Rooting an Android device is required for any type of system modification, optimization, or visual customization. Root access is required to instal root applications from the Google Play Store. In the majority of instances, rooting an Android smartphone only voids the manufacturer’s warranty. Nevertheless, users continue to root their devices because they find the advantages of root access enticing.
The methods for rooting devices from various OEMs vary in some way. It can be accomplished by the use of an automated script or an easy-root toolkit, the flashing of a pre-rooted ROM, or the installation of a flashable root package through stock or custom recovery. I have no idea how you obtained root access on your smartphone or tablet, however if you have been experiencing problems with root privileges on your device, the advice on this page may be of assistance.
Have you seen the “Root Access Possibly Lost” error when attempting to backup, restore, or flash a ROM using CWM or TWRP recovery? When you open a root-required app on your rooted device, do you notice the notification “Root access missing”? Try one of the below techniques to resolve the missing or lost root access issue on Android devices with root access.
- First off, make sure that your device has been rooted properly. To verify root access on your device, try this free app: [googleplay url=” ”] Make sure that you see the following message in Root Checker.
- If you’re facing missing root issue just after rooting your device, open SuperSU and update SU binary if the app prompts you to do so.
- In case root permission issue is related to a specific app and it works fine with other apps, you might have accidentally denied root permission to that app. To fix it, go to device Settings> Applications> All> SuperSU and tap it. Then clear app data. Now open the app in question and grant root permission when prompted.
- Open SuperSU from your device’s app drawer, go to app Settings and try disabling and enabling it. Then reboot the device and try using root apps. If the lost root problem is not fixed yet, try the solution given below.
- Open SuperSU> Settings and tap the Reinstall option and select Continue.
- If your device doesn’t have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed on it, you can try this solution.
- Download the latest version of Chainfire’s SuperSU flashable ZIP file: UPDATE-SuperSU-vx.xx.zip
- Unzip the file and open the extracted folder.
- Go to a folder called common and open it.
- Copy to your device and install it. Then try using a root app to check if the problem has been solved.
- If you have a Samsung Galaxy device with KNOX on it, and you are getting issues with root access, the above solution might be helpful to you too. After installing , open the app. When you see the following message, select OK: “Samsung Knox has been detected. This might limit root capabilities and cause annoying popups. Try to disable KNOX.”
- If your device has CWM or TWRP, download the latest SuperSU APK. Copy the zip to your device and flash it using Install option (in TWRP), or install zip from sdcard option (in CWM).
Find a suitable root exploit for your Android smartphone and root it again if none of the aforementioned solutions were effective in resolving the missing or lost root access issue.