Yeah… I love latest Samsung Galaxy S II firmwares because they are always the best, performance improve and bug fixes. What are the new features of the latest official Samsung Galaxy S2 DXKI2 and XWKI4 Firmware. Personally, I did not test them yet. However, based on feedback from who upgraded to the latest official Samsung Galaxy S2 KI series ~ USB JIG and USB host support are no longer working. Well done, Samsung…
No to worry if you found out that your USB JIG is not working anymore. KI firmware includes updated bootloader to prevent use of the USB JIG to erase the custom kernel counter and warning yellow triangle. And removed the USB host Android APIs from this release. Stay away from upgrade to KI firmware with Samsung Kies if you still want these features.
Hmm… Any other new features that I missed out?
hi jayce, first of all thank you so much for very informative site here… so i guess i’m not the lucky one rite here lol… upgraded the firmware from DXKF1 to DXKI1 and i heard our DXKI1 is not the same with european DXKI1… how am i gonna rooted it since i can’t find asian DXKI1 firmware? can u put a link for me…thanks for the advanced…
Sorry to inform that there is no CF-Root for DXKI2 yet…
poor me..thats mean i can’t root my phone rite???? 🙁
Yes, just use CF-Root for other firmware version. It should work too. Just refer to gchng who did it. 🙂
I managed to use my USB jig with the DXKI2 to clear the counter and rooted when I flashed speedmod kernel
Mine also can use USB Jig to clear the binary counter after I used CF to root it on the latest DXKI2.
Then dxki2 should still support usb jig for remove yello triangle and reset counter, right?
Where the link I can download dxki2. With cf dxki2 for root?
No, they are not supported if you upgrade through Samsung Kies.
No CF-Root for it yet.
Do you experience a slight delay when pressing the home key button to wake up phone from standby? is this normal?
Some firmwares do have this kind of issue.
I experience this with version DXKI2.. hmm maybe I’ll just wait for XWKI4 to be available in my region. thanks!
My phone has suffered from the dreaded MTP-reloading thingy of the Galaxy Series (you know, that issue when your phone disconnects and reconnects to the PC…) Anyway, that’s beside the point.
So I upgraded my firmware to DXKI2 and my rooting privileges were lost. So I Odin’ed it, and that step was successful. And tried SuperOneClick’ing but that failed miserably. Good thing there’s S2 ROOT, which worked like a charm.
Anyway, more to the point. This is what I noticed about my share of the SLIGHT DELAY when pressing the Home Key from standby. When I allow the phone to go on standy via the normal way (as in, after a few seconds), there is that delay. But when I press on the lock key (to go to standby) and then press home, there’s no delay. Can anyone else verify this? 😀
Again, S2 ROOT will be able to root your GINGERBREAD.DXKI2
about ur delay test … tried it am also on DXKI2 …. its correct i verify it !!!
Install Andriod on HTC HD2 by SD card better or direct on HTC HD2 ? What is the differance?
Kong Ket Leong.
You still can use WinMo with SD Android. NAND Android is faster.
Hi, I am new on this phone. My firmware is DXKI1. Is it possible root my phone?
Can you help me on root my phone?
I tried by following the installation on GingerBreak v1.20 and it does not help. Can you teach me?
After check my kernel it was DXKI2. I can’t find the cf root on my version.
The CF-Root CE_XEN_KI2, is it suitable for my kernel version?
Sorry, I really have no idea on all this.
I am not sure because I don’t use DXKI2. But that is the nearest match to yours. You can try to ask other who have the same kernel if you not confident.
Will anything gone wrong if I use the wrong cf-root? I’m afraid I will spoil my phone.
After I downloaded the cf-root, I was able to root my phone. But one thing, the yellow triangle appear on the start-up screen. I don’t like that and I want to put it back to normal. Is there anyway? Help!
i just got galaxy s ii. my questions is do i need to root it? if yes can you post the link.
Root or not root is totally up to you. https://www.jayceooi.com/2011/08/17/top-reasons-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s2/
sorry i have XWKI4 Firmware.
The rooting guide is the link that I gave you.
can i still use a jig to reset my counter? my firmware is DXKI2, i have read the comments and some said it can be reset, some are not. TIA
No, if you are using new bootloader. Install old bootloader from XDA – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1075278 Then use USB Jig.
saw in that post that DXKI2 contains old bootloader, thanx 🙂
Finding it impossible to root my galaxy S2 as it’s ok XWKI4 firmware and i can’t find an insecure kernel for it? What works for rooting this phone on this firmware version?
also my jig/wifi tethering/usb cable tethering all work on XWKI4 firmware.
Use CF-Root to root it.