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  1. bitman65

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    Hi! I wanted to change my system fonts of phone so I installed an app "Custom Android Font Switcher" and downloaded some fonts (true type fonts) from net and put them in sd card. When I ran the app it said, "you don't have su binary":thinking: and when I tried to apply the fonts it said, "there was an error applying the font":( My phone is rooted (checked through root checker and android terminal emulator). Please help!
     

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    The app is telling you that you must be rooted to use it.

    If you aren't rooted, it won't work
     
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    Open up superuser and update the binaries.
     
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    I think su binary is something that simply converts system files into one executable file. This makes it easier for "rooted" apps to run.
     
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    If you are indeed rooted, then as mentioned above, it means that your binary is outdated, or that you denied root access to the app you are trying to use.
     
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    I ran superuser it says su binary not found. Now what?
     
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    If you failed to install su binaries not to say update them, then you are most probably not rooted properly. It happened to me before a few times. It is a bit frustrating but what I did was to root again and it should work.
     
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    I would try that first, quick and easy.:D
     
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    Su binary is Superuser. Root apps should make a pop-up appear asking you to allow or deny, similar to Windows Vista UAC prompts. Download a terminal emulator from the Play Store and run it. Type "su " and hit enter. If you get "permission denied" you aren't rooted
     
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