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[Q] Why is my phone not rooting?

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17th August 2014, 08:18 AM   |  #1  
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So I thought I followed all steps properly and eventually got to this:

C:\adt-bundle-windows\sdk\platform-tools>fastboot flash recovery C:\android\recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.2.3-mako.img
sending 'recovery' (7808 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.264s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.451s]
finished. total time: 0.717s

then I go back to system reboot, yes - fix recovery flash... it reboots, and I'm NOT rooted. The SU app is in the app drawer but it says the binary isn't installed and the root checker app says it isn't rooted too.

What am I missing?
17th August 2014, 08:29 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Kaitlyn2004

So I thought I followed all steps properly and eventually got to this:

C:\adt-bundle-windows\sdk\platform-tools>fastboot flash recovery C:\android\recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.2.3-mako.img
sending 'recovery' (7808 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.264s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.451s]
finished. total time: 0.717s

then I go back to system reboot, yes - fix recovery flash... it reboots, and I'm NOT rooted. The SU app is in the app drawer but it says the binary isn't installed and the root checker app says it isn't rooted too.

What am I missing?

Just use Towelroot. So easy. Install SuperSU, run Towelroot, load SuperSU and you should be good.
17th August 2014, 07:00 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Kaitlyn2004

So I thought I followed all steps properly and eventually got to this:

C:\adt-bundle-windows\sdk\platform-tools>fastboot flash recovery C:\android\recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.2.3-mako.img
sending 'recovery' (7808 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.264s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.451s]
finished. total time: 0.717s

then I go back to system reboot, yes - fix recovery flash... it reboots, and I'm NOT rooted. The SU app is in the app drawer but it says the binary isn't installed and the root checker app says it isn't rooted too.

What am I missing?

can you reply with all the steps you took? from the above it doesn't look like you flashed SU app in recovery.
17th August 2014, 08:31 PM   |  #4  
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can you reply with all the steps you took? from the above it doesn't look like you flashed SU app in recovery.

Try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1766475
17th August 2014, 08:33 PM   |  #5  
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Try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1766475

Tool kits kill kittens http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=47033852

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18th August 2014, 06:07 PM   |  #6  
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Just use Towelroot. So easy. Install SuperSU, run Towelroot, load SuperSU and you should be good.

Hmm weird - Towelroot does work on my phone but it gets completely reset upon reboot?
18th August 2014, 06:09 PM   |  #7  
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Hmm weird - Towelroot does work on my phone but it gets completely reset upon reboot?

Did you download the supersu app to your phone?

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18th August 2014, 06:10 PM   |  #8  
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Did you download the supersu app to your phone?

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Yep - it was originally there when I first tried all the steps to root.. it got installed via the clockworkmod recovery tool/zip file
18th August 2014, 06:51 PM   |  #9  
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you have to flash the most recent supersu or it will not work because the binaries would be old. most recent being supersu version 2.02.

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