How can I fix a phone that I updated before unrooting?

FaizFahmiRamli March 13, 2013
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I have a Galaxy Young that was rooted earlier. I have not installed anything yet, other than Titanium Backup. Then I updated my phone without un-rooting beforehand. Although Titanium Backup is still there, it kept saying Superuser is not found.

Should I un-root my phone now? Or just root the phone again? Or maybe a factory reset? What will happen?

  1. DalSan M
    March 13, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    It sounds like the only problem you are having is the lack of superuser. Download the SuperUser app and install it. Before doing that, when you open Titanium Backup, does it say that the phone is not rooted? If it doesn't say that your phone isn't rooted, then only Superuser app is missing and needs to be reinstalled.

  2. Alan Wade
    March 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Bite the bullet and root it again.
    There is a big chance that the update has unrooted the phone.

    If all else fails, you can always factory reset it later should the need arise.

  3. DalSan M
    March 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Losing root after updating is very normal, so nothing is wrong. Just root again and all should be fine.

  4. susendeep dutta
    March 13, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Some users say that you can root again.

    To check whether you are having a rooted phone or not,try installing an app which requires root privileges.If the app gets working without any problem,then your phone is rooted or else needs root as you wish.

    Try some of them -

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11/09/top-root-apps-every-rooted-user-should-know-about-part-6-apps-42-49/

    • FaizFahmiRamli
      March 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Thanks for the suggestion. I tried downloading Loggy and it was successfully installed. But when I tried using Loggy, it said Superuser is not found. And there are also others saying that my phone would brick if I root it again. Any idea?

    • susendeep dutta
      March 14, 2013 at 6:56 am

      Root your phone.

      Regarding Superuser app,try clearing its cache and data.If it still doesn't works,then reinstall the latest version.

  5. ha14
    March 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    root again your phone.

    in order to receive OTA updates you need to un-root the phone, you un-root again with the same software.

    factory reset will delete files and do not unroot. to un-root find a stock firmware and flash through odin

    Rootkeeper
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.projectvoodoo.otarootkeeper&hl=en
    see if it can help to maintain root after OTA update

    If the OTA update hasn't touched your /system partition, these applications can work
    OTA Rootkeeper
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.projectvoodoo.otarootkeeper

    SuperSu Pro
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.supersu.pro

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