1. larryinfl's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Sorry if the answer to this is somewhere. I've been looking for hours and can not fix this.

    I'm trying to root my T-Mobile Galaxy S4. I tried it on a PC last week with no luck. And now I'm trying on a Mac.

    I get this message during the root process:
    [*] Pushing root tools...
    4927 KB/s (366952 bytes in 0.072s)
    4786 KB/s (1867568 bytes in 0.381s)
    5134 KB/s (1578585 bytes in 0.300s)
    pkg: /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk
    Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS][*] Rooting phone...
    [+] This may take a few minutes.
    [-] Failure.[*] Cleaning up...

    I'm thinking I can remove the temp file. But I can not seem to figure out how to do that.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Larry
    05-20-2013 03:53 PM
  2. larryinfl's Avatar
    It would appear the answer would not be in this forum. Could anyone let me know where I could possibly find the answer? I've spent a lot of time trying to find the answer everywhere, with no luck.
    05-22-2013 01:07 PM
  3. popkurn611's Avatar
    I am having the same issue as you are. I had rooted my s3 on my mac with no issues at all and for whatever reason I can't find a work around with this. I have also looked into my files to find the apk file but nowhere to be found. Hopefully someone can help us out!
    05-22-2013 05:46 PM
  4. popkurn611's Avatar
    Someone please give us some advice on this! I want to root and can't figure out why this is occurring! Thanks
    05-24-2013 08:45 AM
  5. chip dawg's Avatar
    I'm getting same message on my Sprint phone.
    05-24-2013 09:15 AM
  6. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    The place to check would be at Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4 Android Development - xda-developers because that's where the original root came from your trying to use.
    05-24-2013 06:17 PM
  7. popkurn611's Avatar
    The place to check would be at Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4 Android Development - xda-developers because that's where the original root came from your trying to use.
    I am trying to root on a mac so Odin rooting isn't my method of choice!
    05-25-2013 08:40 AM
  8. Tom S.'s Avatar
    Hi All,

    Sorry if the answer to this is somewhere. I've been looking for hours and can not fix this.

    I'm trying to root my T-Mobile Galaxy S4. I tried it on a PC last week with no luck. And now I'm trying on a Mac.

    I get this message during the root process:
    [*] Pushing root tools...
    4927 KB/s (366952 bytes in 0.072s)
    4786 KB/s (1867568 bytes in 0.381s)
    5134 KB/s (1578585 bytes in 0.300s)
    pkg: /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk
    Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS][*] Rooting phone...
    [+] This may take a few minutes.
    [-] Failure.[*] Cleaning up...

    I'm thinking I can remove the temp file. But I can not seem to figure out how to do that.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Larry
    Can you open a shell on your phone?

    adb shell

    Then, try to change your directory to the location where it is attemping to put the file:

    cd /data/local/tmp/

    Then, list the directory contents with this command: "ls -l".

    What is there? If you can't cd to that directory, that may be the problem: It doesn't exist. If the file Superuser.apk is already there, remove it with this:

    "rm Superuser.apk"

    Case matters in UNIX commands.
    05-25-2013 06:00 PM
  9. popkurn611's Avatar
    Sorry to sound ignorant but I have not a clue what you are referring to. I never heard of a shell. I rooted my s3 with no issues, so not sure how to do the steps you gave me. Can you explains bit further, I'd greatly appreciate that
    05-25-2013 09:46 PM
  10. Tom S.'s Avatar
    Sorry to sound ignorant but I have not a clue what you are referring to. I never heard of a shell. I rooted my s3 with no issues, so not sure how to do the steps you gave me. Can you explains bit further, I'd greatly appreciate that
    Ok. Just open a command prompt and navigate to the directory with your root files. Then, do "adb devices" and follow those commands above.


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    05-25-2013 10:09 PM
  11. popkurn611's Avatar
    I also noticed that when I reboot my phone I now have a lock logo underneath the samsung logo when by phone boots up....it says custom above it. What is that?
    05-25-2013 10:16 PM
  12. popkurn611's Avatar
    I put in the directory and it says not found
    05-25-2013 10:20 PM
  13. Tom S.'s Avatar
    I also noticed that when I reboot my phone I now have a lock logo underneath the samsung logo when by phone boots up....it says custom above it. What is that?
    Download "Root Checker" from Google Play and run it. What does it say?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    05-25-2013 10:23 PM
  14. Tom S.'s Avatar
    I put in the directory and it says not found
    Can you cut and paste from your command window into this thread? I want to see what you are doing. Or, PM me.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    05-25-2013 10:26 PM
  15. popkurn611's Avatar
    It says this device does not have proper root access.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Android Central Forums
    05-25-2013 10:27 PM
  16. popkurn611's Avatar
    u0_a269@android:/ $ cd/data/local/temp
    /system/bin/sh: cd/data/local/temp: not found
    127|u0_a269@android:/ $

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Android Central Forums
    05-25-2013 10:34 PM

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