So, my situation is now this: The root worked, by appearance but somehow, it only seems to be a "partial root", for lack of a better description.
I have SU and Rootcheck Basic installed and it says that I have root, but I can't get the play store to work no matter what, and can't change permissions on the /system/apps folder or write to there when trying to copy the Google Play apk there (attempting to see if I can run or install it there).
And, IDK if this is relevant, KFFirstAide doesn't seem to be able to "find" certain folders and keeps showing errors such as: "The system cannot find the path specified. mkdir failed for /data/local/tmp, File exists" and "The system cannot find the path specified. rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory" for many operations during it's process, but overall, the operations don't fail.
For instance, the OTA updates seem to have been blocked, the ad services have been blocked and I was able to install Gmail.
Ultimately, any way to get the Google Play store installed?