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[GUIDE] **SPRINT CDMA HERO**Unroot without RUU / From SD Card

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Default [GUIDE] **SPRINT CDMA HERO**Unroot without RUU / From SD Card

If for some reason you cannot get ADB access to your device, can't run windows, or there is physical damage to your USB ports, this is a guide showing how to un-root from only using the SD card.



Method ONE
***Overwrites ALL data on phone***

This method grabs
Code:
android-info.txt
boot.img
hboot.1.41.0000.img
nv.img
radio.img
recovery.img
splash1_HTC_320x480.nb0
system.img
userdata.img
From Flipzmode's 1.56 RUU


This works in almost all situations, unless you ran the 2.1 test RUU, which updates your HBoot to 1.47. Stock HBoot is 1.41.

  1. Download the following file: Desktop Link Mobile Link
  2. place in /root of SD card
  3. Reboot phone into HBoot mode, by holding Volume Down
  4. Press action (the trackball) when prompted
  5. Reboot phone

and you're done!

Many many thanks to johnsongrantr for his method.


Method TWO
only if Method ONE fails. much longer/more complicated process

Files needed:
Flashrec 1.13.apk (133 KB)
Desktop Download Link
Mobile Download Link




No Root Nandroid Backup (93.14 MB)< (SW Version 1.56, IE 1st OTA update)
Desktop Download Link
Mobile Download Link







^Stock Recovery Image^ (5 MB)
Desktop Download Link
Mobile Download Link




Original radio update 1.04 (THANKS FLIPZ!!!) Link
***NOTE*** Radio updating is one of the only risky behaviors that you can engage in with your phone Possible Bricking alert. ONLY flash this if you have previously updated your radio with an update.zip. Just flashing ROMs doesn't change your radio.



  1. Extract NoRootNandroid.zip, revealing a folder called NoRootNand
  2. Move NoRootNand to
    Code:
    /sdcard/nandroid/HTxxxxxxxxxx/NoRootNand
  3. Move recovery-backup.img, Radio update.zip, and flashrec-1.1.3-20091107.apk to the root folder of your SD card
  4. Boot into Recovery mode (hold Home + End when booting). Restore Nandroid backup called NoRootNand
  5. Update the radio by flashing the Radio update .zip file
  6. Install FlashRec
  7. Run FlashRec (its name has changed to 'Recovery Flasher' when you installed it)
  8. Click on 'Restore Backup Image'
  9. If there are errors in FlashRec, reboot your phone, try again

and you're done!

**I take no responsibility for bricking of any sort, but it worked for me**

Method TWO was adapted from dfbonney's post, found here
 
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If for some reason you cannot get ADB access to your device, can't run windows, or there is physical damage to your USB ports, this is a guide showing how to un-root from only using the SD card.

Files needed:
Flashrec 1.13.apk (133 KB)
Desktop Browser Link
Mobile Browser Link

No Root Nandroid Backup (93.14 MB)
Desktop Browser Link
Mobile Browser Link


^Stock Recovery Image^ (5 MB)
Desktop Browser Link
Mobile Browser Link

Okay. now that you have all the files you need, follow the steps below
  1. Extract NoRootNandroid.zip, revealing a folder called NoRootNand
  2. Move NoRootNand to
    Code:
    /sdcard/nandroid/HTxxxxxxxxxx/NoRootNand
  3. Move recovery-backup.img and flashrec-1.1.3-20091107.apk to the root folder of your SD card
  4. Boot into Recovery mode (hold Home + End when booting). Restore Nandroid backup called NoRootNand
  5. Install FlashRec
  6. Run FlashRec (its name has changed to 'Recovery Flasher' when you installed it)
  7. Click on 'Restore Backup Image'
  8. If there are errors in FlashRec, reboot your phone, try again

You're unrooted!

**I take no responsibility for bricking of any sort, but it worked for me**
im sorry is this for the sprint hero? isee its posted in the cdma hero forum, but that picture doesnt look like cdma hero

but i guess some heros are also not google branded and look different?

idk, some clarificatio would be awesome
 
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im sorry is this for the sprint hero? isee its posted in the cdma hero forum, but that picture doesnt look like cdma hero

but i guess some heros are also not google branded and look different?

idk, some clarificatio would be awesome
That is the droid eris by Verizon.
It's the verizon version of the sprint hero. It's pretty much the exact same except for the phone body.
 
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sorry to bump, but its getting buried, and id really like to know
thanks :)
 
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sorry to bump, but its getting buried, and id really like to know
thanks :)
I answered your question already
 
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That is the droid eris by Verizon.
It's the verizon version of the sprint hero. It's pretty much the exact same except for the phone body.
That doesn't look like any Eris I have ever seen:
 
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oh! you mustve been posting as i was! i apologize!
so, in theory, this wouldnt work?

just looking for a riskfree way to unroot
 
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That doesn't look like any Eris I have ever seen:
just wanted to report an LOL@your response (ive played with a friends eris, and agreed, the phone depicted in the OP is most certainly not the eris)

and ask if you knew of any ways to unroot to stock 100% safely? even the 100% garuntee RUU thread seems iffy. this seems like, in theory, would work (untouched nandroid combined with stock recovery) and i dont see how it could mess up

but then again, my senior membership is only due to having to fight back the flamers, and am truely still a noob, so what do i know?

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Yes this is for CDMA hero, because it's in the CDMA Hero200 wiki and the CDMA hero part of the forum. The screenshot is to illustrate the stock recovery image.

Thanks, though, I'll edit to provide clarification
 
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Yes this is for CDMA hero, because it's in the CDMA Hero200 wiki and the CDMA hero part of the forum. The screenshot is to illustrate the stock recovery image.

Thanks, though, I'll edit to provide clarification
thanks so much!
your help is very appreciated!

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