November 9th, 2012, 08:56 AM
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I kind of decided that I want to get the most out of my phone. The problem is, I'm technically inept and was wondering if anyone can help me...
I currently have the Galaxy S2 from Sprint. Since upgrading to this phone back in April, I have had nothing but problems (dropped calls, bad connections, etc.)! At first, I was told this was due to Sprint updating all of their towers. Then they said it could be my phone as well so they gave me a refurbished phone. That immediately didn't work well, so they gave me another refurbished phone. Now the phone seems fine, but the service is still bad, so I decided to switch to T-Mobile for a better pricing plan and (hopefully) better service.
Before I do so, I wanted to root the phone. I looked up how to do this and noticed that my Kernal # is different than in the instructions (this was a video on Youtube). I also noticed that it says, "SMP PREEMPT". I'm not sure what this means, but don't want to do anything until I'm sure I won't screw anything up.
I'm basically wondering if rooting my phone is a good idea for someone like myself who knows virtually nothing about it (but willing to learn). If so, where can I learn more about it? Can anyone here direct me to where I can get help? I'd greatly appreciate it! As I learn more, hopefully I can contribute to the forums. Thanks.