Lost Root :(

gearchief06

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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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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!

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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Well that's not good ... try these:

ls -l /system/bin/su
ls -l /system/xbin/su
 

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

ls -l /system/xbin/su

-rwxr -sr -x root shell 22128 2008-08-01 08:00 su

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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