ADB Command Prompt - "Su" does not work when I see the dollar sign


  1. lynn0218

    lynn0218 Member

    I am trying to disable apps on my G2 using ADB. On the command prompt, I got the dollar sign. When I type in SU, it says denied. Can someone help me please?

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  2. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Well-Known Member

    Do you have Root? How did you root? Gfree or visionary?
  3. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    moved your thread to the G2 root forums.

    Your symptoms sound like you haven't rooted. But if you have, perhaps someone here can help you troubleshoot.
  4. lynn0218

    lynn0218 Member

    I rooted my phone and it still says the same thing. Su permission denied.
  5. eschnit81

    eschnit81 Well-Known Member

    a dollar sign on the command prompt means you are not rooted. If you are rooted, you will get a pound sign (#) instead of a dollar sign.
  6. lynn0218

    lynn0218 Member

    How do I root my phone?! I've tried soo many different guides, it doesn't work. I'm really frustrated.
  7. hxh103

    hxh103 New Member

    This is the guide I used : TMobile G2: Rooting - CyanogenMod Wiki

    Also you may already have rooted your phone... do you have superuser installed? if you have it installed and can open it, chances are that you have rooted your phone. You can try to install Titanium backup (the free version) and it will try to get root access, it will give you an error if you don't. There may be another way to check, but this is how I did it.

    Just because you see $ when you do adb shell does not mean that you have or have not rooted successfully. It does not give you super user by default (hence you have to type in su). When you do su, a notification will show up on your phone and you have to approve that access. If you don't see this, try leaving super user app open. After this you will get the # and have super user privileges.

    Hope this helps, I had the same problem as you. If I didn't look at my phone while doing this, I would have missed the notification. Also an easier way to remove these apps is to use titanium backup since it does not require adb.
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