lost root, couldn't find answer in existing threads, please help!

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    Hi and thanks in advance for your help. I did search the forums for a solution to my problem, but couldn't seem to find anything. If I missed the thread I needed, please excuse my duplicate post and direct me to the proper place.

    From the top: I rooted my stock phone using the non adb method via a terminal emulator. I used this method because I couldn't get adb to see my device. Yes I had usb debugging turned on and tried all the connection types. The root was successful and I was able to use several programs that required su permissions. Then a week or so later I did a legit over-the-air upgrade to froyo. The upgrade was successful. Now I've tried to use some things that require su. They are unable to get root access and I don't ever get the permission request popup. I still have the su app in my launcher. The list is not blank. I do not get the # in terminal emulator, it stays as the $. I tried the same root process again, including redownloading the necessary files. It fails right at beginning when I type in the first command to change the directory. I discovered later that this method doesn't work with froyo. Then I found that you can use the one-click method that was intended for the droid 2 on my droid x. So I did that, and the program seemed to think it was successful, but the droid disagrees, and nothing seems to have changed since before I made the first attempt to re-root.

    Thanks again!
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    So you're saying the rageinthecage.bin method doesn't work to reroot your phone?
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    IOW, I didn't use the rage method.
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    So you did get it rooted? Or are you still having problems?
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    It was rooted before froyo, and then root waslost after the upgrade. I haven't figured out how to get it back. The super oneclick method did not work, and adb does not work either.
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    Last I knew it worked fine. :)
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    So I finally had time to sit down and try this. I followed all the directions exactly, and it failed at step 4. I ran ./rage*.bin and after a few lines of processing, it stated that it was looking for adb, and then stopped, returning a no such file or directory error. Just to be sure, I force closed terminal emulator as the next step says to do, and reopened it, looking for the # prompt, but it still shows the $. so now what?

    Thanks.
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    When you went back to check for the # prompt did you type su and hit enter? (Just trying to eliminate the basics.)
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    Yes. Permission denied.
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    It sounds to me as if you don't have the rageinthecage file on there or its not in the right place.

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    It is in the /sdcard/download directory. Verified and extracted using Astro. There was no error during the part of the process where files are copied from that directory to /tmp. I just used astro to look in /tmp, and the bin file is there.
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    ive seen people having issues not unrooting then trying to reroot after taking an OTA update. maybe just try another way to reroot?

    theres this
    RoOoLeR's Guide to ROOT / BACKUP / ROMS for 2.2 OTA
    for another possible way to root.

    id suggest keep trying different methods to root or you could always flash the SBF to your phone to start all over.
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    OK, I tried the method you linked. It seems to have only sort of worked. The RootMyX program seemed to complete OK after a few tries. Terminal Emulator returns a # when I type su. But I do not see the SuperUser app in the app drawer, yet the app manager lists it as installed. I also tried running Titanium Backup and AdFree, both of which require su permission, both of which tried to ask the system for it, and neither could obtain it.

    :) hooray for headaches.

    ***EDIT** After three successive reboots, it now seems that I do indeed have full root access. I see the su icon, get the # in terminal, Titanium Backup, AdFree, and Audiogalaxy all now seem to function correctly. So... thanks!! I shall reply again if something goes south.

    THanks again!!!!
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    Very glad you got it working! :)
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    Me too. :) now if I can only figure out roms and themes and boot animations and such... Lol

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