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23rd August 2014, 08:12 PM   |  #1  
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Ok, so my S4 is still on MDK, and I have been rooted since I got the phone last May, running Hyperdrive.

I recently installed CM Security and CleanMaster for sh*ts and giggles, and CM Security found towelroot on my phone. I did not root using towelroot, so why would it find it? Or is towelroot what CM Security uses to describe any rooted phone?

I don't want to allow them to resolve it if it is gonna break root, but I know for a fact I didn't use towelroot to root the phone originally.

Help please...
23rd August 2014, 11:29 PM   |  #2  
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Sbreen probably included the towelroot.apk in hyperdrive because safestrap users sometimes have an issue keeping root flashing new roms on 4.4.2, if they don't flash the su.zip with the rom.

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Use a file expert and see what folder towelroot is in.
24th August 2014, 03:13 PM   |  #3  
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Sbreen probably included the towelroot.apk in hyperdrive because safestrap users sometimes have an issue keeping root flashing new roms on 4.4.2, if they don't flash the su.zip with the rom.

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Use a file expert and see what folder towelroot is in.

excellent, thank you for clearing that up!
9th October 2014, 03:02 PM   |  #4  
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Will it break root if we let CM Security "fix" it?
9th October 2014, 04:42 PM   |  #5  
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Will it break root if we let CM Security "fix" it?

if you already have root then no, but it will probably break the towelroot apk's ability to root.
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12th November 2014, 05:38 AM   |  #6  
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I too have this this Question only lil different. I have a Note 3 & I rooted via Kingo. CM security found Towel Root & Fake Id today. I do Not want to lose Root but I read Towel Root is a Security Nightmare because other apps can give there self Root permissions & take over. Again I didn't use towel root I used Kingo, I currently still on 4.3. The only other odd thing is Why I installed CM today. I Recieved 3 Notifications from Google Play today that said I should uninstall Metal Craft Theme for Next Launcher & 2 others by the same person. I uninstalled them & installed CM & this is what CM found. Now I'm not sure what to do because I don't want to Lose Root. Also I wonder what happened with the Theme apps & Google Play. Anyways Any Help is Much Appreciated. Thanks Jason
12th November 2014, 11:19 AM   |  #7  
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I too have this this Question only lil different. I have a Note 3 & I rooted via Kingo. CM security found Towel Root & Fake Id today. I do Not want to lose Root but I read Towel Root is a Security Nightmare because other apps can give there self Root permissions & take over. Again I didn't use towel root I used Kingo, I currently still on 4.3. The only other odd thing is Why I installed CM today. I Recieved 3 Notifications from Google Play today that said I should uninstall Metal Craft Theme for Next Launcher & 2 others by the same person. I uninstalled them & installed CM & this is what CM found. Now I'm not sure what to do because I don't want to Lose Root. Also I wonder what happened with the Theme apps & Google Play. Anyways Any Help is Much Appreciated. Thanks Jason

CM found towel root on Xperia Tx but not on Xperia Z1. Root is more important. Ignore CM for root matters.

The theme app has nothing to do with root so don't see how you'll lose it. As for why, depends on what CM says about it.
12th November 2014, 05:04 PM   |  #8  
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What I really want to know is How CM found Towel Root on my Note 3 & I Rooted with Kingo?

Also If I let CM fix the Towel Root security issue Will I lose Root?

Google Play to me I should uninstall the Theme apps so I have already uninstalled them & they are no longer in the Play store. I was just wondering, could they have caused the Fake Id, & Towel Root Security Risks?
12th November 2014, 05:28 PM   |  #9  
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What I really want to know is How CM found Towel Root on my Note 3 & I Rooted with Kingo?

Also If I let CM fix the Towel Root security issue Will I lose Root?

Google Play to me I should uninstall the Theme apps so I have already uninstalled them & they are no longer in the Play store. I was just wondering, could they have caused the Fake Id, & Towel Root Security Risks?

Sounds like Kingo implemented TowelRoot in their KingoRoot then. As to CM fixing TowelRoot, I asked that question and the answer is above.
12th November 2014, 06:22 PM   |  #10  
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When I Rooted my Note 3 back in March, I don't believe Towel Root even Existed, & if did not Exist then Kingo could not have inserted it into its Root method. The reason I say that is bc when I Rooted my JB Note 3, there was no way to Root Kit Kat & Towel Root Roots Kit Kat. What do you think?
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