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Root whoami not on Milestone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rchas1023, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. rchas1023

    rchas1023 New Member
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    Titanium backup advises checking for correct rooting by running 'whoami'.

    I recently rooted my (Thailand) phone and tried this check - whoami does not exist!!! Other things seem to work correctly, though.

    Discussing this with a colleague, who is convinced his milestone is correctly rooted, he tried it, with the same result.

    I cannot run whoami as root.
    I cannot run busybox as root.

    I can go to /data/data/.../TitaniumBackup, and run the titanium version of backup, though.

    backup whoami works, and gives unknown uid.

    I ran ls -l /system, and found some things are gid:root, while other things are gid:shell.

    I tried su
    and su -

    Access was through abd shell, if that helps.

    Any comments???
    - Roger -
     

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  2. JohnM109R

    JohnM109R Active Member
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    First thing is how did you root your phone?
     
  3. rchas1023

    rchas1023 New Member
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    It would be trite to say I followed the directions on this site, because this never includes any mistakes or omissions one may have inadvertently made.

    I raise the observation because the same problem has been reported to me by someone who is convinced he has a properly rooted phone.

    Is there anyone else with a properly rooted milestone who cannot run 'whoami' as root?

    - Roger -
     
  4. Unimaginative

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    Just because it's a Linux kernel doesn't mean the same it's the same used for x86 distros (it's now it's own tree separate from Linux). There are a lot of differences.
     

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