How to enable SuperUser?


  1. Robot818

    Robot818 Member

    Hi, I am having some trouble finding a solution to this... i just finished Unlocking my phone and installed the TWRP recovery. Now how do I enable Superuser so i can uninstall junk apps? Thanks.

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  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    You'll need to flash a Rom first

    Sent From My HTC Evo 3D Using TapaTalk
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  4. Robot818

    Robot818 Member

    Thanks, I'll try it out and see if it works, as I would like to enable super user on the stock rom without flashing if that's possible...
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I'm sure it's not harmful.

    If it doesn't work, get back to me and I will try to provide a correction at the failure point.

    But I will be somewhat surprised if it's needed. ;)
  6. Robot818

    Robot818 Member

    Hi EarlyMon, I just tried it this morning and don't think it work. I received the following errors....

    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting...
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    ADB server didn't ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    Start Rooting...
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    failed on '/data/local/tmp' - Permission denied
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    link failed File exists
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    reboot #1 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    error: protocol fault (no status)
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    reboot #2 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    error: protocol fault (no status)
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
    failed on '/data/local/tmp.bak' - No such file or directory
    2957 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.355s)
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    rebooting
    All Done rooting Evo 4G LTE, check out OneXRoot.com for more cool stuff like ROM
    s, hacks, tips, and more!
    Press any key to continue . . .
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Got it, let me get back to you with diagnostics.

    You're running Windows, have unlocked with HTCdev already using that same PC, correct?

    And USB debugging is on?

    By the way, which Windows are you using?
  8. Robot818

    Robot818 Member

    Correct, I followed the Newbie guide and I am unlocked. I am using the same PC which is Windows 7. USB debugging is also on.
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  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    If you would, please download our Mini SDK from here -

    our forums' mini-sdk

    There's a whole complex SDK listed, but just the Mini SDK, please. I believe that it will unzip as sdk-tools folder.

    Go there, and please issue the command -

    adb devices

    And let me know the outcome.

    Also, please tell me where you got fastboot for your HTCdev unlock if you recall and finally, is your Win7 32 or 64 bit?

    Lotta questions, sorry, is what it is. :)
  10. Robot818

    Robot818 Member

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  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Looks like the adb they embedded was incompatible. Let's test that theory, please tell what happens with -

    adb remount

    If that is successful, I can put up a care package for you and hopefully get you going in a jiffy. :)
  12. Robot818

    Robot818 Member

    I issued then command and received the following...

    C:\sdk-tools>adb remount
    remount failed: Operation not permitted

    I issued it before going into fastboot or anything if that is correct.
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Hmmmm....

    Ok, that's my bad - you'd have to either have the exploit in place or be rooted already for that stunt to work - sorry about that.

    Let's test and see if the exploit will work for you anyway.

    Attached is a zip with just four files. Please place all four into the same sdk-tools (Mini SDK) folder that you ran that successful "adb devices" from and then say runme.

    View attachment Evo3D-root-maybe.zip

    Please copy out your console when done, just as you did earlier, thanks.
  14. Robot818

    Robot818 Member

    Looks like I am getting the same errors, is there another step I am missing?

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    One-Click Root ToolKit For Evo 4G LTE!
    Script by Max Lee from OneXRoot.com
    Credits go to XDA users sparkym3 and Dan Rosenburg for exploit.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    [*] This script will:
    (1) root your Evo 4G LTE on ICS
    (2) install Busybox
    (3) install SU files

    [*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at HTCEvoHacks.com!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting...
    Start Rooting...
    failed on '/data/local/tmp' - Permission denied
    link failed File exists
    reboot #1 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    reboot #2 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, No such file or directory
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/./Superuser.apk': Read-only file
    system
    rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
    failed on '/data/local/tmp.bak' - No such file or directory
    4467 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.235s)
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    rebooting
    All Done rooting Evo 4G LTE, check out OneXRoot.com for more cool stuff like ROM
    s, hacks, tips, and more!
    Press any key to continue . . .
  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Nope, it's not you. :(

    The exploit used in that file works for the Evo 4G LTE and a number of other HTC phones.

    Unfortunately, it won't work for the Evo 3D.

    You have two alternatives -

    1. Wait for me to build and test a TWRP-installable updater file that gives Superuser.

    2. Install a rom. You can go with a stock rooted rom or something nicer.

    Either way is going to involve flashing, so I'd strongly recommend option 2 - you'll be getting something that is already known to work, plus you'll get choices if you'd like to go nearly stock, but with some clean-ups.

    Getting away from stock can be a little disconcerting at first - we've all been there - but there are many fine roms that actually work a bit better than stock. The cats here can give you advice on that (yes, I own a 3D, but I take their advice myself :)).

    And you always have the option of just flashing a stock rooted rom.

    From the other HTC users I've helped, I was sure that this exploit would also work for our 3D - sorry it didn't work out though.
  16. Robot818

    Robot818 Member

    Thanks a lot, I still appreciate your time! Last question for anyone out there, the official ICS Sprint OTA update was just released for the 3D last week. Are there any ROMs based on that yet? I'm really looking for something as close to that as possible, with the speed and battery improvements as well as the ability to uninstall their junk applications.

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  17. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    There are a number of ROMs built off the new OTA.

    EVO 3D CDMA Android Development - xda-developers

    Grab anything that has 2.89.651.2 in it's description and it should be up to date. Although, read the description as you may need the most recent HBOOT to boot the latest builds of ROMs.
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  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Wait -what about those of us with s-off??

    Is latest hboot required, or just a later recovery??
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