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Got Root? Verify with Simple Root Checker
OK, it can happen to the best of us. No, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about loosing root permissions. Sometimes it’s because of an OTA, other times it comes from a borked flash, and other times yet, it’s not even a lack of root access, but rather the lack of BusyBox.
Whatever the cause, it is annoying not having a properly functioning (and updated) version of the the superuser binary, a controller app, and BusyBox. Luckily for new users who run into issues, XDA Senior Member CrotaNexus created Simple Root Checker. The app does as its name implies and checks for proper installation of the aforementioned items, and also lists their versions if present—and it does this with a handy and legible UI. Please note, however, that this does not actually root your device. New users should instead look for guides to accomplish this task in their respective XDA Forum sections.
Obviously, this application is geared towards new users who would otherwise have a hard time figuring out where things went wrong when something does go wrong . That said, it can even be a little bit of a time saver for those who know what they’re doing.
Head over to the application thread to get started.
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