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Originally Posted by PaulN543 View Post
Try going into Superuser and deleting what you want. Or simply change it to granted

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It did work when I deleted Supeuser data from Settings>App>All.

Thanks for your idea... but that did not work.
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Just had a thought. Re-root your phone then try using a root explorer to remove it from /System/apps.

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Originally Posted by ^Fs View Post
Found a fix. Had to re-root and remove it with the following code in the phone's terminal application:

mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
cd /system/app
rm Superuser.apk
mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
Then just proceeded with another unroot and factory reset.
Hi, I know this was posted a long time ago but I was wondering if you could help me. I bought a rooted Sprint evo a while ago and now I can't unroot it. I can't uninsured Superuser and it's not even listed in my downloaded apps. Do you know of anyway that I'd be able unroot?
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