How to tell if phone is rooted

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    How can I tell if my phone is rooted? I thought i rooted my phone but when I tried to open up the Terminal Emulator app it force closes on me. Does that mean that my phone is not rooted?
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    Sounds like theres something fishy. DO you know how/do you use adb shell?

    Do you have SU permissions on the phone(app that says Superuser Permissions)
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    I'm not too tech smart so no, I do not know how to use the adb shell.

    And no, I do not have any app that says Superuser Permissions
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    There is a version of Terminal emulator that force closes. Go to the market and install the other version and you should be good.
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    Well if he doesnt have SU permissions im assuming hes not rooted..What guide did you follow to root?
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    I got the update.zip from a friend that is pretty tech savvy. It just doesn't seem like my phone is rooted from what I can tell. Is APK Installer usable without being rooted? And if my phone isn't rooted is it safe to follow a guide to unroot my phone just in case it is rooted?
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    Yes he probably is not rooted if he Doesnt have Superuser permissions in the app list but thats not why the terminal emulator is force closing. Once he downloads the terminal emulator by Jack Palevich and gets "permission denied" after entering su he will know that his root didnt take.
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    Im sure your not rooted. Theres a few other things nessecary besides just booting to recovery and installing a new update.zip, there are a lot of noob friendly tutorials on this site and Androidforums.com as well that show how to root step by step. Just be careful, you dont wanna brick your phone.
    Yea im sure hes not rooted either.
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    Alright, thanks for being so helpful. I'm just asking all these noob questions because I don't want to brick my phone. This phone cost me an arm and a leg.
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    np, always better to ask then to mess something up =)
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