I have a Samsung Admire sch-r720. My carrier is Metro-PCS. I rooted this phone, but something went wrong I think.
I installed the indulge drivers
I put the phone in USB Debugging Mode
I used the Admire Root Windows easy one-click root (run.bat)
But when I try to run apps requiring root, I get "you do not have root permissions".
When attempting to root, I get several "permission denied" and operation not permitted errors.
It appears that I do not have write permissions on the device.
Here is a snapshot of how my root attempts went.
error: unknown host service
"[*] Triggering core dump..."
 Segmentation fault app_process /dev...
cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
"[*] Rebooting phone. It may buzz a lot and loop on boot. Don't panic."
remount failed: Operation not permitted
failed to copy 'su' to '/system/xbin/su': Read-only file system
Unable to chmod /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
link failed Read-only file system
"[*] Installing Superuser.apk. If this hangs, just cancel it with Ctrl+C after a
"[*] and you'll be finished rooting your phone. Reboot and enjoy."
1156 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.166s)
Error: Could not access the Package Manager. Is the system running?
"[*] Persistence complete, enjoy your rooted phone!"
Press any key to exit the script.
If I attempt to use adb.exe to access the phone, I can see the device, I can explore around it (Thus drivers are working fine) but I do not have SU permissions. When I try to SU, it is denied, and NO I don't get any "allow SU" pop up on my phone, it just instantly denies me.
C:\Install\Admire Root>adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached
As you can see, it sees the R720 Device
I can browse the device:
C:\Install\Samsung Kies\Admire Root>adb shell ls -l
drwxrwx--x system system 2013-03-08 15:04 preinstall
dr-x------ root root 2013-03-08 15:04 config
drwxrwx--- system cache 2013-03-08 15:08 cache
drwxrwx--x system system 2013-03-08 15:04 persist
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2013-03-08 15:04 sdcard -> /mnt/sdcard
drwxr-xr-x root root 2013-03-08 15:04 acct
drwxrwxr-x root system 2013-03-08 15:04 mnt
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2013-03-08 15:04 vendor -> /system/vendor
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2013-03-08 15:04 d -> /sys/kernel/debug
lrwxrwxrwx root root 2013-03-08 15:04 etc -> /system/etc
-rw-r--r-- root root 6939 1969-12-31 19:00 ueventd.rc
-rw-r--r-- root root 0 1969-12-31 19:00 ueventd.goldfish.rc
drwxr-xr-x root root 2013-03-08 15:04 system
drwxr-xr-x root root 2013-03-08 15:04 sys
drwxr-x--- root root 1969-12-31 19:00 sbin
dr-xr-xr-x root root 1969-12-31 19:00 proc
drwxr-xr-x root root 1969-12-31 19:00 lib
-rwxr-x--- root root 27427 1969-12-31 19:00 init.rc
-rwxr-x--- root root 7082 1969-12-31 19:00 init.qcom.sh
-rwxr-x--- root root 8673 1969-12-31 19:00 init.qcom.rc
-rwxr-x--- root root 6631 1969-12-31 19:00 init.qcom.post_boot.sh
-rwxr-x--- root root 1677 1969-12-31 19:00 init.goldfish.rc
-rwxr-x--- root root 94316 1969-12-31 19:00 init
-rw-r--r-- root root 118 1969-12-31 19:00 default.prop
drwxrwx--x system system 2013-03-08 15:04 data
-rw-r--r-- root root 22740 1969-12-31 19:00 SCH-R720_ROOTING.rle
-rw-r--r-- root root 14464 1969-12-31 19:00 SCH-R720.rle
drwx------ root root 2012-06-17 22:17 root
drwxr-xr-x root root 2013-03-08 15:05 dev
If I try to change any permissions, etc, I get denied with:
C:\Install\Admire Root>adb shell chmod 577 system
Unable to chmod system: Read-only file system
I can not SU on the device:
C:\Install\Admire Root>adb shell su
su: permission denied
I am not a complete Noob, but this is my first and only android device. I am comfortable with Linux command line stuff, and seem to have a pretty good grasp on the adb shell.
I seem to be stuck here though.