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[Q] Re-Root - Desprate for some help

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By ThisGuyTO, Junior Member on 23rd August 2014, 03:44 AM
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Hello Everyone!

I have spent the last 4 full days trying to fix device and every road I go down leads to a dead end. At this point my frustration and exhaustion has got to the point where I am afraid to proceed for fear I will destroy my phone making the whole ordeal pointless. I will spare you all the details as they are comical at this point and try to provide only the basic information. I used the nexus 5 root kit to gain root access in order to repair an issue with my phone and this is what root checker pro said...

Congratulations! You have root access!
Super User Application Status:
SuperSU application - version 2.02 - is installed!
System File Properties for Root Access:
Standard Location
Check Command: ls -l /system/bin/su:
Result: /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
Analysis: File /system/bin/su does not exist.
Standard Location
Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/su:
Result: -rwxr-xr-x root root 125424 1970-01-05 10:08 su
Analysis: Setuid attribute is not present BUT root user ownership is present. Root access IS correctly configured for this file! Executing this file can grant root access!
Alternative Location
Check Command: ls -l /sbin/su:
Result: /sbin/su: Permission denied
Analysis: File system permissions restricted and denied access.
Alternative Location
Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/sudo:
Result: /system/xbin/sudo: No such file or directory
Analysis: File /system/xbin/sudo does not exist.
Root User ID and Group ID Status:
Root user id:
Root group id:
System Environment PATH: /sbin /vendor/bin /system/sbin /system/bin /system/xbin
ADB Shell Default User:
ADB shell setting for standard access, stored in default.prop, is configured as: shell (non root) user -
Results provided on your Nexus 5 - Android 4.4.4 device by Root Checker Pro version 1.3.7 from joeykrim in the Android Market

If someone could provide me with instructions on how to proceed I would be eternally grateful, I have become a wash in all the information out there as well as paralyzed by it. Even better if anyone has a spare few moments having a skype buddy there while I execute the instructions would be so very comforting although I realize people have better things to do with their time.

The one good thing to come of this is I now have a keen interest in Android development and look forward to finding and taking classes so in future I am not such a lost fool.

Very grateful for any help offered,

Skype ID: thisguyto
23rd August 2014, 03:58 AM |#2  
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1. using fastboot, unlock your bootloader. if its unlocked, ignore this step.
2. flash a custom recovery via fastboot.
3. flash SuperSU via your custom recovery.
4. boot up with root.

no root toolkit needed.

or, read the stickie threads here on xda to get detailed instructions
Last edited by simms22; 23rd August 2014 at 04:01 AM.
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