Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,739,262 Members 48,960 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Superuser but no recovery?

Tip us?
 
smegheadsteve
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 4
Join Date: Feb 2014
Default [Q] Superuser but no recovery?

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.
 
andrewwright
Old
#2  
andrewwright's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2810
Posts: 5,087
Join Date: Feb 2013
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.
 
smegheadsteve
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 4
Join Date: Feb 2014
Thanks, I have read lots, not as easy as I was hoping. I might practice on my old htc desire first!
 
andrewwright
Old
#4  
andrewwright's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2810
Posts: 5,087
Join Date: Feb 2013
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.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes