i'm trying to MANUALLY root an android 4.2.1 without flashing the whole OS nor using automated tools
the phone is an archos 53 platinum, arm arch, no idea about other hardware specs
i have full access to the system partition read-write in an external linux system
i copied the su binary for arm in /bin, owned by root and chmodded to 777
when i run su in a terminal, the phone nor longer complains that the command is missing, but says i do not have the rights
what am i missing there ?
do i need to make myself member of root's group ? using /etc/passwd ?
superuser is installed but there seem to be a mismatch between it's version and the su i installed, or i installed into the wrong location. the app complains that su needs to be updated but i kinda recollect it also did when su was not there at all. will installing matching versions make it work ?
please don't copy a bunch of random link as an answer. if you googled it in less that 2 minutes, it is unlikely i have not read that page already
thanks all for you time.