[Q] Can't update my SU Binary?

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taplamp

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Nov 30, 2011
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So I rooted my phone using the SuperOneClick method, and got my superuser app and everything but when I try to run Barnacle Wifi Tether, Superuser never prompts, and Barnacle complains that I haven't rooted my phone.

So I go into the preferences of Superuser snooping around to see whats wrong, and I come across (under the general tab) Su binary vnull. I tap it to check for updates and it goes like this:

Working...
Downloading manifest... okay!
Parsing manifest... okay!
Latest version = 3.0.3
Checking installed version = legacy

So it says at the top new version of su binary found.
Update now?

I tap update and this happens:

Working...
Fixing database... okay!
Checking for busybox... okay!
Checking current install path... /system/bin/su
Downloading new binary... okay!
Checking md5sum... fail!

I can keep tapping try again over and over but it never really gets past that step sooo, I'm stuck. I was hoping someone could help me out? If you can't, thanks for reading. If you can, I'd appreciate it very much! I live out in the middle of nowhere with no such thing as internet (other than what I can hardwire tether) and all I want to do is connect my Wii to the wifi on my phone.
 

kingsnakelegend

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I have the same problem. A work around is this...

You can download the appropriate su binary here...

androidsu.com/superuser

Then, flash it through recovery. It should update the binary no problem. However, it does not correct the problem. At least you'll have an updated binary.

If someone else knows what the problem is, that would be helpful in easier updates in the future.
 
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kingsnakelegend

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You need to use Clockwork Mod Recovery.

1) Install Rom Manger from the market.
2) Open up Rom Manger and install Clockwork Mod Recovery. Choose the appropriate phone model.
3) Reboot into recovery from Rom Manager.
4) Flash update using zip.
5) Select appropriate zip.
6) Reboot
 
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hafizdidarali

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So I rooted my phone using the SuperOneClick method, and got my superuser app and everything but when I try to run Barnacle Wifi Tether, Superuser never prompts, and Barnacle complains that I haven't rooted my phone.

So I go into the preferences of Superuser snooping around to see whats wrong, and I come across (under the general tab) Su binary vnull. I tap it to check for updates and it goes like this:

Working...
Downloading manifest... okay!
Parsing manifest... okay!
Latest version = 3.0.3
Checking installed version = legacy

So it says at the top new version of su binary found.
Update now?

I tap update and this happens:

Working...
Fixing database... okay!
Checking for busybox... okay!
Checking current install path... /system/bin/su
Downloading new binary... okay!
Checking md5sum... fail!

I can keep tapping try again over and over but it never really gets past that step sooo, I'm stuck. I was hoping someone could help me out? If you can't, thanks for reading. If you can, I'd appreciate it very much! I live out in the middle of nowhere with no such thing as internet (other than what I can hardwire tether) and all I want to do is connect my Wii to the wifi on my phone.
i dunno how u have rooted your phone... but u shud do it this way. i have galaxy y and i did it this way and this might help!!!!

go to this site

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18811169&postcount=16
 

taplamp

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Nov 30, 2011
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Yes, I'm reading.

I'm no stranger to modding phones. Just android OS'. No need for the big red lettering.

I downloaded ROM Manager. There is no option within this app to download and install this Clockwork Recovery Mod.

There is a button that says, "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" and underneath it says, "You must have the ClockworkMod Recovery installled to flash and restore ROMS"

But being that I've explained that I'm unfamiliar with the terminology, "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" Doesn't sound the same as installing. Is that the button I should tap?
 
has anyone found a easy solution for this? i rooted my X10i on 2.3.3 stock and could update binary fine before now i've flashed DooMLoRD's v06 1113MHz overclocked kernel and flashed the RevolutionHD ROM im having problems updating my binary it says

Downloading manifest... okay!
Parsing manifest... okay!
Latest version = 3.0.3
Checking installed version = 2.3.2-efgh
Fixing database... okay!
Checking for busybox... okay!
Checking current install path... fail!
Failed to find currently installed su binary. update cannot continue

im guessing that means i have not got any su binary atall?

---------- Post added at 02:19 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:48 AM ----------

also i can't seem to download the latest superuser app from the market, it says your device is not compatible :confused:
 

stab244

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I'm having the same message as TC. I'm on a SGH-T679 right now which doesn't have a version of CWM available for it yet (at least its not listed in ROM Manager). Any other way to install it? Can I just use ADB to push it to it?
 

Incoherent

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May 12, 2010
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Sorry buddy

Yes, I'm reading.

