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Could someone come up with a proper root reversal procedure? I had to factory reset the device last night due to a mistake I made, and not only did I have issues when activating the phone, root was still retained after the reset.

I figure this would be helpful for those who need to bring the phone back for a warranty claim.
 
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Could someone come up with a proper root reversal procedure? I had to factory reset the device last night due to a mistake I made, and not only did I have issues when activating the phone, root was still retained after the reset.

I figure this would be helpful for those who need to bring the phone back for a warranty claim.
Mount /system as rw [If you shutdown your phone with /system as rw, theres a process that will default your local.prop] OR replace local.prop with your local.prop.bak
chown system:system /data/local.prop
chown system:system /data
remove /system/xbin/su & /system/app/superuser.apk & /system/xbin/busybox
reboot
Unrooted.
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Okay so busybox is still there, along with the symlink...
 
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Okay so busybox is still there, along with the symlink...
Ah yeah, i edited it, just no idea how to remove symlinks
 
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Yeah that worked for me. Had to use ConnectBot as local, but all is well. If i didn't install ANYTHING or REMOVE anything while the phone was rooted, that should be sufficient?
 
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Don't forget to pm enable anything you froze with Titanium Backup.

I have a one-click unroot I released last night in another thread.
Helio Ocean -> HTC Touch Pro -> Motorola Droid -> Motorola Droid X2 -> Motorola Droid 3 -> HTC Rezound -> Samsung Galaxy Nexus -> Samsung Galaxy Note II -> Samsung Galaxy Note III
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Don't forget to pm enable anything you froze with Titanium Backup.

I have a one-click unroot I released last night in another thread.
Hey psouza4, I used your one-click root to get my Droid 3 rooted. Great job by the way. I was curious about you one-click unroot. Is it completely automated as in click the button and go or does it require me to do anything special(ether before or after)?

Thanks again,
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Hey psouza4, I used your one-click root to get my Droid 3 rooted. Great job by the way. I was curious about you one-click unroot. Is it completely automated as in click the button and go or does it require me to do anything special(ether before or after)?

Thanks again,
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Read his other thread.
 
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Don't forget to pm enable anything you froze with Titanium Backup.

I have a one-click unroot I released last night in another thread.
For users that are still using XP Pro are you planning to create an "unroot" script for them?

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