Root [Sprint] Help, unrooted phone now wont go passed boot screen

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by androidguy2982, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. androidguy2982

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    So i unrooted my samsung galaxy s4 which was rooted. I followed the instructions and I did it successfully. However, now it's stuck on the sprint screen when I load. I rather not factory reset my phone and lose all my data. Is there someway to fix this without deleting everything?
     

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  2. Rukbat

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    Probably not even with factory resetting everything, but you could try rebooting into recovery and wiping the cache (and Dalvik cache, if you have a custom recovery). If you "unrooted" by flashing an unrooted ROM, you still have the old ROM's data in there, and that can cause problems.
     
  3. androidguy2982

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    Hey so I cleared the cache and it seemed to have no effect. Yea i flashed it with an unrooted rom. Whats the best thing to do from here?
     
  4. Mikestony

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    Hello and welcome androidguy2982!!

    I moved your thread to the Sprint root forum, as others here may be able to help out.:)
    Perhaps something in the unrooting process went wonky.

    Is this the unrooting guide you followed?
    Basically it looks like you flash a firmware .tar file via ODIN:

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  6. Mikestony

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    Yeah, that just looks like a video on how to factory reset.
    It won't unroot you.
    You said you flashed an unrooted rom...what was that about :thinking:

    Are you trying to unroot?
     
  7. androidguy2982

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    OH im sorry I posted the wrong video.

    ❤ How To Unroot Any Samsung Galaxy S4 Easiest Way (w/JayDozy) - YouTube

    thats the one I used.

    The one that you posted said it might've been in a boot loop so i'd have to do a factory reset....which i did unfortunately =/ however my phone works, so it's not bricked thank god!

    Still would there have been a way to avoid the factory reset
     
  8. Mikestony

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    I think by flashing that .tar file via ODIN, it will have wiped your device nonetheless :)

    So doing a factory reset after your unroot process, was neither here nor there.

    So, all is cool now?
     
  9. androidguy2982

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    yea sad to see my stuff go but it's working even better than before
     
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