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Strange rooting problem

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bigbdroid, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. bigbdroid

    bigbdroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi all,

    I just rooted my phone using this as my guideHow to Root/ROM Your HTC Evo V 4g with HTCdev and Fastboot - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    However, the strange thing is that I can't use any terminal emulator to do root commands. I can't even do the super simple command "reboot". My question is why can't I do any push commands?

    I have used su checker and everything checks out except for sudo. I have even flashed miui and harmonia to no avail. They work but I still can't use push commands.

    I'm currently running:
    stock "patched" rom
    twrp recovery (I've used 1.1.1 and all the others)
    busybox 1.20.2
    stock hboot (unlocked) s-on

    if I forgot anything that you might need to know please ask.

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  2. ramjet73

    ramjet73 Android Expert

    Use "su" to get a root command prompt. The "sudo" command is not available in Android.

  3. mrawesome22

    mrawesome22 Android Enthusiast

    This ain't Debian my friend.

    As stated, su will drop you to root prompt.
  4. bigbdroid

    bigbdroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I know all this and I do use su to get to root.

    My question is why does the su command not give me full permission?

    I have cleared superuser of all apps and had them re-request su privlages. I choose allow. I enter su. The every command returns not permitted.

    Oh and I just started getting an error message in recovery.

    E: bad boot message
  5. mrawesome22

    mrawesome22 Android Enthusiast

    My only thought is the twrp recovery you are using.

    Install 4ext and re-flash.
  6. ramjet73

    ramjet73 Android Expert

    Did you change your bootloader or recovery? If so, format dalvik+cache and reboot recovery.

    All the commands supported by busybox work fine for me in the terminal emulator app once I issue the "su" command and approve the superuser access request.

    You do have busybox installed, right?

  7. bigbdroid

    bigbdroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I haven't done anything to the bootloader other than the unlock through hdev. I started originally with twrp 1.1.1 and moved up to their touch recovery. Did the wipe. And busybox installed without issue.

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