Best and easiest way to root a galaxy s2x

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Alright so, I said I was gonna get a moto g BUT it was out of stock so I had no choice but to get an s2x.
I wanna root it and I've seen quite alot of you with s2x with cyanogenmod 7 and all that awesome stuff so, anyone know the best and easiest way to root an s2x?
and the best and most stable version of cyanogenmod for the s2x?
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Sophia, Mobile Master

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I'm sure some very knowledgable people will be able to help you, jay but I'd say the best place to ask is a forum like XDA-developers or the official CyanogenMod forums - they're all specialists there :)
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I'm not quite sure where your model stands, but this might be the forum you are looking for :

I don't know what diffrences there are between S2 and S2x when talking about rooting.
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Here are a few links to get you started...

XDA homepage for the SGH-T989 (and T989D)

After you've rooted and flashed a custom recovery, BACKUP your entire system by doing a NANDroid backup. I can't emphasize the importance of doing this step enough. Both CWM and TWRP recoveries have the ability to do this. This will save you from having to start from scratch should something go wrong.

THe S2x is code-named 'Hercules' which is T-Mobile's variant, but is identical to our SGH-T989D. You should start off with stable versions of CyanogenMod first, nightly's tend to be 'a work in progress' and contain many bugs. Versions 10.1.1 and 10.1.2. worked well with my S2x in the past. I'm now running stock, rooted and I deleted most of the manufacturers' bloatware.

Last but not least, rooting voids the manufacturer's warranty, you assume all risks and Koodo cannot be held responsible if you manage to 'brick' or turn your S2x into an expensive paperweight. Read the instructions thoroughly and don't take any shortcuts and you should be fine. The root process is fully reversible if needed.

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