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    Soundwave
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    Root not working after update to firmware 9.4.2.9

    I was having a problem with the horizontal lines on my prime after ICS and was able to get a firmware update from an ASUS developer (unofficially) that fixed the problem.

    Prior to the firmware update, I had used Vipermod Primetime to root my device and I also used Voodoo OTA rootkeeper to back it up. I lost root with the firmware update and havent been able to restore it using Voodoo. I then tried Vipermod again to re-root and I'm not able to get uid and gid = 0, so it's not working.

    I'm assuming not many people are on 9.4.2.9 so I may be stuck here. Is anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions?
    Last edited by kevcarroll2; 01-18-2012 at 09:32 PM. Reason: Edited version #, correct one is 9.4.2.9

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    I suggest getting that update over to viper..

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    9.2.4.9 is a full wipe rom. That's why you lost root. You may need wait for a new exploit if the old one has been patched, and that would be quite annoying if Asus are aggressively patching these exploits. I'm going to disable my updater now...

    You should be able to downgrade using an earlier ROM from Asus, and unless 9.2.4.2 is big improvement for you.

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    Thanks...I think I'll just stay as-is for now. I'd rather be able to see my screen than to have root at this point


    Quote Originally Posted by tshoulihane View Post
    9.2.4.9 is a full wipe rom. That's why you lost root. You may need wait for a new exploit if the old one has been patched, and that would be quite annoying if Asus are aggressively patching these exploits. I'm going to disable my updater now...

    You should be able to downgrade using an earlier ROM from Asus, and unless 9.2.4.2 is big improvement for you.

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    Xda recommended using the voodoo root keeper app. It worked for me and I'm rooted once again.

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    To repeat, re-iterating what the OP has told us:

    Whole system updates from ASUS website are (should be) full wipe. In case you damaged a system file, everything ought to be replaced. This blocks OTA Rootkeeper too.

    Gir, I am guessing you are referring to the 9.4.2.11 update, saying that the backup SU files are not lost if you use OTA update for this? Posts on XDA confirm this is the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tshoulihane View Post
    To repeat, re-iterating what the OP has told us:

    Whole system updates from ASUS website are (should be) full wipe. In case you damaged a system file, everything ought to be replaced. This blocks OTA Rootkeeper too.

    Gir, I am guessing you are referring to the 9.4.2.11 update, saying that the backup SU files are not lost if you use OTA update for this? Posts on XDA confirm this is the case.
    Correctamundo.

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    Everything went fine for me after update. Before I had backup my root with voodoo. didn't even bother unrooting. I did the update. It broke root n my overclock but I was able to restore it with no problems with voodoo. So I'm on new update, with root, and overclocked again to 1.6Ghz. Alot of folks over at xda that were rooted had issues with update failing. Glad I wasn't one of them...lol. Most had changed some kind system file or deleted bloatware so the update kept failing for them. Others had forgot to backup using voodoo. Some thought they backed up properly and wasn't able to restore the root. So I'm just glad everything worked out for me. I think the only thing this update really changed was the GPS version. Still trying tl figure out if anything else was changed.
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    unfortunately since my prime didnt arrive until yesterday it went straight to the new build when i went to ICS update.

    I am also not able to root on 9.4.2.11 build

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    I did the upgrade and restored root with Voodo root keeper without issues also.
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