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  1. Clifford Bradford's Avatar
    Hi all. I rooted my phone a few weeks with Gingerbreak and it went fine. Installed Link2SD and was able to remove bloatware at will. Unfortunately I stupidly uninstalled Superuser because of the update issue with it (to install another Superuser app) no I no longer have root. I know I no longer have root because when I enter "su" at a terminal prompt I get back "permission denied". I've tried re-rooting with Gingerbreak but it goes on and on without rebooting. I've tried manually rebooting the phone and it doesn't help. It's not really a problem because I have the phone the way I want it but I'd like to get root access back. Please help. Thanks.
    Sushant Maharjan likes this.
    06-23-2013 07:57 PM
  2. sudo100011's Avatar
    try flashing jcases root zip... should work...
    jcase_rootme.zip
    Sushant Maharjan likes this.
    06-23-2013 08:39 PM
  3. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    boot into recovery and use adb to install a new copy of superuser.
    that way everything else'll stay as you have it now
    06-24-2013 12:46 PM
  4. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    adb install (exact name of .apk). The Superuser.apk has to be used.
    Must put .apk in the platform-tools folder of the SDK.
    You need to open up a terminal in the platform-tools folder as well.
    If you need to set up the Java jdk and the android sdk go here:
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...s-1902814.html

    http://androidforums.com/faqs/443072-adb-guide.html Go to the Alternative Method. If no s/n after typing in: adb devices, go to the last link on that page for a tutorial on how to set the path to the adb.exe manually.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    06-24-2013 03:41 PM
  5. Sushant Maharjan's Avatar
    hey bro i am also having a same probelm
    help me if you knew
    11-01-2013 12:17 AM
  6. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    OK.
    Give me more details. The more info the better.
    11-01-2013 03:33 AM
  7. Clifford Bradford's Avatar
    Andy,
    thanks for the info but could you fill in a few blanks for me? here's what I gather in more detail (the bullets with the asterisks is where I'm not sure/ have a question)
    - Install the mini-SDK you linked to.
    - set environment variables as described there.
    * where can I get the adb USB drivers mentioned in the link? My PC runs Win7 64 bit.
    * Where can I get a good copy of Superuser.apk again? Hopefully one with the update issues fixed.
    - copy Superuser.apk to sdk-tools where adb is.
    * boot phone into recovery. I don't know how.
    * connect to PC via usb cable. Is there anything special I have to do like enable usb debugging etc?
    - open command window on PC and cd to sdk-tools folder.
    * issue the following command "adb install Superuser.apk". What do I do then/what should I expect?

    Thanks
    11-03-2013 10:35 AM
  8. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Got to get ready for worship in a couple of minutes. Will leave full details when I get home in the afternoon. Hang in there.
    11-03-2013 11:02 AM
  9. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Sorry for delay.
    SuperOneClick was only able to work on ZV4 baseband V's (v1.6.4 I if memory is correct), and even then you had to use the SHELL ROOT option, then push su and busybox with a command prompt to obtain a full root. I have looked ever where for this version of SuperOneClick for my own repository, but it can't be found.
    I wouldn't use newer versions, as they might not fully root causing you to possible brick your phone in the long run (been there, got the T-Shirt)

    If you have a ZV4 or ZV5 baseband V, instead go here: xda-developers - View Single Post - [App] [26.04.2011][v1.2] GingerBreak APK (root for GingerBread)
    Select the Gingerbreak-v1.20.apk from the list of attachments. This needs to be downloaded from the browser on the phone, with any antivirus apps uninstalled (they think it has a virus and won't allow because of the way the exploit is structured). If the stock browser isn't capable of downloading it try something like Dolphin browser.

    Once downloaded go to menu/settings/applications/development. Make sure the debugging box is checked.
    Back out one level and make sure you check the "allow unknown sources" box (it has been a long time since I was in the stock ROM so if it is not there, check in the security section)

    With a good file manager move the Gingerbreak.apk to the root of the SD card (/sdcard).
    Tap or long press the .apk until you see the option to install. Do so.
    After install select done, and back out of file manager.

