If you are like me and bought a Galaxy S2 / Skyrocket (or thinking to buy one) you might be anxious to root it as soon as possible and unleash its full power (including possible overclock, etc). The are several solutions available at this point, but the easiest one comes from Android Creative Syndicate which recently launched Easy Root (thanks, all the credit goes to you – Shabbypenguin and the team at Android Creative Syndicate)
This procedure will also install Superuser and it won’t even require (in my case) to restart your phone. To check if proper rooted, just download something like Set CPU or root check from the Android Market, run it and you should see the Superuser pop-up pop-up prompting for access.
What is Easy Root? Basically a package consisting in ADB, a number of batch files and utilities designed to work together and root your Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket in one easy step. In order to do it, you need to perform the following steps:
Step 1: Prerequisites
Before starting the process, yu will need to download the following files:
a. Samsung USB drives from here (22.81MB) – for Windows platform, name Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1_3_2200_0.exe
b. ACS Easy Root package from here (1.26MB),
First, you will need to install the Samsung USB drivers. Launch the
Step 2: Installation
a. Enable USB Debugging mode on your Samsung Galaxy device. You can do that by navigating to Settings->Applications->Development and enable the checkbox
b. Launch Samsung_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1_3_2200_0.exe and perform the install
c. Unzip Skyrocket-Easy-Root.zip somewhere on your harddrive, for example under c:\temp. Inside the zip file you’ll notice a folder, you can just copy it under c:\temp s0 the Easy Root folder will look like C:\Temp\Skyrocket-Easy-Root
d. Navigate to C:\Temp\Skyrocket-Easy-Root (or wherever you unzipped it) and launch root.bat
Note: It is a good idea to open a Windows Command Prompt and navigate in the destination folder manually. Also, it might also be a good idea to open the Windows Command Prompt window as Administrator (right click and choose Run as Administrator).
The whole process should take several minutes and 500+ zerglings :D.
Step 3: Relax and watch Easy Root perform its magic!
Step 4: Let us know if it worked or share your problems.