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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by caocon, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. caocon

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    I rooted my phone and thought it had somehow become unrooted a few weeks ago. I didn't really care. Now I want to flash a new rom, so I tried two different root methods, and both say it's already rooted. But rom manager says it isn't and superuser says i'm not too. I don't know what's wrong
     

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  2. Wolfedude88

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    I'm sorry to hear about the experiencing you are having, I am going to move this to the All Things Root Section to see if you can get some help there.
     
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  3. caocon

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    ok, thank you
     
  4. Yeahha

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    Can you boot in recovery?

    How do you think you lost root
     
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  5. caocon

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    yeah i can. i have to go into hboot and then go to recovery from there
     
  6. caocon

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    and i thought i did a few weeks ago because i accidently flashed something in hboot and everything was back to stock and rom manager said i didn't have root
     
  7. Yeahha

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    Can you restore a backup you made with nandroid?

    Either that or follow the sticky to manually flash a rom
     
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  8. Yeahha

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    Sounds like you could flash superuser in recovery to get it back to normal. Does your recovery still say s-off?
     
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  9. caocon

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    i don't think i have any backups

    and how can i flash a rom if i don't have superuser permissions?
     
  10. Yeahha

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    You can flash it in recovery, superuser is an app
     
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  11. caocon

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    i've been trying. maybe i'm doing it wrong. it says it put the file on the sd, and i can see it, but it won't flash.
     
  12. Yeahha

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    Do you have s-off in hboot?
     
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  13. caocon

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    yes, it says s-off
     
  14. Yeahha

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    Try flashing this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=886999 in recovery
     
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  15. caocon

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    ok hang on
     
  16. caocon

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    it installed successfully...hang on
     
  17. Yeahha

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  18. caocon

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    success! thank you so much!
     
  19. Yeahha

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    No problem. Remember be very careful with what you install in hboot
     

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