Trying to root galaxy s2

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http://forums.androidcentral.com – I'm very new and very scared of rooting but it seems it may be my only option... I'm trying to get the jelly bean update for my Galaxy S2 but I can't connect to kies, i'm getting the error of "your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via kies". My carrier is Bell, I updated to ICS via Kies last year. From the research I've done, it seems I may have the European update of ICS?? Does this make sense to anyone? Being the "all or nothing" kinda girl, I decided to root it and update it that way. I shouldn't have done it because now my "home (HowTos)