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Old May 23rd, 2011, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to Unroot Droid X on Gingerbread 2.3.3?

So I found a link for the Gingerbread download when I searched "droid x gingerbread download" on google.
It had the 4.5.588 System Version.
I successfully downloaded the software on my sdcard but unfortunately I forgot to unroot my phone with z4root before installing the software.
Now I don't know what to do since the superuser remains as well as z4root but no rooted softwares work.
Please don't let me brick this!
How do I unroot this phone or fix it? Any help is appreciated.

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Old May 23rd, 2011, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you add a question mark to the post title? I thought the thread was a how-to, not a how-do-you-do-this.
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Can you add a question mark to the post title? I thought the thread was a how-to, not a how-do-you-do-this.
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So, let me see if I understand. You are on .588 GB, non-rooted and your phone is working fine...except it is just not rooted? Sounds like you may have install a non-rooted version.

You may want to grab .595 and do an sbf and then install the 3 file .588 and then .595 and get on the latest version. Either way, sbf should fix your problem. Or someone else might chime in a better solution.
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So I found a link for the Gingerbread download when I searched "droid x gingerbread download" on google.
It had the 4.5.588 System Version.
I successfully downloaded the software on my sdcard but unfortunately I forgot to unroot my phone with z4root before installing the software.
Now I don't know what to do since the superuser remains as well as z4root but no rooted softwares work.
Please don't let me brick this!
How do I unroot this phone or fix it? Any help is appreciated.
I also am having a similar problem as meera, only I have .596 and it still won't root or unroot since the stupid update? I have tried everything that is within my paygrade to figure out my problem but to no avail? I have a droid x that works normal every other way but cannot get rid of superuser so that I can try to rerun z4, I am not real techie in the IT world but I can manage some things. Is there any other suggestions I might try?
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I also am having a similar problem as meera, only I have .596 and it still won't root or unroot since the stupid update? I have tried everything that is within my paygrade to figure out my problem but to no avail? I have a droid x that works normal every other way but cannot get rid of superuser so that I can try to rerun z4, I am not real techie in the IT world but I can manage some things. Is there any other suggestions I might try?
z4 does not work on GB. If you are rooted, why do you even want to try to re-root or un-root?

If you really want non-rooted GB, probably the easiest way would be to SBF 596, but you won't be able to re-root it without SBF'ing to 340 and then using the 2-zip 596 GB method.
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Not sure what all that meant? My phone was rooted prior to the update, after the update it still appears to be rooted ie: Superuser icon and all but when I try to run wireless tether it says phone isn't rooted and Z4 just sits and spins until it locks up and force quits itself? I have tried to uninstall Z4 and reinstall it I have tried to unroot through Z4 and reroot all with no change in operation of my phone? I still have data connection and service but no actual root access and it still will download and appear to run root programs but nothing happens???? Can you spell FRUSTRATING........
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Not sure what all that meant? My phone was rooted prior to the update, after the update it still appears to be rooted ie: Superuser icon and all but when I try to run wireless tether it says phone isn't rooted and Z4 just sits and spins until it locks up and force quits itself? I have tried to uninstall Z4 and reinstall it I have tried to unroot through Z4 and reroot all with no change in operation of my phone? I still have data connection and service but no actual root access and it still will download and appear to run root programs but nothing happens???? Can you spell FRUSTRATING........
You are not rooted. Z4 root will not work. Read the stickies for more.
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So I found a link for the Gingerbread download when I searched "droid x gingerbread download" on google.
It had the 4.5.588 System Version.
I successfully downloaded the software on my sdcard but unfortunately I forgot to unroot my phone with z4root before installing the software.
Now I don't know what to do since the superuser remains as well as z4root but no rooted softwares work.
Please don't let me brick this!
How do I unroot this phone or fix it? Any help is appreciated.
I would SBF back to Froyo, (good news is that we have a then upgrade directly to a rooted version of .596 via the following post:

Official DX Gingerbread 2.3.3 (4.5.596) Release Thread - Something for everyone

Specifically,


File Part 1
md5sum: a02e41f06370419ac4f8f77c45b52c1e
file size: 99.4 MB (104,274,395 bytes)

Mirror 1: Download Now
Mirror 2: Download Now
Mirror 3: Download Now

File Part 2
md5sum: 652ae2341f17fd46631be26c28e28eac
file size: 12.9 MB (13,534,847 bytes)

Mirror 1: Download Now
Mirror 2: Download Now
Mirror 3: Download Now


We also have this post that will help you:

Link to .596 OTA (Rooted/Odexed/Deodexed/Etc)

Remember its very simple. Just SBF back to Froyo, then update to the rooted version.
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Okay, here's my problem:
I also updated my phone to gingerbread without unrooting, not knowing it would screw things up so bad. I really wanna flash back to 2.2 Froyo and manually install the rooted Gingerbread update so I can get my wifi tethering back. Problem is, I hardly know what flashing is, let alone how to do it lol. I've just used z4root and other one-click methods, etc. so most of this makes no sense to me. I've also tried looking up how to flash back to 2.2 but most of the files or methods used need root access which is what I'm trying to get back in the first place! This is by far the most frustrating thing I've ever tried to do but I'm bound and determined to get it to work
Could someone pleeeeease give me noob instructions...I would be forever indebted to you ))))
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Okay, here's my problem:
I also updated my phone to gingerbread without unrooting, not knowing it would screw things up so bad. I really wanna flash back to 2.2 Froyo and manually install the rooted Gingerbread update so I can get my wifi tethering back. Problem is, I hardly know what flashing is, let alone how to do it lol. I've just used z4root and other one-click methods, etc. so most of this makes no sense to me. I've also tried looking up how to flash back to 2.2 but most of the files or methods used need root access which is what I'm trying to get back in the first place! This is by far the most frustrating thing I've ever tried to do but I'm bound and determined to get it to work
Could someone pleeeeease give me noob instructions...I would be forever indebted to you ))))
This will get you back to Froyo.
SBF’ing the Droid X U D G
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Also search thru You Tube to see how to sbf. Many little items like (getting to the boot loader) make much more sense SEEING it done. Also seeing what buttons to push in RSD Lite are right there instead of wondering where all the stuff is in RSD. Also the steps you need to do are are in front of you and not easily confused by the written word.
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everyone learns different ways
seeing, doing, hearing, watching
most everyone learns one way
alot of people learn 2 to 3 ways
and not many learn from all 4

the ones who learn from all 4 are your everyday developers who adapt to things rather quickly without any explanation.

hopefully you will learn as quickly as well all did on making your device the best it can be
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everyone learns different ways
seeing, doing, hearing, watching
most everyone learns one way
alot of people learn 2 to 3 ways
and not many learn from all 4

the ones who learn from all 4 are your everyday developers who adapt to things rather quickly without any explanation.

hopefully you will learn as quickly as well all did on making your device the best it can be

See monkey do (get it?) Lol
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