factory reset and updates / apps / root


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    itsluy Member This Topic's Starter

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    There's a lot of instructions floating around for unrooting the droid and what makes the most sense to me is to let the phone handle factory reset thereby bringing the phone back to its original out of the box configuration.

    By reset I'm referring to booting with power+x vol up+camerra and choosing factory reset from the list.

    Can someone who's done the reset on a rooted phone confirm that SU permissions are gone after?

    Also, does the reset delete all apps, system settings and user data and bring the phone back to a true factory state (including going back to OS 2.0)?
     

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    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

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    Doing a factory restore does NOT remove root , SU , BB ,the 2.0.1 update or a custom recovery but it does delete all apps, system settings and user data. That is the reason for all the walkthroughs...
     
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    itsluy Member This Topic's Starter

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    You're absolutely right. SU app and permissions are still there after a factory reset. Just tested it to be sure, good thing i didn't send the phone back yet :)
     
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    itsluy Member This Topic's Starter

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    So here are the pieces I've put together:

    While you still have root go to terminal emulator and run the following:

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    cd /system/app
    rm Superuser.apk
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    sync
    reboot

    Then apply the 2.01 update which you can download directly from google at:
    https://android.clients.google.com/updates/voles/signed-voles-ESD56-from-ESD20.84263456.zip

    Then run the factory reset to remove user data / apps / settings.


    My question is: Can the phone now be returned to Verizon without any traces of having rooted the phone?
     
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    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

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    As long as the SuperUserPermissions are gone and the recovery is back to stock ( <2e> I think it was ) then you are good. FYI there are 2 seperate update.zip methods over at droidforums.net that are all in one solutions for flashing back to stock for returing the device so you dont have to deal with any of the adb nonsense. If you would like links PM me :D
     

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