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Nexus says it's rooted, but it isn't

26th February 2014, 05:58 PM |#1  
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When I hold down-volume and power button it says that the phone is unlocked, but apps that require root access don't work for me, and also root detecting apps don't detect it.

The problem is that my phone finds a new update (4.4.2, I'm 4.4 now) but when I click to update - it gives me an error and doesn't work.

It started when after I did a custom installation of 4.4...

Is there any way to fix it? I'm so tired of it, as far as I'm concerned your solution can even delete everything and bring my phone back to vanilla, I don't care - I just want to be able to update it by downloading internal updates.
 
 
26th February 2014, 06:29 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by redersz

When I hold down-volume and power button it says that the phone is unlocked, but apps that require root access don't work for me, and also root detecting apps don't detect it.

The problem is that my phone finds a new update (4.4.2, I'm 4.4 now) but when I click to update - it gives me an error and doesn't work.

It started when after I did a custom installation of 4.4...

Is there any way to fix it? I'm so tired of it, as far as I'm concerned your solution can even delete everything and bring my phone back to vanilla, I don't care - I just want to be able to update it by downloading internal updates.

Just because your bootloader is unlocked doesn't mean your rooted. You would have had to flash supersu or superuser in a custom recovery. If you've changed any system files the ota will not work. Sounds like you should do some more reading before you do much else.

You might start here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=34552123 and here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=41103290

Sent from my Nexus 5
Last edited by jd1639; 26th February 2014 at 06:32 PM.
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