Originally Posted by illego
Thanks for the reply ramjet. I've tried both CF-Auto-Root and just letting recovery try to fix it. I've tried flashing the file you suggested and it still did not work.
Did you test for root with Root Checker? I don't understand how you could have done all that and still not be rooted.
Since you have a working recovery you might want to try backing up all your partitions to the SD card, removing the SD card, and flashing the 4.4.2 update with Odin. Then try the CF-Auto-Root again and if that completes successfully you can flash your custom recovery, insert the SD card, restore the data partition from the backup and look for the missing data.