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Default [Q] OTA 4.3 lost root

I was running 4.2.2 rooted using rumrunners script. I had supersu installed and voodoo rootkeeper and decided to accept the ota after seeing in rumrunner's thread that people were reporting that it didnt affect root. Well, mine did! I lost root and voodoo doesnt restore it. I tried downloading and rerunning the latest version of the rumrunner script and I get
Code:
Please wait....
Checking for updates......
Test 1: Rebooting into bootloader
Waiting for fastboot (5/120)
Waiting
Test 2: Booting device
Waiting for ADB (17/120)
must ferment longer...

must sanitize, skunky rum is nasty
hold please..............................................
[************************************************************]
Rebooting into bootloader (again)
Waiting for fastboot (5/120)
Waiting for ADB (16/120)
must ferment longer...

chilling..................
bottles are packed, here we go, shhhhhh....

Waiting for device
rom or root issue? unexpected behaviour detected - flash different rom and try again.
ERROR: run rumrunner again.....
The strange thing is that recovery still shows s-off and unlocked. I just can't seem to regain root.

Questions:
1) any ideas on getting the root binary installed?
2) since the phone is still s-off and unlocked, I assume that I could just install maybe the bonestock rom and be done with Verizon - thoughts?
3) worst case - I guess just wait for an updated script from rumrunner?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Originally Posted by gauchomark View Post
I was running 4.2.2 rooted using rumrunners script. I had supersu installed and voodoo rootkeeper and decided to accept the ota after seeing in rumrunner's thread that people were reporting that it didnt affect root. Well, mine did! I lost root and voodoo doesnt restore it. I tried downloading and rerunning the latest version of the rumrunner script and I get
Code:
Please wait....
Checking for updates......
Test 1: Rebooting into bootloader
Waiting for fastboot (5/120)
Waiting
Test 2: Booting device
Waiting for ADB (17/120)
must ferment longer...

must sanitize, skunky rum is nasty
hold please..............................................
[************************************************************]
Rebooting into bootloader (again)
Waiting for fastboot (5/120)
Waiting for ADB (16/120)
must ferment longer...

chilling..................
bottles are packed, here we go, shhhhhh....

Waiting for device
rom or root issue? unexpected behaviour detected - flash different rom and try again.
ERROR: run rumrunner again.....
The strange thing is that recovery still shows s-off and unlocked. I just can't seem to regain root.

Questions:
1) any ideas on getting the root binary installed?
2) since the phone is still s-off and unlocked, I assume that I could just install maybe the bonestock rom and be done with Verizon - thoughts?
3) worst case - I guess just wait for an updated script from rumrunner?

Thanks in advance!
Rumrunner is mainly for gaining S-off.
S-off is not the same thing as root.
Rumrunner does have a nice added perk, in that it also installs superuser and the su binaries for you.(adds root)
But it is not required for rooting an already s-off device.
Either flash the stock rooted rom, or just flash SuperSu and you will be rooted again.
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Rumrunner is mainly for gaining S-off.
S-off is not the same thing as root.
Rumrunner does have a nice added perk, in that it also installs superuser and the su binaries for you.(adds root)
But it is not required for rooting an already s-off device.
Either flash the stock rooted rom, or just flash SuperSu and you will be rooted again.
Thanks. I reflashed the recovery (lost that for some reason) and reflashed the supersu zip. Now I have root back, but I have lost some connectivity. I have web access through the browser and a few programs but not play store, facebook, gmail etc. No idea what happened or how to fix it. btw, it doesnt seem to matter if I use wifi or data, the same programs dont work - almost like a firewall block or something.
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