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Hi,

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S2 and the guide asked me to be sure to have Samsung Kies installed. Does Kies comes with the phone already since remember seeing it some where in the phone (not sure the version) or do I have to download with the last version? Also, do I have to back everything up in case of something went wrong during the process? If so, how do I back stuffs up?

This is my first Android phone and I am new to rooting. I just want to get rid of some apps that I will never use. Thanks a lot for the helps.
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Download kies here

It is a standalone piece of software that should install the correct drivers for your device. Not sure about the S2, but you can probably use SuperOneClick to root, and you have to be in USB debugging mode.
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thanks for your help..let me try that

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Here's a the thread on XDA that shows you how to root it step by step.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1285894

I did the first method and it worked fine.
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