    Go to the app drawer and select the app.
    This could take anywhere from 30 sec. to twelve minutes. My second V took almost 10 minutes, third (the spare) only took 30 sec.
    You know it worked when your phone auto reboots. If after 12 minutes it doesn't, pull battery and try again.
    It could take anywhere from 1 attempt to as many as ten (second V took 5 attempts).

    If you have a ZV9 baseband V let me know (different Root exploit is needed).

    After your rooted then you have to install a custom recovery and make a backup of your Stock ROM using the backup option.
    For more info go here: http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-a...rom-theme.html
    11-03-2013 09:49 PM
  10. Clifford Bradford's Avatar
    Yeah that worked. Thanks.
    So basically I just needed to re-root the way I did before...
    Is there a solution to my original problem i.e. not being able to update Superuser?
    11-23-2013 11:03 AM
  11. badblue1__'s Avatar
    Yeah that worked. Thanks.
    So basically I just needed to re-root the way I did before...
    Is there a solution to my original problem i.e. not being able to update Superuser?
    Yes, i would like that answer myself, i tried updating from the playstore and that didn't work, then i put the. zip file from the playstore and tried doing it from recovery, which gave me the dreaded blue fastboot screen. Thankfully once again zengarden got me out of that mess! So i'm still stuck needing to update superuser? For now the old one seems to be working fine.
    11-23-2013 05:13 PM
  12. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Yeah that worked. Thanks.
    So basically I just needed to re-root the way I did before...
    Is there a solution to my original problem i.e. not being able to update Superuser?
    So your not able to update from a rooted Stock ROM?
    Try to install the custom flash_image then flash the recovery with out trying to update the Superuser app.
    If that works, any Gingerbread ROM on up will have the updated version already installed.
    11-23-2013 08:00 PM
  13. badblue1__'s Avatar
    MiRaGe Rom, superuser is not updated, update not working in playstore.

    Just updated holo launcher, i don't like the new kitkat icons, but that's just my opinion.
    11-23-2013 09:16 PM
  14. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    Hmm?
    Good to know.
    Wonder what's up with that?

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    11-24-2013 03:42 AM
  15. tli's Avatar
    MiRaGe Rom, superuser is not updated, update not working in playstore.

    ...
    MiRaGe too, but Superuser was updated via Play Store for both of my OVs. Latest update (version 1.0.2.6) was just done on Thu, 11/21/13. You could try the manual install as directed in its app Description found in the Play Store:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...utta.superuser

    Code:
    Manual installation with the recovery zip:
    Recommended if you are having installation issues or are not rooted
    http://download.clockworkmod.com/superuser/superuser.zip
    FYI.

    [Edit] CAUTION: Use the manual install at your own risk, there have been reports at PlayStore of unrooting after applying this update zip. [/Edit]
    badblue1__ likes this.
    11-24-2013 07:33 AM
  16. badblue1__'s Avatar
    MiRaGe too, but Superuser was updated via Play Store for both of my OVs. Latest update (version 1.0.2.6) was just done on Thu, 11/21/13. You could try the manual install as directed in its app Description found in the Play Store:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...utta.superuser

    Code:
    Manual installation with the recovery zip:
    Recommended if you are having installation issues or are not rooted
    http://download.clockworkmod.com/superuser/superuser.zip
    FYI.
    I tried both methods from the playstore, first i just hit update, it went threw the process and said it updated but then superuser wouldn't work, said su binaries needed update. Then i tried the recovery method, it gave me the blue fastboot screen, luckily zengarden recovery saved my **** again and i was able to restore my backup! So for now i'm using superuser 1.0.2.1 and it's working fine, don't know what else to do. Read all the reviews in the playstore, many with the same problem, maybe there will be a new update.
    11-24-2013 08:18 AM
  17. tli's Avatar
    I tried both methods from the playstore, first i just hit update, it went threw the process and said it updated but then superuser wouldn't work, said su binaries needed update. ...
    Both my OVs updated successfully via the PlayStore, after the SU app updating, a pop-up SU binary update request displayed, then I just tapped OK, and it completed without any problem. I opened Superuser app from the app drawer, and all was fine and working for me. I rebooted the OV after the binary update just to be sure the updates took, and they did.

