Returning Phone After Root


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  1. MarcM

    MarcM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I see there are a couple of threads on this but I want to make sure I have this right. I just got off with Asurion and they are shipping a replacement. I had rooted my phone, installed some root only apps like wireless tethering and set cpu, removed some bloat like CityID and Tweet/Peep, and changed the boot animation. No custom ROM or radio update.

    Then I wanted to get the OTA update so I applied s-off and flashed back to stock recovery.

    So what do I need to do to return this phone. I know I will need to apply s-on. Then should I flash a stock 2.1 or just revert the changes I made to boot animation, restore the bloatware, and remove the root apps? Do I need to remove any other files that go with being root? Thanks.........MM
     

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    ACD168 Well-Known Member

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    You need to run s-on while you are still rooted, as that requires root. Then you need to get back to stock recovery, so once you ave s-on, flash either the 2.1 RUU or 2.2 RUU and you'll be all set.
     
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    and if your on windows and can't get the RUU to take there a few threads about that so no need to start a new thread, just try out the things other suggested and post back in this thread to let us know.!
     
  4. MarcM

    MarcM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes I found a link to DiegoMejia great video and downloaded his file to restore stock without root. I was wondering about getting to s-on though so thanks for that!

    ACD168 wrote:
    So even though I still have root do I need to re-flash Clockwork with unrevoked to get apply s-on?

    BTW if my replacement phone already has the 2.2 update is there anyway to get root?
     
  5. PaulG1488

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    To my knowledge if your replacement comes with 2.2 then no you erl be stuck til another methods comes out
     
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    ACD168 Well-Known Member

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    I think there is a method that you can downgrade 2.2 back to 2.1 so you can get s-off then upgrade so you'll have root, I don't think it can be tested since there is no phone that comes pre 2.2,... but it makes sense in theory so.. should be good
     
  7. MarcM

    MarcM Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ACD168 wrote:
    Since I will have stock recovery I would need original factory 2.1 rom. Then question is if it will run when the loader sees an older file.

    Still wondering if I have to re-flash clockwork to apply s-on. I assume so.

    Thanks
     

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