Not sure if I'm rooted?

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  1. JKZ

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and have a couple questions some of you can hopefully help me with.

    I recently purchased a used Droid X, coming from my Droid 1. I had rooted my Droid 1 without and difficulty, I have a very basic understanding of rooting however, with the Droid X, I bought I'm not sure if it is rooted. The confusion I have is that I see the superuser icon on it but it doesn't seem to want to run root apps. I get error messages referring to certain files being missing when I try to run root apps.

    My current Android version in settings is 2.2.1. If I install Z4Root, will I be able to reroot at this point, or do I need to be sure that it is not rooted first? I just don't want to mess up the phone, seeing that I just got it. If I want to start over with a stock sbf how to I go about finding one? I know they are not allowed to be posted here. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
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    Try downloading Titanium Backup from the market. When you open it does it ask for superuser permissions? If not then you're not rooted.
     
  3. JKZ

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    I will give that a try. I actually had purchased that and used it on my original Droid.

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    Ok I downloaded Titanium Backup and it asked for Superuser permission. Everything worked fine, I guess Im rooted and didn't even know it! Thanks, that was simple.



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    Also, a more direct way of checking would be to simply check if the Superuser app is installed on your phone. If it is, you're rooted. If it isn't, you're not.
     
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    Or you could download terminal emulator and type in su and hit enter!
     
  7. JKZ

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    OK so I've found that the phone is rooted which is great for now.

    However, if I ever want to go back to stock, does it matter which method I use to unroot? I have no idea which method was used to root the phone since I bought it this way.

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