I'm no stranger to modding phones. Just android OS'. No need for the big red lettering.

I downloaded ROM Manager. There is no option within this app to download and install this Clockwork Recovery Mod.

There is a button that says, "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" and underneath it says, "You must have the ClockworkMod Recovery installled to flash and restore ROMS"

But being that I've explained that I'm unfamiliar with the terminology, "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" Doesn't sound the same as installing. Is that the button I should tap?

I am with you buddy. That is one thing I have noticed with people familiar with programming, they seem to be oblivious when providing steps because many of their steps include further steps they simply view as inherent and fail to explain in depth. His steps do not clearly define what needs to be done to those not familiar. Of course they tend to get mad more often and say "If you don't understand you should't be messing with it anyways!" or something, unfortunately. I have been looking for a few hours hoping to find someone who not only knows how to do this, but is also familiar with technical writing, which is hard to do on this site surprisingly haha.
 
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Samiam303

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Yes, I'm reading.

I'm no stranger to modding phones. Just android OS'. No need for the big red lettering.

I downloaded ROM Manager. There is no option within this app to download and install this Clockwork Recovery Mod.

There is a button that says, "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" and underneath it says, "You must have the ClockworkMod Recovery installled to flash and restore ROMS"

But being that I've explained that I'm unfamiliar with the terminology, "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" Doesn't sound the same as installing. Is that the button I should tap?
Although I imagine you may have figured this out by now -- yes, in this case (and I find it hard to believe that anyone who's familiar with modding phones wouldn't infer this) you're being expected to understand that "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" would install it to your phone. Press that button and then follow the rest of the directions that several people have already given you in plain english.

I am with you buddy. That is one thing I have noticed with people familiar with programming, they seem to be oblivious when providing steps because many of their steps include further steps they simply view as inherent and fail to explain in depth. His steps do not clearly define what needs to be done to those not familiar. Of course they tend to get mad more often and say "If you don't understand you should't be messing with it anyways!" or something, unfortunately. I have been looking for a few hours hoping to find someone who not only knows how to do this, but is also familiar with technical writing, which is hard to do on this site surprisingly haha.
This question has nothing to do with "programming" knowledge or talking in obtuse technical terminology -- it's just the basic assumption that if someone has found the XDA-Developers forum and has rooted their phone, they typically don't have to be told that flashing something to their phone installs it.
 
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unkwn309

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Aug 2, 2010
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Same issue

I have the exact same issue as the Taplamp.


Here are the steps I have tried with the same issue -

1. When running SU Bionary update, it fails @ Md5sum.

2. SU Update Fixer Fails @ Root access.

3. Installed Clockworkmod failed to install/run because "An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands"

4. recovery will boot up fine, however, when trying to load Update.zip, fails and aborts install (without clockworkmod installed) - figures!

5. Resetting catch and wiping memory and reactivating the phone will allow it to work for a few seconds then starts failing.

6. I went to the source and got the updated information on androidsu.com/superuser but when trying to flash it fails.

I may aim to flash my phone via RSD Lite but if anyone has any ideas, I am open to try. :(

------------------------------------------------------------------------

I do have two rooted droid's, both the same phone. Would it be possible to copy/paste the files on the working one over the one failing?
I would try this, however I am at work.
 
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track13

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Feb 16, 2012
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Does not work with CWM flashing...

I have the same problem: "md5sum...fail".

I tried with "su update fixer" and also with "CWM". No success.

Can anyone help us please?

I figured it out ! WORKS 100%

What you have to do:
1. Download & install BusyBox.
2. Open BusyBox and inside the program make the update (it will show you the update, don't worry)
3. After the update is finished, try to update superuser md5sum.
4. ENJOY !!! This is how simple it worked for me!

Hit a thanks for me...
 
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taplamp

Member
Nov 30, 2011
7
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I have the same problem: "md5sum...fail".

I tried with "su update fixer" and also with "CWM". No success.

Can anyone help us please?

I figured it out ! WORKS 100%

What you have to do:
1. Download & install BusyBox.
2. Open BusyBox and inside the program make the update (it will show you the update, don't worry)
3. After the update is finished, try to update superuser md5sum.
4. ENJOY !!! This is how simple it worked for me!

Hit a thanks for me...

I do appreciate the effort that you've put forth in finding a solution and I can see that you've helped a couple of other users as well! Awesome.

Unfortunately though, by the time I came back to the xda-developers forums I've been trying to figure out how to remove all traces of root and removing the Superuser.apk because the only reason I originally wanted to root was to freely use wireless tethering apps, but since FoxFi's release, I've lost the need for it.

