HELP! Need to remove cyanogenmod 7 root.


  1. mirrranda

    mirrranda Member

    I purchased a google nexus 4, off of a close friend, and they have the phone running with Cyanogenmod 7. We attempted to remove the mod before the phone was activated, but we were unsuccessful. We did it by holding down the volume button, and lock button while phone was off, but the mod is still on the phone. There really isn't much wrong with the mod itself, but I cannot pull down the notifications bar at the top of the phone. Nor can I see the time/date/signal/battery. the top is just blank. Can someone assist me with completely removing the mod? I really dont want it on the phone.

    any help would be great. coming from an iphone here :confused::confused::confused:

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    You wana flash stock firmware onto it. You should definately ask in the Nexus 4 forum for advice.
    Are you sure its running Cyanogenmod 7 though? Thats VERY old for a phone so new.
    You should go to settings, about phone and take a screenshot to show the peeps in the Nexus 4 forum :thumbup:
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  3. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Yeah, If it's a Nexus 4, it isn't running CM7. So if you go into settings->about and look at your phone model, android revision and build number, could you tell us what that says?

    Edit: Since you list your carrier as Sprint, I have a feeling your phone is the Nexus S 4g because that would be the only Nexus device capable of running CM7 on Sprint.
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  4. mirrranda

    mirrranda Member

    I'm not too sure how to screenshot the phone, but yes, it is the Nexus S 4g. I attempted to master reset the phone since I did not want the mod on there, but now

    Mod Version - Cyanogenmod-7-11162011-Nightly-NS4G

    android version - 2.3.7

    Thanks guys. I appreciate the help.
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  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Ah right. Nexus S is a much older phone than the Nexus 4 sorry. Youll want to ask a mod to move this to the Nexus S forum then and either find out how to flash it back to stock or get a newer or at least stable version of Cyanogen onto it
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  6. mirrranda

    mirrranda Member

    HI! So, I'm an iPhone user, but mine is currently broken. I received a Google Nexus 4G s off of a close friend, but he had the phone moded with Cyanogenmod 7.

    I attempted to preform a master reset on the phone by holding the lock and up volume button, but the phone is still running with the mod.

    I just want to restore it back to factory settings, but I cannot find any step-by-step instructions to do so.

    The only thing wrong with the phone with the mod is that I cannot see the time/date/signal bar at the top of the phone, its just got the dots for the home pages. And you cannot pull the bar down. & When the phone rings, it rings but it doesn't give you the option to answer unless you click phone, and click return tyo call in progress.

    If someone could help, that'd be awesome.

    :(:confused::(:confused:
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

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  8. mirrranda

    mirrranda Member

  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I've provided links in the walk through on where to get everything. It's kind of a cookie-cutter guide because the process is the same on every Nexus device.
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  10. mirrranda

    mirrranda Member

    Well, thank you :)

    I'm going to attempt to figure this out, I'm at work so it's a little hard hah. Are there any certain apps on my phone I will need? I think when I tried to master reset, it messed up the mod.
  11. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    This will take you back to 100% stock and put you on android 4.1.1 instead of 2.3.7, so take some time to get use to that, everything should be fine on that.
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  12. mirrranda

    mirrranda Member

    Is it going to be different? Or run slowly?
  13. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I'm not actually sure because I don't have this device, but I have other's in the family which is why I'm able to help. It might look different though because Android underwent a major cosmetic look between 2.3 and 4.1
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  14. mirrranda

    mirrranda Member

    I see, I see. Well thanks!

    I'll have to attempt this when I'm off work, I didn't know you actually had to download things to your computer.:mad:
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  15. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Yeah, and one of the files is kinda large, about 200-250 MB
  16. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Yeah cyanogen isnt just a "mod". Its the whole operating system on your phone. Like windows on a pc. Youll be fine and you bought a great phone :thumbup:
  17. mirrranda

    mirrranda Member

    How do I know if this fastboot is already on my phone? You gave me those instructions, and I was wondering if all that stuff is already on there, how would I know? would I just be able to follow from step 4?
  18. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    fastboot is official name of the bootloader interface. So you have to have it or your device wouldn't turn on. As for the other files, they should all go onto your computer.
  19. mirrranda

    mirrranda Member

    Hopefully this works! I'm going to try this weekend when my work schedule isn't hectic. I'll keep you updated! thank you
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