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Can't Tell if I'm Rooted or Not

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by clintster442, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. clintster442

    clintster442 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I was at .605 and I wanted to update to .621 but I had deleted some apps in the past so I SBF'd back to .602, rooted using Pete's Motorola Root Tools v1.07, OTA'd back up to .605 and now cannot tell if I am rooted.

    When I go into TE and type 'su' I get "access denied'. But I have the SU app, and Titanium and Titanium works (freezes, backup, etc) I also have Android Overclock and it works. When I go into Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper, 'Device Rooted" is checked but 'Root Permission Granted' is not. Also, when I touch 'Protect Root' it tells me 'root su protected' but there is not a checkmark next to 'Protected su copy available'.

    I also check Root Check Basic and it said I am not rooted.

    WTF? I am like stuck halfway in between rooted and not. What should I do to make sure it is fully rooted and protected so that I can maintain my root when I OTA to .621?

    Thanks
     


  2. clintster442

    clintster442 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Anyone? Anyone? Buhler?
     
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Hello Clinster. I'd jump all over the thing (not literally, although I've felt like doing that at times ;)) and start completely over, after using Titanium backup and other methods to preserve needed data.

    It sounds like the s=on is what's up, so re-rooting from stock may be necessary. Like I say, I'm the type who just starts completely over when I see mixed signals like you say you're getting such as "access denied" on su in the terminal, but still getting the "device rooted" report from the root checker.
     
  4. clintster442

    clintster442 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I think I may have figured it out. I deleted SU from my apps (which didn't really delete it obviously, just the app launcher). I then downloaded SU Elite (why not, right?) and then rebooted and when it came back up, it is showing root access through and allowed me to protect my root in Voodoo (verified in TE). It is unpacking the .621 OTA right now, we'll see if it allows me to restore my root once it comes back up.

    The next question is which ROM to go with. I have never used a ROM before, simply rooted to remove bloat. Any good simple ROMs for a newb whene everything works or at least minimal tinkering to get it working?
     
  5. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    there is no way to root the .621 ota, and there are no roms currently, a root method still needs to be found, as root keeper is not a good method to keep root.

    i replied to your other threads about your situation, and they are the best answers you will see.

    since you took the update, you are stuck on it for quite some time, as downgrading can no longer happen now.
     
  6. clintster442

    clintster442 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Voodoo root keeper worked perfect for me. I am on. 621 rooted and running good. I figured as much on the ROMs but im sure they'll be some out soon.
     
  7. Droidxxxxx

    Droidxxxxx Well-Known Member

    Thats cool, so when you run a root checker, you get the green light? If so, congrats.. you dodged the bullet.
     
  8. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja


    yes it keeps root, it does not root your device, as you have to do other methods to get it to work, and it is not a true root method. we need to find a stable one
     
  9. clintster442

    clintster442 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yep, root checker shows rooted as does TE

    What's the difference between keeping the root and rooting the device? My phone is as stable as can be at .621 rooted OC'd to 1300Mhz with reduced voltage, currently chilling at 84
     
  10. ylexot

    ylexot Android Expert

     
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  11. doctord

    doctord Lurker


    After taking 621...
    when you do a factory reset, do you return back to 621 or back to the version when you purchased the device?

    :eek:
     
  12. ylexot

    ylexot Android Expert

    You return to 621.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
  13. doctord

    doctord Lurker

    Thank you... Question Answered! :)
     
  14. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    but if your rooted on stock .621 you return to stock .621 rooted. factory data wipe doesnt remove root. unless this version is different, no version has ever removed root on a factory data wipe
     
  15. istandalone

    istandalone Newbie

    can someome direct me to a root app.? dont knpw exactly what im doin but ill spalunk along til i figger it out
     
  16. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    on GB they dont work out so well, most still get ads, i tried adfree, but it didnt seem to work for me, but it might work for you
     
  17. Jaraahai

    Jaraahai Lurker

    I use nexus 4 and rooted but when I use rooted app it said u not rooted. And I go to my SuperSU app it say there is no SU binary installed. What should I do. And when I go to my voodoo OTA Rootkeeper app its only check superuser app installed and /system supports root protection. What should I do?
     
  18. themib

    themib Android Expert

    ask in a nexus forum
     

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