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What's the difference between rooting on a particular firmware and installing a particular firmware?

Does that mean to root on "xyz" you must have installed "xyz" on your device? enter image description here

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

As it says:

  • "root on XYZ" means XYZ is a pre-condition for this rooting instructions (so yes, it must already be on the device)
  • "install XYZ" means, well, to install XYZ (whether it already was on the device or not).
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okay, thanks :) – Chankey Pathak Jan 10 '13 at 7:33
You're welcome. Sometimes it's the simple things which confuse us most :) – Izzy Jan 10 '13 at 7:35
You're right :) – Chankey Pathak Jan 10 '13 at 7:37

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