How to un-root/de-root your Mytouch 3G Slide

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xologist

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Jun 18, 2009
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Before I begin, I'd like to say that I know we have posted this everywhere.
The reason of this thread is because there are no real clear instructions on how to un-root, and there is no actual thread, hence the reason we get this question asked so much; something I want to eliminate.

How to UNROOT your Mytouch 3G Slide

[Optional] If you are sending back your phone to Tmobile for replacement, make sure you flash the newest radio out as of now. (this at the moment is 7.09) [/Optional]

1) You will need to download "ESPRIMG(2).zip" from this thread (This is all you need, you dont need anything else)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=713507

2) Rename "ESPRIMG(2).zip" to: ESPRIMG.zip

3) Place the new renamed file ESPRIMG.zip in the root of you SD card (this means in no folder)

4) Power off your phone any way you like

5) Turn your phone on while HOLDING: VOLUME DOWN and POWER.
This will get you to a screen where you will need to wait for some loading. Let it load.

6) Once above step has finished, phone will give you some options. Hit VOLUME UP to confirm flash

7) It will take some time, and when it's done, you will be unrooted with the stock Espresso.


Credits go to: eugene373, xda-fourms, CaliBoyPhillip, and some guy I cant remember
 
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aaldiar

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Sep 21, 2010
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I posted the ESRIMG.zip in the q&a section a few days ago, nice catch on the radio. I totally forgot about that for warranty reasons. This thread should hit the New Bible!

Sent from my T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide using XDA App
 

xoombie503

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Sep 14, 2010
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i did this to return my phone but after that i manually updated to the latest official ota that was 1.35. something
 

beazie0885

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Jul 25, 2008
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Just to be clear, this works even with a custom ROM? just flash esprimg and done? Seems to good to be true lol. Gotta do this to the wifes phone asap!

Sent from my SGH-I897 using XDA App
 

poor2rican1

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Jan 1, 2011
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Need help!!! Recovery

I am looking for some help before I unroot. I fastboot flashed clockworkmod recovery version 2.5 and now when I enter Boolaoder and select recovery I am stuck at the splash. What should I do to get the factory recovery back or how can I get cw recovery to stick permanently??? Not to much of a noob either just a simple mistake..=)
 

xologist

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Jun 18, 2009
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Just to be clear, this works even with a custom ROM? just flash esprimg and done? Seems to good to be true lol. Gotta do this to the wifes phone asap!

Sent from my SGH-I897 using XDA App

Yes, its that easy!
lol :)

I am looking for some help before I unroot. I fastboot flashed clockworkmod recovery version 2.5 and now when I enter Boolaoder and select recovery I am stuck at the splash. What should I do to get the factory recovery back or how can I get cw recovery to stick permanently??? Not to much of a noob either just a simple mistake..=)

ask that in the Question and Answer forum of mytouch 3g slide.. im not too sure of what you're saying, and you'll get more answers there.
 
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GuestK00468

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Hey Xologist,

Thanks for this post but I have a few things you might want to add on.
Your link to eugene373's ESPRIMG(2).zip works fine, but wouldn't auto update after a week. So instead of waiting to be updated I re-rooted and then un-rooted to 1.27.531.1 using the ESPRIMG that wegarner provided. After that I was able to do the manual OTA update without root.

wesgarner (1.27.531.1)
http://db.androidspin.com/androidspin_filedownload.asp?release=280&type=1

So after someone unroots they can just manually update(root not needed) to the current OTA via ChiefzReloaded's provided files.

-7.09.35.10 radio -1.35.531.1 build
www.4shared.com/file/dNFtt3IV/Nothing.html
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7...Y2Q0ZGUxZDJjMGIz&sort=name&layout=list&num=50

Same file with a mirror.However, the google one ended up working for me.
 
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Pandaflux

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Sep 12, 2010
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I am assuming this will result in a factory wipe/reset as well, correct? I'm considering switching back to stock from Cyanogen 6.1.1 since it's unable to send or receive MMS messages for me but I'm afraid I may lose the pending messages if I revert back and won't be able to recover or view them.
 

DonJuan692006

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Jul 22, 2010
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I am assuming this will result in a factory wipe/reset as well, correct? I'm considering switching back to stock from Cyanogen 6.1.1 since it's unable to send or receive MMS messages for me but I'm afraid I may lose the pending messages if I revert back and won't be able to recover or view them.

Yeah it'll be a factory reset but you should still the messages as long as the phone hasn't actually grabbed them from the companies server. As for the actual issue, have you verified APN settings? I was having issues with MMS and data when I first flashed CM 7 and ended up switching to T-Mobiles alternate server to fix.

Sent from my T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide using Tapatalk
 

Pandaflux

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Sep 12, 2010
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Yeah it'll be a factory reset but you should still the messages as long as the phone hasn't actually grabbed them from the companies server. As for the actual issue, have you verified APN settings? I was having issues with MMS and data when I first flashed CM 7 and ended up switching to T-Mobiles alternate server to fix.

