PhilZ Touch v4.22: Root I9100XWLSD Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

Here’s how to root the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 that has been updated to I9100XWLSD Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean official released. On this guide we are going to use PhilZ Touch v.4.22 that now updated and works for the I9100XWLSD or with new baseband build I9100XXLS8 4.1.2 Jelly Bean stock firmware. The XWLSD is recently rolled out in Spain, Italy then followed in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the rest of  Nordic Countries. Other regions might also follow soon with the same software build number I9100XWLSD.

I9100XWLSD I9100XXLS8 Galaxy S2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Baseband version: I9100XXLS8
Kernel version:
3.0.31-889555
@ dpi DELL228 # 3
SMP PREEMPT Thu Jan 31 14:48:54
KST 2013
Build version: JZO 54K.I9100XWLSD

Philz-CWM6 root kernel does not just root your Samsung Galaxy S2 but it also adds up the enhanced clockworkmod 6 full touch based recovery on your device in just simple steps ahead. This root is absolutely safe for it has a “Patched kernel”  to avoid brick bug issues. This is also a handy rooting technique by way of  just flashing it via Stock Recovery or in Odin without the frustrating yellow triangle.
Root I9100XWLS8 PhilZ-CWM6

PhilZ Touch v.4.22 Features

  • multi-zip flashing from custom set locations
  • -after installing a new ROM that wipes recovery settings, on next reboot, you are prompted to restore them from a backup if you have done one
  • New menus separator lines that you can show/hide, set colors and transparency. Useful for solid color themes, like Black
  • fix default menu highlight transparency was set to a wrong default value
  • code optimizing for file checks
  • mix code optimizing

How to root Samsung Galaxy S2 runs with I9100XWLSD 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using Philz Touch v4.22 with CWM6

There are two root packages you can choose, either install it via stock recovery or the tar file which can be flash through Odin. You can grab the files here – forum.xda-developers.com.

Method 1:  Install Root via Stock Recovery Update zip

Recommended Method – Recovery (.zip) packages instructions – Will also root your phone

  1. They come in the form of -signed.zip files that can be flashed in stock recovery 3e: No Yellow Triangle
  2. Download PhilZ-cwm6-XWLSD-OXX-4.22-signed.zip kernel matching your ROM
  3. Put the previously downloaded PhilZ-cwm6-XWLSD-OXX-4.22-signed.zip file on your external sd card
  4. Boot into stock recovery (volume up+home+power)
  5. Select “apply update from external storage”.
  6. Now select the PhilZ-cwm6-XWLSD-OXX-4.22-signed.zip file you copied in previous step
  7. You are rooted + new PhilZ-cwm6 kernel with CWM6

Method 2:  Install Root using Odin

  1. Grab Odin3_v3.07
  2. Grab and install the USB driver
  3. Boot the device into download mode
  4. start odin3 and configure it as in picture below
  5. connect phone in download mode to PC via USB
  6. press start to flash the tar.md5 package
  7. to root, download the root file from here ( Choose Method 1)

For more detailed instructions head over to XDA-Developer original thread and directly ask any assistance from Phil - the developer himself.

6 thoughts on “PhilZ Touch v4.22: Root I9100XWLSD Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update”

  1. Thanks for the more elaborate explanation (i.e. compared with source).

    However, I’d appreciate to know how I can un-root. Please advice.

    Regards!

  2. i try method 1 but now the logo with gt 9100 stay forever.i try to instal oficial swlsd but the saim problem.please help

    1. That sometimes occurs if you came from custom ROM, just perform wipe dalvik cache to resolve that issue.

  3. Hi Phil,

    A quick question: does the Phone/PDA versions affect the kernel version I have to flash to have root access?
    My info:
    PDA: I9100XWLSD || PHONE: I9100BULS1 || CSC: I9100CNXLSC (Vodafone RO)

    Or will it work with the files above?
    Thanks for the info.

    Cheers,
    Cristian

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