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Old December 4th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by John Markley View Post
Is there some advantage to having the SuperUser.apk in /system/app, or would it be equally effective to gain root by running

adb root (restart adbd daemon with root permissions)
adb remount (remount /system partion in read/write mode)
adb push su /system/bin (copy su program to the phone)
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/bin/su (re-secure w/root permission/access)

and then installing the current SuperUser.apk from Android market after reboot?

First, welcome to the AndroidForums and glad you signed-up .

LOL, I don't think I've ever done it separately, but I'd think you'd need to install it (the Superuser.apk app) like in the above so that the app is owned (and will therefore execute) as root.

The version of Superuser.apk that I have installed on my Droid X is owned by root vs. system like regular apps are:

# ls -a -l Super*
-rw-r--r-- root     root               196521 2010-12-18 16:58 SuperUser.apk
Hope that helps.

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