Sent from my T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide using Tapatalk

Thank you for confirming that this would wipe the device. I was also not aware that the MMS messages would still be retrievable if they have not yet been downloaded to the device (good to know!).

I see you have found my post on these forums in regards to my issue, so I will not get into the specifics in this topic, but yes, I have confirmed the APN settings several times now.
 

zadane

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Jan 7, 2011
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I've tried this, but I keep getting this error... "Main Version is older"

I need to unroot because I need to send my phone in for warranty service... my power button stopped working... makes it realy difficult to get into recovery mode or anything (impossible) but I can get into the boot loader

What can I do to remedy this?

Heck, if you could tell me how to corrupt the system folders I would do that so they couldn't tell it was rooted at all...
 

jase5273

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Aug 28, 2010
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Espyville
I've tried doing it this way and I extracted the file to the root of my SD card. But when I followed the steps, all it did was take me through like I was doing a reset of my phone. Didn't remove the actual ROM. Am I not supposed to extract it? What can I do to remove this ROM because I really don't like it on my phone.
 

djindoe

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May 12, 2011
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you do not extract the zip file. you just put the ESPRIMG.zip file into your root folder. when you boot into recovery mode, the phone should automatically start searching for it (you might want to give it a little time to let everything load up). it will load (this will take a while) then press volume up to update when prompted. thanks to the OP for putting this up. you saved my butt, i have to return my phone for warranty replacement because the touchscreen and all the buttons stopped working.
 
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madoreo2

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Jun 30, 2011
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Hey xologist, I'm sorry but I'm still very new to rooting. I've had some issues with the touchscreen and need to send my phone in for the warranty so I need to unroot it. What do you mean by flashing the newest radio? Where do I get it and how do I flash it?
 

tayseery

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Sep 16, 2008
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slide 3g problem

dear friend

i have a problem on my touch 3g slide i have upgrade his firmware from 2.1 to 2.2 but now when i try to open my htc it give me enter sim lock code so if there is any way to free unlock it plz help me as soon as you can thkx in advance
 

txdeathray

Senior Member
Jan 2, 2011
329
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Houston
dear friend

i have a problem on my touch 3g slide i have upgrade his firmware from 2.1 to 2.2 but now when i try to open my htc it give me enter sim lock code so if there is any way to free unlock it plz help me as soon as you can thkx in advance

you probably placed a different sim card in your phone because this phone is normally locked to T-Mobile. if you're on T-Mobile and want to use a different sim card, give them a call and they will get you an unlock code for free. if you thought you bought the phone unlocked (not locked to a carrier, T-Mobile), then it's not, return it to the seller or something.
 

browerb

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Aug 22, 2009
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I tried the esprimg.zip on the root of the sd card but every time it tries to apply it it says it is the wrong image and aborts. Any ideas?
 

savage city

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Jan 4, 2011
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no matter what i do i cant get it to install anything, i install and apply the esprimg.zip file, re boot, and still loads CM :mad: i may have forgot how to do all this fancey root stuff, i have Cm 7.1, can i pleeeease get a dummy version to unroot
 

mojoffdawal

Senior Member
Jul 24, 2010
147
12
Los Angeles
Hi all, in a pickle here. I will be attempting to remove root and am on CM 7.1 stable. My obstacle is my volume buttons don't work. I'm removing root for warranty/return reasons, is there any way to go back to stock other than from the bootloader(sp?)? Thanks, all!

(2/12/12)So I ended up flashing CR's 2.2 rooted rom so that I could upgrade through HTC Sync to the 2.2 stock update. Thanks anyway
 
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    Before I begin, I'd like to say that I know we have posted this everywhere.
    The reason of this thread is because there are no real clear instructions on how to un-root, and there is no actual thread, hence the reason we get this question asked so much; something I want to eliminate.

    How to UNROOT your Mytouch 3G Slide

    [Optional] If you are sending back your phone to Tmobile for replacement, make sure you flash the newest radio out as of now. (this at the moment is 7.09) [/Optional]

    1) You will need to download "ESPRIMG(2).zip" from this thread (This is all you need, you dont need anything else)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=713507

    2) Rename "ESPRIMG(2).zip" to: ESPRIMG.zip

    3) Place the new renamed file ESPRIMG.zip in the root of you SD card (this means in no folder)

    4) Power off your phone any way you like

    5) Turn your phone on while HOLDING: VOLUME DOWN and POWER.
    This will get you to a screen where you will need to wait for some loading. Let it load.

    6) Once above step has finished, phone will give you some options. Hit VOLUME UP to confirm flash

    7) It will take some time, and when it's done, you will be unrooted with the stock Espresso.


    Credits go to: eugene373, xda-fourms, CaliBoyPhillip, and some guy I cant remember