Lost Root :(

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    Ok i searched the forums, google, and other methods but i could not find an answer for this and the froyo thread is over 40 pages long...I installed SS 4.0 last night and all went great until i went into setcpu to overclock. It seemed that superuser had stored 3 apps info but would not accept any other. I cleared the app data and restarted superuser only to find that it would not take any apps. It seems that I have lost root access but still have the superuser app. I have tried to use the update.zip from both this forum and alldroid with no success. Any help would be appreciated because I dearly miss my root and I am in love with this rom!
     
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    Hmmmm ... go into a terminal, and enter this, tell me what you see:

    ls -l `which su`
     
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    yeah if you did everything right you still have r00t. i had the same thing and i ended up uninstalling setcpu via astro and reinstalled from the market when i opened it up it asked for superuser permissions. but i'd try what chevy said first :)
     
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    Lost root the other day while going to Froyo... just ended up reflashing to a previous backup and starting over. That worked for me.
     
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    says no such file or directory
     
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    Well that's not good ... try these:

    ls -l /system/bin/su
    ls -l /system/xbin/su
     
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    shows -rwxr -xr -x root shell 22128 2008-08-01 08:00 su

    -rwxr -sr -x root shell 22128 2008-08-01 08:00 su
     
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    OK, here's what you do - reboot into recovery, and log in via adb. Mount /system, and then enter this:

    busybox chmod 6755 /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su

    Verify that worked by running the above ls commands again; permissions this time should start with -rws ... you may or may not have to run 'busybox ls' instead of just ls from recovery ...

    If it does, reboot - should be good to go.
     
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    Worked like a charm!!! thanks for the quick reply's!!
     
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    No problem :)
     
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