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Old July 30th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So yesterday I ran Triangle Away [it worked] then used Odin to install stock firmware (to unroot). When the phone booted SuperUser was still installed with no way to remove.

I read on a forum to uninstall you must be rooted, so I rerooted using a different .tar.md5 file (I guess an updated version).

Now Triangle Away does not work, it skips "special bootmode" and reboots regularly. I have not installed any custom roms and want to go back 100% stock like the first day out of the box.

Do I need to use Triangle Away since I didn't install any custom roms? Also how do I remove superuser??

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Old July 30th, 2013, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You would be better asking this in the dedicated rooting sub-forums where people more versed in these matters tend to hang out.
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There is some "iffyness" with Triangle Away and the S4 right now. Seems everyone, ROM makers, devs, etc., are trying to get up to speed with the newest updates on the S4 and it's a sometimes it works scenario...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=41136063
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So yesterday I ran Triangle Away [it worked] then used Odin to install stock firmware (to unroot). When the phone booted SuperUser was still installed with no way to remove.
According to your model number, SPH-L720, you have the Sprint S4?

Before using Triangle Away you have to be on stock rom and recovery. Odin the stock rom (I like to go to custom recovery first and wipe everything). Odin CF-Auto-Root (if you have the Sprint). It will root you and install a stock recovery. Install Triangle away and run it.

Check back in Triangle Away that your flash counter is now 0. Open the SuperSU app. Tap settings and scroll down and you see an option for 'Full Unroot'. Select that and it will unroot and uninstall SuperSU.

Uninstall Triangle Away. Power off and go to Odin download mode. Check that it says Official for Current Binary and System Status. Power off and reboot. Check in settings > more > about device > status > device status. If it says Official you're done. If not, do a factory reset and it should now say Official and you are out-of-the-box stock.
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Slid this over to the sprint ATR section.

Check out this thread here:how to unroot??
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According to your model number, SPH-L720, you have the Sprint S4?

Before using Triangle Away you have to be on stock rom and recovery. Odin the stock rom (I like to go to custom recovery first and wipe everything). Odin CF-Auto-Root (if you have the Sprint). It will root you and install a stock recovery. Install Triangle away and run it.

Check back in Triangle Away that your flash counter is now 0. Open the SuperSU app. Tap settings and scroll down and you see an option for 'Full Unroot'. Select that and it will unroot and uninstall SuperSU.

Uninstall Triangle Away. Power off and go to Odin download mode. Check that it says Official for Current Binary and System Status. Power off and reboot. Check in settings > more > about device > status > device status. If it says Official you're done. If not, do a factory reset and it should now say Official and you are out-of-the-box stock.
Thanks so much Atma!! I appreciate you taking your time to help me. Triangle Away is still not working though When the green android pops up I hold down the power button and it only gives me the option to reboot, not reset the counter
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Triangle Away Continued to not work. I could not figure out how to make it work. I decided to just install stock firmware via Odin. I just checked the binary, and EVERYTHING says official! I guess I paid $2.50 for nothing.
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Triangle Away Continued to not work. I could not figure out how to make it work. I decided to just install stock firmware via Odin. I just checked the binary, and EVERYTHING says official! I guess I paid $2.50 for nothing.
Triangle Away is mainly for resetting the the flash counter to 0 I believe. The flash counter used to show up in odin mode but it is hidden now. I know people on the T-Mobile S4 had problems getting everything to say Official without using Triangle Away.

I'm not sure what problem it may have with your phone. You can read more about it here.
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I purchased my S4 at the of June. It came with MDL installed. i rooted phone. Then i wanted to un root and update to MF9.

I ended up using Odin and used mdc tar file after wipining caches and reset phone. This put eveything to mdc and "Official". The phone auto updated to mdl and then auto updated to mf9, unrooted.
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