Root [How To] Return To Gingerbread And S-on

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  1. rxaaron

    rxaaron New Member
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    Would it have anything to do with the clockworkmod?
     

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  2. Flavy

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    Yes, there is a thread that shows how to apply the November update with your current root setup.
     
  3. charmsen1

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    I just unrooted my phone with your instructions. Thanks for them but I want to make sure it's unrooted. When I checked the android version and all of that it also listed a kernel version. Does that mean I'm not fully unrooted? I also still have the superuser app on my phone. Do I need to just delete that and other apps that were on from before or how else can I know it's unrooted for sure. I just want it done asap because it's draining my battery a ton and I'm not really using it at all. Thanks a bunch!
     
  4. sdrawkcab25

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    If you still have superuser than you are still rooted... those instructions will COMPLETELY wipe your phone (will start up the same, just as the first time it was ever turned on)

    Rooting in itself doesn't do ANYTHING that would effect your battery life, it just gives you "administrative" access
     
  5. DrLangly

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    Cannot thank you enough, iowabowtech

    That did it. So easy too. 100000000000x thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

    2.2 wooop woooooooooooooooooooooop!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. ShokoKatana

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    Is this method applicable to HTC Desire? As I badly need to downgrade my phone. Thanks
     
  7. sdrawkcab25

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    No, don't use those files on a desire.
     
  8. Diabl0

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    Just confirming that this is the method that I use to unroot from 2.1? I'm not sure which radio I have, but I've never updated it. :thinking:
     
  9. iowabowtech

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    Sure, you can use this. Only thing is you'll actually be updating to current stock instead of 2.1 but you'll be unrooted.
     
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  10. deshoncoleman

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    Just unrooted using the Mirror 1 option. Work giving me a Samsung Fascinate so the Dinc goes to the wife. Don't want her running around with superuser rights. Will be hard enough teaching her to use the Dinc.
     
  11. What I Need To Do:
    - Unroot without any visible trace of being rooted

    What The Problem is/ What I Can't Do:
    - Once booted into ClockwordMod recovery, no option will work there...can't even select to Power Down. When I select any option in the list, all I get is a black screen with the CWMod Icon. If I tap the power button, the CWMod list of options re-appears, but I have to pull the battery to get back in a regular bootable state. I'm needing to run the .zip on the SD card to get S-ON again so I can eventually run the .zip to unroot. Since I can't even select to "install a .zip from your SD card" I can't proceed.

    A friend was playing with my phone yesterday and selected to install Lithium (I had been running Uncommon Sense since I rooted back in Dec.) without my permission thinking it was "just a theme" and without the adequate knowledge of installing ROMs. My last Titanium Backup was last week and thankfully it's on my PC. Anyway, I got my phone back in hand completely wiped of ALL my apps including ROM Manager and Titanium. The market app keeps force closing so I can't get in there to redownload anything AND I can't recover any data :mad: WTF did she do???

    My Environment:
    * Rooted SLCD Incredible (used Unrevoked3 Dec 2010)
    * Running LithiumNG-0.0.5-Incredible ROM
    * Android OS v2.2.1
    * Radio 2.15.00.07.28
    * Debugging is enable (if it matters)

    **If anymore info is please let me know. I'm at work and not sure if I left anything out. Thanks a ton in advance!
     
  12. iowabowtech

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    Being unable to access any Clockwork option is a rough deal. You might try a factory reset from the phone settings menu to start with so long as it's still an option in that Rom.

    If all else fails, you can still use the "return to stock" zip in this thread to get back to stock 2.2, then reroot in order to get Clockwork back. At that point you could load the s-on file using Clockwork, then run the unroot file a 2nd time so you'd end up unrooted and s-on.

    The above is keeping in mind that you don't have to use Clockwork for the unrooting procedure. As the thread states, you will place the zip on the SD card, then the volume up key to accept and load.

    If anybody else has another idea, chime in.
     
  13. desperado

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    Worked like a charm. Thanks, ready to return because of random reset loops issue. Now I hope I get a refurb that doesn't have the issue.
     
  14. mauiblue

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    Having the same issue with my Incredible. No matter where I am or what I am doing with the phone (had it since July 2010). Rooted the phone in Nov. 2010. Last two weeks the phone has been just problematic that I knew I had to return it. I should be getting the replacement in a couple days. The steps shown in the OP worked perfectly.
     
  15. kyler13

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    What is the significance of having the phone in USB debugging mode to copy over the zip file?

    I only ask because I'm restoring my phone back to stock from a different computer than I did my root and whatnot, so it's bugging me about installing drivers when I'm in USB debugging mode.
     
  16. iowabowtech

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    Mainly typed it that way because that's the way I always do it. I'm not sure if you MUST have debugging enabled or not b/c I've always done it out of habit. Try it without if you want, as long as you can get the file on the card you're good.

    Also, you could use a USB card reader or a laptop with an SD slot (along with a micro to SD adapter) and get the file on there that way.
     
  17. kyler13

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    Okay. Just wanted to be sure. I didn't follow those particular steps verbatim so it doesn't matter too much. Procedure worked great and I'm back to stock. Thanks a ton!
     
  18. omgitswes

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    is this still the best way to go back to stock? I don't have any stock backups and I'm tired of all these force closes I'm gettign with custom roms
     
  19. sdrawkcab25

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    yes, this is the best way if you want to be stock and not rooted.
     
  20. omgitswes

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    Oh I want to stay rooted. Is there another way, or should I just revert back and root again
     
  21. sdrawkcab25

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    Look in the rom subforum for the liberty rom by "medion". He has a stock rooted rom.
     
  22. omgitswes

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    That's the thing though. I don't want another rom, I've been getting tons of force closes with these roms and I just want to go back to stock 2.2 from Google. Want to stay rooted though
     
  23. iowabowtech

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    Do this and reroot using Unrevoked. That'll give you what you're looking for.
     
  24. omgitswes

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    Okay that's what I thought. Thanks
     
  25. mills23

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    Do you really have to format the SD?
     

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