How to root I9100XWLS8 Android JellyBean 4.1.2 Galaxy S2 i9100 firmware : Rooting guide using Odin 3.04

Samsung Galaxy S2 is said to be one of the worlds most sold smart phone. Even though the device is out of the game after the arrivals of Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, regular software updates and firmwares were rolling out for it. Now the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 is available for Galaxy S2. The update is official and can be updated using Kies and OTA. But we are here with the firmware version thet can be updated using Odin 3.04. The update bring so many features and is up to date as Galaxy S3 and even Galaxy Note 2. The base firmware is I9100XWLS8 and is Jelly Bean 4.1.2.
About The Firmware

Base Firmware: I9100XWLS8
Android : 4.1.2
Region: Europe
Country Spain
Carrier: Unbranded
Build Date: 14 January 2013
Modem: XXLS8
Change List: 816988

What's New
  • New widgets(From Galaxy S III)
  • 2 Home screen modes
  • Smart Stay, Pop-up Play, and Direct Calling
  • Full User Interface Revamp (i.e. Touchwiz Nature UX, new notification bar, new toggles)(Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
  • Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
  • TouchWiz Nature UX
  • Samsung’s S Cloud services
  • New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options
  • Free 50GB Dropbox Storage
  • New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles
  • Google Now
Whats not working
  • 50 GB of Dropbox storage isn’t working properly
  • Social Hub is no longer included in the update, including the IM app. 
  • Those who don’t wipe /data can expect errors saying that it isn’t working anymore
  • Firmware : http://hotfile.com/dl/190309794/2205ff1/I9100XWLS8_I9100XXLS8_I9100FOPLS3_FOP.zip.html
How to Root
  • Extract the downloaded firmware
  • Completely Switch off your Galaxy S2 (wait for vibration to confirm switch off)
  • Switch on in Download mode by pressing Vol Down + Home Button + Power button
  • Run Odin 3.04
  • Connect Galaxy S2 to PC
  • Now you should see "Added" in ODIN message box
  • Click on PDA tab and select *.tar.md5
  • Press start button and you will be done within 2 minutes
  • When completed Odin will show as Pass.
  • Now you mobile will reboot automatically
How to Change CSC
  • Download Samsung Galaxy S / S2 CSC app from the Play Store
  • Open Samsung Galaxy S / S2 CSC app
  • Tap "Change CSC" button
  • Select the CSC for you Country
  • Tap "Install" button
Screen Shots (Thanks to http://forum.xda-developers.com)



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