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    Unhappy Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    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
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    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.
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    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!
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    Someone please give us some advice on this! I want to root and can't figure out why this is occurring! Thanks
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    I'm getting same message on my Sprint phone.
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    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.
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSorrow View Post
    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!
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    Quote Originally Posted by larryinfl View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    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
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    Quote Originally Posted by popkurn611 View Post
    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.


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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    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?
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    I put in the directory and it says not found
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    Quote Originally Posted by popkurn611 View Post
    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?

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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    Quote Originally Posted by popkurn611 View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    It says this device does not have proper root access.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Can not root GS4. Get message: Superuser.apk already exist

    [email protected]:/ $ cd/data/local/temp
    /system/bin/sh: cd/data/local/temp: not found
    [email protected]:/ $

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