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    Has anyone unlocked a Samsung Galaxy S2?

    Just looking at some of the methods and wanted to check the success rate.

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    Just did mine yesterday. (In order to edit my /etc/gps.conf file as my gps is still bad )

    Used this method which (AFAIK) just basically replaces the kernel bit of the phone software.

    I was on a KI4 revision so just chose the CF-Root-SGS2_XW_NEE_KI4 file.

    Ran very quickly (I thought it was too quick but I got the yellow warning triangle on reboot (Which shows its rooted) and everthing seems OK

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    Its pretty straight forward as Samsung dont seem to actively stop you rooting (which is what I assume you mean by "unlocking" - technically thats making your phone work with any carrier)

    I used odin to copy an "unsafe" kernel to the phone, then superoneclick to root the phone.

    Once you have done that, its only a matter of time before you replace the whole ROM with something like cyanogenmod - makes the phone run a LOT faster and removes all the samsung bloatware.

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    Does the op want to root his phone or unlock it to be used on any network though? 2 different things.

    Ben

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    I thought you had to root if first so it could be unlocked. Isn't rooting like admin rights?

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    Yes, rooting is adding a superuser that can basically do anything on the phone.

    Do you just want to tweak a few things, or make it so you can use another SIM?

    Phil

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    He bought the phone in Korea and it has been on a Korean network. He now needs it on a UK one, so it needs unlocking. From what I've read, it needs rooting first?

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    Yes, cant help you with the unlocking, but rooting is very straightforward, use odin+new kernel then superoneclick - very easy. Once rooted, there are bucketloads of tutorials about unlocking but you may find that you just bung in a new sim and it will work. Despite all the scare stories, they are very hard to "brick", you may get stuck but a bit of perseverence gets you out of things. It took me 3 minutes first time, then ten minutes to add a new ROM.

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