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(Q) Can't root/s-off my gf's M8!

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By irbane, Member on 7th July 2014, 04:01 PM
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I had no problems rooting and getting s-off on my M8 months ago when the exploit was released. I used the weaksauce/firewater method. Now when I try to do the same thing to my gf's M8 it won't work. It's running stock 4.4.2. any ideas? I run weaksauce -> download/run supersu -> try to update the binaries but it keeps saying installation failed. need help! thanks
 
 
7th July 2014, 04:30 PM |#2  
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I had no problems rooting and getting s-off on my M8 months ago when the exploit was released. I used the weaksauce/firewater method. Now when I try to do the same thing to my gf's M8 it won't work. It's running stock 4.4.2. any ideas? I run weaksauce -> download/run supersu -> try to update the binaries but it keeps saying installation failed. need help! thanks

Reboot your phone. Wait for a pop up message that shows phone is rooted then run super su? Have you downloaded any rooted apps like root explorer? Reason I asked is because once you run the app supoeruser should pop up.


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7th July 2014, 04:34 PM |#3  
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I had no problems rooting and getting s-off on my M8 months ago when the exploit was released. I used the weaksauce/firewater method. Now when I try to do the same thing to my gf's M8 it won't work. It's running stock 4.4.2. any ideas? I run weaksauce -> download/run supersu -> try to update the binaries but it keeps saying installation failed. need help! thanks

You're getting stuck on weaksauce? Try to uninstall everything, reboot, then re-download weaksauce and install again. Sometimes the root won't apply correctly.

If firewater doesn't work, you might have to use sunshine.

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7th July 2014, 04:48 PM |#4  
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Reboot your phone. Wait for a pop up message that shows phone is rooted then run super su? Have you downloaded any rooted apps like root explorer? Reason I asked is because once you run the app supoeruser should pop up.


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You're getting stuck on weaksauce? Try to uninstall everything, reboot, then re-download weaksauce and install again. Sometimes the root won't apply correctly.

If firewater doesn't work, you might have to use sunshine.

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no rooted apps. I factory reset her phone before trying the root/s-off and it wouldn't take. after i reboot the phone, the toast message doesnt show up unless i run weaksauce again
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It just takes a couple minutes to reroot after every reboot. And where in the instructions are you seeing to download and run supersu? Don't do that.

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7th July 2014, 06:52 PM |#6  
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no rooted apps. I factory reset her phone before trying the root/s-off and it wouldn't take. after i reboot the phone, the toast message doesnt show up unless i run weaksauce again

I had the same issue when I first installed weaksauce. It was weird, root checker said I was rooted, but weaksauce would not reroot when I rebooted my device. I just downloaded a fresh copy and ran it again, and it worked perfectly the second time.

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