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I recently updated my Samsung GT-S5830 to Gingerbread via Kies. After the update my phone is displaying the kernel version as 2.6.35.7-perf-CL5XXXXX root@DELL 142 #1. The Xs are some 5 digit number. Im not sure if this is normal or if theres something wrong (because of the 'root'). Any clues?

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I can see how you'd be confused by that. It doesn't indicate that your phone is rooted, just that the kernel was compiled by the root user (on a DELL build machine, apparently)! If you look at /system/build.prop (probably requires root to look, ha) you'll see some other similar information about the build. Mine says "jaeyoon.yoon@SEP-05" for the same info.

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ohh <phew> thanks. –  Urban Feb 18 '12 at 21:47
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