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Stuck and SICK OF IT!!!
OK, I was about to pick one of those "remote rooting" companies I found on the web because I am ready to take a hammer to my phone. But I was reading a post on this forum and an "Ambassador" Golfer (something) talked some other guy out of doing it for several reasons which I wont go into. He says everyone is so helpful in the forums and there is no need to pay someone to do it, let me tell you I have posted (politely) several times in other forums and got no response whatsoever. So, as a last resort I am going to try to explain my predicament here and see how it goes...
I have been messing with this Samsung Galaxy S4 i545 (Verizon), vers. 4.4.2, build FNC5 for weeks now and am stuck after doing the following;
I rooted the phone using Towel Root as recommended on the XDA however it did NOT install superuser and I did that myself. I used Root Checker to verify the root and it says it is rooted. I also installed BusyBox which shows phone as rooted and installed Root Explorer, BusyBox Installer, Titanium Backup and Superuser Elite (not in that order). Anyhow, the problem I am having is with SU v3.1.3 as it says binary (v1.99) is out of date, specifically -rwxr-xr-x is in red. When I tap to update it states downloading manifest.... fail!? I then tap try again and I get unfortunately superuser has stopped. I then downloaded SU fixer which of course did not solve the issue. I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times to no avail. I have read some suggestions to others to download a zip file and save it to the sd card and reboot to recovery. Well, I have NO idea how to move a file to my sd card or boot to recovery. I then read about flashing rom which I also have no clue about but everyone talks like it as easy as picking one's nose and everyone knows how!? Anyhow, I find it strange that I can install all these apps and never once got asked for permissions from SU nor are they listed in the program, in fact it looks like the SU program does absolutely nothing. I actually paid for the Elite version thinking it would straighten it out NOT! Anyhow, that's where I'm at, phone looks like its rooted but doesn't act like it and the SU binary issue really has got me ready to stick this phone under my trucks tire! I have considered "unrooting" the phone (if in fact it ACTUALLY is) but can't find that option in SU or in any of the other programs I downloaded and simply be done with it. Could have sworn I read in several spots this feature is supposed to be in SU. So, I am appealing to you good folks to save my phone from undergoing the "Otter Box Defender Case Quality Check." Thanks ahead of time.