I've had my phone rooted and flashed/reset/reflashed it several times in the last couple years. However, I recently reflashed to the stock image found here.

When I try to use SU apps, it prompts to allow, I say yes, it seems to proceed as I'm used to, but nothing happens.

So I open up trusty terminal and get a $. I type su, prompt/approve, but it just hangs. I never get a #. No error, no permission denied, nothing. I'm assuming this is the underlying cause of why SU doesn't seem to work for anything.

I've checked and confirmed that setuid is set:

-rwsr-sr-x root root ..... su

So I'm kind of at a loss here. Any help would be appreciated.

  • 1
    You should re-root, the presence and accessibility of su doesn't really mean anything. Feb 24, 2013 at 16:19
  • Try a different SU app like SuperSU, and also make sure that you have busybox installed in /system/bin/sh
    – forums
    Feb 25, 2013 at 1:55

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Matthew was right. Though since most of the steps had been already done from original rooting, I simply redownloaded the Superuser.zip and installed from recovery.

Fixed the problem.


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