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    Default S4 with 4.3 half rooted?

    I have a galaxy s4 model number SCH-R970 that is running android version 4.3. I tried rooting it using motochopper on my mac and once I was done it said that it was rooted. However when I go to use titanium backup it says the device isn't rooted, and when I use superuser it says the superuser binary (su) must be updated but when I try to recovery install it returns with an error message.

    What the heck happened?
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    Default Re: S4 with 4.3 half rooted?

    Have you tried updating the SuperUser binary the "normal" way? In other words, don't choose the recovery install method.
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    Default Re: S4 with 4.3 half rooted?

    There is only one option, it only lets me do it in recovery install
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    Default Re: S4 with 4.3 half rooted?

    If you're on 4.3, then the motochopper based exploit may not work with 4.3. I could be wrong here, but the response at the bottom of the thread link below leads me to think this might be the case.



    Edit: Another thread about the Casual tool. There's reference to some builds not working. If this option supports US Cellular phones, then may be a good option to investigate. Asking on the XDA forum (at the link below) is probably a good idea to be sure your phone is supported before trying the Casual way.

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