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  1. JimmyTheSaint

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    I've been searching the boards, but I'm still not 100% clear. I rooted my SGS2 with CF-Root. If I do the firmware update that Kies is currently prompting me to do, the phone will become un-rooted. If I simply root again with the same CF-Root as before, do all apps that require root continue to work as normal? Or does updating the firmware require re-installing apps again after re-rooting?
     

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    If you update your firmware you will loose root, simply re-root all the apps will work fine, no need to reinstall.
     
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    That's the news I was hoping for. I'm curious: if you don't root after updating the firmware, what happens when you run apps requiring root (such as Market Enabler, Root Explorer, etc.)?
     
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    You would probably get an error message saying something along the lines of this program requires root access.
     
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    OK, that was easy. Before rooting, Market Enabler would run, but had no effect. CWM failed to launch with an error message. But Root Explorer worked normally, as far as I could tell. I thought Root Explorer also requires root. I only gave it a quick check, so maybe it lacked functionality while my phone wasn't rooted.
     
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    I think root explorer will run but you wont have the ability to write in certain folders that require root.
     

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