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  1. SpongeR0b

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    Long story short, I was trying to update SU, but Google Play store said there was a problem with package file is invalid, so I went into the SU, clicked the spanner on the top right and manually updated SU. In doing so I partially lost my root access..

    Here's the log from Root Checker Pro

    I've tried a couple of things, including unrooting and rerooting (using SRS Tool), downgrading SuperUser to v3.0.2 (great fun using adb.exe) and generally shouting at the phone (which helped a little)

    Thanks in advance guys, sorry if I've posted this in the wrong section?
     

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    su (not SU - case counts in Android) is a binary, there's no user interface to click anything on - which is why there's a SuperSU app.

    It says, "SuperSU application - is NOT installed."

    Go to Play and install SuperSU.
     
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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    What device are you using and who is your carrier (e.g., Verizon).

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    Have you tried flashing an update zip?
     
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    Yes, agree after I reset the phone back to factory settings previously I didn't reinstall SuperSU.. I will do it now but I'm pretty sure that it won't make much of a difference as it wasn't on the phone which originally came rooted.


    Hi Thom and thanks for your kind welcome. I'm in Ireland and using '3' - again the phone arrived SIM free so I didn't have to do anything to it, just popped my old SIM card into it and away I went.


    No I have no, because my phone is a S3 Clone (details below) I haven't dared do anything like that.

    Model : K47/C9_89
    Build number : v89_jhgg_notv_20130502
    Build date UTC : 20130502-084032
    Android v : 4.2.1
    Baseband v: MOLY.WR8.W1248.MD.WG.MP.V6.P4, 2013/04/12 17:49
    Kernel v : 3.4.5 (root@android)
    (gcc version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) )
    #1 SMP Fri May 3 15:59:20 CST 2013
    Uboot build v : -----
    LCD Driver IC : 1-RX_47HX_500A

    Here's the new Root Checker Pro log

     
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    If the phone came rooted, it's very likely that the su binary is in the system folder and would be restored on reset. SuperSU, the app, is user installed and would be removed when you performed a reset. I'll bet you'll find that once you install the SuperSU app, you've got root access again.
     
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    This thread was moved to the forum where phones are discussed that don't have a dedicated forum.

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    I've tried the system reset this morning (settings, backup & restore, factory data reset) unfortunately it didn't downgrade the update which I applied in SU.

    That update occurred in a mini terminal window on my phone. I installed SuperSU and then posted my latest Root Checker Pro log (above) unfortunately it didn't make any difference :-(

    Since then I've un-rooted, re-rooted, factory reset, manually downgraded SU all to no avail. I'm obviously missing something, I'm fairly technically savvy but I haven't a clue what to do next.. it's very frustrating!


    Thanks Thom (I think? lol, fingers crossed somebody will be able to help me!!)



    EDIT : After running SuperSU it says that SU binaries need updating, when clicking OK it say it can do it using Normal mode or TWRP/CWM..

    Normal mode complains that other SU programs are installed and when I choose to remove them I get Installation Failed!

    I've just installed GooManager_2.1.3.apk to try the TWRP method.. It doesn't reboot itself so by pressing home and power I can get into Recovery mode but unfortunately it doesn't look like I have half of the options that I expected to see?

    Obviously I don't want to brick the phone and I'm scared to choose Clear eMMC :-(

    The instructions I was following can be viewed here.

    Here is a small screenshot of my recovery mode options..

    [​IMG]

    I've also tried CWM, but have an unsupported device so am unable to create a backup and continue with the operation :-(

    Here's a small screenshot of trying to update SU binaries using SU itself

    [​IMG]

    Now I will be manually able to update this (when I have a little more time tomorrow) as it was me who manually downgraded from v3.0.7 thinking where I went wrong was updating this in the first place.
     
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    A factory reset will not take you back to previous versions. Once you've upgraded Android it will stay at the current version unless you flash the entire firmware package. Are you at least able to set SuperSU from the play store?
     
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    Do you also have the Busybox app installed on your phone? If not, you may want to try installing that, then install SuperSU and attempt to mange root with it.
     
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    Thread moved to Android Applications, as it concerns an application issue.
     
