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Default Root SGH-I537 with APK - Towelroot

Geohot released towelroot today for the verizon and AT&T variant s5, this root also works with the ATT s4 active on NE3 which is the latest OTA.

Only issue is that you cannot update SUbinary however you can grant superuser permissions to programs like root explorer, busybox etc.

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I just rooted my ladies phone yesterday and have Safestrap installed .
The thing that bugs is the inability to update superuser.

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I just used Safestrap recovery to flash supersu in the stock slot and am up to date.

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I just rooted my ladies phone yesterday and have Safestrap installed .
The thing that bugs is the inability to update superuser.

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I just used Safestrap recovery to flash supersu in the stock slot and am up to date.

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What version 3.71?

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If anyone can find a way to update SU and then explain it to me like I'm 5, that would be wonderful. I just tried to fix it buy giving SU some extra permissions, and accidentally threw my phone into a boot-loop when I accidentally removed all "execute" permissions from the /system folder. Oops, should have paid attention to what the hell I was doing. Oh well, easily enough fixed by flashing all the ML2 ODIN files (except bootloader) and then updating with the OTA ML2 ---> NE3 file dropped onto an SD Card.

Still, I'm just going to let it bother me so I don't have to go through all that again.
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If anyone can find a way to update SU and then explain it to me like I'm 5, that would be wonderful. I just tried to fix it buy giving SU some extra permissions, and accidentally threw my phone into a boot-loop when I accidentally removed all "execute" permissions from the /system folder. Oops, should have paid attention to what the hell I was doing. Oh well, easily enough fixed by flashing all the ML2 ODIN files (except bootloader) and then updating with the OTA ML2 ---> NE3 file dropped onto an SD Card.

Still, I'm just going to let it bother me so I don't have to go through all that again.
I read somewhere on this site that someone pulled the APK file from the superuser.zip file and it installed. I do not have SU installed since wiping my phone and installing 4.3 and 4.4.2 ota stock. So I would like to know if I can simply install root.apk and the SU.apk??? I also heard a rumor on this site that 4.4.3 is due out in a month or so.
 
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I knot the root.apk from towelroot.com worked great on my phone, just every time I open SU or SuperSU it complains about outdated binaries, but the binary update fails when I try it. Hmm...

---------- Post added at 08:40 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:24 AM ----------

An update for SuperSU just came through the play store that fixed it.
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Just did mine worked great! Click image for larger version

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I don't wanna do it yet but If some one wanted to go back to no root would I do a Full Unroot thru SuperSU and then factory reset in the recovery?

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