tried manually installing superuser... couldnt verify.
tried installing a root zip... couldnt verify.
the only thing that claims to have worked is clockworkmod... except that it will NOT allow me access to any of the actual rooted functions.
i was able to download superuser (which you cannot download from google play unless rooted- that worked.)
trying to keep the OS on it now while being able to delete bloatware, for a friend.
is it purely impossible to root a stock rom? why can i install programs that requre root but i cannot use them for their intended purpose (rom manager says it cant find superuser in either of 2 locations).
what the heck am i missing?? ive been googling and trying methods for hours to no avail. cant boot into cwm recovery at all, by rom manager or from powered off (it goes into stock recovery.).
what else can i do?