Giving Root Permission To Apps

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  1. andyzot

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    Hi,
    I hope I'm not being too stupid here but is there a way to give apps root access.
    For example, I have tried several network testing apps but one is LanDroid, I would like to give it root permissions.
    I works fine over wifi but using a LAN dongle it won't ping etc, I think that if I give it root permissions it will work because if I ping at terminal I get and error if I su first it works.

    Thanks.
     
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    Normally if you need root permission the superuser will pop-up for root permission.
     
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    Hi, & Thanks Tuen.
    I appreciate that but I think certain apps don't realise they need or can use root permissions.
    As in the case of the network diagnostics software, they work fine via the wifi interface but as the eth/usb adapter is not the normal it doesn't allow pings....welll I think that's what's going on.
     
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    Firmware version (and the name of your CF)?

    How long your Superuser app it's installed and did you upgrade the definition file?

    And your app it recent or old and incompatible with your firmware?

    Help me to helping you :)
     
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    Thanks.
    I'm using Genesis 3.2 (latest)..CF?
    Superuser app installed with firmaware, upgrading definition fails.
    New app don't know about compatibility...but it's LanDroid 1.23
     
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    I've test it on my tablet and landroid works and ping works also (using CFW 1012 ModTuen_V3) no root permission needed
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    Is that through wifi or USB/LAN?
    I'm happy with Genesis, are there any other benefits/negatives of switching to CFW 1012 ModTuen_V3?
    thanks
     
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    Maybe the software can't use the "usb lan"-device ?

    If you are happy with Genesis you don't need to switch to ModTuen_V3. Because most of the firmware know are stable (for Gingerbread).
    Self I haven't test Genesis 3. Only the previous version (aka 2.7.1)
    I'm not sure but on Genesis the mini-hdmi doesn't works with my Samsung LCD (some other users works with other brand of LCD like Panasonic). That the reason why i'm still using my own mod version.
     
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    Thanks for replying.
    Does anyone know of network diagnostic software (that can ping etc) that works on an Android device but recognised a 'usb-lan'?
     
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    Just a question, can you use that usb-lan surf to the internet without wifi?
     
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    yes, no problem
     
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    then I think the software can handle that usb-lan.
     
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    Is there a way to make a rooted tab think it isn't rooted. I have a banking app that will only run on a none rooted machine. Any ideas?
     
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    Normally if you start your bankapp, does it ask for superuser permission? If yes you can click on deny then the app can't know you have a rooted device. Can you tell which bankapp it was?
     
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    Hi Tuen

    I've got the bank app to work by denying superuser permission, (why didn't I think of that) but I've bought a video from the market and the only way to play it is with the Google video app, this app doesn't ask for permission, but comes up with a message to say that as the tablet appears to be rooted the video can't be played and I should get a refund from the market. If I could hide the root maybe I could play it. Any ideas........
     
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    I think the same as before. Maybe you have give them superuser permission before? You can see the list in the superuser app
    Normally no apps can test i you have root access untill you give the permission in superuser..
     
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    That's great, I'll give that a try when I have time, probably Monday or Tuesday. Thanks so much for your help.
     
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