe (wipe data/factory reset or.and wipe Cache partition)…
    Could the saver give me an answer on my personal email : sc.75@hotmail.Fr
    It should be fantastic, I cannot for very important and personal reasons stay a day without this phone.
    Big thanks to the readers and to my future saver ???

    • CCHHLF


  • Arax

    my phone jst got bricked i guess!!:(:( it is stock at the “samsung galaxy SII GT-l9100G” logo…nd i cant do anything!! plzzzz help me!

  • Binni

    Thx. Worked like a charm. Downloaded CF-Root-SGS2_XX_XEO_LPQ-PROPER-v5.4-CWM5 in stead of version 5.3,

  • Samir Harb

    Hi i Downloaded CF-root but cant seem to find it with odin its an z-image and i dont know what to do with 7-zip help

    • Kapil

      Don’t use extract here option in 7-zip. Use the “Extract to …” option to extract it to the folder, this should get you .tar file. Your software is extracting the .tar fiel too, which contains the zimage file. Try this, you’ll get it. Use 7-zip only.

  • rajdey

    Hi, I got the green pass message, but the phone did not booted. It got stuck in the black screen with the yellow exclamation mark.Please help . I exactly followed the stpes you provided.

    • Kapil

      You sure you were on XXLPQ firmware on Galaxy S2 i9100? I think you applied it on a firmware different than XXLPQ, and that’s why you are stuck now. It’s okay, all is not lost, just install XXLPQ now and and then root that firmware using the above guide. It should do perfect.

      Install XXLPQ from here —

  • Greg Boland

    thanks for the guide. landed here out of desperation since another site’s instructions was getting me nowhere. now a happy bunny!! it all works!

    • Kapil

      Glad for ya!! :D

  • Mitch Poehling

    It will not reboot in to system, just stops.  Help please

    • Kapil

      Do steps 11.1 to 11.4.

  • Mgorgis

    I’ve long time been looking to root my XXLPQ with no success until now :-)
    This guide is sooooo straight forward that even my 4yo doughter can do

  • Adliben10

    hi, i cannot capture screenshot (volume – + power) and info appeared “couldn’t capture screenshot”. pls help

  • Dan Bsten

    Great lathund (instrux). I seek an answer to the following: If one only roots, using these steps. Is that phone still compatible with samsungs standard kies updates?

  • brani

    How to install Cyanogen mode

  • Siddhant Pathak

    help phone got stuck on the starting screen with the yellow triangle
    phone is having xxlpq still not working !!!

    • Kapil

      Try again. Otherwise, install XXLPQ again and root it again.

  • Dil

    I Cant Move Apps To Sd Help Please Somebody Please

  • Gaurav Mehta


    After the root, i am not able to access the apps which i have installed on my SD. When i try to open it, it says app not installed on phone.

    What could probably be wrong ? 

    HELP please

    • Dil

      I’ve Got The Same Problem Too =(

      • Dustbuster

        silly boys..the 5.4 version is fixing this bug, happy rooting !

        • zohaib

          what is that mean ?? could u plz elaborate it
          cuz i have got same problem

  • wellie

    hello ,
    I get this error msg on Odin ,
    ” Can’t open system serial (COM) port ”
    any help !!

    • wellie

      Odin v.3 engine (ID:6)..
      File analysis..
      Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
      All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  • LOL

    MTP works well after this?

  • Bozzisimone

    Hello everyone, I have a problem with this kernel, once i have everything with odin at restart the phone it slows down a lot, I waited several minutes and it seemed he had recovered but then crashed completely and I had to remove this kernel, does anyone know why and if there is another way to get root on sgs2 xxlpq 4.0.3? sorry for my English :).

  • Geff Chang

    Thanks! Successfully rooted my S2. Geff Chang (Cebu, Philipines)

    • cga

      How can I get rid of yellow traingle after rooting my Galaxy 
      Galaxy S2 XXLPQ

      • Geff Chang

         I don’t know. I still have it.

        • Chargers_73

          triangle away.apk  search in xda forum

  • Muqhtadir ghouse

    thanks for ur stock kernel and ur way of instructing.liked very much.

  • M Mustermann4

    No App to sd any more

  • M Mustermann4

    App 2sd doesnt work any more

  • Millsy1471

    can i reflash with ofw over the top like with gingerbread to get rid of yellow triangle??

    • Chargers_73

      get rid by triangleaway.apk.. by chainfire. very easy.

  • jahangir

    Thanks m8, work w/o n e probs. :D

  • Ahmet Deveci

    The CF Root files simply doesn’t want to open up as a zip file on my PC!

    *Ignore that, a simple Google search brought me Chainfire’s direct link to the file.

    • Kapil

      Redownload and use 7-zip to extract it to folder.

  • raaj melco

    i did as instructed but when i am trying to intall certain applications it show that that it requires rooting and i should first root and then use.Why is this comming after rooting as said  by you, please help

  • Sean Stockemer

    I’m on LP2 now (after this process going wrong a few times), and I’ve tried this a few times. No problem with the process, but I keep getting Kernel Panic Mode.

    I’m just flashing the PDA with the correct file. What am I missing?

    • Zxcvzomxc

      Im getting the same issue! I am trying to get to it via a custom ics rom.  Could this be the problem?

    • Kapil

      Wait… you flashed XXLPQ first, right, before trying the above? Flash xxlpq before trying the above.

      And if your device goes to panic mode, install a gingerbread rom like xxkh3, and then install xxlpq and on xxlpq, do the above to get root and cwm.

  • Jonern

    Thanks for this! Worked like a charm :)

    • Kapil