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Root Root Problems... Superuser App, No Root Access

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by theproffessor, May 10, 2010.

  1. theproffessor

    theproffessor Member
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    Ok, here's the deal, I'm trying to gain root and having some problems...

    I had my droid rooted for some time, running droid mod 1.0. All was well until recently the battery life turned to shit (followed all guides to resolve recent OTA update issues, but still shitty.) Because of this, I decided I would go back to stock, since I couldn't justify the rom's features if the battery would kick out after 16 hours. So I returned to stock no problem and received the OTA to upgrade to 2.1.

    After getting the upgrade to 2.1, I wanted to at least have root access to run a few programs. I followed this guide:

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/63010-how-install-sprecovery-unrooted-2-1-ota.html

    to get SPRecovery back on my phone. Everything went well, it all checked out. After that I used SPRecovery to install the root update.zip. This worked fine, the root access app is in my tray and everything seems to be fine... HOWEVER when opening programs that require root access (setcpu and adfree are the ones I've tried) they say I don't have root access. I have tried reinstalling the update.zip file to no luck. USB debugging is ON. Is there a special update.zip to gain root on 2.1 (I saw no posts about that)? Is there some setting I missed this time around that I didn't the first time I rooted? Any help is appreciated.
     

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  2. theproffessor

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    Update:

    Tried installing RomManager and then flashing Clockwork Recovery. Got an error message saying I don't have permission to do so (which would be in line with not having root access)

    Was thinking about trying out a different rom, but I definatley don't want to install any roms untill I know I can get root access.

    Contemplating going back to stock 2.01 and then starting the process all over again...
     
  3. OMJ

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    installing a new rom will fix your root access problems as all roms have the su and superuser.apk files in them
     
  4. theproffessor

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    That's what I was thinking, but I didn't know if it would work or not...

    Kind of annoyed as I wanted to try using 2.1 stock with root access just to check the battery life. I have no problems with roms, I just wanted something really stable so I didn't have to mess with it all the time. DroidMod was working fine until the battery life went south... sigh...

    Thanks, will begin looking for a new rom, current top picks seem to be BB 1 or NexBeast 1
     
  5. ska.t73

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  6. theproffessor

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    Yeah, I'm assuming that was what was going on... but I accepted the OTA update and had SPRecovery block the install...

    Either way I was really hoping to go back to stock 2.1 and have root access so I didn't have to deal with any of this...
     
  7. droidftw

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    You caNt just instal the update.zip you have to follow the instructions for the adb. Commands
     
  8. OMJ

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    There is a stock ese81 with root rom floating around. Pete made it. Fab started a topic about it here. I am on my phone though so I can't link right now
     
  9. sohc sti

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    Man, I wish I could get 16 hours on any of the smartphones ive owned. I hope it works out for you.
     
  10. xmr405o

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