I lost root access after an update (I'm totally android illiterate). I tried to re-root but Stump Root thinks that I'm already rooted because /system/xbin/su exists.

How can I remove /system/xbin/su so that I can run Stump Root and re-root?

  • if /system/xbin/su exists, then you did not lose root. That is root. – Ryan Conrad Mar 27 '15 at 13:05
  • All root checker apps state that they have no root access, and SuperSU says "There is no SU binary installed, and cannot install it." The T-Mobile update caused me to lose root but did not remove the files. – arao6 Mar 27 '15 at 16:32
  • It's most likely that the update reset the permissions on that file so it isn't being executed properly. If you connect the device to a computer with the ADB drivers installed, and run adb shell su do you get an error message? – Liam W Mar 27 '17 at 18:58
  • It's been years, I've got a new phone since then. Thanks though :) – arao6 Mar 27 '17 at 19:16

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