So now I'm trying to get rid of Superuser because I've got an upgrade in a few months and I'd like to trade this device in towards credit, anyone got experience with this?

Thanks again, track13.
 

LADY_GAGA

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Dec 12, 2010
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it worked for me :)

tnx it worked for me:

[1]:

1) Install Rom Manger from the market.
2) Open up Rom Manger and install Clockwork Mod Recovery. Choose the appropriate phone model.
3) Reboot into recovery from Rom Manager.
4) Flash update using zip.
5) Select appropriate zip.
6) Reboot

[2]:

1) Install Busybox from Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=search_result)
2) Re-ran the Superuser (SU) update


:)
 

thatgx3

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May 27, 2012
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So I rooted my phone using the SuperOneClick method, and got my superuser app and everything but when I try to run Barnacle Wifi Tether, Superuser never prompts, and Barnacle complains that I haven't rooted my phone.

So I go into the preferences of Superuser snooping around to see whats wrong, and I come across (under the general tab) Su binary vnull. I tap it to check for updates and it goes like this:

Working...
Downloading manifest... okay!
Parsing manifest... okay!
Latest version = 3.0.3
Checking installed version = legacy

So it says at the top new version of su binary found.
Update now?

I tap update and this happens:

Working...
Fixing database... okay!
Checking for busybox... okay!
Checking current install path... /system/bin/su
Downloading new binary... okay!
Checking md5sum... fail!

I can keep tapping try again over and over but it never really gets past that step sooo, I'm stuck. I was hoping someone could help me out? If you can't, thanks for reading. If you can, I'd appreciate it very much! I live out in the middle of nowhere with no such thing as internet (other than what I can hardwire tether) and all I want to do is connect my Wii to the wifi on my phone.

Ok so I know this thread has been dead for a while but I just wanted you and anyone else out there in the realm of this question and goal to know barnacle or any other tether like it that creates an adhoc network to share it's connection can't be used on a wii, wii is incapable of joining an adhoc wifi network, so you'll need to find another wifi solution anyhow.
 

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    Does not work with CWM flashing...

    I have the same problem: "md5sum...fail".

    I tried with "su update fixer" and also with "CWM". No success.

    Can anyone help us please?

    I figured it out ! WORKS 100%

    What you have to do:
    1. Download & install BusyBox.
    2. Open BusyBox and inside the program make the update (it will show you the update, don't worry)
    3. After the update is finished, try to update superuser md5sum.
    4. ENJOY !!! This is how simple it worked for me!

    Hit a thanks for me...
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    I have the same problem. A work around is this...

    You can download the appropriate su binary here...

    androidsu.com/superuser

    Then, flash it through recovery. It should update the binary no problem. However, it does not correct the problem. At least you'll have an updated binary.

    If someone else knows what the problem is, that would be helpful in easier updates in the future.
    1
    You need to use Clockwork Mod Recovery.

    1) Install Rom Manger from the market.
    2) Open up Rom Manger and install Clockwork Mod Recovery. Choose the appropriate phone model.
    3) Reboot into recovery from Rom Manager.
    4) Flash update using zip.
    5) Select appropriate zip.
    6) Reboot
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    Are you reading?

    You need to use Clockwork Mod Recovery.

    1) Install Rom Manger from the market.
    2) Open up Rom Manger and install Clockwork Mod Recovery. Choose the appropriate phone model.
    3) Reboot into recovery from Rom Manager.
    4) Flash update using zip.
    5) Select appropriate zip.
    6) Reboot
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    Sorry buddy

    Yes, I'm reading.

    I'm no stranger to modding phones. Just android OS'. No need for the big red lettering.

    I downloaded ROM Manager. There is no option within this app to download and install this Clockwork Recovery Mod.

    There is a button that says, "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" and underneath it says, "You must have the ClockworkMod Recovery installled to flash and restore ROMS"

    But being that I've explained that I'm unfamiliar with the terminology, "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" Doesn't sound the same as installing. Is that the button I should tap?

    I am with you buddy. That is one thing I have noticed with people familiar with programming, they seem to be oblivious when providing steps because many of their steps include further steps they simply view as inherent and fail to explain in depth. His steps do not clearly define what needs to be done to those not familiar. Of course they tend to get mad more often and say "If you don't understand you should't be messing with it anyways!" or something, unfortunately. I have been looking for a few hours hoping to find someone who not only knows how to do this, but is also familiar with technical writing, which is hard to do on this site surprisingly haha.
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