How to Root Galaxy S2 X SGH-T989D

Galaxy S2 X SGH-T989D is going to find itself rooted in a very short while. To end up like that, you need some help. It’s all taken care of below!

Throughout this guide, you’ll see talk about a certain app called SRSRoot. The buzz around this is justified. With it doing its job on your phone, the latter won’t go through security problems. The app, which is freeware, will make sure the device stays bloatware-free.

When this app becomes essential to your device, you’ll be looking at numerous goodies. Such as new features and a faster processor (which is a dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion). There’s a Build ID you need to use when rooting the phone. We, for one, concentrated on this one: IML74K.TLLE4. You can choose the Build ID you’re most comfortable with.

The benefits of this procedure

Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich is the version of OS used by your handset. And it will continue to run on it once there’s root access to enjoy. The SRSRoot is powered by an SRS Server and it’s free to download. A lot of different devices are supported by this app. The freeware brings custom ROMs together if you’ve always wanted to have them. The novelties that are delivered on your phone are these, too: customization options and root-only apps. Admin permission and superuser permission will also join the fun.Galaxy-S2-X-SGH-T989D

The battery of your device won’t run like a snake anymore; the app has many tweaks to improve it. To be rid of root access, simply use the same rooting method.

You may yearn for an update one day. By performing that on a rooted device, your smartphone will quickly lose its root access. The system partition it sports will be damaged afterwards; as in, it’ll be deleted from the phone. The important data on your Galaxy S2 X SGH-T989D will survive the procedure. The internal and external SD cards will do so, too. Once the SRSRoot brings root access, the warranty on your smartphone will be removed. Don’t worry; a tutorial for your T-Mobile phone will tell you how to restore it.


Below is our list of much-needed pre-requisites. Make sure all of them are performed on the phone and laptop. Here they are:

  • take your time to turn off the laptop’s security software;
  • Windows must be the OS currently sported by your laptop;
  • USB drivers must be downloaded from this webpage on the laptop;
  • then be sure to flash them there;
  • after you are done, make sure to turn off the phone’s security software;
  • a fully charged battery must be inside your Samsung SGH-T989D;
  • perform as many regular backups as you think are needed to protect the handset’s data;
  • last but not least, generate a full NANDroid backup using these instructions.

Step by step instructions

The smartphone is fully prepared for the root access. Bring it to your device through the following steps.

  1. To get a kick out of the SRSRoot, you must first install it on the laptop. The app is at this address. Launch the page, click on a download button and wait. The download once completed, flash the file and open it on the laptop.
  2. Now do the following: find Unknown Sources and then enable it. Locate the option via these instructions: tap Menu, then tap Settings; take a look under it and you’ll see the option we discussed previously.
  3. Continue with this: if you didn’t turn on USB Debugging when you should have, you can do it after the previous step is completed.
  4. The SGH-T989D and laptop must then be plugged to one another. We always use the device’s USB cord for this kind of step; you should do so, too. The plugging once created, commence the phone’s rooting sequence.
  5. You will need to start it by tapping Root Device (All Methods). As soon as the right action is set into motion, you’ll simply have to wait for around 15 minutes.
  6. This stage can require a longer time; if so, repeat the steps to solve the issue. Then have your Galaxy S2 X SGH-T989D rebooted. Reboot System Now is the option to tap in such a situation.

As soon as the phone’s done with the rooting, its novelties will await you. Get the most out of them. If the root access doesn’t appeal to you anymore after a while, the SRSRoot will revoke it.

This guide’s comment box accepts any question related to the rooting! It’s right under the tutorial if you wish to use it.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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