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Trying to update the SU Binary

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by banjo818, Apr 7, 2012.

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    I have searched the forums and found nothing for the Droid 3. Here is what I get:
    su binary outdated.
    New version of su binary found. Update now?

    Downloading manifest... okay
    parsing manifest... okay
    latest version= 3.0.3.2
    Checking installed version= 2.3.1-ef
    clicked update
    Fixing database... okay
    Checking for busybox... okay
    checking current install path... /system/xbin/su
    Downloading new binary... okay
    Checking md5sum... okay
    Gaining root access... okay
    Remounting /system as rw... okay
    Copying su to /system... fail

    It then asks if i want to retry. Repeats steps and the result is the same.
    I found a suggestion that says to remove the su from the /system/bin folder and then update. tried it but after i removed the file it would not recognize that i needed to update it.
    Any suddestions would be great.
    Thanks
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    Try superuser update fixer in the market.

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    I have tried this as well. It doesn't detect anything to fix. Try force fixing it and comes back the same.
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    Have you updated your busybox lately and then retry to update su binary?
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    I am still a little green. How would I go about doing that?
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    Titanium backup is up to date as well as superuser. Not running any ROMs.

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    Updated busy box by going to play store and look up busy box installer by Stephen... Installer the latest version and see if that helps...

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    trying that now.
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    That worked. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you

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    My apologies for missing this reply...It seems that linkage was able to assist and you have updated your su binary now?

    Glad ya got it!
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    I have the exact same problem and i did just as u said but still nth ... any new ideas ?? :S
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    under su setting under prompt set it to ask..then try to update again..some times if you set it to auto allow the update fails
    and yes allways a good thing to keep your busybox updated
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    Hello,
    I am having this same problem and followed all of the above
    to no avail. I am new to root and this is my very first post, I apologize in
    advance if I become an irritant with so many questions lol
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    Solution for Incredible 2?

    Hey everyone--I'm having the exact same problem, except with my Incredible 2 (got 99% through the root, but SuperUser/SuperSU is having trouble gaining root access. I tried creating a new thread for it, but no luck.

    I tried installing the BusyBox app, but it won't even load, saying "There was a problem opening a shell with root access. This is either being caused by superuser/supersu or by a device that is inproperly rooted" when I try.

    It suggested downloading RootChecker to see if I'm actually rooted, and I did that as well, but it won't load either.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
    Rootn&Romn
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