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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it ok to Factory Hard Reset after root?

Hello everyone,

I'm new to rooting and have a few questions about Hard Resetting after rooting my Droid 3 using the motofail method.

The only two reasons I wanted to root my device was to use Data Usage Defenders firewall feature and to uninstall as many of the useless Verizon bloatware apps without destabilizing my D3.

Rooting my D3 was easy enough so I was able to use DUD firewall feature. Still haven't gotten to uninstalling any bloatware because I'm nervous about messing things up.

My questions are,
1) If I do a Factory Hard reset will I loose the root?
2) What is the simplest way to remove bloatware?

I did my due diligence to look these questions up but could not find a straight forward answer.

System Version is 5.7.906

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Old November 5th, 2012, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My questions are,
1) If I do a Factory Hard reset will I loose the root?
No, you will keep root.

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2) What is the simplest way to remove bloatware?
Pete Souza wrote a debloat script for .890. I used it on .906 and it worked for me - though I have seen others report that it does not.

See http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1238472

Follow the directions in that thread - ie, download the 890 script to storage and unzip; install Script Manager; run the debloat script, making sure in Script Manager that SU (root) permissions are selected. It will ask you some questions about what you want to remove, run, and then restart the phone.

That, I think, is the simplest way. There is a companion script that will restore the bloat if you want it back/want to sell to somebody and bring it back to stock.
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No, you will keep root.



Pete Souza wrote a debloat script for .890. I used it on .906 and it worked for me - though I have seen others report that it does not.

See http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1238472

Follow the directions in that thread - ie, download the 890 script to storage and unzip; install Script Manager; run the debloat script, making sure in Script Manager that SU (root) permissions are selected. It will ask you some questions about what you want to remove, run, and then restart the phone.

That, I think, is the simplest way. There is a companion script that will restore the bloat if you want it back/want to sell to somebody and bring it back to stock.
Thank you for this information. Phone is working better than ever now.
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Follow up question - is there an easy way to remove the root after you have rooted with motofail?
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depends on why
you can temp unroot with superuser or voodoo ota rootkeeper

or flash sbf, and wipe data, which will remove all traces of root

edit: there is no official 906 sbf
so use the one click 906 sbf
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1686911
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You can also unroot with the procedure detailed here: UNROOT Manually

However, before you do so, as that poster advises, make sure that all preinstalled apps are reinstalled or unfrozen. Also, if you have installed Safestrap or boostrap, make sure that you uninstall those first. That procedure would be the last step after doing those things.
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