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How to tell if rooted WITHOUT root checker app?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by VinnyCee, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. VinnyCee

    VinnyCee Lurker
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    I would like to determine if the phone has been rooted. I DON'T want to use the root checker app as I read many reviews that people are experiencing false positives and false negatives.

    I read this article, where it suggests that one use a terminal prompt to determine if the phone is rooted:

     



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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    To check if its rooted, try an app that requires root access. Off the top of my head, Titanium
     
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  3. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    You could use a file manager that supports root. Enable root mode if necessary and try to navigate to /.

    However, those instructions look foolproof to me. The only way I can see it being wrong is if you're rooted but somehow do not have the su command, in which case you won't be able to use root privileges anyway.
     
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I don't know that device, but I've been using this terminal emulator for the last 3 years.

    Lot of palaver in that description though. Just start the terminal, type "su" and see whether you can superuser access, that's all that's needed.
     
  5. shauny13

    shauny13 Android Expert

    see if you have a super user app in your app draw.
     
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