Should I root my Samsung Galaxy S II?

What would the benefits be in rooting my Samsung Galaxy S II? Would it be worthwhile?

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 24, 2011 at 17:37

AdBlock, Titanium Backup, SetCPU, Voltage Control, WiFi Kill, Root Explorer....all fantastic apps that require root access.

It's super-easy to root an S2, the bootloader is unlocked all you need to do is boot into download mode (vol. down, home and power simultaneously), plug the phone into you computer via USB with USB debugging enabled and then flash the CF Root kernel available on XDA, voilà you have root access.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 24, 2011 at 17:38

I used the Lite'ning ROM on an SGS2 that I set up for a friend. I found the device much faster overall. Battery life seemed improved, also.
Merely rooting it allows you to use apps such as Titanium Backup and other goodies not available for unrooted Android devices.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 24, 2011 at 18:11

CM7.1 is even faster, especially OC'ed to 1.6ghz and the S2 doesn't need to be pre-rooted to accept a new custom ROM as the bootloader's already unlocked. I've seen 7100ish on Quadrant (I know it's a crappy test), with my S2.


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