I have added Samsung Galaxy S4 using genymotion while I was using windows os. Now I'm using linux and added that device again. My problem is that the S4 is not rooted on my linux machine. I wonder if this is a bug ? If it's not a bug can someone help me to root this device ?

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Genymotion devices are rooted by default. For example start a device then type adb shell command. It will open a rooted shell:

root@vbox86p:/ # whoami

You can also manage the root access of your applications by opening superuser app through the apps launcher.

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    sir i run the command adb shell but i get error .. i really dont know why my genymotion device is not rooted by deafault. Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 0:54
  • If you want help you will need to provide more information. So please answer to all of these questions: how do you know the device is not rooted? Why do you want a rooted device? What is the error you get when running adb shell, please provide the logs. Post these answers on your question's post.
    – eyal-lezmy
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 5:50

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