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[Q] Superuser but no recovery?

OP smegheadsteve

7th February 2014, 05:34 PM   |  #1  
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Hi guys.
I am a newcomer,so go easy please.
I have spent the last few weeks researching all things root to do with my galaxy s2,I am pretty much ready to go but I am unsure about what is installed on my phone.
I got the phone second hand, it has superuser and this works for things like greenify etc, so I assume the phone is rooted, but when I boot into recovery there is no clockworkmod or anything like it.
So then I dug deeper and read warnings about trying to install clockworkmod with custom kernels etc.
How do I know what method was used for rooting, and what type of kernel I have?
Basically I want to nandroid backup before I start tinkering.
Model is GT-i9100 4.1.2 Kernel 3.0.31 - 889555.
Thanks for your time, I don't want to brick my phone on my first venture!
Steve.
7th February 2014, 09:34 PM   |  #2  
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Flash philz kernel tar with Odin or zip in stock recovery. That will root and give you cwm recovery :thumbup: but do read about it first. Don't just flash any old thing. Read read and read some more.
7th February 2014, 10:42 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks, I have read lots, not as easy as I was hoping. I might practice on my old htc desire first!
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Easy way is to flash the zip as an update in stock recovery. Reboot system and you're done. Make sure you put the philz kernel zip on ext sd card not int sd.
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