1. fez1452's Avatar
    So I just tried rooting my brand new Galaxy S4 using motochopper and I am getting some errors. Did a few searches around the forums and found a few things but none that I could really understand to the fullest.

    Here is the error I am getting from SuperUser:


    Root Checker showing that I don't have SuperUser, BusyBox, or Su installed:


    And some info about my device:


    Any help would be appreciated of course, as well as detailed explanations.
    Please note though, this is my first experience with Android phones and am not aware how to "flash" or "recover" on an Android device yet.

    Thanks in advance!
    08-01-2013 10:56 AM
  2. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    Try again. If that doesn't work, try searching for another root method.
    I'll usually root my devices manually rather than use a one click solution.

    Sent from my HTC One with MoDaCo.SWITCH Beta 8 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    08-01-2013 11:17 AM
  3. jeffreii's Avatar
    Unfortunately, you have MF3 (the latest AT&T firmware) on your phone and you cannot root until a new root exploit is found. Motochopper will not work. There's also no way to downgrade.
    Scott Kenyon likes this.
    08-01-2013 05:31 PM
  4. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    Thanks for the correction. You're the man!

    Sent from my HTC One with MoDaCo.SWITCH Beta 8 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    08-01-2013 05:42 PM
  5. jeffreii's Avatar
    I already have to correct myself though! Just caught up on the new threads over at XDA and they have found a new root method just today. See here:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-firmware.html
    Scott Kenyon likes this.
    08-01-2013 05:53 PM
  6. RG13's Avatar
    my galaxy s4 was rooted and then unrooted because i had to sent it to samsung for a repair since the phone was getting hot then usual,
    all they did was update the firmware and sent it back and its not getting hot anymore.
    tried to root it again but its not working and now i know why thanks to this thread...but one quick question
    wasnt android 4.2.3 released for at&t?
    08-01-2013 09:19 PM
  7. Craig Rogers's Avatar
    wasnt android 4.2.3 released for at&t?
    Android 4.2.3 doesn't exist, are you thinking of 4.3?


    Sent from my wonderful completely customized galaxy s3 running CyanogenMod 10.1.2
    08-01-2013 11:49 PM
  8. davidsnoodles's Avatar
    I don't really know how to root an AT&T S4, but the fact that your root check app says that your phone is not rooted would completely explain why you can't installed superuser (which requires root).
    08-04-2013 12:14 AM
  9. RG13's Avatar
    Android 4.2.3 doesn't exist, are you thinking of 4.3?


    Sent from my wonderful completely customized galaxy s3 running CyanogenMod 10.1.2
    Yeah 4.3, isn't it out for AT&T ? If so how do I update ? I tried to update via the phone and it keeps saying is up to date.
    08-05-2013 11:22 PM
  10. Craig Rogers's Avatar
    No, it isn't out for any device except the nexus devices and the Google edition phones I believe.

    Sent from my wonderful completely customized galaxy s3 running CyanogenMod 10.1.2
    08-06-2013 12:33 PM
  11. jeffreii's Avatar
    Yeah 4.3, isn't it out for AT&T ? If so how do I update ? I tried to update via the phone and it keeps saying is up to date.
    4.3 isn't even out for the international Galaxy S4 yet...so you can bet it will be some months before AT&T users see it. Unless of course you install a custom ROM, which is available now.
    08-08-2013 12:14 AM

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