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Root check for root access?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dglowen23, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. dglowen23

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    i noticed it says root@sep-36 under kernel version is this a possible way to check for root access? Or is it there on stock phones too?
     

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    The root@sept-36 under kernel version just means you got the update and that's the new kernel you got. It is different from the original BH2 kernel name.

    If you want to check if you have root, connect the device to the Computer and setup USB Debugging:

    abd shell
    su

    if you get the # you have root.
     
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    Sweet dude thanks for responding i noticed ill get 40 views before i ever get a response from any one. Thank you again for your help
     
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    A better way to check is to use 'id'.. so

    adb shell
    id

    if you're not root

    su
    id

    If id returns 0 you are root, if not then you are not root.
    The # is fine to check on the behold for now, but id is the proper way to check :)
     

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