[Q] Unrooted 4.4 with qe 1/1
I failed to retain root when updating my Maxx from 4.2.2 to 4.4. This is confirmed by Root Checker Pro, SuperSU, etc. However, when I boot into recovery, it shows "qe 1/1" which means I should still have root. Is there any way I can use this to my advantage to regain root, or is it some kind of glitch? I appreciate any help/thoughts.
EDIT: I'm aware there is no current method to root from stock 4.4. This is simply asking if I'm special due to my weird recovery status.