    ... Then i tried the recovery method, it gave me the blue fastboot screen, luckily zengarden recovery saved my **** again ...
    Flashing the SU zip with ZenGarden might have been the problem to start... If I had to try this manual install, I would flash with the Bobzhome recovery--more reliable IMO. FYI.
    badblue1__ likes this.
    11-24-2013 08:27 AM
  18. badblue1__'s Avatar
    I never received the popup about the binary update, maybe i'll try again, thanks.
    11-24-2013 08:36 AM
  19. badblue1__'s Avatar
    I just updated the superuser app, this time i got the popup about the binary update, i pressed install, it said success binary was updated, then i rebooted the phone. Superuser doesn't seem to be working, when i go to any root app i'm not getting the toast notification that permission was granted?

    EDIT : I guess it's working, there's no toast notification, and there are no log files.
    tli likes this.
    11-24-2013 08:57 AM
  20. tli's Avatar
    I just updated the superuser app, this time i got the popup about the binary update, i pressed install, it said success binary was updated, then i rebooted the phone. Superuser doesn't seem to be working, when i go to any root app i'm not getting the toast notification that permission was granted?
    You're right, I didn't noticed that the toast notifications are no longer showing now. However, SU still works in that apps requiring root permission are still functioning. Looking at the SU log, I noticed that log activities stopped after the Nov 17th update. This is a bug with SU which should be fix soon I hope. The update process via PlayStore and the binary update worked though...
    badblue1__ likes this.
    11-24-2013 09:26 AM
  21. yaconsult's Avatar
    This one bit me too. Are you saying that su works for you now? If so, would you please detail the exact steps? I still can't get su to work - permission denied.
    11-25-2013 01:14 AM
  22. tli's Avatar
    ... Are you saying that su works for you now? If so, would you please detail the exact steps? I still can't get su to work - permission denied.
    The updated SU is working for all my previously installed apps that required root permission. However, based on reading some of the review comments at the PlayStore, I suspect that any newly installed app *after* the SU update might not work, with permission denied, as have been reported. If this applies, then just revert back to a prior working SU version until the bugs are fixed.
    badblue1__ likes this.
    11-25-2013 08:53 AM
  23. badblue1__'s Avatar
    This one bit me too. Are you saying that su works for you now? If so, would you please detail the exact steps? I still can't get su to work - permission denied.
    Didn't work for me the first time i tried updating from the playstore, i didn't get the popup saying update binaries. Then i tried from recovery using the. zip provided in the playstore description, that didn't work.

    After tli said it worked on both of his V's, i decided to try again.

    Went to the playstore >my apps >superuser app>press update, it went threw the process, it downloaded, then installed, when it was done ,still in the playstore, i clicked where it said open then i got the popup that said update su binary, i clicked ok, then it updated the su binary, then i reboot the phone. Went to the app drawer superuser was updated to 1.0.2.6

    Then i tried my root apps titanium, root browser,sd maid, they all are working fine superuser just isn't giving the toast notification and it's not making log reports, but it is working for me now.
    tli likes this.
    11-25-2013 09:10 AM
  24. tli's Avatar
    The issue has been reported... for those interested in tracking the development:

    https://github.com/koush/Superuser/issues/204

    FYI.
    badblue1__ likes this.
    11-25-2013 09:09 PM
  25. Clifford Bradford's Avatar
    note there is more than one app called Superuser... the one I have that came with Gingerbreak that AndieOpie linked above is the one from ChainsDD. A lot of you are referring to the one from ClockWorkMod. I assume they do the same thing and perhaps have some similar issues. Since I re-rooted few days ago I haven't had any problems I just have ignored the update requests from the Play Store and everything seems to be working fine.
    11-26-2013 07:17 PM
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