09-02-2011 09:09 AM
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  1. gene26's Avatar
    Hi. I recently got a shift, and have been interested in rooting it. So i have been following D5's guide on rooting the Shift, and all went well until I tried to use cmd to grant SU access, step 3. i get all the way to typing in adb shell, but when i type in SU, it says access denied. USB debugging is enabled, i can see the super user icon in my app list, and i can even use it, somewhat. So i should be able to finish my steps, right? I hope i can get this working! thanks!
    03-29-2011 02:15 PM
  2. YoungCorruption's Avatar
    i have the same problem as you my friend
    03-29-2011 02:46 PM
  3. gene26's Avatar
    So are people like you and me just SOL? Because I reeeeeeally want me some gingerbread!
    03-29-2011 03:43 PM
  4. crump84's Avatar
    I would make sure that your actually temp rooted, go back into Visionary and click temp root. If that's not it, did you make sure to click allow on your phone after typing SU?

    Edit: Just read this in another thread, uninstall superuser before you temp root, if it's showing that it's installed.
    03-29-2011 04:06 PM
  5. gene26's Avatar
    I will try temp rooting again. I figured I had been successful in rooting, simply because I could see the super user icon in my application list. I will try again, and report back. How do you know if temp rooting was successful?
    03-29-2011 04:37 PM
  6. crump84's Avatar
    If you showed super user then you were probably temp rooted. I would start over though, delete superuser, redo the temp root then try again.

    Make sure when you type SU you quickly click allow on your phone.
    03-29-2011 04:47 PM
  7. gene26's Avatar
    How do I uninstall superuser? And I can't click anything to allow super user access, because I am told "denied" in the command prompt. Can I have an example of a root required app?
    03-29-2011 04:51 PM
  8. crump84's Avatar
    you should be able to uninstall Superuser in manage applications. Try wireless tether for a root app
    03-29-2011 04:56 PM
  9. YoungCorruption's Avatar
    when i temp root i try accessing titanium back up to see if it works and it never does. idk why it doesn't temp root for me. i use visionary and it says rooting phone and they goes back to the screen where you have options to temp root and all that stuff but other times it restarts my phone afterwards
    03-29-2011 05:15 PM
  10. gene26's Avatar
    I imagine in the same boat. Sometimes it reboots, but usually it goes back to the app screen. That's what I'm stuck at now. Trying to make the temp root stick.
    03-29-2011 05:23 PM
  11. crump84's Avatar
    I imagine in the same boat. Sometimes it reboots, but usually it goes back to the app screen. That's what I'm stuck at now. Trying to make the temp root stick.
    If it goes to a black screen then back to the app menu you should be temp rooted and good to go. If the phone reboots then it didn't catch root
    03-29-2011 05:26 PM
  12. MikeG7265's Avatar
    I am having similar problems myself. My question is.....after you uninstall superuser and get rooted, should superuser come back?
    03-29-2011 05:53 PM
  13. crump84's Avatar
    I am having similar problems myself. My question is.....after you uninstall superuser and get rooted, should superuser come back?
    Yes, Visionary automatically installs superuser
    03-29-2011 05:57 PM
  14. MikeG7265's Avatar
    Cool, thanks for the quick reply!!
    03-29-2011 06:00 PM
  15. Dave Blake's Avatar
    One thing guys if you try to temp root but dont and get the quick Access Denied you have to reboot both the PC and the Phone before you temp root and try again. The guys over at XDA made some how to videos here is the link

    Perm root Evo Shift video Guide - xda-developers

    Check out the videos and see if anything jumps out at you maybe your just missing something. I really think your just not getting temp root before you try to access supper user if you do that you foobarb the whole thing. The only way to fix it is to restart the PC and the Phone and start over. If you just cant get temp root you might need to try rooting with z4root if you cant find it let me know I will post it for you.
    03-29-2011 06:03 PM
  16. MikeG7265's Avatar
    Thanks for all the help! I do believe I have successfully rooted my Shift!!
    Now to see what else I can do!!!
    03-29-2011 06:52 PM
  17. gene26's Avatar
    Awesome! I finally got temp root to hook! Now to try permission rooting when I get home! Thanks for all the help!
    03-30-2011 05:56 PM
  18. gene26's Avatar
    And then sadness. I finally got the "allow super user" prompt to appear on my phone. Attempting perm root, i get all the way to step 5, and then things don't got the way i want. I reboot the phone into bootloader, and s is not off, it's on. What??? im not sure what went wrong. in step 6, i did not get the correct md5 sum, so i followed the next few steps, and everything was correct. so idk what went wrong. I am gonna try the guide D5 posted. hopefully all goes well.
    03-30-2011 07:06 PM
  19. YoungCorruption's Avatar
    you should try the 1 click root from xda website. i was having problems like you but i was able to root my phone in like ten minutes man. its so easy and there is even a video as a walkthrough on page 6 of the thread
    03-30-2011 07:38 PM
  20. gene26's Avatar
    Link please. Cause this is getting to be super frustrating.
    03-30-2011 07:41 PM
  21. YoungCorruption's Avatar
    03-30-2011 07:52 PM
  22. gene26's Avatar
    And that's what you used? Awesome! Thanks!
    03-30-2011 08:02 PM
  23. YoungCorruption's Avatar
    yeahs its what i used. and your welcome
    03-30-2011 08:04 PM
  24. gene26's Avatar
    To use this tool, do i need to have temp rooted it already? cause i am not seeing anything about that.
    03-30-2011 08:25 PM
  25. YoungCorruption's Avatar
    no what you do is. when you open the tool up click on root. it will ask you a yes or no question. you answer no and it will install hboot to your shift then you reboot your phone and click root again on the tool and you click yes...
    here is a video that the creator made to help you out
    03-30-2011 08:42 PM
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