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ok finally worked.

So the issue was, first as CAG-man said, don't delete *s when copy and pasting but also do delete the first $ thats before su.
I did not even catch that myself. Now I see it in the screenshots. Yes, in Unix and Unix type systems such as Linux, which android sits on top of, the user does not need to enter the $ or #. $ is the prompt that the system is ready for standard user input. # is the prompt that the system is ready for master user "root" input.


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Ok so unroot worked but didn't. Because the custom flag is still flown it is not allowing the ota kitkat update. Don't know what to do next here will flashing stock trip knox?
 
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Strange. I've never seen that before with this unroot method. Strangely enough my 4.3 update came even though I was flagged custom. Usually it dissapears within a few minutes or several reboots. Of the unroot. If it doesn't dissapear, the only thing I could think of is to re root with that saferoot method in the first post of that thread then do the unroot again to make sure it does it completely. I'm guessing soemthing didn't go in the few times you might have tried. The SU binary is all that is really needed for the root itself. SO if that is not there then yes you are unrooted, but if something else lingers like busybox it would still trigger the custom flag. If this doesn't work. I would try odin. I have never used ODIN for the I337 before so I can't give you any pointers there.

I did have my 4.3 rooted with saferoot and unrooted to get the kit kat update if that gives you hope.

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Strange. I've never seen that before with this unroot method. Strangely enough my 4.3 update came even though I was flagged custom. Usually it dissapears within a few minutes or several reboots. Of the unroot. If it doesn't dissapear, the only thing I could think of is to re root with that saferoot method in the first post of that thread then do the unroot again to make sure it does it completely. I'm guessing soemthing didn't go in the few times you might have tried. The SU binary is all that is really needed for the root itself. SO if that is not there then yes you are unrooted, but if something else lingers like busybox it would still trigger the custom flag. If this doesn't work. I would try odin. I have never used ODIN for the I337 before so I can't give you any pointers there.

I did have my 4.3 rooted with saferoot and unrooted to get the kit kat update if that gives you hope.

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Well tomorrow I'll give it a shot I will video it and post the video if it doesn't work the second time around and maybe we can pinpoint where the problem is.
 
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Well tomorrow I'll give it a shot I will video it and post the video if it doesn't work the second time around and maybe we can pinpoint where the problem is.
Did you get it to unroot successfully?

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I haven't had time been busy but been talking with the saferoot creator and he says best bet flash to stock. So I'm just gonna do that he said the re root and re unroot might work and might take a few times but the flash is gonna be quick and painless and no knox trip no troubles. He also updated the saferoot unroot section with our more enlightening information.
 
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I haven't had time been busy but been talking with the saferoot creator and he says best bet flash to stock. So I'm just gonna do that he said the re root and re unroot might work and might take a few times but the flash is gonna be quick and painless and no knox trip no troubles. He also updated the saferoot unroot section with our more enlightening information.
...numerous times but still get the ODIN download screen when I re-boot. (Samsung S4 ATT, 4.3)

Any questions and/or advise welcome! I've all but resigned myself to having 4.3 for the life of this phone...

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