1. Ronald Moschorak's Avatar
    Ok so I rooted my Samsung GS5 4.4.2 (AT&T) with towel root. Everything worked great. So after a month or two, apps that needed root support stopped working and root checker said I wasn't rooted plus a seemingly massive power drain all without me doing anything related to the unroot process... Not only that, the Samsung updater thing will not let me update to Kitkat 4.4.4 or Lollipop 5.0. Any ideas? Am I half rooted or something?
    03-27-2015 04:01 PM
  2. systemofadown1's Avatar
    it does sound like you have the remnants of root keeping you from updating through OTA.
    download root checker and see what it says although I'm pretty sure you're not rooted if apps are not asking for superuser permission and are not functioning properly
    03-27-2015 04:04 PM
  3. Ronald Moschorak's Avatar
    I already have root checker installed and it says 'Sorry! Root access is not properly installed on this device.' Any suggestions on what I should do? Should I just give up and do a factory reset or something?
    03-27-2015 04:09 PM
  4. systemofadown1's Avatar
    it's been a long time since I've rooted a samsung galaxy phone the last was the galaxy s2. Id check the root subsection on this form just look up top ⬆ its in the sub forums where you originally posted your thread.
    they can probably offer you a better way than FDR.
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    03-27-2015 04:16 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    If it's still on 4.4.2, and the kernel is still dated June 2, 2014 or earlier, just run Towel Root again.
    03-27-2015 05:10 PM
  6. Ronald Moschorak's Avatar
    Unfortunatly it is dated Jul 22 2014
    03-28-2015 08:08 AM

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