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    You edited your last post after I originally posted. Those pics you added help to tell the story. You are not using Super SU (by Chainfire). You are instead using Superuser (by ChainsDD). It has an outdated root binary. So delete the Superuser app and then use the SuperSU app which at startup will typically automatically update the binary if needed. I believe you already have both apps on your phone which is why it complained about competing root apps.

    If by some chance the binary does NOT autoupdate, go into SuperSU's settings and choose the option under Cleanup titled "reinstall". That will do some smoke and mirrors in the background and when reinstalled, it should allow the app to see your phone, the su binary and it's location as a new project so to speak. Then the auto update of the binary should occur.
     
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    I've tried SuperSU, it also is unable to update the binaries. Tried the cleanup reinstall too both with no luck.

    Tonight I will uninstall Superuser, SuperSu, unroot my phone and await further instructions! Thanks


    EDIT : Now that I have a little more time,

    Initially this surprised me, however I guess that just highlight my inexperience with Android. As you have realised SuperSU is or at least was then installed.


    I have the installer on the phone, however Busybox itself will not load up and install due to not having correct root access.


    Thanks, hopefully I will get more hits/replies! :)


    Yes agree, although at some stages I've actually had both on my phone. I did try to reply to this sooner using browser on my phone whilst at college however I somehow lost my reply and didn't have the time to type it all out again, so now here goes! - I seem to have a mismatch between which ever superuser application I choose to use and the su binary itself. The phone originally arrived with superuser 3.0.1 (i think) and after I updated it is when these problems started occuring. After seeing Root Checker Pro's (RCP) log file I decided to install SuperSU so at that point I had both on the phone. Neither would update the problematic binary so I started to do that manually myself. I down graded it successfully so as long as I get the right binary I would assume I can fix the problem using adb.exe, even SuperSU's reinstall cleanup didn't help matters when I tried using that.

    As previously mentioned I have now installed both Superuser, SuperSU, manually removed the SU binary and un-rooted the phone. Awaiting instruction!

    Current RCP log..

    This could also be part of the problem??

    As far as I knew Busybox had been uninstalled, as it doen't show up in any of my App lists (downloaded, running or all) I assume I should also remove the binary from /system/xbin/busybox and have now done so...

     
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    Ok, so I'm ready for step by step instruction, anybody know what to do next please?




    EDIT : PROBLEM SOLVED!
     
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    How did you resolve your problem of....

    • SuperSU
    • Binary failed to download / update
     
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    You should be able to flash the latest SuperSU onto your device...

    SuperSU Download

    Download that on your phone, open a File Manager and in the common folder the APK is in there. Install it :)

    Or you can still try it from the PlayStore.
     
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    I found a rather tasty batch file which put everything correctly as it should of been, the instructions are as per:

    1.Make sure USB debugging is enabled. Go to settings > developer options > enable USB debugging
    2.Install the PDAnet Drivers in the installation they ask for a brand select other.
    After installing the drivers unplug your phone
    3.Extract the Motochopper MTK6589 Auto Root folder from the .rar download
    4.Connect your phone to PC
    5.Run run.bat from the Motochopper MTK6589 Auto Root folder
    6.Press any key and wait while it roots your phone
    7.After finished, now reboot
    8.You''re phone is rooted please check root with root checker. This worked for me and if you brick your phone just reinstall the isa a19q rom
    rom is available here: check .txt file on the bottom for the rom


    Files :

    Code (Text):
    1. http://www.mediafire.com/download/yhtdxgf22p6zohc/PDAnet_MTK6589_MTK6577_4016.rar
    Code (Text):
    1. http://www.mediafire.com/download/0dcs9e2251ztimo/Motochopper_Auto_Root_(1).rar
    Sorry for late reply, im not as quick checking my emails these days!
     
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    Hi. Can You please make FW backup? I lost my FW and now the screen is dark. please help. I have the same phone as your!
    Q9300 Smartphone MTK6589 Quad Core 1.2GHz Android 4.2 4.7 Inch - White
     
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    my device lenovo vibe z...after update supersu open supersu need update binary but fail then when i restart i lost my root access can someone in this forum help me...i will be thankfull
     
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    Hi can someone help me. I think I'm having the same problem because I rooted my phone and the superSU is deleted but the su-binary is still in the xbin. Any suggestion or tut will be very appreciated.
     

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