Help Un-rooting and Factory Reset LG Esteem


  1. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    Hi,
    I'm having a lot of issues with my LG esteem (unresponsive, won't finish scanning media files, unable to load status bar, malfunctioning stock Messaging App and Handcent and constant freezing). This happened after I rooted my phone (the only thing I've done with root is removing the Metro start up sound.) To potentially fix this, I wanted to Factory reset my phone and start from scratch again. However, I did hear that you can destroy your phone by not successfully un-rooting your phone first hand. I've read a few forums on how to do so, but to be honest I'm not tech-savvy so I was hoping to get a very general break down of how or what I should be doing to get my phone back to working smoothly. If there are suggestions for how to do this other than having to un-root and factory reset, I'm down to hear them!
    Thanks!

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  2. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Were you on Version C or B:confused: So I understand you want to un root your phone correct:confused:
  3. RaeG

    RaeG Member


    zvc
  4. demarsjcd

    demarsjcd Well-Known Member

    might wanna move this over to all roots section ;)
  5. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

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  6. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Request for me please:thumbup:
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  7. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    Teleported over to ATR ;)
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  8. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    Yeah it would seem I'm already at the newest version. Hmm. What's plan B?
  9. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    So latest version of C:eek:(jk)...when you rooted what recovery did you install CWM or RZR:confused:
  10. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    Hmmm, I'm not sure if I installed either -- or at least, I don't remember picking one or seeing one mentioned. This was the root that I used for the phone:
    Security Research by Dan Rosenberg
  11. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Ok...just rooted one yesterday that way..give me an of what you would rather do and put it together.
    First though go to your apps find superuser and update it.
    Second download ROM Manager from the market..open it and at the top choose install recovery.
    Think if you want to stay on stock ROM..or more customized...theme it a little(diff icons & colors)..entirely up to you:D
    [​IMG]
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  12. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    I think for now I'll stick with stock, that way if there's still an issue I can take it to metro.
  13. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    :cool: I could revert mine as well at anytime(could never take back to the closest Metro Corp though-they know me;))

    Did these?
    First though go to your apps find superuser and update it.
    Second download ROM Manager from the market..open it and at the top choose install recovery.:confused:
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  14. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    By "install recovery" do you mean "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery"?
  15. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    yup:d
  16. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    Cool! Ran it. What's next?
  17. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Did you update the Superuser:confused:
    Then in ROM Manager
    [​IMG]
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  18. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    Superuser was already up-to-date, but I updated it anyway. I also just finished backing up the ROM.
  19. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Just below in the pic above it says 'Fix Permissions" run that then try to recreate the issue(s):rolleyes: you were having in the OP:)
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  20. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    Ran it! I'll let you know if I still have any problems. Thank you very much for all of your help.
  21. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Anytime:D
    Hopefully the problems will not return..if they do we will go to plan C:thumbup:
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  22. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    Any suggestions for plan c? :/
  23. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    I take it you still have the same problems:confused:
  24. RaeG

    RaeG Member

    Unfortunately, yeah.
  25. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon Guide

    Working right now..did a little testing today...should be able to fix you up Monday afternoon..will post up here or pm you:thumbup::D
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